Distribution Designer A

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Location: Potomac, MD, United States
Organization: Potomac Electric Power Co
Job ID: 239074
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2022
Job: OPERATIONS-Distribution Engineering - DC

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Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

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Directs, coordinates and performs assignments involving customer contact, processing, design and modification of engineering and or construction plans for service connections, distribution projects and related work.


  1. Provides primary contact with customers for various projects such as: residential, commercial, governmental, traffic signals and street lights. Maintains adequate and effective customer contacts with various individuals such as: owners, government officials, developers, builders, architects, consultants and electricians. Contacts are through meetings, correspondence, telephone calls and/or appropriate means to: determine the customers' needs; address customers questions and/or complaints and provide the customer with the necessary company standards, policies, rules and regulations for the various services provided. Prepare and communicate to internal and external customers project cost estimates using applicable engineering procedures. Obtain customer signatures, plans, agreements, state tree permissions and right-of-way cards as necessary to complete the project.

  2. Applies knowledge of engineering and design practices to prepare construction details for class of services, estimates, traffic control plans, space reservation drawings, third party ride­ outs and jobs involving the distribution system using conventional, computer aided drafting and design and or electronic field data collecting. Identifies easement requirements. Performs calculations such as: pole type and height, pole locations, anchor requirements, down guy requirements, fuse requirements, transformer sizes, cable size & quantities, voltage drops, load flow analysis, feeder balancing, cable pulling tensions, regulator settings, fault currents, and estimated class of service cost. These projects involve the installation, rearrangement, replacement and/or removal of: overhead lines, underground/URD lines, conduit lines, manholes, primary feeders (fused and unfused), secondary (mainline and service), network, rooftop, street lights, traffic signals, telecommunication (i.e., utility wireless radio equipment), ADSS cables, and temporary services. Additionally, these projects would involve up to and including multiple feeders, and/or voltages through 69 kV and extensions of mainline conduit, mainline cable and manholes. Assists with the design and drawings of transmission facilities of all voltages, under the guidance of the engineer.

3. Provide necessary liaison with engineering and construction personnel. Verifies certification of customer structural facilities, payment received, and Temporary Pending Final (TPF) obtained. Prepare job release form and request, coordinate and communicate the project schedule.

4. Process and issue documents such as: service orders, work orders, assist with meter orders and street light forms as necessary to install, change, rearrange and remove service connection facilities and billing records. Monitor, updates and prioritize projects.

5. Reviews customer "on-site" structural facility drawings and/or switchgear drawings and make the necessary changes in order to process the drawings for approval. Review and markup "on-site" structural facility drawing and/or switchgear drawings' and prepare approval or rejection letter.

6. Performs field inspections to monitor construction status and as an individual or crew leader evaluate, analyze and obtain field site information necessary to complete the project. Direct and or set up traffic control and safety equipment as necessary to perform field duties.

7. Directs, trains and/or assist lower classified employees in all phases of Distribution Designer work.

8. Operates company vehicle.

9. Provides assistance during system emergencies.




  1. Possess demonstrated ability and experience as a Distribution Designer "B" or possess equivalent related experience.


  1. Possess demonstrated knowledge to apply Company overhead, underground and URD construction & telecommunications standards for Distribution Designer "A".


  1. Ability to follow company Safety guidelines policies and procedures.













  1. Possess Associate Degree in Engineering or two years of college level engineering course work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  1. Ability to write, speak, read, comprehend and communicate clearly and accurately with the English language.


  1. Possess knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.


  1. Demonstrated knowledge of drafting and Computer Aided Drafting and Mapping (GIS) fundamentals.


  1. Ability to follow and give direct or detailed instructions.


  1. Possess knowledge to apply mathematics involving algebra, trigonometry and geometry.


  1. Possess knowledge of computer use.(e.g. word processing, e-mail and spreadsheet software)


  1. Knowledge to use and maintain various tools and instruments.


  1. Possess knowledge to read plans such as: construction plans, engineering drawings, interpret blueprints.


  1. Possess valid driver's license.


  1. Physical Requirements:                 Ability and willingness to:


  1. Perform indoor/outdoor work; occasionally in extreme temperature


  1. Work around energized equipment


  1. Exhibit manual dexterity sufficient to use hand tools such as screwdriver, folding rule, calibers, shovel, pick, pliers, fiberglass stick, measuring wheel.


  1. Pass a hearing test in the audible range with or without a hearing device


  1. Pass a color vision test. Will have to be able to distinguish color coded cables in manholes and on switchgear


  1. Ascend and descend ladders within the maximum weight restrictions.


  1. Work in dirty or dusty environments


  1. Squat, kneel, bend and twist; stand and/or walk for a period of three consecutive hours.


    Push, pull and/or roll up to 200 lbs and lift up to 150 lbs, 4 inches off the ground, and


    slide the 150 lb object a distance of 18 inches.


    Work in confined spaces.


    Wear safety equipment.


    Be able to enter and exit manhole (minimum manhole circumference is 80 inches)


    Position subject to passing the pre-employment physical examination.


    Must pass the criminal history background check.




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