Get Into Energy Jobs

Job Information

EnergyUnited Distribution Designer in Cornelius, North Carolina

Distribution Designer

Cornelius, NC

Job Description

Who is EnergyUnited?

Our mission is to deliver reliable energy at competitive prices. We serve over 130,000 members throughout our 19-county territory who rely on us every day to keep the power on and that isn’t something we take lightly!

Our team is the best in the industry and if you are looking to work for a company with core values like Safety, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence, then look no further. We’ve been in the power services business for over 80 years, and we know a thing or two about what it takes to be successful!

Would you like to join our team of dedicated professionals? We have immediate openings for two talented, hardworking individuals to join our team as a Distribution Designer in our Cornelius office! All levels of experience are welcome to apply as the job title will be determined based on the level of skills you have accomplished at the time of hire. A perfect candidate for this position would be someone who:

  • Places safety as top priority when working

  • Collaborates effectively with team members

  • Enjoys analyzing and troubleshooting power service issues

  • Values the cooperative business model

  • Fosters an attitude of innovation and efficiency

What can EnergyUnited do for you? Working here you will:

  • Work with a team of highly talented individuals in which to learn and grow

  • Collaborate with us as we strive to improve the quality of life for our members and the communities’ we serve

  • Enjoy the family atmosphere of our work teams

  • Deliver results by using your skill set to find solutions

  • Be challenged to do your very best work each and every day

  • Seize opportunities for training and career growth

How can you benefit EnergyUnited? In this role you will:

  • Plan, as far ahead as possible, work to be done in such areas as staking, securing right-of-way easements, and relations with other utilities, government agencies, and departments.

  • Be responsible for seeing that the designs are completed in such a manner as to provide a proper balance between safe and reliable service and economical cost of construction.

  • Assist in the design, coordination, and construction of projects and to assist in the preparation of engineering and operations documents.

  • Prepare cost estimates for line construction and relocations.

  • Be responsible for procuring encroachments/permits required for the district construction program.

  • Receive and field check joint use requests of Cooperative facilities by other utilities. Report attachments not in compliance with specifications to the Region Line Manager.

  • Receive/Review requests for removal of joint use facilities and determine if valid.

  • Submit requests to other utilities for joint use of their facilities. Check construction for compliance with contract agreements.

  • Design and assist in the coordination of small system improvement jobs.

  • Coordinate staking line relocations with State, Federal, and County Highway Engineers. Prepare plans and estimates for billing purposes in accordance with DOT specifications.

  • Design and coordinate the construction of small single-phase subdivisions, developments.

  • Stake, coordinate, and assist in the closing of work plan construction projects in the region.

  • Work with the Warehouse and contract construction crews to build and close out all work plan construction projects assigned for a time period.

Skills & Requirements

To be Considered for the Position, you should have:

  • High school graduate or equivalent. An ASET (Associates of Science in Electric or Electronics Technology) or comparable degree from an accredited institution or field closely related to electricity, civil or electrical engineering, or drafting strongly preferred.

  • Three (3) to Ten (10) years related job experience.

  • Experience with a rural electric construction crew and/or position of distribution designer desired.

  • Electrical design experience overhead and underground and secondary/primary or a related field is desired and preferred.

  • Knowledge of aspects of electric power distribution line construction, overhead and underground, primary and secondary, and pertinent construction specifications to include RUS construction units and specifications preferred.

  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code.

  • Knowledge of electrical theory in order to properly size conductors and transformers preferred.

  • Knowledgeable of load analysis and load balancing for new load to ensure system balancing preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to make sound decisions from observations and carry out instructions.

  • Proficient in MS Office Applications.

  • Possess and maintain a valid NC driver’s license with safe driving record.

  • A certified Notary Public in the state of North Carolina within one year of employment.

More About this position:

  • Must live within a twenty (20) mile radius of the respective assigned reporting office location.

  • This position is classified as non-exempt and is eligible for overtime.

  • This position is classified as hybrid - which is an agreement that allows the employee to work at home and in the EnergyUnited Cornelius office.

As a federal contractor subject to the nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations of Executive Order 11246, as amended, and its implementing regulations, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and its implementing regulations at 41 CFR § 60-741, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended, and its implementing regulations at 41 CFR § 60-300, EnergyUnited EMC (hereinafter referred to as "the Cooperative"), with the full support of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), reaffirms that it will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, or status as a protected veteran.