Project Technical Specialist (Substation Engineer)

GAI Consultants, Inc.
Added: March 7, 2024

GAI Consultants is currently seeking an entry-level Electrical Engineer to work in the Power Delivery Substation Department. It would be beneficial for the successful candidate to have familiarity with substation design and relevant engineering internship or co-op work experience.


  • Perform detailed design of low to extra-high-voltage substations and switchyards
  • Develop and/or revise existing drawings for one line, physical arrangement, electrical schematics, electrical wiring diagrams, grounding, conduit and wire schedules, bill of materials, site development, battery sizing, and equipment layout, including coordinating with CAD operators to develop organized, quality CAD drawings
  • Integrate physical layout and design of substations to interface with protection and control drawings or vice versa
  • Develop control and relay panel layouts including assembling the specifications
  • Create project criteria
  • Develop design specifications including the overall bill of materials
  • Design and size auxiliary systems including AC/DC load centers as well as batteries and chargers
  • Design and size conduit, cable, and backup generators
  • Travel to client and vendor offices for design reviews
  • Travel to site locations for construction coordination and field verification of designs
  • Assist with the technical development of the scope of services and cost estimates for substation and P&C projects

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program with a strong academic background and coursework in electrical power concepts/AC power systems analysis
  • Strong communication skills, including written and oral communication skills, in order to work effectively with internal team members and external client personnel
  • Detail-oriented and able to demonstrate professionalism at all times, with a “Client First” approach to all interactions
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments simultaneously and possess strong time management skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with substation design
  • Engineer in Training certificate (EIT) or passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant engineering internship or co-op work experience

Why GAI:

At GAI, exceptional people have an exceptional place to work, grow, lead, and achieve. Explore an array of opportunities in locations across the U.S., and join accomplished colleagues in tackling challenging projects for a range of markets. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and feel good about being part of a collaborative team that’s committed to supporting the communities we serve. Join GAI and distinguish yourself in a company poised for unlimited growth.

GAI Consultants, Inc. is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

Benefits of working at GAI include :

  • Competitive salary - GAI is committed to paying market-based salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, company paid Long Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability (benefits start within 30 days of hire)
  • New paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption program
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401k company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Education Required

Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering or related field.

Bachelors or better in Engineering Technology or related field.

Experience Required

Less than 1 year:

Related work experience.

Licenses & Certifications Preferred

Driver's License