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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Country:
United States
Industry:
Engineering - Electrical
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
Reference Number
6086107
ID
201527
Job Title:
Electric Utility Designer I, II or Senior
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Electric Utility Designer I, II or Senior

Texas New Mexico Power


Job Title: Electric Utility Designer I, II or Senior (Lewisville, Texas)

Date: 11/27/2018
Location: TNMP, Lewisville, TX

POSTING DEADLINE 

Applications must be submitted by December 4, 2018.

This is a series post - one position available. The successful candidate will be hired in the appropriate job level based on education and/or experience.

This position will be located in Lewisville, Texas

JOB DESCRIPTION 

DESIGNER, SR.

Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

SUMMARY: 

Under minimal supervision, designs, prepares estimates, maps and assembles construction work order packages for distribution, construction, transmission and maintenance projects applying technical and engineering knowledge. May assume lead role for designer group. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs all varieties of complex projects such as residential, commercial, industrial, large power and system improvements
  • Resolves complex complaints including large customer, large generation, industrial, commercial, PRC, and Sr. VP regarding voltage, service, and/or damages
  • Coordinates complex functions, which vary by area. Complex electric is typically large customer outages, generation design, large industrial and/or commercial projects, major system improvements, and highway relocations. Complexity in other areas involves managing the customer interface in lieu of a Project Leader on all various scopes of jobs.
  • Undertakes complex special assignments as directed
  • Prepares resource and cost estimates and assembles complex construction package
  • Teams with SDP PM for all P3 resources
  • Coordinates and assesses activities such as right-of-way, permits, environmental screening, etc., related to the project
  • Obtains permits, reviews other designers' work
  • Prepares all customer line extension contracts. Reviews other designers work as needed
  • Prepares and reviews design, obtains "as builts" from C&M department, files manually
  • May direct the reconciliation of all work orders and variance WO as needed
  • Provides training and technical assistance to other Designers, and helps establish training needs for other team members
  • Stays current on technology, policies, and procedures
  • Takes an active role in making changes to policies and technologies
  • Solves complex technical issues, multiple-tasks, and multiple projects without direction from Senior Engineers
  • Equates/trains others on the resolution
  • Assumes a lead role to other Designers and may assume role as Project Leader when necessary
  • May perform in the role of an expeditor: coordinating initial customer contact for new electric service installation, removals, relocations, generating customer line extension requests, and processing electric service/yard line orders
  • Other duties as assigned

 COMPETENCIES: 

  • Ability to interpret field notes into a design and estimate
  • Expert ability to apply engineering and technical principles by designing complex electric distribution system projects
  • Ability to work with Engineering to guarantee system reliability
  • Expertise in advanced design, for example: large commercial shopping centers with major anchor stores, industrial customers, network systems, system improvements, large subdivisions that require a system improvement to provide power involving three phase and single phase design, network systems, small commercial, large distribution, large outage, and major upgrades or redesign for joint use collocations
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects and assume the role of Project Leader using SDP for P3 work
  • Broad, applicable, advanced knowledge in electric theory and design, and code compliance with basic knowledge of the operation of the other utility where applicable
  • Extensive knowledge of established Company policies, procedures, and guidelines, including right-of-way and environmental assessment
  • Expert knowledge and experience in utility design or construction for typical projects in the department. Proposes budgets on annual basis
  • Broad knowledge of the agency rules and regulations that drive Company policies, design manual, labor database, design standards, and CU compatible units which may include DOT, PRC, NEC, NESC
  • Ability to provide sustained high levels of effective and efficient customer service, by resolving customer inquiries and/or complaints in a professional and courteous manner

QUALIFICATIONS 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with seven (7) to eight (8) years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
  • VoTech Drafting & Advanced math skills, GIS mapping, Autocad, Algebra I or equivalent experience.
  • Business needs dictate that the incumbent must routinely perform the identified tasks 75% of the time.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 


DESIGNER I

Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

SUMMARY: 

