Distribution Designer I or II – Pocatello, ID

Application Deadline:

11/28/2019 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

# of Positions:

1

Job Type:

Regular

Job End Date:

Exemption Status:

Non-Exempt

Pay Range:

30.96 – 43.27 Hourly

Minimum Age Requirement:

Job Description:

Idaho Power is looking for a Distribution Designer I or II to join our Pocatello Customer Operations and Business Development team.

It’s an exciting time to bring your skills to Idaho Power. We recently announced a goal of 100% clean energy by 2045, and our work plays a critical role in the communities we serve across Idaho and Oregon. We’re looking for hard-working, hands-on problem solvers to keep our equipment and systems running smoothly as we continue to provide safe, reliable, affordable energy.

Level I

The distribution designer coordinates, plans, and designs line extensions and rebuilding of infrastructure for overhead and underground power lines. As a member of a team, meets with internal and external customers, including contractors and developers, to determine needs, negotiate conflicts or clarify issues, and communicate policies and procedures for line design options, rates, tariffs, and cost information. Based on customer needs and company practices, designs basic line routes and schedules projects. Prepares work orders, collects and processes fees.

Level II

The distribution designer coordinates, plans, and designs line extensions and rebuilding of infrastructure for overhead and underground power lines. As a member of a team, meets with internal and external customers, including contractors and developers, to determine needs, negotiate conflicts or clarify issues, and communicate policies and procedures for line design options, rates, tariffs, and cost information. Based on customer needs and company practices, designs basic line routes and schedules projects. Prepares work orders, collects and processes fees.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Lines core processes of new business operations, emergency response, and unplanned maintenance
  • Electrical distribution facilities, operating and protective systems
  • Line construction methods, materials, standards, and equipment
  • Financial requirements including Rule H, regulations, and rules
  • Surveying practices, legal property descriptions, permitting requirements, work order reconciliation, and applicable safety rules

Skills in:

  • Professional interpersonal communication including verbal, written and telephone etiquette
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Personal computers including commonly used applications, and AutoCAD/AUD
  • Math and algebra
  • Organization and project management

Ability to:

  • Read and understand construction drawings and plat, feeder, and work order maps
  • Assists with performing land and construction surveying and preparing easements with appropriate legal descriptions
  • Gather information, organize, schedule, and design distribution facilities
  • Calculate voltage drop/flicker, fault current, clearance, conductor sag, and tension requirements
  • Perform vehicle inspections
  • Determine when to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work overtime at supervisor’s discretion

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Level I

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED

Experience:

  • Four years of electric utility experience in relevant field operations, construction support or drafting/mapping and completion of the Idaho Power Pre-Distribution Designer Program

OR

  • Two years of design experience in the utility or construction industry

OR

  • Experience as a Journeyman Lineman

OR

  • Completion of Idaho Power Lineman Apprentice Program through Level 7

Preferred:

  • Utility field operations experience

Level II

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED

Experience:

  • Four years of electric utility line design

OR

  • Experience as a Journeyman Lineman with one year of design experience

OR

  • Two and a half years of experience as an IPC Distribution Designer I with a successful promotional assessment

OR

  • Currently an IPC Journeyman Lineman

Preferred:

  • Utility distribution construction experience

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position
  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The distribution designer coordinates, plans, and designs line extensions and rebuilding of infrastructure for overhead and underground power lines. Hiking upon uneven and sometimes steep terrain of up to 1 mile is performed occasionally, including navigation over/around fences. Bending/stooping, kneeling, and crouching are required on an occasional basis. Lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 lbs. and shoveling and trimming of vegetation is required occasionally to open manhole covers, McCarten vault lids, junction boxes, and pad mount transformers. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Additional safety related training may be required. Attend training on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on changing rules and regulations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Physical ability to work in the field up to 40 percent of the time on uneven terrain or within proximity of energized lines. Performs maintenance work by maneuvering hot sticks and fiberglass measuring sticks, which requires up to 50 pounds of exertional force above the shoulder. Open pad mounts on transformers, which requires up to 50 pounds of exertional force. Occasionally lift and carry office supplies and/or equipment such as boxes of copy paper weighing up to 50 pounds, and other awkward items that require special handling.

Competencies:

Building Customer Loyalty, Communication, Decision Making, Managing Work, Safety Focus, Work Standards

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Need Assistance Completing Your Application?

Please contact our Recruiting Office if you have questions, require assistance or accommodation while applying for employment with Idaho Power Company: Phone : 208-388-2965 or Email : [email protected]

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.

Please note: Idaho Power will not provide sponsorship for obtaining an employment visa, such as an H-1B visa.

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