Transmission Line Engineer

Transmission Engineer, Electrical Power Engineer, Electrical Interconnection Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer


Plan routes for power transmission and follow environmental regulations and laws to ensure the development does not encroach on protected land. Evaluate interconnection standards and transmission feasibility, system impact and facility studies or testing new electrical components or designs. Examine maps and GIS files to ensure that the topography is suitable for the new power system. Check for utilities to ensure proper planning. Look for environmental issues, potential engineering safety hazards, and logistical problems. Ensure maximum efficiency from the finished product. May also be on site during a building phase to watch for potential problems that may not have been obvious during the research phase. The role is a mix of office based research and reporting and construction supervision. May also include working on transmission and/or distribution systems.

Position Requirements


Digital systems design, differential equations, electrical power circuits, power transmission


Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronics engineering or related field


Ideally at least 2-3 years experience in energy transmission or distribution

Credentialing Required/Optional

PE (Professional Engineer) This is not required for entry-level engineer roles, but is required by some employers

Career Path

Position Reports To

Engineering Manager

Career path moves from this role

Sr. Engineer or Lead Engineer

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