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Electric Engineering Line Designer

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Company: City of Denton

Location: Denton, TX

Date Posted: April 29, 2014

Source: City of Denton

Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Responsible for researching technically and economically viable options when preparing designs for extensions and modifications to the electric utility distribution system. Reviewing and developing detailed written plans and studies as well as providing structural and electrical calculations, AutoCAD drawings, and appropriate documentation necessary to meet the needs and requirements of both DME and our customers.

Key Responsibilities:

* Prepares designs for distribution overhead and underground electric utility line extensions and modifications to the electrical system that include detailed structural and electrical calculations as appropriate
* Creates detailed plans, construction drawings, topographic profiles, work order layouts, maps and related drawings used in the planning, design, and construction of electric facilities; extensive utilization of PC and software applications to prepare and maintain project documentation
* Prepares working plans, specifications, and detailed drawings from rough sketches, engineering notes, verbal descriptions, surveys, previous project documents, collected field data and customer plans
* Creates ...

Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Responsible for researching technically and economically viable options when preparing designs for extensions and modifications to the electric utility distribution system. Reviewing and developing detailed written plans and studies as well as providing structural and electrical calculations, AutoCAD drawings, and appropriate documentation necessary to meet the needs and requirements of both DME and our customers.

Key Responsibilities:

* Prepares designs for distribution overhead and underground electric utility line extensions and modifications to the electrical system that include detailed structural and electrical calculations as appropriate
* Creates detailed plans, construction drawings, topographic profiles, work order layouts, maps and related drawings used in the planning, design, and construction of electric facilities; extensive utilization of PC and software applications to prepare and maintain project documentation
* Prepares working plans, specifications, and detailed drawings from rough sketches, engineering notes, verbal descriptions, surveys, previous project documents, collected field data and customer plans
* Creates and modifies AutoCAD drawings to support project designs, studies, and to help maintain electrical infrastructure records; assists with the development of fully functional applications for AutoCAD, and assists with interfacing with other utility design and GIS software
* Utilizes associated records, accounting methods, costs estimates, staking sheets, data, methodologies, technical calculations, in project designs and drawings
* Performs surveying functions such as staking lines, locating easements and rights-of-way, and gathering data necessary to prepare site profiles, profiling transmission and distribution line routes, exhibit and permit submissions; performs surveying calculations, and complete other surveying related efforts; delineates property boundaries according to legal descriptions, while considering means and date of acquisitions, possible land use restrictions, deeds, and/or other pertinent property records
* Monitor warehouse stock levels and upcoming project material demands to insure adequate stock availability. Assemble material packages for electric distribution projects in advance of construction. Consider vendor lead times and availability when placing special orders. Continue to monitor delivery and work closely with warehouse personnel and vendors. Proactively communicate with and update supervisor of material and project status.
* Assists with and insures that operational maps and records are maintained; develops new maps and records as needed to support electric system operations and engineering activities
* Assists with, helps develop, and maintains a distribution system load and fault analysis model; assists with and maintains records on system performance, system protective devices, and distribution circuit protective device coordination, identifies needs and recommends actions
* Works with and assists other utility personnel to complete necessary fieldwork and assists with producing project documents, standards, specifications, and other items as required in support of department and division responsibilities and goals
* Manages projects using a cradle to grave approach
* Prepares project close out accounting and assists with researching deviations or discrepancies
* Promotes teamwork among all electric divisions
* Utilizes teamwork concepts and ability to get along cordially with customers and co-workers
* Assists with training engineering technicians and other electric division personnel
* Assists with preparation of the annual budget; assists with monitoring and tracking spending in accordance with the department's budget and objectives
* Regular and punctual attendance

Additional Duties:

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, physics math, or in a similar but related field (May consider substituting experience listed below for part of the educational requirements. A strong background in math, effective computer use, and knowledge of electrical calculations will be required.)
* Minimum of four years electric utility design experience or in a similar construction industry (water, gas, sewer, communications)
* Extensive knowledge and utilization of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office software, spreadsheets, and familiarly using database tables and associated applications
* Experience preparing clear and concise written reports and documents
* Knowledge of surveying principles and property rights
* Experience preparing and working with easements and permits (TxDOT, railroad, and building permits)

Competencies:

* Ability to interpret and implement national electrical codes in utility project designs
* Ability to take a proactive lead project role and review technician drawings and material lists

Conditions of Employment:

* Must have a valid Class “C” Driver’s License prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class “C” driver’s license within 30 days of hire per state law)
* Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
* Must be able to work additional hours as required and when requested by supervisor
* Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs when transporting and using surveying equipment

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