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Transmission Line Engineer

  • Location:

    United States of America

  • Sector:

    Power Delivery

  • Salary:

    Dependent on Experience

  • Contact:

    Matt Brown

  • Contact email:

    matt.brown@wearero.com

  • Contact phone:

    713 609 9344

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-10-01

​Company Overview

RO is working with a leading engineering firm dedicated to delivering innovative solutions in the field of power transmission and distribution. They strive to meet the growing energy demands of the world, and are seeking a skilled and motivated Transmission Line Engineer to join our dynamic team. The company fosters a collaborative and inclusive work environment, providing opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.

Role Overview

As a Transmission Line Engineer, you will play a critical role in the design, analysis, and implementation of high-voltage transmission lines. You will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and reliable transfer of electrical power over vast distances, supporting our clients' ambitious projects to enhance the electrical grid and promote sustainable energy initiatives. The role requires a strong foundation in electrical engineering principles, a comprehensive understanding of transmission line technologies, and the ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams.

Key Responsibilities

1. Transmission Line Design: Develop detailed engineering designs for new transmission lines and upgrades, taking into account factors such as load capacity, voltage levels, conductor selection, tower types, and environmental considerations.

2. Structural Analysis: Perform structural analysis and modeling of transmission line components, ensuring compliance with safety standards, codes, and regulations to maintain structural integrity.

3. Electrical Analysis: Conduct power flow, short circuit, and voltage drop analyses to ensure the reliable and efficient transfer of electrical power while optimizing the transmission system performance.

4. Material and Equipment Specification: Select appropriate materials and equipment for transmission line construction, considering factors such as environmental conditions, load requirements, and cost-effectiveness.

5. Project Management: Collaborate with project managers and cross-functional teams to oversee transmission line projects from conception to completion, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.

6. Environmental Impact Assessment: Evaluate the environmental impact of transmission line projects and propose mitigation measures to minimize the ecological footprint.

7. Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated on relevant regulations and industry standards related to transmission line design and construction, ensuring compliance throughout the project lifecycle.

8. Technical Support: Provide technical expertise and support to field teams during construction and maintenance activities, troubleshooting any design-related challenges.

9. Innovation and Research: Stay abreast of advancements in transmission line technology and participate in research and development activities to drive continuous improvement and innovation within the company.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.

  • Proven experience in transmission line design, analysis, and construction, preferably within the power utility industry or engineering consulting firms.

  • Proficiency in engineering software and tools used for transmission line analysis and design (e.g., PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, CYME, ETAP).

  • Strong understanding of electrical and structural engineering principles, as well as knowledge of industry standards and regulations.

  • Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Problem-solving mindset and ability to think critically to address complex engineering challenges.

  • A commitment to safety and environmental sustainability in all aspects of transmission line engineering.

​Join their team and be part of a company that's shaping the future of energy transmission and distribution.