Sr. Utility Designer

Job Locations US-SC-Greenville
Full-Time Regular - 40 hours
Posted Date
1 month ago(2/27/2020 8:51 AM)


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At KCI, we’re building an enduring company that provides unparalleled value to our employee-owners. We make our mark designing and delivering our world-class solutions, so we invest deeply in developing our team. We reward integrity and commitment, and when we do well, you do well. Our people have freedom to innovate, unlimited growth, a voice that matters, a lifestyle that works, and skin in the game. Because life’s more fun when you own it.


KCI Technologies, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the United States. KCI is recognized as an industry leader, employing cutting-edge technologies, management practices and strategic growth initiatives. Employee ownership fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages technical expertise, and shapes strategic planning.

Duties, Responsibilities & Other


  • Experience in performing standard electric distributions system design for a major electric utility company.  Work experience should include extension, improvement, relocation and removal of facilities requiring the application of published standards and calculations using computer aided designs and drafting methods in conjunction with Smallworld based GIS systems.  Must have previous experience working in an environment which required shifting responsibilities in order to accommodate the current work load requirements.
  • Must possess general electrical theory principles and basic engineering concepts. Working knowledge of primary and secondary distribution systems. The ability to read utility plans and records. Must be able to interface in clients work management system and other design programs. Must possess the ability to effectively prioritize, based on the customer’s needs. Must possess the ability to strive in a TEAM environment. Must possess the ability to openly communicate at a very high level. Must possess strong computer skills. Must possess strong organizational skills. Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Preferred Skills: • Expert Designer • SmallWorld • MyWorld • Maximo • Enable • Storms • GIS
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to navigate KCI Intranet and Client’s VPN
  • Completed KCI field safety and storm response training
  • Understands field safety and takes immediate action to report issues.
  • Understands Company and applicable OSHA Safety Standards and KCI corporate policies and follows them at all times.
  • Proficient in field data collection and processing in the required format and location.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively interact with customers/clients.
  • Proficient in client-specific computer programs
    • BOUD, Maximo, CUest, Myworld
  • Identify problem areas and contribute creative solutions to KCI’s and our Client’s needs
  • Ability to perform QA on small, less complex projects.
  • Follow ISO procedures
  • Proficient in Damage Assessor Role
  • Provide mentor-ship and training to junior staff in multiple, broad project types.
    • Lighting, DOT, Major Projects OH and UG, subdivision, and others
  • Develop skills needed to be a team lead for storm response events
  • Demonstrate ability to work large projects independently with limited QA feedback
  • Ability to perform QA on large, complex projects
  • Ability to oversee multiple junior staff in the performance of their work.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach design and project management for more complex projects.
  • Demonstrate ability to set up new projects in KCI project tracker.
  • Represent KCI in project-related client meetings.
  • Has an advanced understanding of all aspects of distribution design and project management.
  • Demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement of entire design staff
    • QA role, DA storm logistics, develop training materials, work with clients to collaborate on system improvement
  • Develop understanding of the PM role and assist as requested

Qualifications For Sr. Utility Designer (Power)

  • BS degree in engineering technology discipline with 3 years of experience
  • AS degree in engineering technology discipline with 5 years of experience
  • High School Diploma with 8 years’ experience and no degree.


  • HS diploma or GED required. BS degree preferred or equivalent years of experience.
  • Minimum of 4 - 8 years of experience.
  • Pre-employment drug screening is a condition of employment. Background and motor vehicle checks may be required based upon position.



Performance Expectations

  • Complete Annual Individual Training Program
  • Train adequate backup personnel to support your role in your absence
  • Comply with all KCI policies and procedures
  • Ensure projects fulfill ISO compliance requirements
  • Complete other duties as required/assigned
  • Achieve or exceed budgeted individual utilization target(80-85% typical)
  • Attend bi-weekly(or more frequently as necessary) meetings with project team on all projects/tasks
  • Complete all tasks on time and within budget while fully meeting the scope
  • Consult and coordinate with other practices as required
  • Operate within specified (corporate or project) budget parameters
  • Compare field data to design plans
  • Conduct site visits and gather data, including measurements, sketches, notes and photographs as needed
  • Prepare design calculations, drawings, specifications and cost estimates for review and approval
  • Prepare preliminary concept designs and submit for approval
  • Read and interpret technical documents needed for performance of job
  • Review and approve shop drawings


KCI Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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