Transmission & Distribution Line Engineer - Supervisor Possibility

US-ND-Bismarck, ND
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  • Post Date: Sep 14, 2019
  • Start Date: 9/14/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description


This position oversees the Transmission and Distribution Line Engineering for our client.  These projects are to include greenfield and brownfield transmission projects.

  • This position may be filled at a Team Lead or Manager level based on the skill level and experience.
  • The level of responsibilities will be commensurate with the level offered.


Transmission & Distribution Line Engineering Team Supervision

  • Work assignment
  • Team supervision
  • Team mentoring and training
  • Update and maintain processes and procedures
  • Team performance Reviews


Project Engineering

  • Design of transmission & distribution line engineering projects
  • Resolves technical issues
  • Client interface for project specifications
  • Provide technical leadership for T & D team
  • Provide training to team members and others as needed


Business Development

  • Conduct all transmission line engineering related business development efforts
  • Source and secure new clients for T&D department (Manager only)
  • Represents company on client visits


Detailed Compilation of Tasks/Duties

  • Plans, schedules, conducts and/or coordinates all phases of detailed engineering
  • Determines and documents project estimate, scope and schedule; evaluates design options and criteria
  • Perform and oversee detailed engineering calculations for the design of steel, concrete, and wood supporting structures and their associated foundations
  • Perform and oversee cable sag and miscellaneous calculations to support creation of construction bid packages
  • Assure the development of designs and specifications are in compliance with industry and client specific standards
  • Works with client and/or construction contractors to develop and incorporate best design practices (Manager Only)
  • Troubleshoot urgent issues and respond calmly and professionally in high stress situations
  • Assist upper management in establishing technical direction and philosophy for the department
  • Act as the single point of contact within the company for all technical issues relating to transmission and/or distribution line design/engineering (Supervisor position will assist upper management with this task)
  • Provides thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, and calculations
  • Periodically conducts field visits to collect data
  • Conduct team member performance reviews and evaluations
  • Assist in business development efforts in the area of transmission & distribution business under the guidance and in conjunction with upper management



  • BS degree in civil/structural or electrical engineering. Graduate degree preferred
  • Professional Engineer license is required
  • At least 10 years (5 years for Supervisor position) of professional experience in transmission line engineering
  • Experience in both transmission and distribution line design preferred
  • Manager: 3-5 (or more) years of supervisory/management experience is required.
  • Supervisor: 1-2 years of supervisory and/or team lead experience is required
  • Structural design and/or geotechnical experience is a plus
  • PLS CADD and PLS-Pole experience required. PLS-Tower and PLS-Caisson experience is a plus
  • Experience with foundation design software such as MFAD or LPile is require
  • Experience in the electric utility industry required
  • Project Management experience
  • Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and think analytically
  • Strong team skills with the ability to be flexible


  • This position supervises the Transmission & Distribution Line Engineering Group.
  • This position reports to the President or his designee.


  • This position requires minimal travel.

Contact Details

Name: Jodi Kuipers
Ph: 605.277.1789

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