Senior Distribution Designer

Organization
Connexus Energy
Organization Summary

Based in Ramsey, Connexus Energy is Minnesota’s largest electric distribution cooperative, providing electricity, renewable energy alternatives and related services to 130,000+ residential and commercial members just north of the Twin Cities. We offer a collaborative work environment with challenging and rewarding work, which provides for professional development and work-life balance in a highly technical, stable and innovative industry.  We give back to the communities we serve by embracing opportunities to volunteer, donate and support economic development.  Our talented and friendly staff focuses on achieving our mission of providing the highest quality service at the lowest possible price.  

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Metro
Job type
full-time
Salary

This position offers a competitive wage and an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability insurance, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement.

Hours

40 hours per week

Primary Duties

Do you want to put your attention to detail and experience to good use supporting our Design team?  Our Distribution Designers are key problem-solvers that plan, design, and coordinate projects for the construction of overhead and underground electric distribution facilities.  Work will include new construction as well as modifications to the system.  The goal is to provide excellent customer service and distribute reliable, safe and economical power for our members.

Key Responsibilities & Results:

  • Design, stake and coordinate projects to meet NESC and Connexus Energy standards, specifications and all applicable codes

  • Prioritize work to ensure system designs result in a reliable, cost effective distribution system

  • Operate computer software applications to aid in preparing construction work orders

  • Maintain job notes, statuses and other information

  • Communicate effectively with and between internal and external customers

  • Meet with customers as necessary to address concerns and questions

  • Interpret construction plans and design to avoid conflict with other utilities and proposed construction work

Experience

Designer:

  • Two-year technical degree in Electrical Technology, GIS, Project Management, Business, Construction or related field AND Two plus years' of experience in electrical utility design
        OR
    Four-year Bachelor's degree in GIS, Project Management, Construction, Business or related field
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, and related systems

  • Highly effective communication and innovative problem solving skills

  • Current and valid Minnesota driver’s license

 

Senior Designer:

  • Two-year technical degree in Electrical Technology, GIS, Project Management, Business, Construction or related field AND Two plus years' of experience in electrical utility design
        OR
    Four-year Bachelor's degree in GIS, Project Management, Construction, Business or related field
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, and related systems

  • Experience in distribution design, construction, or related field experience in electrical utility
  • Knowledge of construction standards, materials and technical codes
  • 10 plus years of experience in electrical utility design
  • Line design certification
  • Highly effective communication and innovative problem solving skills

  • Current and valid Minnesota driver’s license

Preferred Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:

  • Knowledge of construction standards, materials, and technical codes
  • Experience in distribution design, construction or related field experience in an electrical utility

  • Five plus years' experience in electrical utility design

  • Working knowledge of GIS systems
  • Line design certification

How to Apply
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