Transcend is hiring for a Civil Substation Design Engineer


Civil Substation Design Engineer


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What you’ll be doing

Transcend is a technology company focused on accelerating the design and deployment of innovative and sustainable critical infrastructure. In this position you will be working on the development of design automation software to support the widespread need for better energy infrastructure. At Transcend we believe that software is only as powerful as the people that inspire it. In this role you will be responsible for developing and enforcing the technical basis for a generative design engine developed to automate the application of physical first principles, engineering best practices and regulator requirements to the civil and structural design of substations and other critical energy infrastructure.

Detailed tasks relating to the position:

  • Develop design procedures by applying domain knowledge and engineering best practices to ensure that reasonable, economical, and technically sound engineering designs are produced by the Transcend Design Generator (TDG). You will ensure the TDG operates in accordance with standard engineering practices, as well as client requirements.
  • Participate in client meetings with electrical engineering and civil structural design experts on design automation needs
  • Work with the Software Development Team and other disciplines in developing design specifications to automate design of traditional civil/structural assets as well as support emerging sustainable design standards
  • Develop BIM objects in support of automated, Revit 3D modeling
  • Provide support to software developers in integration and testing of specified design features
  • Provides technical support and assist to communication of Business Development and Sales teams with clients
  • Some travel will be required <10%

Who you’ll be doing it with

Joining the Energy team at Transcend you will be among the team members responsible for bringing Transcend’s 10-year-old software product to the energy sector. You will work directly with internal software developers, the leadership team, and our clients to develop the core design logic, define critical design outputs and promote innovation in generative substation design.

Where you’ll be doing it

This position is a remote position with flexibility to work from anywhere in North America or Europe. Similarly, the people you will be working with are from all over North America and Europe. Applicants should have a willingness to travel for major company functions, conferences, and client meetings as well as be flexible in working on a diverse team across several time zones – 10% travel expected. Ability to travel internationally is a requirement.

What we think you’ll need to be successful

Experience with the civil and structural design for substations will be critical to acting as the Subject Matter Expert for both internal teams and External clients. Specifically:

  • Experience designing greenfield and brownfield Substations
  • Experience applying codes and standards to various aspects of substation design
    • Grading and Drainage
    • Roadways
    • Civil/Structural accommodation of Equipment loads
    • Substation layout
    • Dead end structure design
    • Environmental design criteria
    • Environmental design considerations
  • Experience authoring and reviewing relevant project documentation
    • Site plan
    • Soil and other Geotechnical Reports
    • Foundation Plans
    • Grading and Drainage Plans
  • The ability to develop and effectively maintain high quality engineering documentation and will be critical to daily activities in this role. Applicants should have high standards for documentation and technical rigor.
  • Familiarity with BIM Standards, ability to create and understand civil documentation in Revit.

Necessary for filling in the position

  • BS Civil Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum
  • Professional Engineering License
  • 3+ years of relevant design experience accommodating power infrastructure
  • Experience with engineering design software, with a focus on BIM (Revit or similar)

This position will not include

  • Management of direct reports – while occupying this role will provide opportunities for advancement into a leadership position, this role will not responsibility for directing or managing the work or performance of other Transcend team members.
  • Field support, troubleshooting, or maintenance of power systems – While occasional visits of key clients at the location of exceptionally important critical assets may be required, regular site visits will not be required. Support during construction and or operation for assets developed by our team or using our tools will not be required

Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, Equity, Accessibility

Each Transcender is authentic and united in our mission to advance critical infrastructure design. We are dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive towards building and fostering an environment where our teams feel included, valued, and enabled to do the best work of their careers, wherever they choose to log in from. We believe that different perspectives, skills, backgrounds, and experiences result in higher-performing teams and better innovation. We are committed to equal employment, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Transcend provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

If you think you are a fit for Transcend and for this position, please send your resume to the following e-mail address: job.usa@transcendh2o.com

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