Utility Distribution Designer (Remote)

Altech Services, Inc.
Columbia, MD
Jan 23, 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Full Time
Company ProfileDirect Hire opportunity to join an international engineering and consulting services firm with over 50 years in the Energy, Heavy Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Infrastructure markets. The company is the leading provider in design engineering, process safety management (PSM) implementation, construction management, asset integrity and drones and robotics.Position SummaryThe Distribution Designer will visually identify, inspect, and record equipment and different construction situations in the field, including rights-of-way. Qualified applicants will have at least 1 -2 years of Engineering Technology education or at least 3 years of experience in fieldwork or technical design drafting/utility experience in a construction environment.ResponsibilitiesApply National Electric Safety Code (NESC) Standards, Client Standards, Federal, State or Local Municipal Guidelines, and/or other applicable guidelines to complete engineering designs (Pole Replacements, Communication Space Rearrangements, Joint-Use Design) for possible joint-use or make-ready constructionAbility to analyze field collected data (including imagery) and accurately update applicable software packages for successful design implementationRegularly utilizes Client proprietary software packages or equipment to complete daily responsibilities in the engineering design workflow process, may include facilitating new attachment permitting processCommunicate with others, including co-workers and clients, to agree on the best solution for engineering designAccountable for work assigned and responsible for completing work on project schedule and within project budget while regularly communicating status with management teamFrequently communicates with Client(s) on engineering design to best determine the most cost-effective solution for their projectProvides timely and detailed documentation and support to company accounting functions for ensuring projects are on budget and appropriately accountedCan transcribe notes, use measuring devices to identify, inspect, and record the data which is found in an organized mannerWill be required to attend meetings at clients sites and regularly interact with the general public, including landowners and operatorsWORK ENVIRONMENTMay occasionally enter energized extra-high voltage substations up to 745kV and will need to coordinate with appropriate utility personnel throughout fieldingCan endure frequent driving, standing, walking (numerous miles a day), navigating (on foot or in a vehicle), and balancing objects which may weigh up to 20 pounds in congested and/or complex terrainAs needed, must be able to work in all weather conditions and in residential, commercial, and industrial areasWork is primarily office based but fieldwork may be needed throughout the engineering design processMust be willing to travel overnight or for extended periods of time, based on project assignment activities within this locationMINIMUM REQUIREMENTSHigh School Diploma or GED required with 3+ years of experience in fieldwork or a construction environment, drafting, utility experience, or technical designAssociates Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related technical discipline with 0-2 years of experience, with interest in fieldwork, or surveyingMust be an organized person who can keep data organized from start to finish on a projectAbility to prioritize work on multiple projects and effectively communicate project statusesComputer proficiency including general Microsoft Office products, design, and business enterprise softwareEffective written and oral communication at all levels within an organizational structureReasoning skills and ability to solve practical problemsMust have dependable transportation and a valid drivers license with insuranceMust be able to pass a fit for duty testPreferred QualificationsAbility to read and understand engineering drawings/schematicsWorking knowledge of electrical distribution assets and/or communication equipment constructionExperience in pole loading (Spida Calc, O-Calc, Pole Foreman, or Katapult) or other construction modeling software (AutoCAD) is beneficialKnowledge of industry utility or joint-use software (SPANS, NJUNS, IkeGPS) for make-ready engineering and construction is beneficialFamiliar with Design and Checking practices for engineering drawings and deliverablesFamiliar with Safe Work Practices and PPE applicationsBenefitsA commitment to excellence and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary, career advancement opportunities, and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, 401(k), and supplemental insurance.An Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO/AA/M-F-V-D that seeks diversity among its employees. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.Powered by JazzHRuR2RZfNZ5G

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