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Transmission line engineer

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Our Austin, Texas office is currently seeing a Overhead Transmission Line Designer for high voltages.

You have strong leadership experience and the desire to be a lead engineer. Your day to day tasks have involved a range of activities from developing
schedules and budgets to interacting with clients and in house project team members.

You have examples of your design of at least two high voltage overhead transmission design projects. You are advanced in your ability to use PLS-CADD as a design tool. You are comfortable sharing your knowledge of NESC standards and clearance requirements and loading requirements. Your design expertise ranges from structures to wood poles and steel poles and you are able to prepare specifications. You have the ability to define right of way criteria, calculate conductor sizes, sag and tensions, optimize conductor span, set pole design basis, conductor arrangement and phase spacing.

Candidate Specification

You are a team player who is comfortable liaising with stakeholders internally and externally with an exceptional ability to communicate orally and through written correspondence. You have a strong work ethic and take pride and accountability in your duties and accomplishments as an individual. You have expansive experience in consulting environments and understand the importance of keeping all parities involved in a project updated and in the loop at all times.

You are a multitasker who enjoys fast paced, dynamic projects and teams, and also have the following qualifications;
  • Professional engineer designation
  • 7-10 years of experience working in Utility transmission Lines, Solar and Wind Generation Facilities, etc.
  • Develop material specifications (including specifications for steel structures) from scratch
  • Develop and QA/QC bills of materials
  • Proficiency in PLS CADD and PLS POLE
  • Experience with foundation engineering and design
  • Strong understanding of the NESC
  • Proficiency with leading the development of, and QA/QC of, transmission projects
  • ​Ability to develop stringing charts

Desirable qualifications:
  • PLS Tower Experience
  • ​RUS experience
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