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Stantec Sr Distribution Designer in Des Moines, Iowa

Sr Distribution Designer - ( 240001YX )


Join a team that does more than generate and deliver electricity through its work; join a team that powers growth and advances communities. Seeing beyond the project at hand, you’ll work with us to advance the industry and build your career. We operate with the strength of a $3B company and have the agility of a specialized power group, and work on some of the most challenging and cutting-edge projects around the world. Whether helping to define microgrids, pushing the boundaries on clean energy or grid modernization, you’ll find yourself working with leaders in transmission & distribution, thermal generation, and renewable energy in one of the world’s top 10 design firms, broadening your skills and developing your career.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is hiring a Senior Distribution Designer to join our US Mountain region Transmission & Distribution (T&D) group. We understand the challenges of the power sector in meeting worldwide demand for clean, efficient energy in the midst of financial, strategic, and regulatory uncertainty. Within our positive team environment, our employees enjoy great career advancement opportunities and the chance to work on a variety of projects including transmission, distribution substation, converter stations, telecom, protection and control, renewable energy, and generation. We provide career opportunities as unique as you are.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and perform site visit for field data collection and verification of existing distribution lines, facilities and project requirements.

  • Prepare cost estimates on engineering and fielding efforts.

  • Assist with preparing proposals by decomposing scopes of work into individual tasks, obtaining estimates from internal and external service providers, and other proposal-related tasks

  • Liaise with clients and external stakeholders as part of executing various projects

  • Perform detailed design and engineering calculations of overhead electric distribution systems to comply with the client’s standards, specifications, preferences, and relevant industry standards (NESC, GO95, etc.).

  • Assist with training junior personnel in distribution design principles and act as a mentor when needed

  • Review work of other designers for conformance to client specifications

  • Support the day to day activities of the project from inception through. engineering, construction, commissioning and hand over.

  • Function as project engineer on assigned projects.

  • Report the progress of the project to the senior engineer, project manager, and/or client

  • Think outside the box and use your knowledge to develop solutions where no existing standard or off-the-shelf choice exists


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Detailed, first-hand knowledge of design, construction, O&M of overhead and underground distribution lines at or below 34.5 kV

  • Experience with CAD systems such as Bentley MicroStation or Autodesk AutoCAD/Civil3D is desirable

  • General knowledge of other electrical grid-related disciplines (transmission, substations, generation) is a plus

  • Experience with both overhead and underground systems

  • Experience with medium-voltage systems in both utility and industrial contexts is desirable

  • Some knowledge of project management principles (e.g. budget, burn rate, gross margin) is desireable

  • PLS-CADD, PLS-Pole and OCalc experience is desirable.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office is required.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks / projects with various due dates.

  • Travel and hand-on site work should be expected, up to 20% of your time.

Education and Experience

  • At least 8 years of direct electric utility or utility/power consulting experience; other infrastructure-related experience will be considered

  • Completion of a related STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) credential is a plus


Potential head office locations in the US Mountain region are:

  • Denver, CO

  • Salt Lake City, UT

  • Boise, ID

  • Reno, NV

  • Las Vegas, NV

  • Des Moines, IA

  • Albuquerque, NM

  • Sheridan, WY

While work is primarily conducted remotely, employees must be able to occasionally travel to the noted office locations for in-person engagements.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #FeelingEnergized

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Salary Range(s):

  • $38.89 - $56.39 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CO and HI

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Colorado-Denver

Other Locations : United States-Utah-Salt Lake City, United States-Nevada-Reno, United States-Nevada-Las Vegas, United States-New Mexico-Albuquerque, United States-Iowa-Des Moines, United States-Wyoming-Sheridan

Organization : BC-2242 Energy-US West

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 3, 2024, 9:03:15 AM

Req ID: 240001YX


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans