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Actalent Make Ready Engineering Designer - Remote in Iowa City, Iowa

Title: Make Ready Engineering Designer

Location: Remote

Status: Full time

  • Ability to coordinate and design joint use pole attachments and make ready recommendations.

  • Coordinate with Engineering Team Members regarding overall aerial processes ensuring accuracy, completeness and delivery of all work

  • Coordinates with team to determine appropriate scope of pole installs including; NESC standards for cable attachments, spacing and midspans regulations, and utility pole owner regulations.

  • Gathers appropriate information from field collection process to identify pole owners and complete the necessary application process.

  • May perform various field inspections, site walks, katapult pole collections, etc.- (if Local)

  • Proficient level ability to Identify existing pole conditions which Include electrical equipment, pole configurations, and third party attachers.

  • Ability to work within pole collection software such as Katapult, IKE, SPIDAcalc, Ocalc, and other similar applications.

  • Review utility poles and field notes to determine most accurate make ready solution.

  • Perform structural loading calculations using O-Calc or Spida-Calc in accordance with NESC and pole owner protocol through inventory and analysis of pole type and class, riser details, attached facility type including weight and diameters, span footages, drip loops etc.

  • Provide solutions for poles that fail pole loading or are not good candidates for new attachments.

  • Ability to create make ready summaries for various pole owner requirements

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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