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Company: David Evans and Associates, Inc.
Location: Portland, OR
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


DEA's Energy Business Unit is currently hiring for an experienced Substation Group Leader to

help lead and grow our power delivery and renewable energy business. The location for this position can be flexible among DEA's offices depending on Applicant's qualifications and circumstances, with Oregon and Washington locations preferred.

The primary duties of the Substation Group Leader include executing and managing all aspects of power delivery and renewable energy projects of all sizes and complexity.  This can include scope and/or proposal development, client engagement, project team development and assignment, project execution, project closeout, and quality control, schedule, and budget performance. Experience with substation and switchyard design, power system protection, power system analysis, communications, and SCADA with strong technical experience in one or more of these services is required. Some travel for business development and project execution may be required.


Substation Group Leader responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support growth and development of DEA's Substation Practice
  • Provide design and project leadership with limited guidance
  • Build local teams and/or leverage existing staff across the company to deliver services that create a superior client experience
  • Develop scopes of work, design fee estimates, and support proposal efforts for new projects; may also serve as a pursuit champion
  • Directly manage projects including scoping, budgeting, contract negotiations, execution, and closeout
  • Work somewhat independently to supervise, direct, mentor, and train project teams and staff
  • Coordinate and assign tasks to junior level staff
  • Perform quality control reviews of work performed by junior staff
  • Work with Substation Practice Leader to identify and develop specific technical expertise for project needs and growth of the Substation Practice
  • Support development of technical papers and presentations that showcase DEA's thought leadership at industry conferences or other events
  • Adhere to firmwide tools, processes, and policies including project accounting, workload planning, revenue forecasting, contracting, and quality requirements


Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or closely related field
  • Professional Engineer license
  • 10+ years of power delivery or renewable energy engineering experience
  • 5+ years of project management for substation design experience
  • Strong client and project management skills
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Alignment with DEA Cultural Drivers


Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience, preferably with an engineering consulting firm
  • Experience managing staff, clients, contracts and hiring staff for an engineering consulting firm
  • Client management and business development experience including client relationships with power delivery clients in western United States
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Profit Sharing Plan


David Evans and Associates, Inc. Jobs with DEA:

David Evans and Associates, Inc. is a well-respected, employee-owned electrical engineering consulting firm providing Siting and Permitting; Renewable Energy; and Power Delivery services to utilities, renewable developers, and contractors across the United States. Our team is committed to helping our clients develop renewable and responsibly generated electricity and optimize their power system infrastructure for safe operation and reliable, economic power delivery to our communities and end users.  For more than 40 years, David Evans and Associates, Inc. offers a dedicated team of creative people who work together to understand client needs, provide creative thinking and technical excellence, and deliver extraordinary service that exceeds expectations.

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