American Electric Power Designer Sr-Designer Prin in Roanoke, Virginia

Title Designer Sr-Designer Prin

Auto req ID 16309BR

Location Roanoke, VA

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Energy/Utilities

Relocation No

Job Description Job Description: P&C Designer Sr. or Principal - supporting APCo PCE Team

Relevant education and experience will be used to determine the appropriate salary and salary grade. Position is physically located in Roanoke, Virginia.

Job Summary: Responsible for the preparation of study layouts, designs, check drawings, as well as performing other design and engineering work as defined or directed. Prepare study layouts, designs, and original working drawings in accordance with AEP standard practice. Check designs for strength or conformity to accepted standards and methods. Check manufacturers' prints and shop drawings and other drawings necessary to coordinate work with that of others and with the overall design. Prepare and check bills of material when required. Specify and write purchase requisitions when required. Perform mathematical calculations required to accomplish assigned work. Proficiency in the use of computer aided design software. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software. Work with other organizations of the Company to coordinate the work and assure that it is performed in a safe and efficient manner. Assist employees of equal or higher classification as required.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Create, revise and maintain engineering and record drawings, and sketches.

  • Support the creation, revision, and maintenance of facilities and equipment documents; including but not limited to construction, equipment, property documents and records.

  • Obtain information required to perform work from verbal communication, sketches, marked drawings, listings, field notes, vendors' catalogs and technical reference manuals and site visits.

  • Perform mathematical calculations required to accomplish assigned work.

  • Proficiency in the use of computer aided design software.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software.

  • Work with other organizations of the Company to coordinate the work and assure that it is performed in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Read vendors' prints, shop and other drawings and equipment operating instructions, and incorporate that information into the work being performed.

  • Assist in training AEP employees in basic skills of the position.

  • Principal level candidates must be prepared to take on design for the most challenging and complex projects in the workplan, including 765KV work, and retrofits involving electromechanical relays.

  • Principal level candidates will also be responsible for mentoring newer or lesser-experienced employees, to include participation in the PCE Mentorship program, one-on-one technical meetings, and lessons-learned submissions to the PCE newsletter.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

Designer Senior : Associate degree in applied science (AAS) drafting and computer aided design (CAD) or in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering technology, with 4years of relevant equivalent experience. Must be familiar with conventional drafting symbols and drafting methods and have the ability to distinguish colors.

Note: Some noted requirements are mutually exclusive with regard to each specific discipline.

Equivalent experience without AAS degree – high school graduate and 8 years of experience in electric utility and/or related industrial drafting and/or computer aided drafting work.

Designer Principal : Associate degree in applied science (AAS) drafting and computer aided design (CAD) or in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering technology, with 7 years of relevant equivalent experience. Must be familiar with conventional drafting symbols and drafting methods and have the ability to distinguish colors.

Equivalent experience without AAS degree – high school graduate and 10 years of experience in electric utility and/or related industrial drafting and/or computer aided drafting work.

Additional Information: Must be familiar with conventional drafting symbols and drafting methods and have the ability to distinguish colors.

Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. Must meet all vehicle operation requirements as designated by federal and/or state law. This position may require shift work or overtime. Occasional overnight travel to and work within a substation or power plant environment in obedience to all safety regulations and use of personal protection equipment.

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