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Transmission Line Design Engineer / Virginia, USA

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Location: Virginia, USA
Salary:$90000.00 - $115000.00 per annum
Responsibilities * Design and analyze overhead transmission lines. This includes designing for appropriate clearances, structure spotting (in PLS-CADD or by other tools), structural design and analysis (in PLS-POLE or by hand calculations), in collaboration with other engineers, technicians, and client personnel * Manage individual projects effectively and lead a project team of technicians on larger efforts * Create material breakdown sheets and develop construction bid packages and assist in estimating job costs * Travel to project sites to gather design information make assessments of existing systems, provide technical advice, direct and assist construction crews, if necessary * Maintain current and working knowledge of applicable codes and standards (i.e. RUS, NESC, ASCE) * Prepare, review and stamp documents and drawings (i.e. specifications, design criteria, construction documents, and as-builts) * Develop proposals (scope of work, estimate, etc.) * Develop, maintain and improve relationships with clients * Stay informed of client, industry, and company news and developments * Learn and remain aware of the services and skills offered by all departments within the company * Align company capabilities with the needs of existing and potential clients find opportunities to offer additional relevant services Skills and Qualifications * A BS in Civil or Mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited university * 5+ years of experience in electric utility transmission and distribution line design * Professional Engineer (P.E.) or EIT certified (passed FE Exam) with the intent to pursue P.E. license * Knowledge of foundation design concepts and software including MFAD and LPILE (preferred) * Ability to communicate effectively and honestly, both written and verbal, to clients and colleagues * The ability and willingness to travel approximately 30% annually * The ability and willingness to work extended hours to meet project deadlines * Attention to detail * Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems * Strong organizational skills * Integrity - the P&D way of doing business and as a professional engineer * Knowledge - utility systems, power line design, leadership * Service-oriented attitude * Initiative, self-sufficiency, and a strong desire to learn and train others * Attention to safety and the welfare of co-workers and clients * Familiarity with analysis tools such as Poleforeman, SPIDAcalc (a plus) * Proficiency with Microsoft® Office (required), and Office 365 and SharePoint (preferred) The Candidate may be asked to work extended hours occasionally to meet project deadlines. Candidates must pass a background check prior to employment.

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