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Electric Distribution Design Technician (125469)

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Talascend is currently seeking an Electric Distribution Design Technician for a direct hire opportunity with our client located in Beaumont, TX.


Seeking a highly organized, energetic, self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as a team for the Non-Exempt position of Electric Distribution Design Technician out of the Beaumont, Texas office. The position will support distribution design/engineering of projects being implemented among our clients in multiple states. The position will produce electric distribution field designs, staking of distribution facilities, project estimation and preparation of construction prints using electronic design/estimation software in accordance with the client’s standards of construction and specifications.

This position will report to the office and is not remote.


Represent self in both the client and the client’s image while meeting with property owners, other engineering firms and construction resources.
Stay abreast with the changing technologies, work planning, and design methodologies associated with Electric Distribution Design.
Ensure adherence to client standards to develop detailed scoping and engineering plans for projects.
Recognize electric distribution framing and components 4kV through 35kV, to initiate designs for construction or reconstruction of both overhead and underground distribution facilities.
Perform distribution line design calculations for structure loading, guying, geometric angle calculations, conductor sag interpretation, material assemblies, framing design, construction practices and construction safety guidelines using industry tools and methods.
Able to secure easements, right of entry requests, and permitting on an as needed basis.
Take personal responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and time constraints of work product.
Partner with subject matter experts input into the scoping such as (Project Management, DOC, Data Maintenance, Planning, Operations, Transmission, Construction).
Possess strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills and able to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing.
Accountable for the resolution of technical engineering conflicts that affect cost, schedule quality or customer satisfaction.
Able to mentor and/or train other staff members to transfer personal design knowledge to others.
Ensure the integration of safety, reliability, operability, constructability, and configuration management practices into final products/designs/processes.
Proficient with the use of a laptop computer, and related software programs including, MS Outlook, MS Excel, and MS Word.
Strong skills of time management, organization, and multi-tasking.
Able to work outdoors extended hours, walk and carry hammers, stakes, lathes, etc. for the purpose of laying out staking for Electric Distribution Design over and across various terrain, and travel, including overnight stays.

Desired Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Knowledge of Entergy’s GDT system and experience Maximo, MicroStation, and/or AutoCAD.
Familiarity with the NESC and its applications to electric distribution line design.
Familiarity of the operation and maintenance of electrical distribution systems.
Familiarity of joint construction and electric utility best practices.
Prefer the ability to interpret property line boundary, topographic surveys, as-built surveys, construction staking, ROW staking and collection of geospatial points.
Familiarity with the procedures for permit acquisition involving TxDOT, City, County, State and Federal applications.
Use of surveying equipment and gathering of geospatial points is a plus, but not required.


Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to pass background check and drug screening and possess a current Texas Driver’s License with an insurable driving record.


Associates degree or certificate in Electric Power Technology with a minimum of one (1) year experience or three (3) years prior experience with electric distribution design and estimation.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of this position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Background check and drug screen may be required for this position.

If you are interested in other positions with Talascend, please visit our website at www.talascend.com.

Talascend is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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