Senior Substation Engineer

CS Energy

CS Energy, Edison, NJ, USA

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The Senior Substation Engineer will be working with our Pre-Sales Engineering teams and responsible for medium and high voltage design, scope review and cost evaluation in a variety of preconstruction services, design-build projects, and full turnkey projects for various utilities, IPPs, and private clients.

The Senior Substation Engineer should not only be a great engineer, he or she also should be an effective communicator and team player. The position will require superior cross-functional skills including close coordination with CS Energy’s pre-sales, business development, post-sales, and operations teams in addition to interfacing with customers and other project stakeholders.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Lead and develop all aspects of design for medium voltage (0.6KV – 35KV), high voltage (35KV – 220KV) and extra-high voltage (above 220KV) substation engineering, procurement and construction that meet all contractual, code, and permitting requirements
Evaluate system design based on AC capacity, Inverter selection, main power transformer specifications, reactive power requirements, utility guidelines, SCADA and protective relay requirements, DTT/telemetry, site constraints and cost
Generate substation interconnection costs based on utility interconnection studies, project design, constructability and schedule
Provide value engineering solutions during development, proposal, pre-construction and construction phases
Generate project scope of work and technical specifications based on project proposal requirements and bid documents
Coordinate with 3rd party subcontractors & SCADA suppliers to obtain preliminary and detailed quotes and design packages based on project specifications and scope of work
Lead engineering during the project interconnection approval process as the primary point of contact with the interconnecting utilities from the application process through final design approval
Develop single-line, three-line diagrams and switchyard layout with required electrical details for solar PV interconnection in accordance with NEC, IEEE, NESC, utility interconnection tariffs and requirements, and local AHJ as necessary
Attend meetings with clients, State and local permitting authorities, subcontractors, and vendors regarding engineering and technical issues
Strong working knowledge in performing power system protection and coordination studies
Experience in equipment acceptance testing activities involving SCADA, telemetry, control system checks, protective devices and schemes, grounding systems, regulators, capacitor banks, reactors electrical transformers and circuit breakers
Ensure project team and subcontractors understand the scope of project and provide engineering support throughout the life of the project
Mentor and train team members on project design, interconnection and construction
Support/Lead development of standards, optimizations, and processes


A 4-year degree in Engineering (Electrical preferred)
Ten or more years of design experience in Distribution substation engineering for utilities and renewable energy power plants
Experience as an Electrical Project Engineer in substation type applications, including substation automation, SCADA, and control and relay protection
Solar grid export interconnection experience highly desired
Proficiency in AutoCAD
Proficiency in ETAP and or SKM power system analysis software
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
PE License is a plus
*All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment must take a pre-employment drug test and receive a negative result as a condition of hire.

About CS Energy

Do you want to work in the exciting and rapidly growing renewable energy industry? Do you thrive in the dynamic and ambitious environment where you can see the impact of your work in real time? Are you ambitious and results oriented? If so, CS Energy is looking for you. CS Energy is a leading integrated energy company that designs and builds optimized projects in the solar, storage, and emerging energy industries for our customers across the United States. CS Energy is jointly owned by Ares Infrastructure and Power and The Conti Group. We are an extremely bankable company with over $350 million of bonding capacity, a strong balance sheet, and established banking relationships required to fund our operations. CS Energy has over 140 employees and are currently executing projects in all regions of the United States.

Ares Infrastructure and Power strategy seeks to provide flexible capital for cash-generating assets across the climate infrastructure, natural gas generation, and energy transportation sectors. Ares Infrastructure and Power leverages a broadly skilled and cohesive team of more than 25 investment professionals with deep domain experience and has deployed $8 billion of capital in over 140 investments and more than 200 different infrastructure and power assets and companies. Ares Management Corporation is a leading global alternative investment manager operating three integrated businesses across Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate. Ares Management’s investment groups collaborate to deliver innovative investment solutions and consistent and attractive investment returns for fund investors throughout market cycles. Ares Management’s global platform had $144 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2019 and employs approximately 1,200 employees in over 20 offices across four continents. Please visit for additional information.

The Conti Group is a privately held group of companies spanning the construction, engineering, renewable energy, real estate, technology and biotech markets whose mission is to create positive impact and great value for customers, partners, employees, and society.

CS Energy is an equal opportunity employer.


CS Energy has great benefits. We provide medical, dental and vision. Life insurance, 401(k) matching plan, EAP, wellness programs and many other optional programs are offered as well.