Manager, Substation Protection & Control Engineering

Lead the Substation Protection & Control Engineering team in Tahoe Vista, CA. Join Liberty to manage substation installations, mentor junior engineers, and ensure compliance with industry standards.

Tahoe Vista, CA, United States  UTC-08:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   USD 130k–195k   27 days ago

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it.


Manage and coordinate the design of all Substation installations and modifications. Responsible to effectively plan, organize, budget, direct, control and lead engineering, design and capital planning activities associated with expansion and refurbishment of substation facilities. Leads the development of manpower, manhour and labor cost requirements for project and monitors actuals to estimate comparisons. Responsible for performance management, mentoring and training of junior engineers. Creates and maintains productive relationships with organizations both within and external to Engineering. Must be able to balance priorities, handle multiple assignments and take decisive action


  • Support Substation Operations personnel to solve detailed and complex system problems with innovative solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance to internal and external project teams for adherence to organizational design standards and industry best practices
  • Lead, oversee, review, and approve the work of the Substation Engineering department to ensure professional-level output of short circuit studies, relay settings, substation control drawings, and other necessary deliverables
  • Improve overall department performance through continuous training, detailed instruction, professional development, and purposeful motivation of Protection Engineering personnel.
  • Organize and prioritize the work of the Substation Engineering department and assigned resources to follow projected capital project construction and in-service milestones.
  • Develop and manage department O&M budget to approved budget levels
  • Collaborate with NERC Compliance department and monitor regulatory and standardizing bodies to maintain familiarity with applicable protection requirements.
  • Lead and oversee the Substation Engineering department in root causal analysis, corrective action planning, and submission of any applicable NERC-data reporting for system events.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of electric utility substation engineering or related experience


$129,773 - $194,659 per year

  • Liberty considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education, training and skills, and geographic location.

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About the role

Jun 24, 2024

Full Time


Dec 11, 2024


USD 130k–195k


Tahoe Vista, CA, United States

8+ years


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