Substation Group Manager
Utilities | Chicago, Illinois | Lisle, Illinois | Remote [Work from Home]

Who We Are

We’re a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in the industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of.

Working For Primera

Our Utilities division is a talented team of experts working together to provide solutions that are vital to energizing our future. We provide full-service electrical, civil, and structural engineering services to support electric and gas utilities nationwide. We’re also fortunate to support wind farms and renewables; transmissions systems; and university and industrial facilities.

Who You Are

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a minimum of 10 years of experience with at least 4 years of relevant experience in a supervisory capacity or responsible-in-charge. A License professional engineer.
  • Advanced knowledge of utility industry standards and practices to include NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE, and ANSI.
  • Advanced knowledge of Substation design practices related to physical and/or protection and control design development and relevant supporting calculations.
  • Experienced with key considerations for substation design including physical layouts and details, one lines, schematics, and wiring diagrams.
  • Advanced knowledge of industry standard practices and loss prevention practices.
  • Skilled in MS Office and MS Project.
  • Advanced Supervision/mentoring/team skills.
  • Advanced presentation, written and verbal communication skills.

What You'll Do

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages department resources and serves as a mentor to staff.
  • Leads substation design on large/complex projects.
  • Ability to prioritize work and priorities for a team.
  • Reviews/supervises calculations, drawings, specifications.
  • Performs condition assessments and feasibility studies.
  • Attends client meetings.
  • Manages substation group utilization and effective multiplier.
  • Performs Quality Reviews.
  • Assists in proposal preparation and marketing efforts.
  • Coordinates and conducts professional training and development of staff.
  • Evaluates work performance of staff.
  • Conducts department meetings on a regular basis.
  • Monitors department’s adherence to Primera’s procedures and policies.
  • Assists the Department Manager in recruitment of new employees, and in business development efforts.

Some of What You'll Enjoy

  • An excellent benefits package including 401K match, gym and transit subsidies, continuing education reimbursement and much more
  • A hybrid-work environment. From fully-remote to in the office each day, we empower our people to develop a schedule that fits each individual lifestyle
  • A fun, inclusive, and collaborative environment
  • Colleagues that appreciate differences in people, perspectives, cultures, and ideas
  • The fruits of our employee-led committees focused on offering engaging social, wellness and community service activities all year long

Equal Employment Opportunity
Primera is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Primera’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, physical handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group as defined by law.

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