Senior Civil & Structural Engineer

Senior Civil & Structural Engineer

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ABB is seeking a Senior Civil & Structural Engineer, responsible for the coordination and execution of civil & structural engineering in both Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS) and Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation projects in the 34.5kV – 170kV range with an emphasis on project safety, cost, quality and reliability. Must be familiar with the nuances associated with civil & structural engineering and design of AIS substations (as a minimum), but preferably also GIS substations. The Senior Civil & Structural Engineer reports to the Manager of Civil and Structural Engineering.


Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Support proposal efforts by introducing and promoting innovation, cost saving ideas, and value-added solutions to the overall system design concept.
• On-site assessment and evaluation of existing equipment, steel structures, foundations, etc., in so called “brown field” substation projects
• Provide expertise and support to the proposal and project teams in validating construction sub-contractor bids, and in negotiating sub-contracts for electrical substation and switchyard projects
• Prepare, update and support the execution of civil & structural engineering and site activities in the schedule with emphasis on; On-time delivery, Quality of deliverables and Project costs.
• Work with the project lead engineer to develop the Design Criteria and the Document Deliverables list for the project.
• Provide engineering and design support in specific civil & structural engineering areas, including (but not limited to):
-Substation / switchyard, both AIS and GIS, general arrangement review
-Estimate civil & structural quantities with emphasis on project cost effectiveness
-Grading and drainage design
-Foundation calculations and design
-Anchor bolt plan and details
-Steel structure calculations and design
-Building calculations and design
-Equipment specifications
-Equipment documentation reviews
-Material and Construction specifications
-Signing and sealing of design packages
• Resolve civil and structural design issues as identified by individuals in the project execution team.
• Notify the project lead engineer of any difficulties encountered in the engineering and design that may adversely impact safety, reliability, quality, cost, or schedule of the ABB project deliverables, and provide recommendations for solutions.
• Perform technical, cost savings, and constructability reviews of civil & structural design packages from internal engineering, outsourced sub-contractor engineering and equipment factories.
• Utilize knowledge of applicable standards and codes to ensure that designs comply with the required national and local codes and requirements.
• Assist the department manager in meeting department goals.
• Adhere to ABB Power Systems - Substations quality processes and document control procedures to ensure design documents are complete and accurate.
• Civil & Structural Engineers shall be prepared to perform Construction and Field Engineering support on their respective projects while they are in the construction stage.


Basic qualifications :
• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and five(5) years of experience in foundation, reinforced concrete, or steel design; OR
• Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and three (3) years of experience in foundation, reinforced concrete, and steel design.

Alternatively, this position may be filled at the senior level for the successful candidate meeting these basic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and eight (8) years of experience in foundation, reinforced concrete, or steel design OR;
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and six (6) years of experience in foundation, reinforced concrete, and steel design.

Preferred qualifications :
• Experience specializing in civil & structural design of high voltage substations and/or transmission lines is preferred
• Experience in civil & structural design of industrial facilities or power plants
• Knowledge and understanding of Geotechnical site surveys, earthworks, site grading and drainages
• Knowledge of CSI (SAP2000, ETABS, SAFE) and/or RISA (RISA-3D, Foundation) software suites
• Experience with CAD software such as Autocad, Microstation, Solidworks, Inventor, Revit
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suites

Additional information

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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Grid Integration
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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