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Electrical Distribution Designer

Cedar Park, TX, US, 78613

Minimun starting pay for this position is $28.92 per hour or commensurate with experience. 


PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Cedar Park District Office – 1949 West Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613


Position open until filled. 



Position Summary

DISTRIBUTION DESIGNER : This position is responsible for the design of residential, commercial, industrial, overhead and underground electric distribution facilities. POLE CONTACT DESIGNER: This position requires advanced understanding and demonstrated ability to apply engineering fundamentals, utility policy and procedures to process requests for Joint Use of the Cooperative’s facilities. This position is responsible for ensuring safety and reliability for Joint Use entities.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Meet with members, developers and contractors, consultants, and government entities to discuss the process and procedures for supplying electric power. Meet as required to completion of distribution projects.
    • Research, acquire record, prepare, and verify required overhead or URD easements.
    • Notarize easements as necessary per customer request.
    • Research to ensure customer deed information is correct and up dated.
    • Check ROW easements. Obtain ROW permits if called for.
    • Obtain road crossing permits.
    • Assess load requirements to size correct transformer. Notify warehouse of material/ transformer requirements.
    • Notify Meter shop of CT or Trans Socket requirements.
    • Read and interpret blue prints and specifications.
    • Create designs and materials lists for overhead and underground distribution facilities
    • Review as builds. Correct as needed.
    • Edit GIS to ensure accuracy and connectivity.
    • Draw new distribution facilities within the Global Information System
    • Call locates to insure equipment can be installed at location.
    • Request vegetation clearing or trimming from Vegetation Maintenance Department.
    • Investigate customer complaints. Determine problem and recommend solution(s).
    • Send joint use letters
    • Inspect Overhead and URD line extensions.
    • Prepare cost estimates for new line extensions and relocations.
    • Oversee project(s). Ensure projects are completed to specifications on time, and within budget.
    • Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches and plats
    • Utilize surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites and measuring equipment, chain saws and assorted tools
    • Coordinate with right of way, construction crews, department planners and pole contacts departments
    • Interpret, adhere to and enforce the company safety policy, the Line Extension Policy and the National Electric Safety Code
    • Prepare small scale distribution design with minimal supervision
    • Provide proper and routine maintenance and care for assigned vehicles and tools
    • Stay abreast of advances in technology
    • Process Pole Attachment Permits including field verification inspections for new attachments
    • Ensure telecommunication attachers are in compliance with National Electric Safety Code, state law, and Cooperative standards
    • Coordinate and monitor projects, working directly with other Cooperative departments/districts, attaching entities, and construction contractors
    • Perform pre and post inspections for joint use
    • Work with Engineering personnel on load calculations
    • Provide information to support staff for the preparation of “make ready” costs
    • Draw or provide input to support staff to draw construction jobs
    • Inspecting facilities for safety issues including compliance with NESC, condition of Cooperative facilities, contractor and telecommunication attacher working environment
    • Stay abreast of advances in technology



• Maintain the security of confidential information

• Stay abreast of advances in technology

• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance

• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.




Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities





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 the National Electrical Code and the National Electric Safety Code requirements relevant to distribution design issues
  • Knowledge of mathematics.
  • Knowledge of the cooperatives distribution design and construction practices
  • Knowledge of utility service guidelines and policies
  • Knowledge of power system components, functions, ratings and limitations
  • Knowledge of roadway, security and other lighting design practices
  • Knowledge of Utility Center
  • Knowledge of specification book and the cooperative’s line extension policy
  • Knowledge of PEC Safety Manual
  • 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)

  • Associate’s Degree in a field related to electric utility distribution and power design OR
  • HS Diploma or equivalent AND
  • Three years of directly related work experience
  • Valid Texas 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 is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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