Distribution Designer

Ref No. BHN538177
Salary $28 - $36/hour
Location Houston, Texas
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


This Electric Distribution Designer will support distribution design/engineering of projects being implemented among various clients in multiple states.


Distribution Designer

The Job

The role of Distribution Designer will support distribution design/engineering of projects being implemented among our clients in multiple states. The position will produce electric distribution field designs, staking of distribution facilities, project estimation and preparation of construction prints using electronic design/estimation software in accordance with the client's standards of construction and specifications.

Required Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Stay updated with the changing technologies, work planning, and design methodologies associated with Electric Distribution Design
  • Ensure adherence to client standards to develop detailed scoping and engineering plans for projects
  • Recognize electric distribution framing and components 4kV through 35kV, to initiate designs for construction or reconstruction of both overhead and underground distribution facilities
  • Perform distribution line design calculations for structure loading, guying, geometric angle calculations, conductor sag interpretation, unitized framing design, construction practices and construction safety guidelines using industry tools and methods
  • Assist Right of Way group to secure easements, right of entry requests, and permitting on an as needed basis
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and time constraints of work product
  • Partner with subject matter experts input into the scoping such as (Project Management, DOC, Data Maintenance, Planning, Operations, Transmission)
  • Possess strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills and able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Accountable for the resolution of technical engineering conflicts that affect cost, schedule quality or customer satisfaction
  • Able to mentor and/or train other staff members to transfer personal design knowledge to others
  • Ensure the integration of safety, reliability, operability, constructability, and configuration management practices into final products/designs/processes
  • Proficient with the use of a laptop computer, and related software programs including, MS Outlook, MS Excel, and MS Word
  • Strong skills of time management, organizational and multi-tasking
  • Able to work outdoors extended hours, walk and carry hammers, stakes, lathes, etc. for the purpose of laying out staking for Electric Distribution Design over and across various terrain, and travel, including overnight stays

Desired Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Knowledge of Entergy's GDT system and experience Maximo, MicroStation, and/or AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with the NESC and its applications to electric distribution line design.
  • Familiarity of the operation and maintenance of electrical distribution systems.
  • Familiarity of joint construction and electric utility best practices.
  • Prefer the ability to interpret property line boundary, topographic surveys, as-built surveys, construction staking, ROW staking and collection of geospatial points.
  • Familiarity with the procedures for permit acquisition involving TxDOT, City, County, State and Federal applications.
  • Use of surveying equipment and gathering of geospatial points is a plus, but not required.

Requirements Include:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass background check and drug screening and possess a current Texas Driver's License with an insurable driving record.
  • Relevant work experience

Preferences Include:

  • Associates degree or certificate in Electric Power Technology with a minimum of one (1) year experience or three (3) years prior experience with electric distribution design and estimation.


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