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Electrical Distribution Designer, Sr

Kyle, TX, US, 78640

Position Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for advanced design of residential, commercial, industrial, overhead and underground electric distribution facilities.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate closely with key stakeholders including members, developers, consultants, contractors, and government entities to discuss the process and procedures for supplying electric power
  • Research, acquire, record and verify easement information
  • Implement and manage solution from conceptualization through planning and construction, to project completion and financial reconciliation
  • Develop overall master plan for major residential and commercial projects exceeding 7,000 lots total build out
  • Obtain right of way permits from various counties and state entities
  • Coordinate with Pole Contacts department for installation or removal of attachments
  • Coordinate with Vegetation Management department for ROW and easement clearing
  • Evaluate environmental constraints and identify project requirements, i.e., permits, easements, aesthetics, fees, etc.
  • Assess load requirements for each individual project and transformer based on members need.
  • Research new material specifications and resolve basic material issues
  • Knowledge of security, roadway, and other lighting design practices
  • Perform complex power system calculations: voltage drop, equipment sizing, etc.
  • Interpret survey data, plan, deed information and engineered construction drawings
  • Develop master system plans for future growth in large developments
  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software
  • Edit within Global Information System to assure accuracy and connectivity
  • Prepare easements and exhibits, including property descriptions, record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches and plats
  • Confer with engineers, consultants, and others about CIP projects due to growth and overload along with road widening projects
  • Coordinate with right of way, construction crews, department planners and pole contacts departments
  • Coordinate pre-development and pre-construction meetings with all involved departments and personnel
  • Act as first contact between line construction crews and land owners regarding existing line and easements
  • Read and interpret blueprints, specifications, warning labels, etc.
  • Serve as the primary contact for the customer during the construction process
  • Generate sub-division design and system implementation
  • Make presentations to councils and neighborhood groups regarding overall plan and costs
  • Prepare large scale distribution design with minimal supervision
  • Conduct construction pre and post inspections

 

Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:    May provide technical direction to others  

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and budgeting
  • 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 specification book
  • Knowledge of current Joint Use Agreements, Rates and Language
  • Knowledge with construction materials and warehousing methods
  • Knowledge of Pole Foreman
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code, National Electric Safety Code specifications, EPA, and OSHA codes
  • Knowledge of the Cooperative’s Specification and Safety Manuals
  • Knowledge of basic principles in property rights and easement acquisition
  • Knowledge of construction practices
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to create work orders and purchase orders in NiSC
  • Ability to draw and edit in GIS mapping
  • 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, & Licensure):

  • Associate’s Degree in a field related to electric utility distribution power design AND
  • Five years of directly related experience
  • Directly related work experience may substitute for education
  • High School Diploma or equivalent AND
  • Seven years of directly related experience
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
 

 

 

 

 

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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