Senior-Level SDS Substation Designer

at Sargent & Lundy in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description


This position allows for a hybrid work schedule with a mix of work spent in office and working remote from home.

+ As a Senior 3D Substation Physical Designer, you will be working in a project team environment with engineers preparing a high and or extra high voltage substation design package with minimum guidance. Produce a 3D Model that would generate the following drawings: General Arrangement, Electrical Equipment Plans, Sections, Electrical Connection Details, Foundation Plans, Grounding Plans, Grounding Details, Conduit and Trench Plans, Conduit Details, Control Building Layout, Control Building Details, Bill of Material, Cable Schedules, and a Shielding Plan. Using Inventor, AutoCAD, P4A and SDS software.

+ Interpret and incorporate vendor information into design deliverables.

+ Conduct walkdowns at client substation facilities.


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position. Education/Experience Requirements:

+ An Associate’s Degree in Drafting, and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology, and/or a high school diploma and 5 or more years of 3D drafting course work or equivalent technical experience.

+ A minimum of 5 years preparing 3D substation models and physical design experience.

+ Proficient with working in 3D using AutoCAD, Inventor, P4A, Vault Pro and SDS.

+ Ability to visualize in 3D, layout substation equipment based on a clients and or IEEE standards.

+ Able to follow a CAD standard.

Valued Knowledge/Skills:

+ An Associate’s Degree in Computer Aided Design.

+ Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

+ Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology, including the ability to relate various equipment to a technical design.

+ Able to use BlueBeam to create a BOM count, review and self-check drawing s .

+ Knowledge using AutoCAD Electrical.

+ Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

Award Winning Compensation & Benefits

At Sargent & Lundy, we care about the health and well-being of our employees. Our commitment extends beyond the workplace, offering comprehensive healthcare plans and generous paid time off to support our team members in every aspect of their lives. We understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we are proud to provide competitive, award-winning benefits. Our dedication to employee satisfaction has earned us the prestigious Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Award for compensation and benefits in 2022, 2023, and 2024. Health & Wellness Financial Benefits Work-Life Balance

+ Health Plans: Medical, Dental, Vision

+ Life & Accident Insurance

+ Disability Coverage

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

+ Back-Up Daycare


+ 401(k)

+ Pre-Tax Commuter Account

+ Merit Scholarship Program

+ Employee Discount Program

+ Corporate Charitable Giving Program

+ Tuition Assistance

+ First Professional Licensure Bonus

+ Employee Referral Bonus

+ Paid Annual Personal/Sick Time (PST)

+ Paid Vacation

+ Paid Holidays

+ Paid Parental Leave

+ Paid Bereavement Leave

+ Flexible Work Arrangements

Awards & Recognition



CountryUnited States

Area of InterestDesign and Drafting

TypeFull Time – Regular

Job ID2024-10492

Business GroupElectric Grid Infrastructure Services

DepartmentPhysical Design

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Job Posting: JC257772127

Posted On: Apr 03, 2024

Updated On: May 25, 2024

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