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Kent Recruitment

Senior Electrical Substation Engineer

USA - Houston Texas
Date Published

About you:

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us:

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

Your responsibilities:

  • Work on-site in both an office and a field setting.
  • Review vendor provided sub systems.
  • Design electrical substation facilities including site and equipment layouts, elevations, bus work, ground grids, lightning shielding, etc.
  • Selection of equipment and material and preparation of specifications for material, equipment, and construction work.
  • Deliver accurate and thorough electrical designs that will meet industry standards and specifications and meet prudent engineering practices.
  • Review internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practice and constructability.
  • Assist with field commissioning duties on site.
  • Attend Factory Acceptance Tests and Site Acceptance Tests.
  • Write FAT procedures.
  • Write Field Check Out Procedures.
  • Project life cycle tasks and duties (estimating, progress reporting, schedule, and budget management, etc).

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Qualification/ Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer is required.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Substation design preferred.

Skills Requirement:

  • Experience in Medium and high voltage distribution systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in HV breaker replacement, ground grid modeling and design, RTU specification and system designs.
  • Experience with switchgear sizing and specification, Load Flow, Short Circuit, Arc Flash, Motor Starting, and Relay Coordination Studies in SKM.
  • Knowledge and experience in Liquid filled power transformer sizing and specification.
  • Design of global load shedding and motor reacceleration systems.
  • Cable ampacity calculations for above ground and below ground circuits.
  • Familiarity with safety requirements in an industrial/Oil &Gas Production Facility.


  • Ability to communicate effectively across all operational levels of the organization as well as with customers, exercising appropriate tact and diplomacy to accomplish objectives.
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