Designer I, II, Sr (Friendswood, TX)

PNM Resources
Published
September 16, 2022
Location
Friendswood, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

POSTING DEADLINE

This position is posted until filled.

DEPARTMENT

Department: STE Distribution Engineering

JOB DESCRIPTION

Designer I

Salary Grade: G10

Minimum Midpoint Maximum

$44,728 - $59,265 - $73,801

SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision, assists with the designs, estimate preparation, maps and assembles construction work order packages for distribution, construction, transmission, and maintenance projects applying some degree of technical and engineering knowledge.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assists in the design of projects for the installation of line extensions, system reliability, and maintenance of electric facilities
* Prepares resource and cost estimates and assembles construction package
* Coordinates activities, such as right-of-way, permits, environmental screenings, etc., related to the project
* Prepares and administers all customer line extension, contracts, including refunds for II and Sr. levels
* Prepares design, obtains "as builts" from C&M department, files manually
* May be responsible for reconciliation and closing of all work orders
* Stays current on technology, policies, and procedures
* Solves minor technical issues
* May perform in the role of an expeditor: coordinating initial customer contact for new electric service installation, removals, relocations, generating customer line extension requests, and processing electric service/yard line orders
* Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES:

* Ability to interpret field notes into a design and estimate
* Knowledge to apply engineering and technical principles by designing routine electric distribution and transmission system projects
* General knowledge in electric theory and design, with basic knowledge of the operation of the other utility
* Knowledge of established PNM policies, procedures, and guidelines
* Demonstrated knowledge and experience in utility design or construction for similar types of projects in the department
* Knowledge of the rules and regulations that drive Company policies, which may include DOT, PRC, NEC, NESC
* Ability to provide sustained high levels of effective and efficient customer service by resolving customer inquiries and/or complaints in a professional/courteous manner

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

* High school diploma or GED with three to five years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
* VoTech Drafting & Advanced math skills, GIS mapping, Autocad, Algebra I or equivalent experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

* Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
* Actively participates in customer meetings
* Successfully communicates with customers on simple projects

COMPUTER SKILLS:

* One to two years functional working knowledge of personal computers
* Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software
* Knowledge of PNMs current computer systems, (i.e. AM/FM, Banner, PassPort, Amigo, and PAWS)

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

* Basic ability to solve practical engineering and design problems.
* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

* Job assignments typically require algebra, and may require trigonometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Regularly required to sit up to 1/2 to 2/3 of the time.
* Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

* Office and/or field environment.
* Certain areas of the Company may require extensive field work and exposure to the environment in all weather conditions.

DEGREES:

HS Diploma or Gen Ed Diploma

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:

Driver's License (Required)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Designer II

Salary Grade: G09

Minimum Midpoint Maximum

$50,991 - $67,562 - $84,134

SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, designs, prepares estimates, maps and assembles construction work order packages for distribution, construction, transmission, and maintenance projects while applying technical and engineering knowledge.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Designs projects that consist of large subdivisions, commercial, and minor system improvements
* Assists Senior Designer on large industrial and/or commercial projects, major system improvements, and highway relocations
* Undertakes special assignments as directed
* Prepares resource and cost estimates and assembles semi complex construction package
* Coordinates activities, such as right-of-way, permits, environmental screening, etc., related to the project
* Prepares and administers all customer line extension, contracts, including refunds for senior levels
* Prepares design, obtains "as builts" from C&M department, files manually
* May be responsible for reconciliation and closing of all work orders
* Identifies variances as needed
* Provides training, technical assistance, and performs special projects pertaining to the particular area of expertise
* Stays current on technology, policies, and procedures and make recommendations
* Solves and identifies semi-complex and major technical issues with minimal direction from Senior Engineers
* May perform in the role of an expeditor: coordinating initial customer contact for new electric service installation, removals, relocations, generating customer line extension requests, and processing electric service/yard line orders
* Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES:

* Ability to interpret field notes into a design and estimate
* Demonstrated ability to use the engineering department and technical principles by designing semi-complex electric distribution and/or transmission system projects according to policies/procedures and PRC rulings
* Experience in advanced design, for example: large subdivisions that require a system improvement to provide power involving three-phase and single-phase design; commercial shopping centers with major anchor stores; industrial customers; system improvements; large distribution; and large outage
* Advanced knowledge in electric theory and design, and basic knowledge of the operation of the other utility where applicable
* Advanced knowledge of established Company policies, procedures, and guidelines
* Advanced or in depth knowledge and experience in utility design or construction for typical projects in the department
* Understands and assists with annual budget
* In depth knowledge of the rules and regulations that drive Company policies, which may include DOT, PRC, NEC, and NESC
* Ability to provide sustained high levels of effective and efficient customer service, by resolving customer inquiries and/or complaints in a professional and courteous manner

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

* High school diploma or GED with five to seven years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
* VoTech Drafting & Advanced math skills, GIS mapping, Autocad, Algebra I or equivalent experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

* Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
* Ability to write reports and business correspondence
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
* Actively participates in customer meetings
* Successfully communicates with customers on medium or semi-complex projects and negotiates resolutions

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

* Job assignments typically require algebra, and may require trigonometry

COMPUTER SKILLS:

* Two to five years of in-depth working knowledge of personal computers, knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software
* Knowledge of PNMs current computer systems, (i.e. AM/FM, Banner, PassPort, PAWS, Amigo)

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

* Intermediate ability to solve semi-complex practical engineering and design problems with some technical direction from Senior Engineers.
* Ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Regularly required to sit up to 1/2 to 2/3 of the time.
* Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office and/or field environment. May require extensive fieldwork and exposure to the environment in all weather conditions.

DEGREES:

HS Diploma or Gen Ed Diploma

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:

Driver's License (Required)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Designer Sr

Salary Grade: G08

Minimum Midpoint Maximum

$58,128 - $77,021 - $95,912

SUMMARY:

Under minimal supervision, designs, prepares estimates, maps and assembles construction work order packages for distribution, construction, transmission and maintenance projects applying technical and engineering knowledge. May assume lead role for designer group.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Designs all varieties of complex projects such as residential, commercial, industrial, large power and system improvements
* Resolves complex complaints including large customer, large generation, industrial, commercial, PRC, and Sr. VP regarding voltage, service, and/or damages
* Coordinates complex functions, which vary by area.
* Complex electric is typically large customer outages, generation design, large industrial and/or commercial projects, major system improvements, and highway relocations.
* Complexity in other areas involves managing the customer interface in lieu of a Project Leader on all various scopes of jobs.
* Undertakes complex special assignments as directed
* Prepares resource and cost estimates and assembles complex construction package
* Teams with SDP PM for all P3 resources
* Coordinates and assesses activities such as right-of-way, permits, environmental screening, etc., related to the project
* Obtains permits, reviews other designers' work
* Prepares all customer line extension contracts.
* Reviews other designers work as needed
* Prepares and reviews design, obtains "as builts" from C&M department, files manually
* May direct the reconciliation of all work orders and variance WO as needed
* Provides training and technical assistance to other Designers, and helps establish training needs for other team members
* Stays current on technology, policies, and procedures
* Takes an active role in making changes to policies and technologies
* Solves complex technical issues, multiple-tasks, and multiple projects without direction from Senior Engineers
* Equates/trains others on the resolution
* Assumes a lead role to other Designers and may assume role as Project Leader when necessary
* May perform in the role of an expeditor: coordinating initial customer contact for new electric service installation, removals, relocations, generating customer line extension requests, and processing electric service/yard line orders
* Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES:

* Ability to interpret field notes into a design and estimate
* Expert ability to apply engineering and technical principles by designing complex electric distribution system projects
* Ability to work with Engineering to guarantee system reliability
* Expertise in advanced design, for example: large commercial shopping centers with major anchor stores, industrial customers, network systems, system improvements, large subdivisions that require a system improvement to provide power involving three phase and single phase design, network systems, small commercial, large distribution, large outage, and major upgrades or redesign for joint use collocations
* Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects and assume the role of Project Leader using SDP for P3 work
* Broad, applicable, advanced knowledge in electric theory and design, and code compliance with basic knowledge of the operation of the other utility where applicable
* Extensive knowledge of established Company policies, procedures, and guidelines, including right-of-way and environmental assessment
* Expert knowledge and experience in utility design or construction for typical projects in the department. Proposes budgets on annual basis
* Broad knowledge of the agency rules and regulations that drive Company policies, design manual, labor database, design standards, and CU compatible units which may include DOT, PRC, NEC, NESC
* Ability to provide sustained high levels of effective and efficient customer service, by resolving customer inquiries and/or complaints in a professional and courteous manner

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

* High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with seven to eight years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
* VoTech Drafting & Advanced math skills, GIS mapping, Autocad, Algebra I or equivalent experience.
* Business needs dictate that the incumbent must routinely perform the identified tasks 75% of the time.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

* Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
* Actively participates in customer meetings
* Successfully communicates with customers on large and complex projects
* Negotiates company position

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

* Job assignments typically require algebra, and may require trigonometry

COMPUTER SKILLS:

* Five or more years of broad working knowledge of personal computers
* Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software
* In depth knowledge of PNM's current computer systems, (i.e. AM/FM, Banner, PassPort, Amigo, Powerplant and PAWS)

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

* Advanced ability to solve practical engineering and design problems with minimal technical direction from Senior Engineers.
* Ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
* In-depth networking with other internal departments.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time.
* Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

* Office and/or field environment.
* Certain areas of the Company may require extensive field work and exposure to the environment in all weather conditions.
* Promotions are based on business need for duties to be performed, in addition to employee qualifications.

DEGREES:

HS Diploma or Gen Ed Diploma

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:

Driver's License (Required)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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