Sr. Civil Engineer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Based on Exp
Jun 16, 2022
Jul 16, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type


Position Title: Senior Civil and Transmission Line Engineer 


Overall Purpose:

Provide timely review and delivery of civil and transmission design drawings for capital and maintenance projects, including storm water controls, structural and foundation plans, sections and detail drawings, transmission plans and profiles, sag charts, and staking tables that adhere to all applicable standards. Complete assignments with minimal oversight and serve as technical resource and mentor to others in department.


Job Responsibilities:

  • For all projects assigned plan; engineer; design; create drawings, prepare and review estimates, prepare permits, update schedules, support construction installations, and procure material for engineering projects associated with civil/structural and transmission line equipment
  • Perform technical studies and calculations, assist with the preparation of reports with conclusions and recommendations, assist other engineers with studies to fulfill department goals & objectives
  • Ensure sound engineering principles are employed in accordance with all applicable Duquesne Light Company standards.
  • Ensure sound engineering principles are employed and in accordance with all applicable codes (NESC, IEEE, ASCE, ACI, AISC) and federal, state, local codes.
  • Consult with and receive advice from superiors, peers and vendors to become thoroughly familiar with assignments and to obtain necessary design and cost information.
  • Act as project lead for assigned projects as required
  • Oversee work of Engineering contractors for outsourced projects
  • Provide training and mentorship to other engineers in group
  •  Assist department manager in drawing review and other assignments as needed
  • Complete assignments with minimal oversight


Education Required

  • Four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university
  • Professional Engineer License is required
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience


Education/Experience Preferred

  • A minimum of 1 year engineering electric utility experience focused on transmission line design
  •  Must possess strong organizational, computer, and problem-solving skills


Skills Required

  • Must possess a valid driver license
  • Must be capable of safely walking within a substation environment
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with civil/structural and transmission engineering drawings i.e. site plans, storm water controls, foundation and structural plans, and details, plans and profiles, sag charts, staking tables, etc. • Knowledge of current design standard principles as outlined within IEEE, NESC, ASCE, ACI, AISC, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of structural design software and/or transmission line software such as RISA 3D or PLS-CADD experience
  • Time management


Physical Requirements:

  • The work location is a combination of office environment, field visits, and remote work (working from home). Desk and computer work is required. Must possess valid driver’s license and be able to drive to various company locations. Participation on the DLC Storm Team is required