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Transmission & Distribution Engineer (Power Delivery)


Transmission & Distribution

Job Location

1684 South Broad Street, Suite 120 Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Additional Locations

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Rochester, NY

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Transmission & Distribution Engineer (Power Delivery)

Lansdale, PA - Rochester, NY - Minneapolis, MN

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Transmission & Distribution Engineer to join our team. The Transmission & Distribution Engineer will be part of an electric transmission design team and 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 engineering knowledge to design projects ranging from 34.5kV to 500kV. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

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 review 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 producing high-quality work and supporting continuous improvement efforts.
  • Understand client interests and develop 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 (Civil, Structural, or Electrical) from an ABET-accredited engineering program.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience as a Transmission or Distribution Line Engineer in consulting or utility environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with others, including clients, management, and design team, through excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For Preferred Consideration (Not Required):

  • An active EIT Certificate in the US is strongly preferred.
  • A proven ability to work with limited supervision and guidance to execute and meet multiple project commitments.




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.