• Location: Canton, MS
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44514

Resource Employment Solutions is seeking a professional Substation Physical Designer. The ideal candidate will perform routine design assignments, which require knowledge and skill in basic design techniques and procedures, under limited supervision. Knowledge of physical substation layout and electrical or civil fundamentals is required. Designers are responsible for preparing technical documents of electrical installations related to power industry projects. Projects require drawings that will be used for construction purposes. Drafting will comprise a large portion of job responsibilities.


  • Produce new drawings from examples of previous project and/or standards
  • Ability to produce applicable drawings from rough sketches, notes, client examples, vendor drawings, and such.
  • Works with engineers to develop drawing packages.
  • Research information in catalogues, specifications, corporate standards, or other reference material
  • Performs the detailed Physical design of medium to high voltage substations based on specified requirements
  • Coordinates designs with other disciplines such as Substation Protection & Control, Structural, and Civil.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of his/her work
  • Participates in quality assurance and quality control programs.
  • Complete work in pre-defined times to meet proposal and project schedules
  • Contribute to engineering project scheduling and budget management.
  • Other duties as required.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in physical substation design, or related experience, is required.
  • Associates Degree in Drafting or Electrical Design is preferred.
  • Minimum 3-year experience in AutoCAD software
  • Strong knowledge of the major components of substations and the types of drawings required to construct an electrical substation
  • Strong knowledge physical substation layout, elevations, grounding, foundations, and conduit
  • General knowledge of control circuits and ground grid theory & design
  • Strong knowledge and proven experience creating the bill of materials as it relates to a substation Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft office products including Word, Excel and Outlook Mathematics, including algebra and basic trigonometry
  • Authorized to work permanently in the US without the need for work sponsorship


  • Three (3) or more years of experience in electric utility substation design is preferred
  • Experience in Bentley/MicroStation and/or AutoCAD Raster preferred
  • Experience with Civil designs preferred
  • Strong knowledge of civil/structural codes and standards (NESC, and applicable IEEE, ANSI, AISC, and ACI) is a plus
  • Ability to produce steel drawings is a plus
  • Experience in AUTOCAD Substation 3D preferred
  • Ability to select materials based on technical requirements

Resource is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability and a drug free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristics protected by law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Resource complies with the laws and regulations outlined in the EEO is The Law poster.

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