Transcend is hiring for a Senior Substation Design Engineer (Electrical)


Senior Substation Design Engineer (Electrical)


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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 design of substations and other critical energy infrastructure.

Detailed tasks relating to the position:

  • Develop design procedures for the automation of Transmission, Sub transmission, distribution, and collector Substation design.
  • Apply 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 leading electrical engineering and power system design experts on design automation needs
  • Work with the Software Development Team and other disciplines in developing design specifications to automate design of traditional power system technologies as well as emerging technologies
  • 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 early 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

Significant substation design experience 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
    • Equipment Sizing and Selection
    • Substation layout
    • Grounding
    • Equipment Protection
    • Environmental design criteria
  • Experience conducting and or reviewing various relevant power system studies
    • Load Flow
    • Short Circuit
    • Transient overvoltage studies
    • Interconnect feasibility and impact analysis
  • 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.
  • Substation construction experience and or maintenance experience would be a plus
  • Experience working at an electric utility would be a plus

Necessary for filling in the position

  • BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineer from ABET accredited curriculum
  • 9+ years of relevant experience designing transmission and distribution infrastructure including Substations
  • PE (Professional Engineer) registration required
  • Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for a senior level position.
  • Experience in software development is a plus (a big one if it is .NET or Python)

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
  • Significant amounts of AutoCAD work – while knowledge of CAD tools is a plus and the review of drawings will be required, the role will not require significant, if any, hands on drafting to be performed.

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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