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Duke Energy Senior Engineer Transmission – Production Standards Substation in Lake Mary, Florida

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Senior Engineer Transmission – Production Standards Substation

This position will be within the “Production Standards” team of Transmission Engineering for Duke Energy Florida (DEF). This workgroup directly supports the three DEF Transmission Engineering Units (Substation, Transmission Line, and Protection & Control) by developing and maintaining design standard drawings that are used to perform the physical design of electric power substations, transmission lines, and their protection and control schemes. This workgroup is also be responsible for developing materials listings that support the standard designs, including the creation and maintenance of compatible units (CU’s), when needed. The position requires coordinating work with peers and other workgroups to support the timely completion of updated or new design standards. The position utilizes a variety of tools and techniques in order to complete an engineering design standard, including new Standard Positions Statements (SPS), Standards Interpretations (SI), current design specifications, pertinent code manuals, computer aided design/drafting software, and other reference sources. Additionally, the person in this position will work with team members in developing their expertise in Substation design principles based on current and evolving standards (IEEE, NERC, NESC, NEC, ASCE, ACI, etc.).

This position is specifically seeking candidates that are experienced and capable of leading the Substation Engineering portion of the team.


  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems of increasing scope and complexity in both inside as well as outside the scope of typical responsibility.

  • Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; decisions may affect the operations or results of the work group and may have some impact on major projects or department results.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to defined problems and analysis of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; completes non-routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with the ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; competent to design, operate and maintain systems with moderate impact on existing systems.

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures; proficient in technical and analytical competencies necessary to handle assignments of increasing complexity.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally

Basic/Required Qualifications (Senior Engineer)

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program or state registration as a Professional Engineer. A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree.

  • Minimum of 6 years of engineering experience or 5 years of engineering experience with state registration as a Professional Engineer.

  • State Registration as a Professional Engineer is Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Electrical Engineering degree preferred.

  • Knowledgeable with industry standards such as IEEE, NERC, NESC, NEC, ASCE, ACI, etc.

  • Knowledge of substation engineering design.

  • Knowledge of engineering computer packages – AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, or AutoCAD Electrical.

  • Skilled in engineering theories and principles.

  • Skilled in the practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to present information, facilitate meetings and provide direction to others.

  • Skilled principles of project management.

  • Experience in the utility industry.

Specific Requirements

  • Must have obtained Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer may be required at the Senior level by some departments. (e.g. Transmission, Distribution, Gas Engineering)

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, November 6, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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