Utility Distribution Designer-Baltimore, MD

Position Overview:

KDM Engineering is searching for a Utility Distribution Designer to perform detailed designs of overhead and /or underground electric and telecommunication utility systems. This work includes the preparation of field notes, drawings, specifications, and estimates for review and approval by the Senior Design staff client Design staff and engineers.

Job Responsibilities:

• Design and prepare independently, construction documents related to overhead, underground facilities associated with electric distribution systems and telecommunication networks and infrastructure following client standards, guides, specifications, and procedures.
• Contact landowners and/or their agents, to obtain appropriate permissions and approvals for new utility infrastructure to be installed.
• Apply the client’s standards, guidelines, specifications, practices and procedures or appropriate industry standards in preparing layouts of overhead and/or underground electric distribution facilities and telecommunication facilities.
• Prepare design sketches, cost estimates, bill of materials and any other required documents and reports for construction and maintenance projects.
• Prepare and submit required reports and correspondence.
• Utilize client and Company information systems to track and update design activities.
• Have a working knowledge of the practices and procedures pertaining to technical matters in electric distribution design.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Electric Distribution Design

• Electrical Engineering
• GIS Systems (GE Smallworld/BGE Atlas/PEPCO GWD/ARC/ESRI applications)
• Work Management Systems (Asset Suite 8, WMIS, Passport)
• MicroStation or AutoCAD
• Rights of Way, easements, and Permitting
• Pole Loading/Conductor Sag analysis (Pole foreman/O-Calc/SpidaCalc)
• Preparation of cost estimates, specifications, evaluations, and requisitions.
• Perform distribution system design calculations.
• Coordinate design deliverables to meet project schedules.
• Acquire field data necessary to prepare the appropriate design
• NESC clearance and loading specifications
• Plan and Profile Design

Telecommunication Design

• Fiber Optic/Coaxial/Copper communication infrastructure
• GIS Systems (MapInfo/GE Smallworld/ARC/ESRI applications)
• MicroStation or AutoCAD
• Rights of Way, easements, and Permitting
• Pole attachment applications / Make Ready process
• Strand Mapping
• Coordinate design deliverables to meet project schedules.
• Acquire field data necessary to prepare the appropriate design
• NESC clearance and loading specifications
• Plan and Profile Design
• Route Analysis

Required Experience:

• 2+ years experience in Utility Design & underground cable and Conduit experience.
• Ability to handle contacts with clients and other agencies in connection with project design responsibilities.
• Excellent written and oral communication
• Familiarity with basic computer software and operating systems.
• Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering (or related field) from an accredited college or university preferred, but not required. Management may consider other education and work experience to be acceptable for appointment to this position.

About KDM Engineering:

KDM Engineering is a W/MBE engineering consulting firm specializing in primary distribution design in the Chicagoland area. Our core staff has over 25 years of design and project management experience, combined. We have our WBDC & CMSDC certifications as well as our professional certifications through the State of Illinois. Our aim is to provide our clients with excellent project support, a high attention to detail, and great customer service.

If the above description sounds like you and fits your background, we invite you to apply to join KDM Engineering today! We’d love to meet you!

Benefits & Top Reasons to Work for Us:

• Competitive base salary
• Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
• 401(k) plan with substantial company match
• PTO, company paid holidays and great work/life balance
• Fun and Flexible work environment that puts people first
• Dynamic leadership team that are experts in their field

Equal Employment Opportunity:
KDM Engineering strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


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