Engineering Estimator (6B.18)

POSITION DEFINITION: Engineering Estimator
The incumbent manages projects in the planning, design and estimating of 34kV transmission, 4kV distribution and substation projects, including new business projects. The Engineering Estimator is responsible for mentoring fellow employees and assisting with the management of the capital budget.
The incumbent reports to the Engineering and Planning Supervisor who is accountable for directing the activities of the district including the development of long and short-range system designs to meet current and future electrical requirements. The Engineering Estimator is accountable for managing projects through completion. The incumbent is also responsible for completing cost/benefit analysis on proposed distribution and transmission projects, to include analyzing transmission and distribution models to help identify areas in need of improvement. Coordinates activities with other internal personnel to ensure compliance and appropriate follow through of policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Identifies wire sizes and equipment in the field to provide appropriate engineering solutions to Company problems.
Completes pole replacement designs, including secondary circuit analysis, pole loading and equipment sizing applications.
Performs field engineering, design, estimating and the inspection of system extensions for service to new and existing customers.
Performs field engineering, design and estimating for capital improvement projects as directed.
Coordinates the design of projects with other utilities, including communications carriers along with various governmental agencies.
Initiates GWO preparations including drawings and necessary contracts.Acquire permits and easements, identifying environmental requirements and coordinating project components with customers and external sources.
Assists supervisor in the investigation on quality of service issues to the customers, including voltage and load studies.
Responds to emergency conditions and assist in restoring the electric utility system to normal operations.
Performs linear analysis on multiple pole replacements to determine the best use of resources in larger distribution projects.
Mentors Engineering Inspectors and Associate Engineers as required.
Assists in the recommendation of new projects for the utility and performs cost benefit analysis as required.
Completes transmission and distribution design projects for the improvement of the electrical grid.
Assists in community outreach and community relations through approved BVES programs.
Manages small and large-scale projects with status updates, field and calculation reviews, and work with contractors/consultants on final work product submissions.
Supports the Engineering and Planning Supervisor as needed with department goals and projects.
Maintains accurate data for weekly, monthly, and yearly reporting for construction work in progress and work in planning. Complete all necessary forms needed in the Joint Pole Process with accuracy.
Other duties as required.
The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies associated with this job.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering required.
Coursework in utility design preferred.
Minimum of 3 years' experience performing duties such as, estimating, planning, and design work.
Qualities of a Successful Senior Engineering Estimator
Trustworthy; strong personal integrity
Good at Priority Management
Ability to adapt to new standards
Demonstrates strong level accountability and ownership
Executes with discipline and urgency
Demonstrated Impact and Influencing skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills; solid presentation skills
Collaborative/Team oriented
Communicates well with staff and customers
Exhibits professionalism with internal and external contacts
Organized with strong attention to detail and time management skills
Data analysis skills including ability to use advanced features of Outlook, Excel, CAD, Power Point (graphs, charts) and wind loading software.
High degree of initiative; self-starter
May include but not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time.

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