Electrical Designer- Utility Distribution

Merrick San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 4 months ago


Electrical Designer II - Electrical Utility Distribution


Merrick & Company is looking for an Electrical Designer II for our growing San Antonio, TX office. This office specializes in Federal, State and Local Government electrical design projects including medium voltage power, gas distribution, and facility electrical systems. This is a full time position.

Job Description

Work involves a variety of activities including conceptual and detailed design / documentation of medium voltage power distribution including 15kV and 35kV of overhead and underground lines, service transformers, and electrical service to industrial, commercial and residential properties. Work requires knowledge of the NESC, CPS Energy or other utility's standards, experience with 15kV and 35kV design for overhead and or underground systems, NEC as applicable for over 1000V design, field investigations and construction support. Candidate shall be capable of performing electrical calculations, electrical system design and documentation, and be capable of self-guiding for project assignments under the supervision of PE licensed engineers. Design software experience is a requirement, with knowledge of GIS systems and BIM (preferably REVIT) highly desired. Construction administration will include As-Built drawing review, site inspection, and site investigation report production for overhead and underground systems.

Candidates with electrical design experience of 600V and lower systems are encouraged to apply. Such systems include facility power distribution, lighting, grounding and lightning protection systems, motor control systems and instrumentation, fire alarm system, data communication raceway and cabling system.

This position may require up to six months reporting to the client's office (either 1604/Green Mountain Rd or I-35/Zarzamora St) for work. The successful candidate shall have excellent communication and technical writing skills and meet expectations for attendance and punctuality.

Required Experience

  • Four years minimum of overhead, underground or combination experience is required

  • Experience with CPS Energy or other electric utility design projects is highly desired

  • Minimum 2 years of experience using AutoCAD or other design software based drawing generation, Revit experience is preferred

  • Experience using electrical calculation tools is desired, including SKM Power Tools, SKM Ground Mat, and lighting design software such as AGi32

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Excel & Word

  • Experience using technical codes: NESC, NEC, ISA, IEEE Regulatory Codes

  • Client projects for this position require US Citizenship

  • Local candidates strongly preferred

  • Degree Requirements:
    Associates degree or technical college certification is preferred

  • Candidate must pass a background check given the criteria set by the client

Physical Requirements

  • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation (approximately 75%) and field visits for projects (approximately 25%).

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional information

Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.

Merrick, an employee owned company, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.

We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing


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