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Senior Civil Structural Engineer

Company: Linxon
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description: Responsible for the coordination and execution of civil & structural engineering in both Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS) and Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation projects in the 34.5kV --- 800kV range, Railway Electrification and Renewable (Wind/Solar) Substation with an emphasis on project safety, cost, quality and reliability. EPC job value between 25-200 MUSD and business across North America. Must be familiar with the nuances associated with civil & structural engineering and design of AIS substations,(as a minimum), but preferably also GIS substations, Railway electrification and Renewable substation. The Senior Civil & Structural Engineer reports to the Engineering Manager.
Primary Responsibilities: The main purpose of this position is to provide civil & structural engineering services during the proposal, design and construction stages of AIS and GIS substations, Railway electrification and Renewable projects with strict adherence to the project contract. Major responsibilities:

  • Support proposal efforts by introducing and promoting innovation, cost saving ideas, and value-added solutions to the overall system design concept.
  • Involvement in marketing activities like tender processing, preparing costing sheet, sending RFQ---s to Contractors, review of quotations, and replying to queries from various officials and contractors
  • On-site assessment and evaluation of existing equipment, steel structures, foundations, etc., in so called ---brown field--- substation projects
  • Provide expertise and support to the proposal and project teams in validating construction sub-contractor bids, and in negotiating sub-contracts for electrical substations and switchyard projects
  • Prepare, update and support the execution of civil & structural engineering and site activities in the schedule with emphasis on; On-time delivery, Quality of deliverables and Project costs.
  • Work with the project lead engineer to develop the Design Criteria and the Document Deliverables list for the project.
  • Provide engineering and design support and review of 3rd party design in specific civil & structural engineering areas, including (but not limited to):
  • Substation / switchyard, both AIS and GIS, general arrangement review
  • Estimate civil & structural quantities with emphasis on project cost effectiveness
  • Grading and drainage design
  • Foundation calculations and design
  • Anchor bolt plan and details
  • Steel structure calculations and design
  • Building calculations and design
  • Equipment specifications
  • Equipment documentation reviews
  • Seismic qualification
  • Material and Construction specifications
  • Signing and sealing of design packages
  • Resolve civil and structural design issues as identified by individuals in the project execution team.
  • Notify the project lead engineer of any difficulties encountered in the engineering and design that may adversely impact safety, reliability, quality, cost, or schedule of the project deliverables, and provide recommendations for solutions.
  • Perform technical, cost savings, and constructability reviews of civil & structural design packages from internal engineering, outsourced sub-contractor engineering and equipment factories.
  • Utilize knowledge of applicable standards and codes to ensure that designs comply with the required national and local codes and requirements.
  • Assist the department manager in meeting department goals.
  • Adhere to Linxon Substations quality processes and document control procedures to ensure design documents are complete and accurate.
  • Civil & Structural Engineers shall be prepared to perform Construction and Field Engineering support on their respective projects while they are in the construction stage.
  • Perform Change Management (including providing technical information to support variations) Other desired competencies, which add value to the Linxon Substation organization:
    • Experience with outdoor and indoor GIS applications. Specifically on indoor applications, a good understand--ing of the necessary building infrastructure to support GIS is required (e.g. foundation requirements, wall penetrations, embedded steel supports, overhead cranes, maintenance access, etc.).
    • Experience in HV power cable system applications, including cable vault layouts, cable restraint design, and GIS sealing end/air termination applications.
      Education/Licenses/Certification Required: --
      • Bachelor---s Degree in Civil Engineering and good years of experience in foundation, reinforced concrete, and civil works. or Master---s Degree in Civil Engineering and some good years of experience in foundation, reinforced concrete, and civil works.
      • Professional Engineering certification is required.
        Experience/Special Skills Required: Experience specializing in civil & structural design of high voltage substations and/or transmission lines is preferred. Experience in civil & structural design of industrial facilities or power plants is a plus.
        • Knowledge and understanding of Geotechnical site surveys, earthworks, site grading and drainages
        • Knowledge of Structural Analysis and Design Software (STAAD) and/or Structural Analysis Program (SAP2000) is necessary.
        • Experience with CAD software such as Autocad and/or Microstation.
        • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suites.
          This position requires the ability to clearly communicate with Linxon and Customer personnel in order to success--fully collaborate, coordinate, and resolve project related activities and issues. Problems involve recognizing situations and applying appropriate concepts to solve problems that are usually short-term in nature. Basic conversation skills and normal tact and courtesy are required. Travel is required; up to 25% both domestic and international.

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