|The Design Technician performs the tasks associated with preparing construction-ready design drawings for both developer/customer and Client construction personnel. The designs must comply with Client design, construction, and maintenance standards, as well as the current National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). The Design Technician is responsible for preparing electric construction prints using Microstation and/or AutoCAD. They may also be asked to secure municipal construction permits, tracking easement acquisition with the Client Land Department, ordering materials required for successful completion of job construction; and closing field installation records of distribution jobs.|
1. Produces design drawings using Microstation or AutoCAD software, maps, exhibits, and reports from notes, aerial and satellite photography, marked prints, digital data source, verbal/written instructions, calculations, or rough field sketches.
2. Maintains Smallworld GIS database, including Schematic and Field Installation Records (FIR).
3. Under the direction of a Designer or Design Consultant, the Design Technician produces all design drawings in accordance with Client requirements for clearances and line design, construction, and maintenance standards.
4. Interprets, extracts, validates, and integrates engineering and geographic data from internal and external customers, engineers, and analysts to construct the required products.
5. Performs pre-defined engineering calculations per distribution design, construction, and maintenance policies, procedures, and standards.
6. Submits appropriate permit requests to municipalities and other governmental agencies.
7. Submits requests for equipment inspections, surface locate, potholes, survey, and easement
acquisition/verification to all necessary Client departments.
9. Creates material list based upon construction ready prints and submits for review.
10. Performs field checks and verifies accuracy of maps, exhibits, and records.
11. Determines detail requirements on minor designs for distribution system and supports design function of major projects.
12. Performs other duties that may be assigned.
|EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:|
Experience in one of the following areas: CAD Technician, Multi-Skilled Designer (MSD), Design Technician, GIS Technician, Engineering Technician or other related experience.
Civil Drafting and Microstation experience preferred.
Broad technical knowledge of electric systems operations, design, construction, and maintenance.
Management of multiple assignments and competing priorities for concurrent jobs to meet deadlines even in stressful environments.
Ability to ensure compliance with GIS standards, Client Design and Construction Standards, Distribution Design policies and procedures, operational requirements, and practices.
Knowledge and skills to operate computer-based applications and geographic information systems; including the ability to utilize software associated with design, construction, and maintenance activities.
Strong commitment to customer service and interpersonal skills. Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; represents his/her own interests while maintaining fairness; seen as a team player and has the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external customers.
Ability to verify the accuracy of information and work product to provide quality work consistently; provides usable information on a timely basis to others who need to act on it; carefully monitors the details and quality of own and others' work; expresses concern that things be done right, thoroughly, and precisely; completes all work according to the procedures and standards.
Ability to understand and manage business situations in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome, including the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions; knowledge and understanding of the organization.
Ability to make quality, timely decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
Ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can relay messages that have the desired effect.
Demonstrates good receptive language processing skills through active listening and appropriate responses.
Ability to pick up on technical concepts; can learn new skills; and is good at learning new industry, company, product, and technical knowledge.
Ability to read and understand electrical facilities and geographic maps, aerial photographs, engineering designs, surveys, graphics, and charts; able to read and plot complex legal descriptions and measure or calculate irregular land areas and units of property.