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Power Engineers Mid-Level Distribution Designer in Columbus, Ohio

Mid-Level Distribution Designer



Department:Power Delivery Distribution Services Group VII


Mid-Level Distribution Designer

POWER Engineers, Inc. is currently seeking a Mid-Level Distribution Designer to join the Distribution Department in our Columbus, Ohio office.

Roles and Responsibilities

The qualified candidate should have previous exposure to utility standards, the ability to use typical industry design software packages as well as general construction knowledge and aptitude. The candidate will be responsible for performing designs on both overhead and underground distribution systems (4 kV to 35 kV), performing calculations, interpreting codes and standards, creating construction packages and performing quality control reviews. The candidate must be capable of working both independently and within a team framework and will be expected to deal directly with clients and therefore must have a strong command of the English language and possess good written and oral communications skills. Some travel should be expected.

Required Education/Experience

  • A two-year technical certificate or degree, prior utility design experience, or distribution line construction

  • Five (5) + years of experience in designing and/or operating overhead and underground distribution lines (4 kV through 35 kV)

  • Familiarity with distribution design software, the National Electric Safety Code, and utility best practices

  • Experience preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as, acquiring easements

  • Strong command of the English language and possess good written and oral communications skills

  • Must be able to successfully pass client's background screening process

  • A valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record

Desired Education/Experience

  • Prior utility experience

  • Exposure to utility Geographical Information Systems (GIS) such as GE Smallworld, ArcFM, DDS, DM, etc.

  • The ability to lead and direct a team of engineers, designers, and drafters

  • AutoCAD and MicroStation experience

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment.