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Electrical Project Engineer


Electrical Engineering

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Denver, CO

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Electrical Project Engineer - Denver, CO

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking an Electrical Project Engineer to join our team in our Denver, CO office. The position will be a member of our Electrical Engineering group for solar, wind or energy storage plants, which includes; plant layout, selecting appropriate system hardware, system optimization, power production modeling, and interconnection requirements for projects. This individual will support senior designer and engineers in the preparation of construction documents. The position has plenty of opportunity for growth in this fast expanding renewable market. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Construction document production support
  • Coordinate with various design team disciplines including civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, and surveyors
  • Electrical engineering design of commercial- and utility-scale renewable energy projects (wind, solar, and storage)
  • Create wiring/cable schedules based on takeoffs and sizing input from senior designers/engineers
  • Modeling and running electrical studies using ETAP, DIgSILENT PowerFactory, CYMCAP, and WinIGS
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of Westwood design/CAD standards
  • Mentorship and training of younger engineers and ability to contribute as a technical resource for the team

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field
  • Education and/or experience with power systems analysis and design
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Approximately 3 – 8 years of experience in the electrical engineering of wind and/or solar facilities
  • Functional experience with power systems modeling software such as ETAP, DIgSILENT PowerFactory, SKM Power*Tools, PSSE, PSLF, or similar software
  • Functional experience with routine electrical studies such as ampacity, short circuit, load flow, and reactive power
  • Working knowledge of NEC and/or NESC
  • Ability to interface with clients and third parties and to maintain healthy working relationships
  • Working knowledge and ability to read construction drawings and specifications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows/Office products
  • Professional appearance with excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must have a strong work ethic along with a positive attitude
  • Must be a supportive team member, able to work in a collaborative environment, and capable of both leading and following
  • Must be self-motivated with an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines


For Preferred Consideration (Not Required):


  • Proficiency with CYMCAP or ETAP for underground cable ampacity analysis
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or PLS-CADD
  • Experience with WinIGS or CDEGs grounding analysis software
  • Experience with PVsyst, SAM, SunDAT, or other PV production modeling software


About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood is a multi-disciplined national surveying and engineering services provider for commercial and residential development, public infrastructure, wind energy, solar energy, energy storage, and electric transmission projects. Westwood was established in 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has grown to serve clients across the nation from multiple U.S. offices. In 2020, Westwood ranked on the top 150 design firms on Engineering News Record (ENR), #4 on Zweig Group’s Hot Firm’s List, and #9 on Best Firms to Work For, all national industry lists and record-breaking rankings for the firm.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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