Sr/Lead Civil Engineer

Job Locations US-UT-Salt Lake City
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Qualus is a leading provider of specialized engineering and technical field services. We offer competitive benefits as well as in-house career and professional skills development through QualU, while providing job opportunities in power systems engineering, field services, and turnkey project management.


Power your future with Qualus as a Civil Structural Engineer. In this role, the candidate will design civil infrastructure (design calculations, technical reports, permitting, etc. for the development of drainage facilities such as retention and/or detention facilities) for new and existing substations. The candidate will also design and detail mat and pier type foundations for substation structures.  Additionally, the candidate will design substation structures ranging from simple equipment supports of overhead line towers.  All work will be performed with emphasis on quality and project costs following client’s requirements and internal company’s quality control and quality assurance practices.


The candidate may also complete substation designs, as necessary.  Work will include applying applicable codes and client standards to design general arrangements, equipment and electrical layouts, elevation views, grading and fence plans, foundation plan and details, substation rigid bus arrangements, structure details, and bills of material.


  • Apply standard civil codes and techniques for substation project work with a focus on civil design including site layout, grading, storm drainage (retention and/or detention ponds), roads, and environmental (oil containment and SPCC) and governmental permitting requirements. Design may be for both new and retrofits of existing stations.
  • Develop overall conceptual design plans in the initial development phase of new projects.
  • Work with renewable energy developers and other clients with support specific to schedules and cost estimates.
  • Develop the design concept for drainage systems in accordance with established standards. 
  • Analyze and interpret public agencies regulations and procedures. 
  • Design foundations using commercially available software such as LPILE.
  • Develop steel structure models for rigid bus and equipment supports.
  • Delegating, planning, prioritizing, and reviewing the work of other engineers, designers, and drafters will be critical.
  • Perform company’s Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) processes are being followed on all design packages.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with our external business partners; Present information and respond to questions from individual or groups of clients, permitting agencies, and the general public. 
  • Direct and/or participate in client meetings/job site visits to collect or deliver design and engineering data.
  • Mentor less experienced staff on a wide range of technical and project management skills.
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines.
  • Some marketing responsibilities and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors of Science or Masters in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Proficient with drafting programs such as AutoCAD and MicroStation a plus. 
  • Experience in transmission, distribution and generating stations is a plus.
  • Must have strong analytical and computer skills. Must be able to identify necessary software to complete needed design work.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record are required


Qualus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate the unique differences of our employees because that is what drives curiosity, innovation, and the success of our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in locations where we operate.


At Qualus, we believe everyone has value; and that the diversity and inclusion among our teams is what sets us apart for optimal success. We put people first because we care. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. For details, view a copy of the Qualus Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement here.


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