Share this Job
Create Alert

Specialty Designer (I, II or Senior) Job

Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: CO - Denver, US, 80202

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): CO - Denver

 

Do you want to put your skills and experience to good use supporting one of the fastest-growing parts of the energy business?  Are you interested in being a key part of the utility industry’s new, competitive landscape? If you’re interested in working for a trustworthy company that’s committed to treating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety, consider a position on Xcel Energy’s transmission team.

 

 

 

We are hiring a Specialty Designer I, II, or Senior in our downtown Denver, CO location! The ideal candidate will have an Associate's degree in Drafting, Design, or Engineering, and at least 2+ years of high voltage design/ CAD Operator experience. This position is posted as a hierarchy. The successful candidate will be hired at the level that is commensurate with their skills and experience.

 

Summary
This position provides detailed designs for transmission lines, electrical distribution and transmission substation projects. The designer is specialized in one of three technical areas: physical, control, or civil design, but capable of working in all three technical areas. The designer works in support of capital improvements, modifications and system reconfigurations completed by construction, operations or maintenance.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Efficiently produces plan & profile drawings, route maps, sag charts, new designs for grading, grounding, foundations, structures, conduit plans, 3 lines, one-lines, ac and dc schematics, metering, relaying, controls, section views, or panel layouts. Designs are clear, concise and can be easily interpreted by construction personnel. Designs are produced within the schedule requirements using the most cost effective design methods available
  • Coordinates project development on small, routine projects, including equipment problems, and design modifications required by project changes. (design, construction or system emergency).
  • Works in a team environment and is considered a valued team member by other team members. Provides support for well executed team efforts on projects including planning, scheduling, cost and budget control, and communication to the project team members, and management.
  • Perform inspection work, and maintain liaison with construction and/or contractor field construction personnel to ensure adequacy of design, and compliance with plans and specifications
  • Gives due consideration to the issue of safety procedures or philosophies to avoid unsafe practices and/or equipment installations
  • Effectively plan design activities, in accordance with the project teams plans, to assure projects are completed as scheduled. Update the schedules to reflect an accurate status of the project's progress. Estimate resources required to complete CAD activities associated with the projects
  • Adheres to existing design standards and work is routinely checked for accuracy
  • Produce a list of materials required to complete the construction of the project.

 

Minimum Requirements for Specialty Designer I

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Associate's degree in Drafting, Design, or Engineering (3 years of relevant experience may substitute for the degree)
  • 2 years of high voltage electric substation/transmission CAD Operator experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use Windows operating system and computer-aided drafting applications
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn and apply in a short period of time, Xcel Energy drafting and design standards
  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends during system emergencies and some project events
  • Subject to on call duty

 

Minimum Requirements for Specialty Designer II

  • Associates Degree in drafting, design, engineering or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • Minimum of three years of high voltage electric substation/transmission design experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use Windows operating system, Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, etc) and computer-aided drafting applications required.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn and apply in a short period of time, Xcel Energy drafting and design standards.
  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends during system emergencies and some project events.
  • Subject to on call duty.

 

Minimum Requirements for Specialty Designer Senior

  • Associates Degree in drafting, design, engineering or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • Minimum of six years of high voltage electric substation/transmission design experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use Windows operating system, Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, etc) and computer-aided drafting applications required.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn and apply in a short period of time, Xcel Energy drafting and design standards.
  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends during system emergencies and some project events.
  • Subject to on call duty

 

 

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
     

 

Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Operations || 41418:Transm Engineer & Des South || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

Requisition Number: 17744

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com


Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Engineer, Electrical, CAD, Drafting, Engineering, Energy