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WSP USA Substation Electrical Engineer - Protection & Control in Boston, Massachusetts

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Substation Electrical Engineer- Protection & Control for our Boston, MA office. The following locations will also be considered: Augusta ME, Newark NJ, Rochester NY, Philadelphia PA, Baltimore MD, Charlotte NC, Miami FL. Be involved in projects with our Energy Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP employees actively champion Inclusion & Diversity programs and initiatives throughout the country at the national, regional, and local levels. Here in the Northeast region, we act on the company’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles through a variety of committees that partner with professional organizations, lead STEM outreach in our communities, facilitate regular learning opportunities through Lunch & Learn discussions and weekly “Inclusion & Diversity Moments,” and promote Inclusion & Diversity throughout the offices through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce bias and raise awareness. Upper management supports these initiatives, and all employees are invited to join their local councils or apply to become an “Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador,” who brainstorm and implement the various initiatives and programs.

Your Impact

  • This opportunity will provide delivery of high voltage electrical substation designs for our projects.

  • The P&C Substation Engineer will work under the leadership of Supervising Engineer. The Candidate is required to work within a multi-discipline team to efficiently design protection and control of high voltage substations. The engineer will coordinate his/her design activities to maintain project schedules and ensure successful project completion. The engineer will also assist the Estimating Team in preparation of estimates and project proposals.

  • This position is accountable to provide the design activities in accordance with all applicable codes and standards, including all WSP’s policies and procedures, such as Safety, Environmental, Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Specific duties include:

  • Design of electrical substation facilities, specifically protection and control systems.

  • Delivery of accurate and thorough designs that will meet industry standards and specifications, and meet good engineering practice with excellent constructability.

  • Prepare project specifications for material and equipment purchase and installation.

  • Review of internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practice and constructability.

  • Resolving site queries, attending site meetings, and performing site inspections during the construction phase of projects.

  • Maintaining complete project documentation with respect to substation design and construction, including all completion packages, as-built requirements and return data information.

  • Making and maintaining appropriate commitments to project teams and coordinating design activities with multi-disciplined project team members.

  • Maintaining good working relationships with internal groups that support projects.

  • Maintaining good working relationships with material suppliers, contractors, and any others that affect the quality, schedule, and cost of projects.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution. Must provide the curriculum of Electric Power courses taken during the studies.

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant post education experience in an electrical power engineering capacity.

  • Engineer in Training Certification or eligible for PE licensing

  • Knowledge of modern electric power systems, power system protection and transmission & distribution systems.

  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards including the National Electric Code (NEC), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), and IEEE. Ability to perform independently and in a team environment and maintain project ownership.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD

  • Familiarity with relay protection schemes and relay logic

  • Interpretation of relay documents and Protection & Control design drawings.

  • Basic understanding of SCADA design.

  • Basic understanding of IEC61850 and DNP3 protocols.

  • Candidate should be able to run short circuit studies in ASPEN one liner.

  • The position is located at client offices with travel to the site on occasion.

  • This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.

Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $68,800- $82,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.