Currently, we have an opportunity for Distribution Engineer for electric utility design engineering.
The successful candidate will have an interest in developing construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Distribution systems may be in an OH, UG, or URD environment. Work packages will be developed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems.
Project work will require performing engineering calculations that may include: structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, transformer sizing, voltage drop and flicker, and coordination of protective devices. Assignments may also include: preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, development of a BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements. Work assignments will include travelling by motor vehicle to various project locations located throughout the area to conduct field investigations.
High School Diploma and 1-2 years of prior relevant experience: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering
Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and client construction standards
Experience with BOUD or GE Smallworld
Experience using CAD tools
Experience with software such as: PoleForeman, SAP, Microstation
Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting
Must be able to lift 20 pounds
Must be able to walk up to 2 miles on unpaved surfaces
Candidate must provide their own reliable transportation
(Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)
Additional Preferred Qualifications (Nice to have, but not required):
Experience with distribution design: reconductoring projects, voltage conversion projects, distribution automation projects, new business projects
Fundamentals of Engineer certification
Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills
Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations
Ability to work with limited supervision
Ability to work effectively in teams.
Professional dress and demeanor
10%-30% Field Inspections
60%-80% Engineering and development of design packages for construction crews
10% Performing administrative tasks, planning, and/or customer follow-up
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Engineering Technologist
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