Electrical Distribution Designer

Kyle, TX, US, 78640

Position Closes on April 29, 2020.

Minimum starting pay for this position is $29.81 per hour or commensurate with experience. 


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


  • 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


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 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


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




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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