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Distribution Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Midlothian
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Unleash Your Potential
At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer's success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.
If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
Leidos is on the hunt for a Distribution Engineer who is passionate about electric utility design engineering. We're looking for someone who is dedicated to ensuring that every project, no matter how simple or complex, is of exceptional quality. You'll be working directly with clients to make sure that Leidos' reputation for high-quality work is always maintained.
At Leidos, we pride ourselves on being a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Our Power Delivery Services Team is the go-to for utilities and mobile operators who need reliable power and telecommunication expertise. We've worked with over 50 investor-owned utilities, over 160 municipals/cooperatives, and we're continuing to expand our reach. Plus, we've got an amazing group of industry-leading construction partners who help us deliver meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions.
Our recognition as an industry leader has been confirmed time and time again. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has ranked Leidos among the Top 10 T&D Firms and Top 10 Power Firms.
This role is remote in nature, but we are specifically seeking candidates located in the Richmond, VA area in order to provide support to our utility customer as needed.
As a valued team member, you can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment and flexible work hours/work arrangements, as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth opportunities, including:

  • Professional Engineer License (PE)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Leadership training

  • Management opportunities

    If you join us in this role, you'll also have the opportunity to gain expertise in a variety of areas, including NESC, Structural Pole Modeling, Electrical Power Calculations, GIS design training, Project and Financial Management, and Client Design Standards. Your greatest work is ahead!
    The Mission
    Leidos Civil Group helps modernize infrastructure, systems, and security. We are a trusted partner to both government and highly-regulated commercial customers looking for transformative solutions in mission IT, security, software, engineering, and operations. We work with our customers including the FAA, DOE, NASA, National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration, Custom and Border Protection, airports, and electric utilities to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. Our customers take on the toughest challenges out there, and at times need a helping hand from specialists in their fields. We combine our scale as a Fortune 500 company with the deep technical knowledge of our core capabilities and the expertise of our talented and diverse workforce to deliver mission-centric innovations. For each of these core capabilities, we have developed proven, repeatable processes that help us deliver agile, cost-effective solutions to foster a better world. To explore and learn more, click here ( !
    Join our team and discover a culture of collaboration, innovation, diversity, communication transparency, work-life balance, and overall job satisfaction:Share your resume with us today.
    As a Distribution Engineer, You can expect to:

    • Perform design engineering for Leidos electric utility customers

    • Develop work packages for OH, UG, URD, Make Ready, and Street Light projects, using customer GIS and WMS systems such as DDS, GDT, GE Smallworld, Bentley Expert Designer, and Maximo

    • Manage scope, schedule, and budget of work assigned.

    • Review engineering design packages with clients

    • Perform functional tasks, planning, and/or customer follow-up

    • Perform scope analysis of work assigned and maintain schedule adherence to advocate client priorities

    • Initiate continuous improvement to workflow processes that drive efficiency and high-quality standards in client design deliverables

    • Gain experience in coordinating conflicting utilities and other field engineering design requirements, assessing and developing large design packages for complex cable/conduit projects in dense urban environments, work permit development, easements, and ROW applications

    • Be comfortable in both a field and office setting: the role may require customer-site visits to collect field data that will assist in developing work packages

      Candidates with multiple years of experience may have the opportunity to lead, mentor and/or develop a team of engineers and designers.
      What Sets You Apart (Background Requirements):

      • Bachelor of Science in Engineering discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, or Industrial).

      • A minimum of4 years of prior relevant experience:Relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company performing design engineering for electric distribution.

      • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC)

      • Some Prior experience with structural analysis, guying calcs, cable pulling calcs, coordination of protective devices, and electric demand and fault currents calculations.

      • Ability to provide your own reliable transportation,as some customer-related travel is anticipated(Job-related travel will be reimbursed at IRS-approved rates).

      • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills

        You Might Also Have Some previous experience with:

        • Providing estimated costs, development of a BOM, calculating the CIAC.

        • Design tools such as Pole Foreman, SOCKET, Spida-Calc, DDS.

        • MicroStation -performing Electrical Distribution design.

        • Work management software and job estimating software.

        • CAD tools

          Professional Attributes that will help you succeed in this role:

          • Collaborative attitude and inclusivity of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations.

          • Ability to work with limited supervision

          • Positive attitude

          • Professional dress and demeanor

            At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We challenge our staff with interesting assignments that provide them with an opportunity to thrive, professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We'd like to learn more about you, apply today!
            Pay Range:Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00
            The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
            REQNUMBER: R-00111418-OTHLOC-PL-2D1770
            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Keywords: Leidos, Richmond , Distribution Engineer, Professions , Midlothian, Virginia

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