18 days old

Distribution Designer I or II

Idaho Power
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Distribution Designer I or II

Tracking Code 1022
Job Location Twin Falls, Idaho
Wage $30.96 - $43.27 (Non-Exempt)
Application Deadline 08/12/2019

JOB DESCRIPTION
Level I

The distribution designer coordinates, plans, and designs line extensions and rebuilding of infrastructure for overhead and underground power lines. As a member of a team, meets with internal and external customers, including contractors and developers, to determine needs, negotiate conflicts or clarify issues, and communicate policies and procedures for line design options, rates, tariffs, and cost information. Based on customer needs and company practices, designs basic line routes and schedules projects. Prepares work orders, collects and processes fees.

 

Level II

The distribution designer coordinates, plans, and designs line extensions and rebuilding of infrastructure for overhead and underground power lines. As a member of a team, meets with internal and external customers, including contractors and developers, to determine needs, negotiate conflicts or clarify issues, and communicate policies and procedures for line design options, rates, tariffs, and cost information. Based on customer needs and company practices, designs basic line routes and schedules projects. Prepares work orders, collects and processes fees.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Lines core processes of new business operations, emergency response, and unplanned maintenance
  • Electrical distribution facilities, operating and protective systems
  • Line construction methods, materials, standards, and equipment
  • Financial requirements including Rule H, regulations, and rules
  • Surveying practices, legal property descriptions, permitting requirements, work order reconciliation, and applicable safety rules

 

Skills in:

  • Professional interpersonal communication including verbal, written and telephone etiquette
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Personal computers including commonly used applications, and AutoCAD/AUD
  • Math and algebra
  • Organization and project management

 

Ability to:

  • Read and understand construction drawings and plat, feeder, and work order maps
  • Assists with performing land and construction surveying and preparing easements with appropriate legal descriptions
  • Gather information, organize, schedule, and design distribution facilities
  • Calculate voltage drop/flicker, fault current, clearance, conductor sag, and tension requirements
  • Perform vehicle inspections
  • Determine when to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work overtime at supervisor's discretion


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Level I

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED

 

Experience:

  • Four years of electric utility experience in relevant field operations, construction support or drafting/mapping and completion of the Idaho Power Pre-Distribution Designer Program OR two years’ design experience in the utility or construction industry OR experience as a Journeyman Lineman OR completion of Idaho Power Lineman Apprentice Program through Level 7

 

Prefer:

  • Utility field operations experience

 

Level II

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED

 

Experience:

  • Four years electric utility line design OR experience as a Journeyman Lineman with one year of design experience OR two ½ years of experience as an IPC Distribution Designer I with a successful promotional assessment OR is currently an IPC Journeyman Lineman

 

Prefer:

  • Utility distribution construction experience


Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position
  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The distribution designer coordinates, plans, and designs line extensions and rebuilding of infrastructure for overhead and underground power lines. Hiking upon uneven and sometimes steep terrain of up to 1 mile is performed occasionally, including navigation over/around fences. Bending/stooping, kneeling, and crouching are required on an occasional basis. Lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 lbs. and shoveling and trimming of vegetation is required occasionally to open manhole covers, McCarten vault lids, junction boxes, and pad mount transformers. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Additional safety related training may be required. Attend training on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on changing rules and regulations.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Physical ability to work in the field up to 40 percent of the time on uneven terrain or within proximity of energized lines. Performs maintenance work by maneuvering hot sticks and fiberglass measuring sticks, which requires up to 50 pounds of exertional force above the shoulder. Open pad mounts on transformers, which requires up to 50 pounds of exertional force. Occasionally lift and carry office supplies and/or equipment such as boxes of copy paper weighing up to 50 pounds, and other awkward items that require special handling.

 

COMPETENCIES

Communication, Decision Making, Managing Work, Safety Focus, Building Customer Loyalty, and Work Standards.


To be considered for this position, please visit our website at www.idahopower.com/careers and complete our online application.

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex(including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws. If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at:
Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email: jobs@idahopower.com

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted: 2019-07-29 Expires: 2019-08-28

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