Substation Electrical Engineer in Training - Billings

$60,000 - $72,000 yearly
  • Cushing Terrell
  • Billings, MT, USA
  • Jul 01, 2024
Full time Design Engineering Entry Level

Job Description


Join us to design places that make a difference

As a Cushing Terrell team member, you will create built environments that push the boundaries of cutting-edge design and contribute to thriving communities. You will join a multidisciplinary team of talented engineers, architects, designers, planners, and business professionals who work across 13 office locations as well as remotely throughout the United States. Our vision is to shape a new world using knowledge and creativity to educate, enlighten, delight, unite, preserve, sustain, and forever improve.

As an Substation Electrical Engineer in Training, you will learn the basics of BIM and Revit and AutoCAD aided drafting and electrical design. This position will gain an understanding of the applicable codes and regulations that govern our industry and how to apply calculations required for determining a wide range of engineering solutions.  An Electrical EIT will apply this knowledge in the design of electrical power substations and distribution lines.  This position will learn how to read and understand one-line diagrams, relaying diagrams, control schematics, structural plans and elevations, grounding plans, site plans and produce construction specifications and contract documents.

Qualifications* you will bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher education in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications
  • 0 - 3 years of job-related experience
  • Sitting for the FE or a Current EIT certification
  • Basic knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Office
  • Competent mathematical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

*Did you know that some people hold back on applying to jobs if they don’t meet 100% of the listed requirements? We don’t want you to hold back! If you don’t check every single point above but still feel like you could successfully do the work, we encourage you to apply! 

As a Team Member at Cushing Terrell, you will*…

  • Under the supervision of an experienced engineer apply basic design criteria, prepare, and change drawings.
  • Develop a basic understanding of the National Electrical Safety Code sections for Grounding, Electrical Supply Stations and Overhead and Underground Distribution Lines.  
  • Develop competence in the application of the National Electrical Code with a basic understanding of wire sizing, conduit types and sizing, grounding, clearance requirements, etc.
  • Develop understanding of one-line diagrams, metering and relaying diagrams, control schematics, grounding plans, physical plans and elevations, and construction specifications. 

*The majority of the time a person in this role will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist, and reach. On occasion, individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys.

Your pay

The salary for this position is based on the location/s posted. If you are a candidate living outside of (this region/these regions), we still encourage you to apply as salary ranges may differ across states/cities/job markets.

  • Expected Range*:  $60,000 to $72,000 based on Billings, MT
  • The position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus

*The actual salary offered for the role will be determined based on a variety of factors including but not limited to; years of experience, licensure status, location, level of job-related knowledge, and other job-related factors (as permitted by law). 

Why Cushing Terrell?

Cushing Terrell offers excellent, competitive employee benefits, such as a nationwide High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with HSA, dental, and vision coverage for both you and eligible dependents. A 401(k)/Roth retirement plan with a 5% employer match.  8 paid holidays and PTO accrual. Professional and personal growth are equally important to us; we offer advancement opportunities and are committed to continuing education and mentorship opportunities for all of our team members.

Cushing Terrell’s Work Smart Program is a flexible work arrangement designed to acknowledge and embrace flexibility in our work environments and preferences. While we prefer that our team enjoy the benefits of in-office work collaboration, team members in most roles, with more than 3 years of professional experience may have flexibility to work remotely, a hybrid schedule, or 100% in the office.

View our Employee Benefits Guide for more information.


Cushing Terrell is committed to pursuing, achieving, and preserving a culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion – within our firm, partnerships, communities, and the places we design. We are invested in expanding awareness of different lived experiences, building capacity for understanding and mutual respect, and implementing practices that uphold our commitments.        

Cushing Terrell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, age, color, religious creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, military status or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.          

If you need assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with us, please call 406.248.7455. We will review requests for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. If you are having difficulty applying through an external website, please visit          

We look forward to hearing from you!