TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION 

 Mid-Level Transmission Line Engineer

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Full Time

EXPERIENCE

Mid-Level

LOCATION

North Palm Beach, FL

SALARY

Competetive

REPORTS TO

Manager, Transmission & Distrubition

JOB SUMMARY:

The selected candidate will be responsible for the detailed engineering design of high voltage (Transmission 69 -
500 kV) power line projects. These projects are to include entire new facilities, as well as major additions,
rehabilitation, replacement, clearance, and re-conductoring of existing electric power lines. The position will also
require occasional field site visits for data collection and verification.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • In either a supporting or lead role, responsible for the identification of engineering requirements.

  • As required, may function as a project lead or responsible engineer.

  • Performs tasks, and produces engineering calculations, documents, drawings, and designs for conceptual
    and detailed phases of engineering under the direction of the project lead or responsible engineer.

  • As required, may produce (or review) documents and drawings to support client requirements to support
    efforts in permitting or otherwise supporting construction and constructability requirements.

  • Reviews Vendor drawings, calculations, and specifications for design and project compliance.

  • Coordinates with the project lead or responsible engineer to determine the format and creation of project
    deliverables, documents, and drawings.

  • Coordinates with or directs others to produce supporting drawing and drafting requirements.

  • Communicates with stake holders both internally and externally to resolve and address project interfaces.

  • Applies and incorporates industry best practices, client standards and client direction into design documents
    and drawings(s).

  • Documents client interactions and changes to the project scope, schedule, or budget.

  • Periodically conducts field visits to collect data (5-10% travel).

  • Works with client and/or construction contractors to develop best design.

  • Proofs in-house engineering projects. – Attention to detail required.

  • Performs administrative tasks to support project maintenance as related to scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Complies with project requirements to support the collection and storage of electronic project files within the
    department.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-7 years of experience in designing transmission lines.

  • BS degree in civil/structural, electrical engineering, or related discipline (required).

  • EIT and PE Registration preferred.

  • Demonstrates the ability to review, understand, and apply industry standards and practices with practical
    work experience.

  • Ability and prior experience reviewing and interpreting one-line drawings or similar system level drawings.

  • Prior experience applying industry requirements and considerations for overhead transmission lines.

  • Prior experience determining and producing project deliverables for overhead transmission projects.

  • Experience and familiarity with the following standards required: NESC, ANSI-O5.1, ASCE 48, ASCE 10,
    ACI-117, and ACI-318, and OSHA.

  • Must have prior experience creating plan and profile drawings, structure framings, phasing drawings, and
    other instruments common to the utility industry.

  • Working knowledge of related disciplines and the ability to identify and discuss interface points between
    internal or external teams (e.g. ROW, Permitting, Geotechnical, Substation Design, etc.).

  • Structural design, geotechnical design, utility design, and/or prior construction experience preferred.

  • Ability to produce, or review sketches, and drawings using AutoCAD or MicroStation and/or Bluebeam.

  • Experience and ability with PLS-CADD, PLS-Pole, MS-Office family of software is required.

  • Experience with the following software packages is preferred: PLS-Tower, PLS-Caisson, MFAD, L-Pile,
    STAAD, Mathcad, and Vibrec.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Prior experience as a project lead is preferred.

OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Attend work as scheduled, for up to 8 hours at a time (which does not include a lunch break), 5 days a week, in PowerWright’s office or remote from home.

  • Prompt and regular attendance at an assigned worked location.

  • Ability to work shifts beginning as an assigned, designated start time until an assigned, designated endtime.

  • Ability to complete assigned tasks/projects in a timely manner and as specified.

  • Ability to interact with employees and customers/clients in an appropriate manner.

  • Exhibit and maintain the highest degree of professionalism in the performance of all related duties.

  • Ability to receive and understand directions from supervision and management.

TRAVEL:  This position may require travel to clients’ offices approximately 5-10% of the time. The person in this position may be required to drive an automobile. Travel may be necessary by automobile (as a driver or a passenger) or by airplane.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This job operates in a professional office environment requiring routine use of standard office equipment such as
computers, electronic devices such as tablets, printers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to clearly communicate, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk.  Manual dexterity is required. Some light physical effort required.


When travelling applicant should expect to attend meetings on an active construction site from time to time.
Employees will adhere to all client and OSHA safety requirements and should be capable of rough terrain
movement of up to 1-mile. Personal Protective Equipment in accordance with client requirements and Federal law must be worn at all times on site and a safety conscious demeanor is required.

 

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt

 

OTHER DUTIES:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. The duties of this position may change in the discretion of PowerWright and without advance notice to the employee.

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