Lead Designer – Electrical Distribution

Alpha 3 is seeking a Lead Designer to support electrical distribution projects. The Lead Designer will apply knowledge and experience to analyze, evaluate, and create new designs and drawings and revise existing designs and drawings for electrical distribution systems. Responsibilities will include field survey, sketches, CADD, and GIS design. The Lead Designer will use knowledge of components, arrangements, and standards to complete design packages for aerial and underground electric distribution lines and provide guidance to other designers.

Required qualifications include:

  • Associates Degree in the design of electric distribution systems

  • 10+ years of experience in the design of electric utility distribution systems

  • Knowledge of electric utility distribution systems including familiarity with physical characteristics, access, connection, and support requirements for poles, conductors, pad-mounted and pole-mounted transformers, disconnects, reclosers, and similar equipment.

  • Utility distribution project experience, including:

    •      Familiarity with clearance requirements

    •      Experience in preparing construction traffic control plans

    •      Knowledge of common network configurations and components

    •      Knowledge of electrical codes including NEC and NESC

    •      Knowledge of CADD and GIS tools

  • Familiarity with establishing drafting software settings and maintaining CADD standards

  • Ability to understand and incorporate comments and feedback

  • Ability to adapt to various client drafting standards and procedures

  • Ability to work on a team and on multiple projects

  • Excellent communication skills to coordinate with utility and interface with engineers and vendors

  • Personal time management skills and ability to adhere to deadlines

  • Attention to detail and pride in work product quality