Electric Underground/Overhead Distribution Designer

M And S Engineering Spring Branch , TX 78070

Posted 2 months ago

M&S Engineering, LLC seeks qualified candidates that are highly organized, energetic, self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as a team for the position of Electric Underground/Overhead Distribution Designer. The position will produce electric distribution field designs, staking of distribution facilities, project estimation and preparation of construction prints using electronic design/estimation software in accordance with the clients standards of construction and specification.

This position will report to the office and is not remote.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Perform cost estimates, plan material needs and follow up on progress on projects from inception to completion.

  • Interface regularly with contractors, engineers, developers, customers, and consultants

  • Coordinate closely with key stakeholders to discuss the process and procedures for supplying electric power

  • Research, acquire, record, and verify easement information

  • Implement and manage solution from conceptualization through planning and construction, to project completion and financial reconciliation

  • Evaluate environmental constraints and identify projects requirements, i.e., permits, easements, aesthetics, fees, etc.

  • Research new material specifications and resolve basic material issues

  • Perform complex power system calculations: voltage drop, equipment sizing, etc.

  • Interpret survey data, plan, deed information, and engineered construction drawings

  • Develop master system plans for future growth in large developments

  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software

  • Edit within Global Information System (GIS) to assure accuracy and connectivity

  • Prepare easements and exhibits, including property descriptions, record survey measurements, and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and plats

  • Coordinate pre-development and pre-construction meetings with all involved departments and personnel

  • Act as first contact between line construction crews and landowners regarding existing line and easements

  • Read and interpret blueprints, specifications, warning labels, etc.

  • Make presentations to councils and neighborhood groups regarding overall plan and costs

  • Prepare large scale distribution design with minimal supervision

  • Conduct construction pre and post inspections

  • Interpret, adhere to, and enforce the company safety policy, and the National Electric Safety Code and National Electric Code

  • Maintain the security of confidential information


  • Associate Degree in a field related to electric utility distribution power design AND 3 years of directly related experience OR High School Diploma/GED AND 5 years of directly related experience

  • Valid Drivers License and be insurable to drive company vehicles

  • Knowledge of using computer systems and PLS CADD

  • Knowledge of principles for providing customer service

  • Knowledge of specification book, current Joint Use Agreements, Rates, and Language, construction materials, warehousing methods, National Electric Code, National Electric Safety Code specifications, EPA, and OSHA codes

  • Knowledge of basic principles of property rights, easement acquisition, and construction practices

  • Skilled in time management, prioritizing, and conflict resolution

  • Ability to draw and edit GIS mapping

  • Ability to communicate, listen, and understand effectively verbally and in writing


  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Employer paid health/dental/vision insurance

  • Employer paid STD/LTD

  • Life Insurance

  • Candidate referral bonus

  • 401k retirement plan with employer match

  • Paid Holidays

  • Earned vacation time

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