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WSP USA Lead Substation Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Lead Substation Electrical Engineer- for our Boston, MA office. The following locations will also be considered: Newark, NJ, New York City, NY. Be involved in projects with our Energy Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

  • Prepare conceptual designs for high voltage substation projects.

  • Carry out/review/analyze complex technical studies and project scopes.

  • Develop and review technical specifications, drawings and standards of equipment/ projects.

  • Develop and review the Design Basis Memoranda, detailed engineering scope and guide the assigned discipline engineers to align the engineering deliverables per project requirements.

  • Work closely with peers to ensure accurate delivery and thorough electrical design that will meet industry standards and specifications and meet good engineering practices.

  • Develop and review a substation design including One-Line, plan view and sections, grounding plan and detail, cable raceway and trench drawings, lightning protection drawings, lighting drawings, connectors and conductors tables and details, Station BOM and all other deliverables related to physical design of the substation.

  • Maintain complete project documentation with respect to engineering studies and calculations, all design packages, as-built requirements and return data information.

  • Develop & maintain good working relationship with internal groups that support project such as other Engineering disciplines, Drafting, Procurement, Construction and Project Management etc.

  • Select equipment and material and preparation of specifications for material, equipment, construction and installation work.

  • Review of internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practice and constructability.

  • Coordinate design activities with other multi-discipline project team members.

  • Provide construction support including resolving site queries, attending site meetings and performing site inspections during the construction phase of projects.

  • Mentor and provide guidance to developing junior engineers within the department.

  • Support technical proposals.

  • Reports to the Substation Engineering Manager, East

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • A minimum of 7+ years’ experience in utility scale substation physical design.

  • Deep knowledge of high voltage major equipment, such as power and instrument transformers, circuit breakers, disconnects, FACTS devices, capacitive and inductive compensation etc.

  • Ability to write major equipment specifications.

  • Experience in the design of wiring schematics is mandatory.

  • Knowledge of modern power systems, power system protection and relay technologies

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PE registration in the US and ability to register in other US States is preferred.

  • Without PE license, a P. Eng license from Canada will be an asset.

  • Experience with HVDC equipment is an asset.

  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical and Substation Sesign Suite (SDS) is an asset.

  • Experience on System study - P&C and ARC-Flash study software like PSCAD , PSS/E, ASPEN, EasyPower or ETAP is an asset

  • Knowledge of Renewable projects (Solar , Wind farm, Hydro and BESS) and data center projects is a strong plus.

  • Strong client focus.

  • Experience with Station equipment FAT witness is an asset.

  • Knowledge of High Voltage & Utility codes and standards.

Compensation and Benefits

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $111,200 - $189,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.