The Utility Designer’s primary responsibility will be to evaluate residential and commercial and developer member service requirements, property details, geographic features, and existing TCEC plant and equipment to support the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, and accounting of overhead and underground electrical distribution facilities along with providing support for the branch staking team as needed. Designer will be responsible for creating CAD exhibits to reflect planned electrical facilities for service. Other responsibilities will include collaboration with Business development to ensure easement requirements are met, production of cost estimates to reflect infrastructure build out to serve developments as well as interior development electrical infrastructure costs, as well as overflow work with stakers in ESRI and daily appointments.
Essential Job Functions:
The following is a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
Coordinate with commercial customers and municipalities on design requirements and CAD exhibits as needed.
Confidence to manage and design TXDOT and municipal road widening projects and budgeted work plan.
Thorough understanding of easement requirements and documentation
Developed use of Microsoft Suite Tools (Word, Excel, Auto CAD)
Responsible to work with scheduling for initial contact with cooperative members and developers to understand electrical service requirements and evaluate existing electrical distribution facilities.
Develop proposed distribution line extension and/or upgrades, creates electronic staking sheets and perform ROW flagging/field staking of line necessary to provide the requested service.
Perform ROW field investigations, easement research, and related support as needed for project management.
Perform system inspections which will include examination/documentation of pole-line conditions, asset inventory, GPS data collection, joint use contacts, and ROW condition assessment.
Must comply with Cooperative safety rules and regulations.
Must maintain confidential information as required by Cooperative Confidentiality Policy.
Must work well in a team environment.
Perform other functions and requirements of the position as may be from time to time deemed necessary by the Manager.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Prefer Associates degree in relevant field.
Electrical Staking/Design certificate
Prefer 5+ years of experience in electric utility system design.
Knowledge of GPS equipment, field staking software, and Auto CAD, Microsoft suite products are preferred.
Preferred Abilities and Skills:
The following have been ranked the most critical skills associated with this position:
Must be able to apply engineering theory to the design of electric distribution lines.
Must be able to understand GIS mapping terminology, survey concepts, and basic ESRI concepts.
Must be able to interpret system maps, engineering drawings, and staking sheets.
Must have thorough understanding of AUTO CAD applications and have the ability to apply geographic location to site plans and subdivisions.
Must be able to use AUTO CAD tools to design subdivision infrastructure for presentation to developers.
Must have the ability to communicate municipal and TXDOT improvement needs to management in a timely and organized manner for budget analysis.
Must have basic knowledge of MS Office Suite.
Must demonstrate working ability to learn and apply basic computer, technical, and mathematical skills.
Will be required to be self-sufficient and operate independently with direction, need, and efficiency at times.
Must be able to speak and understand the English language fluently.
Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
Must possess and maintain valid Texas Driver License, minimum Class C.
Must be eligible to possess a State of Texas Notary ID.
Must be willing to travel between Keller and Aledo.
Reports To: Field Services Director and Keller Field Services Manager
External Relationships include:
Large Developers and Commercial Contacts
Internal Relationships include:
Field Services Director
Business Development Staff
Work Order Technicians
GIS Department personnel
Line Crew personnel
IT & Enterprise personnel
(Scale: Rarely = Less than 5%, Occasionally = 5% - 25%, Frequently = More than 25%)
Heavy lifting or moving of materials: Occasionally – Up to 50lbs.
Eye-hand Coordination: Frequently – Ex: Use of hand tools and computer equipment
Location: Indoor 20% of time, Outdoor 80%
Work Conditions: Occasional overtime and after-hours work as required during major events and for systems upgrades and issues. This position will be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Position may be required to work in extreme terrain conditions, including but not limited to, highway ROW, high elevations, steep canyons, and creek beds. Position may encounter contact with wildlife while on site including hazardous insects, plants, animals, and other environmental hazards. Position is subject to irregular hours based on unforeseen circumstances and requirements. Position may be subject to travel and overnight stays on location based on need. Position will travel extensively by car or truck throughout the TCEC system.