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TalenTrust Substation Engineering Design Project Manager/Practice Leader in Columbus, Ohio

Job Title: Substation Engineering Design Project Manager/Practice Leader

Company: Paul J. Ford & Company

Location: Columbus, OH

Are you a Project Manager that loves substation engineering? Do you enjoy consulting with clients to deliver world-class engineering projects? Are you driven and passionate about helping to build a new engineering department? Then we want to talk with you.

Company Overview

Paul J. Ford & Company offers a broad range of structural engineering services to architects, contractors, owners and developers in the building industry, as well as the utility and communication tower industries. Our 50-year track record of high-quality, innovative solutions, integrity and responsiveness makes us the preferred partner of clients in The Americas and abroad.

With a long history of innovation and commitment to clients and communities, we take pride in being a nationally recognized structural engineering leader. Our portfolio of structural design projects spans 50+ years, 50 states, and 49 foreign countries.

Check out our website, along with our YouTube page, for a glimpse into life at Paul J Ford:

Position Summary

The Substation Design Project Manager will provide detailed designs of new substation layouts, create design documents, technical specifications, drawings, and prepare design calculations for new substation projects including electrical plans, schematics, bills of materials, and equipment specifications. Additionally, the successful candidate will play a vital role in the growth of our substation engineering services and will utilize his/her exceptional leadership skills and strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to successfully deliver world-class engineering projects, while also serving as a senior resource in developing new business.

What you’ll be doing

  • Design substations using client standards or developing new standards.

  • Create the physical substation design which includes the layout, plans, all details, protection schemes, grounding, control building arrangements, lightning protection, bill of materials, relay protection, SCADA systems and communications and design of all other equipment found within a substation footprint.

  • Create calculations required for all studies and client reports.

  • Develop control and protection designs which include equipment wiring and relay wiring, AC and DC schematics, panel arrangements, one lines/single lines and three lines.

  • Assist in field work as requested.

  • Review vendor submittals and perform technical evaluation of bids and make recommendations.

  • Assist in the education and development of less experienced engineers and act as a resource for design and technical questions.

  • Drive and maintain a solid relationship with clients through the execution of high-quality work and meeting deadlines.

  • Perform design quality reviews for projects.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced engineers.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the client and all project stakeholders.

  • Lead business development efforts through relationship building.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to manage various projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to communicate effectively through active listening, presentation skills, and strong verbal and written skills.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of applicable engineering codes.

  • Ability to work hard and efficiently within a team to achieve goals.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Civil, or Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited school is required.

  • PE License is required.

  • Minimum 10 years related design experience with substation facilities.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Overtime may be necessary as workloads dictate. This may include weekdays, weekends and/or holidays.

  • While performing the duties of the job, must be able to sit, walk, stand, reach with hands and arms, stoop or kneel, climb or balance, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls.

  • Must be able to life and/or move up to 25 pounds on occasion.

  • May be required to travel to visit a client’s office or construction job site.

  • Due to the collaborative nature of this position and accessibility for in-house and on-site client meetings, it is important that the work be performed in the office and during normal business hours.

  • This job operates in a professional office environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has supervisory responsibilities that include positively influencing others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the company.

Yes, we have more benefits!

Medical, dental and vision insurance; Company paid life insurance, short term and long term disability; Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; Paid maternity/paternity leave; 401(k) savings program; Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); Flexible Spending Account (dependent care and medical); Tuition reimbursement; Continuing education; Professional development; Paid professional membership and professional license fees; Financial assistance for educational needs and licensure; Engineers are paid straight time for overtime (STOT); Flexible work schedule and much more….

ID: 2020-4438

External Company Name: TalenTrust LLC

External Company URL:

Street: 250 E Broad St #600,