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Staff Distribution Designer

Detroit, MI 48201

Posted: 09/20/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 474067 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

  • Our client  is looking for a Distribution Designer to perform distribution line design on a variety of utility projects.
  • This position offers the opportunity to challenge and grow yourself professionally within Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine' s top-ranked Transmission & Distribution practice.
  • Be on the cutting edge of new technologies and engineering practices in the T&D engineering space.
  • The Distribution Designer will work within our Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Global Practice to perform the following duties:
  • Responsible for the design of low to medium voltage (2.4-120kV) distribution and subtransmission lines using CADD.
  • Prepare construction documents including plan and profile drawings for overhead and underground electric distribution, fiber optic and telecommunications facilities.
  • Provide field support during construction
  • Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practices, but may involve a variety of complex features.
  • Requires general knowledge of precedents in specialty areas and familiarity with basic principles and practices in related specialties.
  • May coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments.
  • This position requires an experienced and competent individual capable of successfully solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Assist project manager to develop scope of work and conceptual design for the projects.
  • Communicate and coordinate project activities with project manager, client, and others as needed.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of ones work.
  • Other duties will be assigned as required.
  • Bachelor' s degree in drafting technology or related field and seven years related experience or associate' s degree and eight years related experience or nine years progressive detailing and design experience. (Bachelor' s degree in ANY Engineering field is NOT allowed for this role except for Engineering Technology).
  • Advanced understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Excel to develop the design deliverables.
  • Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs.
  • Advanced ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings.
  • Advanced knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.
  • Advanced knowledge in the theory and practices of assigned discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others including, but not limited to Project Managers, Engineers and Designers in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail
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