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Distribution Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Description:Currently, we have an opportunity for Distribution Engineer for electric utility design engineering.Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will have an interest in developing construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Distribution systems may be in an OH, UG, or URD environment. Work packages will be developed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems.Project work will require performing engineering calculations that may include: structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, transformer sizing, voltage drop and flicker, and coordination of protective devices. Assignments may also include: preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, development of a BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements. Work assignments will include travelling by motor vehicle to various project locations located throughout the area to conduct field investigations.Qualifications:
    • Bachelors of Science degree is required (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, or Industrial Engineering is preferred) and 2+ years of prior relevant experience or Master's degree with less than 2 years: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering. Additional experience may be considered in place of degree.
    • Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and client construction standards
    • Experience with GIS, and DDS Design Software
    • Experience using CAD tools
    • Experience with software such as: PoleForeman, SPIDACalc, OCalc, SAP, Microstation
    • Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting
    • Must be able to lift 20 pounds
    • Must be able to walk up to 2 miles on unpaved surfaces
    • Candidate must provide their own reliable transportationo (Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:
      • Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT)
      • Professional Engineer License (PE)
      • Project Management Professional (PMP)
      • Technical & non-technical training opportunities
      • Mentorship ProgramIn this role, you can also expect to gain
        • NESC expertise
        • Electrical Power Calculations
        • GIS design training
        • Time management and organizational skillsNo two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies".Leidos is a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms
          • Leidos is growing! Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.PowerDeliveryPDSDLINEPay Range:

Keywords: Leidos, Houston , Distribution Engineer, Professions , Houston, Texas

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