Staff Engineer – Electrical

St. Louis, MO

The Staff Engineer provides senior level support of detailed design and activities related to the preparation of plans, specifications, reports, and other documents for engineering projects within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.  The Staff Engineer has a thorough working knowledge of utility, transmission, and power distribution applications and theory.  They possess an extremely solid grasp of design modifications for schematic, wiring and interconnect diagrams.  This position will report to the Division Manager.


  • Provide engineering and technical direction to Project Managers and other engineering staff in the preparation of electrical studies, reports, plans, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Perform engineering and design calculations, equipment and construction specifications and procurement documents.
  • Possess the ability to interpret wiring and schematic drawings, one and three-line diagrams, as well as control and logic diagrams is desirable.
  • Ability to respond to complex technical inquiries, questions from the client, or members of the project team.
  • Identify proper protective and control devices and schemes for substations.
  • Provide guidance and direction in creating drawing packages for substation relay protection that includes schematic and wiring diagrams, protection panels, one-line, and three-line diagrams.
  • Provide construction and relay commissioning support for “turn-key” substation projects consisting of protection panels, circuit switchers, circuit breakers, transformers and control houses and supporting equipment.
  • Provide calculations and verify settings for equipment as required.
  • Provide direction to Project Managers and senior project staff to ascertain coordination, completeness, and accuracy of critical technical requirements.
  • Perform specific work assignment in accordance with established and modified progress schedules and within prescribed budgets.


  • Exhibit flexibility to work on multiple projects and react to changing client expectations.
  • Be able to take direction and function independently.
  • Ability to write technical reports, memos, or other correspondences that conform to prescribed style and format of the client and of the firm.
  • Possess a formidable grasp of engineering principles and practices as applied to transmission and distribution systems in the electric utility industry.
  • Possess a working knowledge of electrical theory and the concepts, including parallel and series circuits, voltage and current laws, as well as load flow and short-circuit analysis, sizing, rating and derating of conductors and protective equipment.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables based on client preferences and in areas where documentation is lacking, or only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to communicate and provide a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Possess great organizational skills and time management abilities.

A typical employee would possess a Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent education from a four-year college in the field of Engineering and a minimum of ten years’ experience in design, management, or construction of Engineering Projects.

This job requires a Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) License with evidence of pursuing and obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) License as well.

Benefits package includes health, dental, life, long-term disability, and long-term care insurances, 401k, Holidays, PTO and every other Friday OFF.