Distribution Designer II

CORE Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility cooperative that serves more than 160,000 customers in a 5,000-square-mile area along Colorado’s Front Range. We offer competitive salaries, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and a friendly, relaxed culture with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

Join the dedicated employees who have been providing Colorado’s Front Range with electrical service since 1938.

Reports To: Distribution Engineering Manager
Compensation: CO-6 ($41.90 – $56.34 hourly)
Classifications: Non-Bargaining Unit
Status: Non-Exempt
This position has direct reports: No

Job descriptions are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities, depending on risk to health and safety of the employee and/or others. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned. Duties and scope of position may change based on needs of the Association. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

CORE employees are required to work in a safe manner in accordance with regulatory standards and requirements.

Efficient and cooperative work is required of staff, which includes regular, dependable, punctual attendance except when required by law, and timely and accurate performance of duties.

Position Summary:
Responsible for the engineering tasks related to the design, construction, and inspection of overhead and underground electric distribution facilities for new consumer, consumer upgrades and system improvement projects.

Associate’s degree in electrical engineering or engineering technology or 5 or more years of practical equivalent experience preferred.

· Performs engineering and inspection for new construction, conversions, and system improvement projects. Performs survey and layout work in the field.
· Prepares engineering and staking documents which include drawings, calculations, construction costs, and outlines of required work, including a list of materials needed to complete the projects.
· Meet with new and existing members, builders, developers, electricians, and engineering firms to determine electrical power requirements.
· Conducts predesign meetings, preconstruction meetings and final walk throughs in a timely manner.
· Inspect work performed by association and contract crews to ensure construction meets design requirements, association specification & standards and NESC & NEC requirements.
· Maintains financial control on projects
· Identify required easements and permitting, communicate requirements to the customer and report in Associations work management system.
· Documents all inquiries and other correspondence from consumers and uploads to Associations Document management system.
· Coordinates the installation of underground and overhead systems. Inspects work completed by contractors and checks and reviews contractor billing data for accuracy.
· Review customer provided site development plans, electrical one-lines, and panel schedules to calculate load and transformer requirements, and design.
· Prepares project change orders and submit to the customer in a timely manner.
· Respond in a timely manner to inquiries by inspectors, association and contractor construction personnel.
· Provide weekly status updates in Association work management system for projects in design, construction and as-built.
· Completes as-builts within a timely manner meeting contract requirements.
· Responsible for document control of assigned projects.
· Ensure that executed easements, final plats, waivers, etc. have been received and filed in the Associations document management system at the time a project is released for construction.

Required Skills:
· Integrity: Exhibits a high degree of integrity and honesty.
· Diplomacy: able to use appropriate diplomacy and tact with employees, members, customers and other contacts.
· Ability to effectively read, write and speak the English language to communicate in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner.
· Critical Thinking: using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
· Active Listening: giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
· Active Learning: understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
· Problem Solving: identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
· Coordination: adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
· Service Orientation: actively looking for ways to help people.
· Judgment and Decision Making: considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
· Systems Analysis: determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
· Time Management: managing one’s own time.
· Social Perceptiveness: being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
· Learning Strategies: selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
· Equipment Selection: determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
· Persuasion: persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
· Negotiation: bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
· Project Management: organizing and directing production of a limited scope plan or undertaking.
· Mathematics: using mathematics to solve problems.
· Management of Financial Resources: determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
· Operations Analysis: analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
· Science: using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
· Confidentiality: able to exercise appropriate discretion and confidentiality OR able to exercise discretion, confidentiality and objectivity in complex and sensitive situations.

Problem Solving/Freedom to Act
Problems are moderately complex. Methods and procedures are loosely defined and require judgment to apply them to the work. Work is varied. Tasks may be unrelated.

Physical Requirements
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions
· The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
· The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.
· The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
· The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity.
· The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
· The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
· The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

CORE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

CORE Electric Cooperative provides an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and a Defined Benefit Pension plan, Parental Leave and Short Term Disability. We also believe in strength in diversity.

If interested, please send us your résumé, cover letter and other relevant materials via our online Job Opening Form. You may also send your résumé to CORE Electric Cooperative, Human Resources, Post Office Drawer A, Sedalia, CO 80135. You may also email your résumé to hr@core.coop. Pre-employment drug screening and background check will be conducted.

CORE Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.

CORE does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based on job-related factors.