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Engineer Designer
Black & McDonald Limited - Kansas City, Missouri
Job Description

  • Understand and follow the practices and procedures pertaining to technical matters in one or more of the following areas:

a) Design of make ready work on electric utility poles to accommodate telecommunication


b) Electrical utility distribution design

c) GIS and Mapping

d) Overhead and underground electrical line distribution

e) NESC codes, requirements and regulations

f) Joint attachment audits and pole loading software

  • Perform electric utility  pole loading analysis studies using AutoCAD, O-CALC Software or PLS CADD  
  • Design and layout of electric utility distribution system projects in customer GIS and process platforms
  • Deliver completed design projects/work orders on time, according to customer specifications and through                                       a customer process database
  • Occasionally, participate in the acquisition of field data to accomplish the design or to monitor and evaluate equipment performance
  • Follow quality practice and procedures by self-checking all work product and checking the work of others as required
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Maintain the GIS database with information from sources including, but not limited to, work management systems, as-built construction drawings, work orders, completion records, field reports or other information from the job sponsor
  • Process and approve completion records, perform manual or computer aided drafting using AutoCAD
  • Perform and update records and maps in  Arc Map
  • Produce and distribute construction work orders and job packets
  • Communicate with Designers and Engineers
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Learn non-industry standard drafting and mapping software
  • Additional duties as assigned
Desired Skills & Experience

  • Technical education (B.S. in Engineering or GIS preferred) or experience in an electric utility environment
  • Preferable  past  work history includes experience with the following

         - Design of make ready work on electric utility distribution systems to accommodate telecommunication


         - NESC code compliance for electric utility distribution systems

         - Pole Loading Software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, PLS Pole/PLS CADD

         - ESRI ArcMap software

         - Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Analytical competence to interact with a variety of individuals including engineers, clients and experienced Distribution System Designers
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with all levels in the organization and with outside clients
  • Computer skills are also needed
  • Must be a self-starter able to work with others and to handle multiple tasks
Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Professional
Job ID: 2016126380