Electrical Distribution Designer, Associate

Austin, TX, US, 78736

Position will remain open until filled. 

$26.92 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 the design of residential, commercial, industrial, overhead and underground electric distribution facilities in support of the Cooperative's strategic initiatives. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities-

  • Ensure the safety and reliability of Joint Use entities
  • Accompany designers and meet with members, developers and contractors, consultants and government entities to discuss the process and procedures for supplying electric power
  • Research, acquire record, prepare and verify required overhead or URD easements
  • Research to ensure customer deed information is correct and updated
  • Check right of way easements and obtain permits, if required
  • Obtain road crossing permits
  • Notify warehouse of material/transformer requirements
  • Assist designers with notification to the Meter Shop of Current Transformer Trans Socket requirements
  • Assist designers in creating designs and materials lists for overhead and underground distribution facilities
  • Draw new distribution facilities within the Global Information System
  • Assist in requesting vegetation clearing or trimming from the Vegetation Maintenance Department
  • Assist the planners with sending joint use letters
  • Inspect overhead and URD line extensions
  • Assist with the preparation of cost estimates for new line extensions and relocations
  • Learn to utilize survey measurements such as prisms, theodolites and measuring equipment, chain saws and assorted tools
  • Coordinate with other departments, i.e., right of way, construction, department planners and pole contacts
  • Learn, interpret, adhere to and enforce company policies, i.e., Safety, Line Extension and the National Electric Safety Code
  • Prepare small scale distribution design with supervision
  • Provide proper and routine maintenance and care for assigned vehicles and tools
  • 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 mathematics
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems


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

  • High School Diploma
  • 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 will be subject to rough terrain and inclement weather
  • The employee may be required to be trained in the proper use of chain saws and hand tools
  • 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 50 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • 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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