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Associate Distribution Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: March 17, 2019

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Associate Distribution Engineer Job Description:Do you want to grow your career and be part of a team solving critical challenges that affect the world?Leidos Civil is leading the way in solving internationally pressing issues, including: Aviation - Guiding the world's air traffic, managing 43,000+ flights for 2.5 million passengers per day Logistics & infrastructure support - Operating infrastructure for large-scale nuclear cleanup efforts Cybersecurity - Monitoring advanced threats; managing security services and utility command and control centers Facility management & operations - Operating the world's longest supply chain to Antarctica Energy engineering - Restoring power during hurricane efforts; helping communities achieve significant energy savings Environmental management - Delivering innovative environmental solutions and wildlife conservation plans IT infrastructure modernization - Helping 2+ million citizens recover from identity theft; maintaining global biometrics systems Transportation security solutions - Securing U.S. borders with 1200+ radiation and explosive monitors; designing vehicle solutions that save lives, reduce congestion, and boost fuel efficiencyIf you desire to be an integral part of a dynamic team of science and technology leaders, then Leidos Civil is the place for you! Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies"Leidos...Practical Answers for a Complicated WorldLeidos is trusted and future-focused solutions provider. Utilities consistently come to our Power Delivery Services for reliable power expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of local utility providers and private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects for electric utilities, power generation owners, and industrial clients. In addition, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful energy delivery solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within: the Top 10 T&D Firms, Top 10 Program Management Firms, and Top 20 Power Firms.Currently, we have an opportunity for Associate Distribution Engineer for electric utility design engineering.PositionThe successful candidate will have an interest in developing construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Distribution systems may be in an OH, UG, or URD environment. Project work may include joint use make ready, and street light projects. Work packages will be developed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems. Project work will require performing engineering calculations that may include: structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, transformer sizing, voltage drop and flicker, and coordination of protective devices. Assignments may also include: preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, development of a BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements. Work assignments will include travelling by motor vehicle to various project locations located throughout the area to conduct field investigations.The associate level candidate need not be proficient in applicate customer engineering, construction standards, and software systems. Training will be provided by Leidos.Background must haves Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (EE or CE preferred) is required and 0-2 years of prior relevant experience or Masters degree: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting Must be able to lift 20 pounds Must be able to walk up to 2 miles on unpaved surfaces Candidate must provide their own reliable transportation o (Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)Nice to haves Experience using CAD tools Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) Familiarity with PoleForeman, SAP, Microstation Fundamentals of Engineer certificationProfessional attributes Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations Positive attitude Ability to work effectively in teams. Professional dress and demeanorTypical Day10%-30% Field Inspections 60%-80% Engineering and development of design packages for construction crews10% Performing administrative tasks, planning, and/or customer follow-upPowerDeliveryLeidosCollegePDSDLINE

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