Distribution Planner, Lead

Austin, TX, US, 78736

Position will remain open until filled.

$36.85 Minimum Starting Base Pay* + KPI Bonuses + Competitive Benefits

Qualifications may warrant greater starting base pay within the full pay range.  Individual base pay is determined by experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training.


Position Summary-

This position is responsible for providing technical leadership and training for the Planning Department for construction and maintenance projects in coordination with various departments and external entities throughout the planning, construction and reconciliation process.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities-

  • Oversee the administrative functions of the Electrical Distribution Planning Department to ensure that customer requests are handled accurately and in a timely manner
  • Serve as GIS Power User for the Electrical Distribution Planning Department
  • Provide assistance and training to ensure the accuracy of Cooperative facilities to support the outage management software
  • Support all users in their GIS tasks and work as part of the GIS Power User team to determine best practices, communicate updates
  • Perform as-build tasks of financially reconciling and closing work orders and service orders
  • Facilitate work flow process and interactions with the Construction and Service Departments to ensure timely release of projects for construction
  • Negotiate and serve as the intermediary between developers, builders and explain Cooperative polices and procedures that affect their service requests
  • Facilitate pre-development and pre-construction meetings with members, developers and government entities
  • Oversee the work of the office administrative or customer service employees to ensure adherence to quality, standards, deadlines and proper procedures, correcting errors or problems
  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving escalated complaints or disputes
  • Teach and instruct employees in job duties and company policies
  • Assist in developing and reviewing operating procedures
  • Establish work priorities and activities
  • Work closely with the Designer Lead to ensure both groups are efficient and meeting the needs of members
  • Draw, edit, identify and monitor data within Geographic Information System to ensure accuracy, connectivity and traceability through installation and maintenance processes.
  • Process work orders for closing to include, verification of labor dollars, purchase orders, and material costs.
  • Coordinate with Electrical Utility Designers in the design process to ensure that all required documentation is provided to the member for project approval and Contribution in Aid to Construction invoicing
  • Work with state, city and county governmental agencies to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Assist switching, tracing and phasing to ensure the Geographic Information System database is correct within the Outage Management System
  • Create requisitions and receive on invoices
  • Create various types of maps for new construction and maintenance projects through the ArcMap software.
  • Review and approve cost estimates and correspondence to members, builders, and developers
  • Process applications and payments for new service
  • Communicate Cooperative policies and procedures relating to the establishment of new service, upgrades, relocations, and security lights
  • Communicate with internal and external customers through entire construction process.
  • Coordinate location of underground utility locates with DIGTESS
  • Enter and update information within NiSC Smart Track for all district projects
  • Prepare construction work orders for release, including contracts, easements, permits and cost estimates
  • Create and issue service requests for various tasks to include temporary and permanent metering, tree trimming and service upgrades
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned.


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities- None


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of NISC
  • Knowledge of GIS software
  • Knowledge of ArcMap software
  • Knowledge of Accounting and Purchasing
  • Knowledge of distribution standards
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in managing changing priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems


Minimum Qualifications- (Education, Experience, Certification & Licensing)-

  • Associate degree AND
  • Five years of directly related experience AND
  • One year in a leadership or project lead capacity OR
  • High School Diploma or equivalent AND
  • Seven years of directly related experience, AND
  • One year in a leadership or project lead capacity
  • Valid Driver’s License


Physical Demands and Work Environment-

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • This position is primarily in an office environment
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week


This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.


Pedernales Electric Cooperative will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Pedernales Electric Cooperative will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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