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Transmission & Distribution Engineer


Transmission & Distribution

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1684 South Broad Street, Suite 120 Lansdale, Pennsylvania

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Transmission & Distribution Engineer - Lansdale, PA

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Transmission & Distribution Engineer to join our team in our Lansdale, PA office. The Transmission & Distribution Engineer will be part of an electric transmission design team and will be responsible for the engineering and design of multiple projects ranging from small “quick turn-around” to large complex power lines. This position provides the opportunity to directly apply your knowledge of engineering to design projects ranging from 34.5kV to 500kV.

As a Transmission & Distribution Engineer, you will apply NESC, NEC, ASCE, and other applicable standards in the engineering design and will independently perform engineering analyses, plans, and specifications, as well as material procurement and construction documents.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of NESC, ASCE, and IEEE standards necessary to design transmission lines.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge in the use of PLS-CADD, including all applicable programs of the suite.
  • Performs all aspects of designing high voltage overhead transmission line projects including but not limited to: PLS-Cadd Modeling, Line routing, Structure spotting, Structural analysis and design, Foundation Design, Hardware selection, Conductor and shield wire selection,
  • Material specifications, and Technical support during construction.
  • Plans and designs overhead transmission lines, including the right of way requirements, structure spotting, line configurations, hardware requirements, structure alternatives, and foundation options.
  • Prepares and reviews design documents for construction, including plan & profiles, structure load tree drawings, structure framing, bill of materials, and foundations design drawings.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand and interpret geotechnical reports and extrapolate information needed for foundation design software including L-PILE and MFAD is a plus.
  • Designs projects under the mentoring and training of senior licensed professionals.
  • Keenly focused on the production of high-quality work and supports continuous improvement efforts.
  • Understands client interests and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with limited supervision and guidance to execute and meet multiple project commitments.
  • Understands & meets schedule and quality requirements.
  • Actively coordinates with internal and external team members on transmission line projects.
  • Attends client technical review meetings.
  • Travel to project sites as necessary to gather data and interface with clients.

Required Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Civil/Structural, Mechanical or Multi-Disciplinary Engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
• This is a mid-level position requiring 1 to 3 years of experience in Power Distribution Design.
• Knowledge of overhead and/or underground Distribution facilities and the understanding of its integration into daily activities.
• Professional disposition and the ability to be open-minded when it comes to planning and execution of assigned projects.
• Must be able to effectively manage a significant number of projects while maintaining work product quality, consistency, accuracy, and reliability.
• Proficiency in MS Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Project)


 For Preferred Consideration (Not Required):

• EIT with the ability to become registered PE.
• Experience with NESC, ASCE and IEEE standards
• Proficiency with AutoCAD, PLS-CADD, PoleForeman, PolyWater Pull-Planner, O-Calc, SPIDAcalc, GIS, IKE

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.

This position is located at 1684 South Broad Street, Suite 120, Lansdale, PA. View the Google Map in full screen.