Onshore Substation Tech Lead



Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Massachusetts, United States of America

Job Family Group:

Discipline Engineering

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

August 7, 2023

Business unit:

Downstream and Renewables

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Technical Lead, Onshore Substation (Gas Insulated) to be part of the team, and support with managing the onshore substation technical works for the Atlantic Shores’ 1,510 MW Project 1. This team member will manage all engineering and other technical related tasks associated with implementing the onshore substations from concept to Installation and pre-commissioning. The location for this role is flexible within the US.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC (Atlantic Shores), a 50:50 partnership between Shell New Energies US and EDF Renewables. Atlantic Shores is comprised of purpose-driven professionals dedicated to delivering its 5+ gigawatt offshore wind portfolio, strategically positioned to meet the growing demands of multiple east coast markets including New York and New Jersey.

Atlantic Shores has three offshore wind energy lease areas totaling more than 262,000 acres under active development and is the largest offshore wind project in the State of New Jersey and the third largest project awarded in the United States. Construction will begin in 2024 and first power is expected in 2027. Project 1 will generate enough clean energy to power more than 700,000 homes and bring $848 million in guaranteed local economic benefits to the state. For more information on Atlantic Shores, please visit atlanticshoreswind.com.


  • Serves as subject matter expert on onshore substation and support mentoring for other electrical engineers

  • In collaboration with the Package lead coordinates work deliverables and priorities for the engineers within the project team

  • Lead the technical interfaces with other technical, development, and commercial teams to ensure communication of required inputs and outputs

  • Lead engineering assurance for the package, including presenting to management on project progress and ahead of decision gates

  • Lead the electrical engineering work for onshore substation from FEED to detailed design up to the installation and commissioning of the project

  • Provide design guidance and technical verification of the onshore substation package design, including definition of employer’s requirements and technical specifications, guidance inputs for the design, fabrication, transportation, installation, and commissioning phases

  • Keeps safety as first and foremost priority on projects design, contracting and execution

  • Ensure that the team's requirements and specifications meet industry standards while being forward thinking and innovative

  • Ensure that quality processes are controlled and respected for the onshore substation package

  • Coordinate technical support for projects services, including scheduling, risk management and costs estimates

  • Collaborate with the development team in all phases of projects, to ensure that they develop competitive and optimal projects, including during the BOEM process and other federal, state, and municipal permits and stakeholders’ engagement

  • Collaborate with the commercial team, including support for tendering and execution of RFI, RFP and preparation of proposals

  • Responsible for technical aspects of contract negotiating, drafting and review, technical documents or technical and financial proposals

  • Responsible for identification and definition of interface responsibility matrix related to the cable packages


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field required

  • Knowledge of offshore wind energy production, demonstrated experience in onshore substation engineering, design, installation and commissioning

  • Ability to travel for 3-5 days at a time to coordinate with technical teams, perform site visits, attend conferences, or meet with partners as needed

  • Comfortable boarding vessels to visit offshore projects

The base salary range for this position is $146,000.00 - $218,000.00 per year. Individual pay will be based on various factors, such as relevant work experience, education, certifications, skill level, seniority, and internal equity.

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents. Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives. For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays. Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at https://www.shell.us/careers/about-careers-at-shell/rewards-and-benefits.html.

Reasonable Accommodations:

Reasonable accommodations may be provided by Atlantic Shores to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Equal Opportunity:

Atlantic Shores commits to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the renewable energy sector by cultivating an environment deeply rooted in respect and inclusivity.

By embracing individual uniqueness and differences in perspective we aim to create a safe space for all employees regardless of race, sex, age, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.



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