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About David Evans and Associates, Inc.

At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) our philosophy is "To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best."  Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA Inc. has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA Inc.’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 20 offices and employs approximately 1000 people firm wide. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.

Join our fun and growing team, and let DEA support you in your pursuit of success. Work in an environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration, where expectations are clearly defined through effective communication, where teams are accountable to the results and process, where trust in your team breeds shared success, and where initiative and creativity are rewarded.  Be part of what defines our future.

Protection and Controls Engineer / Project Manager

Job Code: 1882
Employment Type: REG
Location Search: New Mexico, Albuquerque, Oregon, Corvallis, Washington, Vancouver


TriAxis, a division of DEA, has an immediate opening for a Protection and Controls Engineer / Project Manager (P&C Engineer) who can be located in our Albuquerque, NM, Corvallis, OR, or Vancouver, WA offices. The Protection and Controls Engineer / Project Manager’s primary focus will be as a Project Manager with a focus on project development and marketing to the local electric cooperatives, renewable generation developers, nationwide electrical contractors, Native American utility authorities, and large regional utilities.  This individual should be skilled in all aspects of substation design and preparation of bidding and construction documents—ability to perform detailed design of medium to extra high voltage substations to include rigid bus design and calculations, conduit and cable sizing/routing, grounding design, physical layouts, selection of substation equipment, protection and control design and wiring diagrams, writing of substation equipment specifications, construction cost estimates, project scheduling, and QA/QC of design documents/deliverables.

Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for the design, calculations, and execution of substation outdoor electrical designs
  • Lead a team of engineers and technicians in utility substation design
  • Manage Projects—maintain technical, budget, and schedule performance
  • Develop scopes of work, design cost estimates, and prepare proposals for new projects
  • Communicate successfully with diverse clientele
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with clients, contractors, and vendors
  • Developing design proposals and managing design projects
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and contractors
  • Ability to provide training, direction, and technical leadership to staff

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university
  • Professional Engineering License
  • 10-15 years of electrical engineering experience
  • Recent experience with business development and winning projects
  • Knowledge of substation protection & control design theories and applications
  • Knowledge of operation and design of substation SCADA and Telecom systems
  • Ability to supervise the use of CAD tools and review the design products
  • Understanding of transmission line design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university with a focus on Power System Studies
  • Outdoor physical substation design
  • Experience working on projects for large utilities


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off/Holiday Pay
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Owner Ship Program (ESOP)
  • Profit Sharing Plan

TriAxis Jobs with DEA:

TriAxis is a well-respected electrical engineering consulting firm, providing design engineering and study services to a variety of clients, primarily utilities and generation companies.  From its offices in Corvallis, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, and Albuquerque, New Mexico the TriAxis staff has worked together for over 25 years serving many long-term northwest utility clients, investor-owned electric utilities, and renewable energy clients.  TriAxis offers a dedicated team of creative people who work together to understand client needs, provide creative thinking and technical excellence, and deliver extraordinary service that exceeds expectations.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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