Senior Electric Distribution Designer ( Utility )


San Antonio, TX

Industry: Business Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 373 days ago

Job Description

The Sr. Distribution Designer performs complex detailed design of overhead and /or underground electric distribution systems.

Working alongside Lead Engineer to Design and prepare independently, construction orders related to overhead and underground facilities associated with electric distribution systems applying the prescribed standards, guides, specification, and procedures.

The Senior Designer will coordinate internal design and CAD Technician resources to meet project deadlines. Project-based supervision of design staff and resource allocation of internal skills to achieve goals is a responsibility that will be periodically assigned to this role.

Direct assigned project to meet project schedule by performing the following:

  • Prepare manual or computer assisted design and construction drawings of a complex nature
  • Perform design services requiring a full understanding of drawings, specifications, and industry and client standards
  • Preparation of cost estimates, specifications, evaluations, and requisitions.
  • Perform distribution system design calculations.
  • Contact landowners and/or their agents, to negotiate agreement of Rights of Way (easements) for proposed utility equipment. Obtain necessary contact and tax map information for easement processing.
  • Apply the client's standards, guidelines, specifications, practices and procedures or appropriate industry standards in preparing layouts of overhead and/or underground electric distribution facilities.
  • Prepare design sketches, cost estimates, bill of materials and any other required documents and reports for construction and maintenance projects.
  • Perform load studies on distribution transformers, investigate circuit overloads and voltage complaints to determine necessary corrective action.
  • Prepare and submit required reports and correspondence.
  • Utilize client and Company information systems to track and update design activities.
  • Direct, mentor, train, and Quality check the work of less experienced Designers or any level of Distribution Analysts.



Required Skills and Experience:

  • AS Degree in Electrical, Civil Engineering or Technology, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or experience with GIS systems preferably Smallworld or GWD and CADD systems (AutoCad).
  • 7 - 10 years of utility distribution design experience with a utility or consulting engineering firm with demonstrated project capability.
  • Ability to handle contacts with clients and other agencies in connection with project design responsibilities.
  • Ability to follow prescribed standards and procedures.
  • Shall have demonstrated leadership and technical capability to perform to job responsibilities.
  • DEG management may consider other education and work experience to be acceptable for appointment to this position.