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Stations Designer

Idaho Power
Boise, Idaho
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Under general supervision, plans, designs, and documents Station controls, Station structural, instrumentation, local service, and other systems in accordance with standard Idaho Power Stations Design and Construction processes. Designs to integrate controls, protective relays, SCADA, communications equipment, and station apparatus into a safe and reliable system.

Works within project teams to provide design support for Station control and structural projects. Optimizes design time, construction time, and project material costs by using standard modules, C.U. codes, circuits, and components.

Takes responsibility for each project from scoping through design and provides field support during construction. This includes material selection and delivery arrangements, shop fabrication, field installation, and as-build approvals and records.


  • Provides Station design functions to project teams. Coordinates design and construction with contractors. Works effectively within a project team environment to create engineering solutions for problems.
  • Identify, specify, facilitate ordering and delivery of Station construction materials. Works with Scoping team to create complete and accurate Station designs; provide Project Management with estimated costs for Station project design and construction.
  • Works closely with System Protection, Communications, Apparatus and Station Integration teams to create complete and accurate designs.
  • Participates in the advancement of Station design practices and the application of new technology. Participates in the training of Stations Engineering, Construction, and Operations personnel.
  • Performs fieldwork to plan and coordinate projects.
  • Creates new drawings and modifies existing drawings to reflect "as-built" conditions. Updates and revises all associated and related drawings and documents.
  • Locates and lays out property, easements, rights-of-way, and permits from legal descriptions (lays out traverses and establishes boundaries).
  • Assist area teams with Station equipment maintenance issues.
  • Participates in the selection and hiring of Stations personnel.
  • Works with Control Design Engineers to update the module system and Stations Design and Construction processes.
  • Coordinate with the Environmental group to mitigate wetland issues.
  • Prepare and submit storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), electronic notice of intent forms (ENOI), National pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits, and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan to each qualifying project.


Knowledge of:

  • Basic knowledge of:
    • IP's financial and property accounting systems
    • Asset Suite, MicroSoft Project, and Project InVision software
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Station control system devices, Civil, Structural, Legal descriptions, and easements
    • Station design and construction processes and practices
    • Drafting principles
    • MS Access, AutoCAD, and BC Meridian software
    • Project management processes and practices
    • Stations Engineering manual
    • Power Systems electrical engineering, design, and drafting principles
    • Operating principles of electrical power station equipment
    • The latest methods, material, and equipment used in station construction
    • The hazards and safety precautions of electrical power station work
    • Station Commissioning practices and procedures
    • Company specifications and regulations pertaining to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of station equipment  
  • Thorough knowledge of:
    • Power Systems electrical engineering and design
    • Operating principles of electrical power station equipment
    • The principles and practices of integration station IEDs and SCADA systems
    • Methods, materials, equipment, and current construction practices to install station controls, protection, structural, and communications
    • The hazards and safety precautions of electrical power station work
    • Company specifications and regulations pertaining to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of station equipment

Skills in:

  • Organizing and managing time
  • Efficient use of a personal computer utilizing MicroSoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Access
  • Efficient use of AutoCAD, and BC Meridian software

Ability to:

  • Read, understand, and prepare station electrical, structural, control, and instrumentation drawings, diagrams, and other documents
  • Use good judgment in applying established guidelines to solve work problems
  • Perform technical research to solve problems
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal and business relationships
  • Work independently
  • Use judgment and initiative in resolving common problems
  • Coordinate and manage Station designs of projects using contracted resources for design and drafting
  • Monitor contracted resource expenses
  • Manage multiple project designs simultaneously
  • Prepare comprehensive written and oral reports of problems, findings, and solutions
  • Perform concentrated detailed work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Develop and analyze alternative solutions to control and structural problems



  • Associate's Degree in related field


  • Completion of a related two-year vocational/technical training program


  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Two years of experience in a stations trade that provides experience in station design; station structural construction, instrumentation, control wiring, station protection, operations, or maintenance, or an equivalent combination of appropriate education, experience, or military training that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position.
  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days.

Completion of designated portions of the Stations Design Training Program. Additional safety related training may be required.

Travel across Idaho Power service area with occasional extended out-of-town stays. Extended hours to meet deadlines.



Safety Awareness, Adaptability, Communication, Managing Work (includes Time Management), Quality Orientation, Contributing to Team Success, Initiating Action, Applied Learning, Building Strategic Working Relationships, and Meeting Participation

To be considered for this position, please visit our website at www.idahopower.com/careers and complete our online application.

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex(including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws. If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at:
Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email: jobs@idahopower.com

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted: 2019-07-11 Expires: 2019-08-10

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