Location(s): United States; Illinois; Oakbrook Terrace
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Role Summary: The Physical Designer will be responsible for supporting substation Project Engineers and producing timely and accurate outdoor drawing packages for complex utility projects & proposals including plan views and elevations, single line diagrams, structural / electrical details, and a detailed bill of material. All work must be done to applicable CAD and engineering standards.
Essential Responsibilities: As the Physical Designer, you will:
Develop substation drawings in Microstation, Autocad or other applications such as Primtech using working knowledge of the NEC, NESC and/or customer specifications.
Develop detailed substation layouts / elevations utilizing the various cad packages
Generate material take-offs and detailed bills of material for substation power equipment, conduit / trough, and cable trays
Develop cable / conduit tables from schematics and arrangement drawings
Complete complex drawing packages with minimal / no supervision from specifications and sketches provided by others
Follow quality procedures and standard design processes
Perform thorough review checks of own work and the work of others
Update engineers and PM with job completion estimates and status
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited university or college (OR Associate’s Degree from an accredited university or college with a minimum 2 years of experience in a co-op position or a minimum of 1 year of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum 4 years of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position)
Minimum 2 years drafting experience in Microstation V8i or AutoCAD
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
Experience in Microstation 3D or equivalent
Knowledge of electrical drawing symbols and their purpose
Experience with substation outdoor design
Ability to read one-line substation drawings
Team player with creative ideas
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college
Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a physical designer for a utility or engineering firm
Prior experience with field installation and construction
Prior experience with Substation design
Prior experience with utility substation design standards
Design experience with civil foundations, steel detailing, and electrical power equipment such as support structures and insulators
High proficiency with Microstation V8i
Solid understanding of design drafting practices and engineering systems utilized in the power industry
Ability to develop Plan View and Elevation drawings
Demonstrated knowledge of desktop computers and Microsoft Office products
Demonstrated familiarity with web-based design collaboration sites and drawing management systems
Ability to work independently and effectively interface with a multi-discipline engineering team and project managers
Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills
Continually strives for a professional product with a quality & process mindset
Prior experience following quality assurance processes while working in a projects scheduledriven environment
Customer focused with ability to adapt to various customer standards
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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Locations: United States; Illinois; Oakbrook Terrace
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