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Utility Technical Services Project Engineer
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Ashburn, VA

Utility Technical Services Project Engineer

QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
Ashburn, VA
Expired: February 08, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

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The Utility Technical Services Project Engineer will support the continued operation of QTS utility infrastructure throughout the North American portfolio. This role will support technical services by maintaining quality operations, maintenance programs, asset control, and technical expertise. This role will interface and collaborate with many critical stakeholders, including but not limited to: Utility engagement leading utility contracting and power diligence; pre-development teams leading overall due diligence and entitlements; utility delivery teams directing transmission and substation projects; operations leaders managing day-to-day substation operations; and development team project leaders planning and building new data centers.

RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

  • Support the Utility Technical Services team with required reporting, data collection, and deliverables
  • Manage and organize documentation for utility development projects
  • Support the procurement, storage, and asset management of critical long-lead and spare equipment
  • Maintain and enforce document management standards for the Utility Development team
  • Level pricing proposals for design and commissioning services
  • Review change order requests from relevant contractors
  • Support technical engagement for utility projects
  • Support for: utility engineering, HV/MV subject matter expertise, HV/MV commissioning, utility program standards & specifications, and HV/MV infrastructure operations and maintenance program requirements
  • Collaborate with Pre-Development, Utility Delivery, Utility Engagement, Energy, Development, Legal, Sales, and especially Facility Operations to support QTS' power infrastructure

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent professional experience
  • Two or more years or more years' experience running projects or related professional experience
  • Knowledge of substation operations and equipment
  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time or as needed to support relationship building and diligence

  • Four or more years substation operations
  • Knowledge of operations & maintenance on large-scale power infrastructure
  • Technical understanding of high- and medium-voltage electrical engineering principles
  • HV relay technician and/or HV maintenance and operation experience highly valued

  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships and influence cross-discipline teams
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations at a high growth company
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and deliver high quality work in tight timeframes

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or discrimination claim.

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QTS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


QTS Realty Trust, Inc.

Ashburn, VA


Energy and Environment

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