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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
Engineering - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Distribution Designer / STAKING Engineer

Distribution Designer / STAKING Engineer

Connexus Energy provides electric service to 130,000+ customer-members in a 7-county area just north of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota.  We are proud of our exceptional rankings in service reliability and customer service;
and seek an individual who can help us continue to achieve outstanding results.

Do you want to put your attention to detail and experience to good use supporting our Design team?  Our Distribution Designers are key problem-solvers that plan, design, and coordinate projects for the construction of overhead and underground distribution facilities.  Work will include new construction as well as modifications to the system.  The goal
is to provide excellent customer service and distribute reliable, safe and economical power for our members.

Key Responsibilities & Results:

  • Design, stake and coordinate projects to meet NESC and Connexus Energy standards, specifications and all applicable codes
  • Prioritize work to ensure system designs result in a reliable, cost effective distribution system
  • Operate computer software applications to aid in preparing construction work orders
  • Maintain job notes, statuses and other information
  • Communicate effectively with and between internal and external customers
  • Meet with customers as necessary to address concerns and questions
  • Interpret construction plans and design to avoid conflict with other utilities and proposed construction work

Required Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:

  • Two-year technical degree in Electrical Technology, GIS, Project Management or Construction AND
    Two plus years’ of experience in electrical utility design


Four-year Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Project Management, Construction, Business or related field

  • Working knowledge of MS Office, and related systems
  • Highly effective communication and innovative problem solving skills
  • Current and valid Minnesota driver’s license

Preferred Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:

  • Knowledge of construction standards, materials, and technical codes
  • Experience in distribution design, construction or related field experience in an electrical utility
  • Five plus years' experience in electrical utility design
  • Working knowledge of GIS systems
  • Line design certification

Additional Data

The application review process will begin on March 26, 2019, and will continue until filled.


This position offers a competitive wage and an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability insurance, 401(k), tuition reimbursement.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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