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Substation Design Engineer
Title:Substation Design Engineer
Location:Madison, WI

Realtime Utility Engineers, Inc. (RUE) is a leading electrical engineering firm, providing high voltage substation and transmission line design as well as engineering services to electric utilities and private developers.  Founded in 1994, our mission is to drive positive change through our power delivery solutions enhancing the standard of living in the communities we serve.  With our continued growth and expansion nationwide, our team strives to be North America’s most respected power delivery solutions provider known for our quality and reliable service.

Core Values:

  • Commitment to Excellence: We approach each day with grit and fortitude to achieve excellence in all of our daily interactions.
  • Integrity: We expect noble intent in all interactions by being ethical, open, and honest.
  • Teamwork: We support and respect each other's efforts by working together to provide the best possible outcomes.
  • Adaptability: We are flexible and adapt to new delivery methods and willing to take measured risk.
  • Balance: We recognize and respect the necessity to cultivate balance in our lives while providing impeccable service.
  • Safety: Safety is the core that all our values center around. We will find a solution for every customer, but we will find the option that protects our people, our customers and our communities. We focus on safety excellence because safety brings you home.


The Substation Design Engineer is responsible for the successful delivery of substation engineering projects that meet the technical requirements of the projects, adhere to all necessary codes, are of the highest quality, and meet or exceed the schedule and budget needs of the projects. They will be part of a team that creates all the physical drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, and all associated reports, specs, and material list that go into substation packages.

Key Competencies:

  • Individual Performance – Consistently performs work that meets or exceeds goals, expectations, quality standards and client requirements.  Strives for excellence by seeking challenges, self-development, improving knowledge and skills.
  • Results – Achieves positive results by problem solving, setting goals and priorities, has high standards for delivering an excellent work product.
  • Customer focus – is driven to maintain a solid relationship with clients thru the execution of work of the highest quality, meeting project schedules, and has a clear understanding and belief that for the Company to be successful and grow – clients must see us as their top consultant in the industry. 
  • Technical expertise – Possesses, and continually seeks to improve, sound technical and professional knowledge and skills. 
  • Communication – Demonstrates effective communication through active listening, presentation skills, and strong verbal and written skills.
  • Teamwork – works hard and efficiently within a team to achieve group goals; takes the          interests of others into consideration when taking action and is respected and trusted by others.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Electrical, Civil or Structural engineering, or a related field from an accredited university.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience engineering substations or transmission lines.
  • EIT (first part of professional licensing) is preferred
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of applicable engineering codes
  • Excellent communication skills working with clients and other employees
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills

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