Under direct supervision, assists with the designs, estimate preparation, maps and assembles construction work order packages for distribution, construction, transmission, and maintenance projects applying some degree of technical and engineering knowledge. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the design of projects for the installation of line extensions, system reliability, and maintenance of electric facilities
  • Prepares resource and cost estimates and assembles construction package
  • Coordinates activities, such as right-of-way, permits, environmental screenings, etc., related to the project
  • Prepares and administers all customer line extension, contracts, including refunds for II and Sr. levels
  • Prepares design, obtains "as builts" from C&M department, files manually
  • May be responsible for reconciliation and closing of all work orders
  • Stays current on technology, policies, and procedures
  • Solves minor technical issues
  • May perform in the role of an expeditor: coordinating initial customer contact for new electric service installation, removals, relocations, generating customer line extension requests, and processing electric service/yard line orders
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES: 

  • Ability to interpret field notes into a design and estimate
  • Knowledge to apply engineering and technical principles by designing routine electric distribution and transmission system projects
  • General knowledge in electric theory and design, with basic knowledge of the operation of the other utility
  • Knowledge of established PNM policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in utility design or construction for similar types of projects in the department
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations that drive Company policies, which may include DOT, PRC, NEC, NESC
  • Ability to provide sustained high levels of effective and efficient customer service by resolving customer inquiries and/or complaints in a professional/courteous manner

QUALIFICATIONS 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

  • High school diploma or GED with three to five years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
  • VoTech Drafting & Advanced math skills, GIS mapping, Autocad, Algebra I or equivalent experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 


DESIGNER II

Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

SUMMARY: 

Under general supervision, designs, prepares estimates, maps and assembles construction work order packages for distribution, construction, transmission, and maintenance projects while applying technical and engineering knowledge.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs projects that consist of large subdivisions, commercial, and minor system improvements
  • Assists Senior Designer on large industrial and/or commercial projects, major system improvements, and highway relocations
  • Undertakes special assignments as directed
  • Prepares resource and cost estimates and assembles semi complex construction package
  • Coordinates activities, such as right-of-way, permits, environmental screening, etc., related to the project
  • Prepares and administers all customer line extension, contracts, including refunds for senior levels
  • Prepares design, obtains "as builts" from C&M department, files manually
  • May be responsible for reconciliation and closing of all work orders
  • Identifies variances as needed
  • Provides training, technical assistance, and performs special projects pertaining to the particular area of expertise
  • Stays current on technology, policies, and procedures and make recommendations
  • Solves and identifies semi-complex and major technical issues with minimal direction from Senior Engineers
  • May perform in the role of an expeditor: coordinating initial customer contact for new electric service installation, removals, relocations, generating customer line extension requests, and processing electric service/yard line orders
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES: 

  • Ability to interpret field notes into a design and estimate
  • Demonstrated ability to use the engineering department and technical principles by designing semi-complex electric distribution and/or transmission system projects according to policies/procedures and PRC rulings
  • Experience in advanced design, for example: large subdivisions that require a system improvement to provide power involving three-phase and single-phase design; commercial shopping centers with major anchor stores; industrial customers; system improvements; large distribution; and large outage
  • Advanced knowledge in electric theory and design, and basic knowledge of the operation of the other utility where applicable
  • Advanced knowledge of established Company policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Advanced or in depth knowledge and experience in utility design or construction for typical projects in the department
  • Understands and assists with annual budget
  • In depth knowledge of the rules and regulations that drive Company policies, which may include DOT, PRC, NEC, and NESC
  • Ability to provide sustained high levels of effective and efficient customer service, by resolving customer inquiries and/or complaints in a professional and courteous manner

QUALIFICATIONS 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

  • High school diploma or GED with five to seven years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
  • VoTech Drafting & Advanced math skills, GIS mapping, Autocad, Algebra I or equivalent experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.


SALARY RANGE 

Salary Grade: G08 - Designer Sr.
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$49,387 - $65,438 - $81,489

Salary Grade: G09 - Designer II
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$43,322 - $57,402 - $71,482

Salary Grade: G10 - Designer I
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$38,002 - $50,353 - $62,703

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT 

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

TO APPLY, go to www.pnm.com/careers and read the full job description, register, upload a resume and answer all posting questions. Deadline is no later than December 4, 2018.

 

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