A Senior Designer is needed for a contract position in Roanoke, VA to assist Transmission Line Engineering and Project Management in the ordering and management of latticed steel towers. This includes supporting production teams with their latticed material orders, as well as the inventorying and inspection of missing or damaged material at laydown yards. Must be proficient in performing daily work activities with minimal supervision.
Proficient level work activities to be performed include: computer aided drafting to prepare and maintain maps, sketches, schematics and other engineering related drawings.
Perform higher level Designer skills with direct to moderate supervision. Higher level work activities to be performed include: preparation of study layouts, design development, cost estimating, peer review of all deliverables defined as proficient work activities, check drawings, peer review, as well as performing other design and engineering work as defined or directed.
Plan and coordinate daily work routines as required to maintain efficient production.
Create, revise and maintain detailed engineering and record drawings, and sketches.
Create, revise and maintain material and property equipment records.
Obtain information required to perform work from verbal communication, sketches, marked drawings, listings, field notes, vendors’ catalogs technical reference manuals and site visits.
Perform mathematical calculations required to accomplish assigned work.
Check work performed by other personnel for accuracy and compliance with all Company standards and methods.
Work with other organizations of the company to coordinate the work and assure that it is performed in a safe and efficient manner.
Read vendors’ prints, shop and other drawings and equipment operating instructions, and incorporate that information into assigned work.
Prepare study layouts, designs and original working drawings in accordance with client standard practice.
Check designs for strength or conformity to accepted standards and methods.
Check manufacturers’ prints and shop drawings and other drawings necessary to coordinate work with that of others and with the overall design.
Prepare and check bills of material when required.
Specify and write purchase requisitions when required.
Make cost estimates when required.
Furnish work direction and assist in training of employees in related work at an equal or lower level as directed.
Assist employees of higher classification as required.
Promote and support the Company’s Accident Prevention and Safety and Health programs.
Demonstrate ethical behavior as outlined in the corporate policies.
Support the Corporate Compliance policies.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Associate degree in applied science (AAS) in drafting and computer aided design (CAD) or in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering technology and 4 years of equivalent experience.
Equivalent experience without AAS degree – high school graduate and 8 years of experience in electric utility and/or related industrial drafting and/or computer aided drafting work.
Must be proficient in working with conventional drafting symbols and drafting methods and have the ability to distinguish colors.
Note: Some noted requirements are mutually exclusive with regard to each specific discipline.
Proficiency in the use of computer aided design software.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software.
Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
Must meet all vehicle operation requirements as designated by federal and/or state law.
This position may require shift work or overtime.
Occasional overnight travel to and work within a transmission line right of way, substation or material laydown yard in obedience to all safety regulations and use of personal protection equipment.
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