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[Design Engineer] T-Line Designer

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Posted by: Footbridge <rryder@footbridgeenergy.com> on March 17, 2019 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Post Number: 517604
Posted By: Footbridge
Posted On: 2019-03-17 00:04:01
Email Address: rryder@footbridgeenergy.com
Subject: [Design Engineer] T-Line Designer
Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Allentown
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States

Skills / Experience:

1) Transmission Line Design with PLS CAD experience required

2) Someone who can help guide others and take initiatives on, rather than simply doing their work individually

3) Own vehicle for transportation to field sites (mileage is reimbursed/expensed)

Scope of Work:

This Owner’s Engineer (OE) position can be office based and field based; the determination of work location will be based on workload and activities. PPL expects the OE to be flexible in reporting to a field location for work or PPL’s General Office in Allentown.

We expect the contractor to work independently to organize and complete assignments by the set forth and agreed schedule.
As PPL’s Owner’s Engineer (OE), the contractor, in general, will perform Transmission line design via PLS CAD and other common tools, or oversee, review and comment on the work performed by PPL’s selected Line Design Contractor(s) or Internal Designers to assure that:
The line design meets PPL’s work scope and criteria.
That project design deadlines are defined and met.
That the design appropriately utilizes PPL’s established specifications.
As PPL’s Owner’s Engineer (OE), the contractor, in general, may oversee, review and comment on the work performed by PPL’s selected Line Construction Contractor(s) ensuring work meets the design standards set forth or perform this work them selves:
The line design meets PPL’s work scope and criteria.
Maintaining 2 week look ahead on construction and engineering needs.
Providing weekly construction status reports.
Verify that construction meets the design criteria for the project.
Interacting with construction inspectors.
Addressing any engineering challenges which occur up during construction.
The OE may also be required to develop standards on a project basis or program basis similar to below:
Work with manufactures to determine products or materials needed for each project.
Develop standards based off new materials.
Record and document standards and catalogue units in PPL’s records.
The OE will arrange a pre-design meeting with the responsible PPL Transmission Design representative and or the Line Design Contractor(s) to assure that:
The Scope of Work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
All necessary and defined PPL deliverables are in-hand.
The applicable PPL specifications to be utilized on the project are identified.
Any issues that need to be resolved or require special attention are identified.
The OE will arrange and attend a preliminary field walk-down for the purpose of assuring that the:
Review the line route for design and constructability obstacle/issues.
Identify potential access and associated environmental/permitting issues.
Identify any additional field survey that may be required to complete the design.
Define the access and locates where any necessary soil borings shall take place.
Define any open right-of-way issues and/or applicable design restrictions.

Sufficiently early in the design stage, the OE will review the preliminary designs to assure that:
All PPL required criteria has been met and addressed (assumes a PLS-CADD file is prepared and available to be shared).
Is addressing and/or preparing:
i. Project One Line Diagram

ii. All necessary crossing drawings

iii. All necessary environmental permits

iv. PA One Call design notifications.

v. Any and all other notifications and approvals.

Has included all necessary PPL steel pole loading criteria in the prepared loading summaries.
Has adequately prepared and completed Bills-of-Material (e.g. Custom Steel pole Order, Fiber Optic, PPL Cataloged ID Material Order), foundation designs etc.
At the Design Complete stage, the OE will review check-off list to assure that:
All design parameters were identified and met.
All necessary clearances were checked and met.
All permitting requirements are identified and being cared for.
At the Design Complete stage, the OE will complete or review drawing set to assure that:
All drawing details are complete and provide sufficient and necessary information for the project to be constructed.
All drawing details are adequate to document the final design criteria utilized.
The drawing content is readable and understandable and is provided in a professional drawing style or according to PPL requirements, as so specified.
The compatible unit spreadsheets are properly prepared and adequately define the units to be entered in PPL’s Work Asset Management system.


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