Transmission Line Project Engineer
Ann Arbor, MI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is seeking a Transmission Line Project Engineer to join our nationally ranked Power Delivery team in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office.

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary duties of the Transmission Project Engineer include responsibility for oversight and execution of a project's technical aspects and deliverables. The Transmission Project Engineer must understand overhead transmission line design and can complete all technical requirements of assigned projects from basic to moderate complexity. The Project Engineer may work independently on small tasks and may assist senior engineers on larger, more complex projects.

Tasks may include:

  • Develop and review engineering deliverables in support of overhead transmission line projects
    • PLS-CADD model
    • PLS-POLE models
    • Project design criteria
    • Steel pole loading calculations and drawings
    • Engineering drawings and specifications
    • Foundation designs and drawings
    • Bill of materials
  • Assisting with preparing cost estimates or specifications
  • Participate in field reviews, or construction observation
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to others. Perform detailed engineering reviews for work performed by others
  • May also assist with developing technical papers and/or presentations that showcase HDR's technical capabilities at industry conferences or other events



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, from accredited university
  • PE License (PE) or ability to obtain in 2 years
  • Experience using PLS-CADD, performing structure analysis, preparing project cost estimates, plan and profile preparation, performing design optimization, preparing specifications and drawings, and other engineering documents required for power transmission line projects
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in transmission line design as outlined above
  • Successfully completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Some travel may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license
  • Master's degree in Civil / Structural Engineering
  • Distribution/underbuild design experience
  • Managerial and leadership skills
  • Previous experience with an architectural/engineering, or engineering consulting firm desired
  • Preference will be given to local candidates


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Ann Arbor
Industry: Power
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transmission/Distribution Eng
Job Posting: Feb 10, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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