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Project Engineer



Company: GDS Associates Inc
Location: Auburn
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

GDS Associates, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer in the Hi-Line Engineering department. This position will be a combination of office work and extensive travel to project sites. Ideal candidate would be in Auburn, AL area.
The Hi-Line Engineering (Hi-Line) department is a distribution and transmission design group at GDS Associates, Inc. that provides system design and planning services for electric utilities throughout the United States. Hi-Line's services include medium voltage design for overhead pole lines and underground power systems, system planning and analysis, transmission design, substation design, system modeling and load flow analysis, and specialized design services and general consulting services related to the design, construction, and operation of electric power systems.
The Project Engineer will assist in the development of long and short range planning studies for electric utilities. This includes modeling of electrical distribution systems along with performing load flows and short circuit analyses. Effective writing skills are important as the preparation of reports and studies will be included in this position.
In addition to report preparation, the Project Engineer will assist Staking Technicians in the field. A Staking Technician designs medium voltage electric utility distribution facilities for electric cooperatives and municipal clients. Duties include specification of pole height/class, pole top assemblies, and guying assemblies. This position requires the ability to use computerized staking packages. The Project Engineer will ensure engineering and construction standards are followed throughout the design, constructability of the design, and compliance with RUS and NESC specifications as necessary. This includes the ability to perform routine calculations on distribution structures and lines. The Project Engineer will perform field inspections of construction projects to assure compliance and reports any discrepancies to their supervisor. Knowledge in property deeds, right-of-way easements and acquisition will be required. Responsible for interfacing with landowners to obtain easements and/or permission for the construction of the electric facilities.

Experience and Skills
Required Experience:

  • Undergraduate engineering degree with at least two (2) years' experience or equivalent education and experience.
  • Ability to travel to project site.
  • Ability to carry a 20-pound pack several miles in rough terrain.
  • Ability to drive stakes to mark location of future poles and anchor placement.
  • Must pass driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check.

    Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

    • Think clearly and identify and solve problems in a thorough and logical manner.
    • Communicate clearly, persuasively, concisely, courteously and professionally with co-workers, members, and other business contacts.
    • Interpret verbal and written communications applicable to RUS specifications and structural layouts.
    • Math skills, to include plane and solid geometry and basic algebra; basic statistics and percentages; and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
    • Well-reasoned decision maker.
    • Record field data neatly and accurately.
    • Meet and deal effectively with a wide variety of people.
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of land descriptions, basic surveying, and basic electricity terminology and concepts.
    • Recognize electric utility construction units.

      GDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GDS does not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

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      Job Benefits

      • Flex Benefits (Flexible Hours, Telecommuting)
      • Competitive Pay
      • Health Benefits (Medical, Dental & Vision, Company Paid Life, Long Term & Short-Term Disability)
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Floating Holiday, Holidays)
      • 401(k)
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Tuition Reimbursement

Keywords: GDS Associates Inc, Auburn , Project Engineer


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