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Associate Distribution Engineer

Job Description:
Do you want to grow your career and be part of a team solving critical challenges that affect the world?
Leidos Civil is leading the way in solving internationally pressing issues, including:
Aviation - Guiding the world's air traffic, managing 43,000+ flights for 2.5 million passengers per day
Logistics & infrastructure support - Operating infrastructure for large-scale nuclear cleanup efforts
Cybersecurity - Monitoring advanced threats; managing security services and utility command and control centers
Facility management & operations - Operating the world's longest supply chain to Antarctica
Energy engineering - Restoring power during hurricane efforts; helping communities achieve significant energy savings
Environmental management - Delivering innovative environmental solutions and wildlife conservation plans
IT infrastructure modernization - Helping 2+ million citizens recover from identity theft; maintaining global biometrics systems
Transportation security solutions - Securing U.S. borders with 1200+ radiation and explosive monitors; designing vehicle solutions that save lives, reduce congestion, and boost fuel efficiency
If you desire to be an integral part of a dynamic team of science and technology leaders, then Leidos Civil is the place for you! Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies"
Leidos...Practical Answers for a Complicated World
Leidos is hiring Associate Distribution Engineers in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Jackson! This Associate Distribution Engineer will perform field inspections, develop project design drawings, material lists, and cost estimates for electrical power delivery ranging from 4.8kV to 14.4kV.
The successful candidate will support the following activities:
1) Travel to sites as needed, perform inspections and return to the office to perform engineering design work.
2) Perform engineering calculations such as: structural analysis for wood pole loading, guying calculations, specifying conductor sags and tensions for recommended spans, and calculation of voltage drop and flicker.
3) Coordinate with permit agencies, right-of-way specialists, system owners, field leaders, forestry leaders, and 3rd party owners for joint-owned poles.
4) Provide engineering support during construction, including post-construction reviews to ensure all applicable engineering and construction standards have been met.
5) Conduct root cause analysis of outages and mitigation using engineering principles and design.
Leidos Commercial Energy Solutions is a trusted and future-focused solutions provider. Utilities consistently come to Leidos for reliable power expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of local utility providers and private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects for electric utilities, power generation owners, and industrial clients. In addition, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful energy delivery solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within: the Top 10 T&D Firms, Top 10 Program Management Firms, and Top 20 Power Firms.
Qualifications:
This is an entry level engineering position. Experience with electric utility distribution design and/or construction projects -which can be obtained through either internships or cooperatives while attending universityis preferred.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university/college in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Civil Engineering required and 0-2 years of experience
Must have knowledge of NESC Standards, PUC Standards, and Client Standards
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) required
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Willingness to perform both field and office work. Overnight travel may be required (10-20% travel)
Ability to work in outdoor environments
Ability to utilize personal vehicle
LeidosCollege
Leidos is a Fortune 500?? information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) 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.


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