Distribution Engineer

    Charlotte, NC 28262
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    Job Description


    Job Description:

    As a cornerstone to Leidos' growing profile in the energy sector,the Commercial Energy Solutions Operation serves utilities, independent power producers, investment and lending communities, regulators, state agencies, and the U.S. Department of Energy in:
    • Power grid engineering and design
    • Utility planning and consulting
    • Energy management and efficiency
    • Grid modernization
    • Advanced communications
    Currently, we have an opportunity for Distribution Engineer for electric utility design engineering.


    The successful candidate will have an interest in developing construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Distribution systems may be in an OH, UG, or URD environment. Work packages will be developed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems.

    Project work will require performing engineering calculations that may include: structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, transformer sizing, voltage drop and flicker, and coordination of protective devices. Assignments may also include: preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, development of a BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements. Work assignments will include travelling by motor vehicle to various project locations located throughout the area to conduct field investigations.


    • Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, or Industrial) is required and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Master's degree with 2+ years: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering

    • Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and client construction standards

    • Experience with BOUD or GE Smallworld

    • Experience using CAD tools

    • Experience with software such as: PoleForeman, SAP, Microstation

    • Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting

    • Must be able to lift 20 pounds

    • Must be able to walk up to 2 miles on unpaved surfaces

    • Candidate must provide their own reliable transportation

    o (Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)

    Nice to haves

    • Experience with distribution design: reconductoring projects, voltage conversion projects, distribution automation projects, new business projects

    • Fundamentals of Engineer certification

    Professional attributes

    • Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills

    • Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations

    • Positive attitude

    • Ability to work with limited supervision

    • Ability to work effectively in teams.

    • Professional dress and demeanor

    Typical Day

    10%-30% Field Inspections

    60%-80% Engineering and development of design packages for construction crews

    10% Performing administrative tasks, planning, and/or customer follow-up

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    We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.



    External Referral Bonus:Eligible

    Potential for Telework:Yes

    Clearance Level Required:None

    Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

    Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


    Requisition Category:Professional

    Job Family:Distribution Design EngineeringLeidos

    Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

    Pay and Benefits

    Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

    Securing Your Data

    Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [emailprotected].

    Commitment to Diversity

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

    Posting ID: 555276699Posted: 2020-05-27