Helper-Distribution Designer - Distribution Designer

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Conroe, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 02/06/2023 

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Texas, Inc.-GTX 

 

***This position will be filled as a Helper-Distribution Designer or Distribution Designer based on experience.***

HELPER- DISTRIBUTION DESIGNER

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under close supervision, following specific instructions as to methods and working details must be willing and able to perform the more elementary drafting, prepare dimension drawings, prepare routine simple estimates, keep map and operating records, and be qualified to do the following and related work in the department to which he is assigned:

1. Meet regularly with external/internal customers to discuss and determine specific requirements to provide service in each situation and negotiate facilities layout, point of service, and proposed service date using the most efficient and cost effective method of meeting the customer’s needs while adhering to existing codes, standards and policies, as related to his work.

2. Conduct field investigations; evaluate possible service alternatives, determine the appropriate standards and/or specifications; prepare accurate construction drawings and material/labor estimates; interpret customer survey plats; assist in engineering calculations, tables, layouts, studies, and reports, as related to his work.

3. Communicate and/or negotiate right of way easements and/or permits and determine right of way clearing needs. Prepare and secure appropriate right of way documents and drawings in accordance with Entergy Standards.

4. Interpret and document the appropriate tariffs, policies, and procedures related to the Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC) process.

5. Serve as the one-point of contact for the customer during the design phase and as needed after the design package has been released for scheduling and construction.

6. Communicate and coordinate assigned projects with all Entergy departments and appropriate personnel.

7. Approve, release and assist/create project designs when authorized.

8. Follow and adhere to all Entergy safe work practices/policies, which include attending and participating in daily/monthly safety meetings.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must have one of the following:

  • 1 years field operations experience (Transmission Line or Substation, Distribution Line or Service, Field Metering), OR
  • Completion of Entergy’s Technical Personal Development Program (TPDP), OR
  • 2 Year Technical Associate Degree in a related field from an accredited school, OR
  • A minimum of 60 College hours toward a 4 year degree in a related field from an accredited school, AND

2. Willing and able to communicate effectively with customers, department management, co-workers, and other groups related to the design, scheduling and construction of work through written and oral skills.

3. Within six months after employment, know and understand Entergy’s safety rules, be willing and able to administer all approved methods of first aid/CPR.

4. Must complete Designer Training Modules within 18 months.

5. Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

C. PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must be willing and able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, to include but not limited to:

  • Have strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor as circumstances may require.

 

D. PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Be alert in observing hazards in order to help avoid accidents.

2. Be willing and able to work in unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.

3. Be willing and able to receive and execute orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of superiors and co- workers.

4. Be willing and able to meet the public in a pleasant, professional, and tactful manner

 

DISTRIBUTION DESIGNER

 

A. JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Under directive supervision, with some latitude for planning orlaying out of working details, must be willing and able to perform responsible work in connection with drafting technical work in field or office, prepare dimension drawings, prepare estimates, keep map and operating records, and be qualified to do the following and related work in the department to which assigned:

 

  1. Meet regularly with external/internal customers to discuss and determine specific requirements to provide service in each situation and negotiate facilities layout, point of service, and proposed service date using the most efficient and cost effective method of meeting the customer’s needs while adhering to existing codes, standards and policies, as related to this work.
  2. Conduct field investigations; evaluate possible service alternatives, determine the appropriate standards and/or specifications; prepare accurate construction drawings and material/labor estimates; interpret customer survey plats; assist in engineering calculations, tables, layouts, studies, and reports, as related to his work.
  3. Communicate and/or negotiate right of way easements and/or permits and determine right of way clearing needs.  Prepare and secure appropriate right of way documents and drawings in accordance with Entergy Standards.
  4. Interpret and document the appropriate tariffs, policies, and procedures related to the Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC) process.
  5. Serve as the one-point of contact for the customer during the design phase and as needed afterthe design package has been released for scheduling and construction.
  6. Communicate and coordinate assigned projects with all Entergy departments and appropriate personnel.
  7. Creates, approves and releases project designs when authorized.

 

B. EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must meet allqualifications ofEngineering Helper orone of the following:

  • 3 Years field operations experience (Transmission Line or Substation, Distribution Line or Service, Field Metering),OR
  • Completion of Entergy’s Technical Personal Development Program (TPDP) and 2 years related work experience,OR
  • 2Year TechnicalAssociate Degree in a related field from an accredited school and 2 years related work experience, OR
  • A minimum of 60 College hours toward a 4 year degree in a related field from an accredited school and 2 years related work experience, OR
  • 4Year Technical Degree in a related field from an accredited school, AND

 

2. Willing and able to communicate effectively with customers, department management, co-workers, and other groups related to the design, scheduling and construction of work through written and oral skills.

3. Must complete Designer Training Modules within 18 months.

4. Know and understand Company's safety rules, and be willing and able to administer all approved methods of first aid/CPR.

5. Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

C. PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must be willing and able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, to include but not limited to:

      a) Have strength and endurance adequate for arduous labor as circumstances may require.

 

D. PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Be alert in observing hazards in order to help avoid accidents.
  2. Be willing and able to work in unusual surroundings, as well as the normal working conditions pertaining to this job.
  3. Be willing and able to receive and execute orders and instructions in such a manner as to inspire respect and confidence of superiors and co-workers.
  4. Be willing and able to meet the public in a professional, pleasant and tactful manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Conroe Texas : Conroe 
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: GTX Utility Ops-U05
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 110041
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to navigate to EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

EEI Testing:

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and Pre-employment Testing:  of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, numberLogon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.
 

 


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