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Electrical Distribution Designer

Kyle, TX, US, 78640

Position open until filled

Position Summary:

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


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


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, & Licensure):

  • 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




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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