Cordoba Corporation

Electrical Engineer, Substation

Job Locations US-San Diego
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
USD $72,800.00/Yr.
USD $145,600.00/Yr.


We are seeking multiple levels of Substation Engineering experience to play a key role in our electrical engineering team. In this position, you will leverage your expertise to lead and contribute to various phases of substation design, analysis, and project execution. If you have a strong background in power systems, a proven record of accomplishment in substation engineering, and a passion for innovation, this opportunity offers the chance to make a significant impact in the field of electrical infrastructure. The key responsibilities are all subject to adjustment depending on experience.


  • Lead and manage substation design projects from concept through completion, ensuring adherence to project scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Conduct detailed technical analyses, including load flow, short-circuit, transient stability, and relay coordination studies, to ensure optimal substation performance and reliability.
  • Collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams, including project managers, construction professionals, and external stakeholders, to achieve project goals and milestones.
  • Oversee the preparation of detailed substation design drawings, specifications, and technical documentation, ensuring compliance with industry standards, codes, and regulations.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers and technicians, fostering their professional growth and development.
  • Perform on-site visits to assess existing substations, troubleshoot technical issues, and provide recommendations for upgrades, maintenance, or improvements.
  • Interface with clients and stakeholders to understand their requirements, address technical inquiries, and provide effective solutions that meet project objectives.
  • Keep abreast of industry advancements and emerging technologies, integrating innovative approaches into substation design and engineering practices.
  • Review contractor submittals, attend project meetings, and participate in technical reviews to ensure quality and accuracy of work.
  • Contribute to business development efforts by participating in proposal writing, client presentations, and identifying opportunities for project expansion.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • Years of experience in substation engineering, design, and project management.
    • Mid-Level: 5-10 years
    • Senior Level: 10+ years
  • Relay Engineer, Substation Physicals Engineer, Substation Civil Engineer are all encouraged to apply.
  • Proficiency in power systems analysis software (ETAP, PSCAD, PowerWorld, etc.) and familiarity with CAD tools (AutoCAD, MicroStation)
  • Strong understanding of industry standards (IEEE, ANSI, NEMA, IEC) and regulations pertaining to substation design and operation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting technical studies, calculations, and simulations related to substation performance and reliability.
  • Effective leadership and mentoring skills, with the ability to guide junior engineers and collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for interacting with clients, stakeholders, and project teams.
  • Problem-solving orientation and the ability to make informed decisions under pressure.
  • Proven project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.


  • Preferred: Local to San Diego, CA.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred.

Salary Range: $72,800 to $145,600.

Environment: Hybrid


Our Company

Cordoba Corporation is a nationally recognized civil engineering, construction management, program management, and planning firm. We specialize in education and facilities, transportation, and water and energy. In collaboration with our clients, Cordoba has facilitated the development of several complex and highly visible infrastructure projects throughout California.

Our efforts have resulted in national recognition from Engineering News-Record as a “top 100 construction management firm” and a “top 50 program management firm”. We are proud to share that ENR has also recently recognized Cordoba in 2018 as a “top 100 design firm” in California. Cordoba's business model has been commended for its efficiency, encouraging work dynamic, and its multifaceted approach toward projects. Many of our professionals have received praise in the media as leaders in their fields of expertise.

We have established a statewide presence throughout California. Headquartered in Los Angeles, we also have offices located in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Ramon, Chatsworth, Santa Ana, and San Diego.

Cordoba Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Cordoba Corporation expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

If you need special assistance or accommodation, please contact Cordoba Corporations HR Department at: (213) 895-0224.


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