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Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Position Summary

This role focuses on the coordination and design of installations, extensions and/or system improvements.  Specific work varies by area.


GRADE: 10, 11, 12, 13*

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 18, 2022

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Residential Developments - Designs the installation of overhead line extensions, underground electric line extensions and gas main extensions for new residential subdivisions and apartment complexes.
  • Landbase Services – coordinates the verification of edits, QA/QC, and closing of as-built designs with Designers, Construction personnel, Site Inspectors, and Schedulers.
  • Commercial Services - Coordinates and designs line extensions and service installations/upgrades/remodels for commercial customers.
  • Large Commercial Services - Coordinates and designs line extensions and service installations/upgrades/remodels for large commercial and industrial customers and developments.
  • Overhead Engineering - Coordinates and designs overhead electric system improvement projects and civic improvement projects.
  • Underground Engineering - Coordinates and designs underground electric system improvement projects and civic improvement projects.
  • Downtown Network Engineering - Coordinates and designs all customer service installations, system improvement projects and civic improvement projects in the Downtown Network System.
  • Gas Engineering - Coordinates and designs gas system improvement/renewal projects; civic improvement projects; and large line extensions and service installations/upgrades/remodels for large commercial and industrial customers and developments.
  • Perform all coordination with external agencies such as the City of San Antonio, TxDOT, etc.,
  • Conduct field surveying for the design and installation for each job, including staking pole locations and locating buried utilities
  • Develop job sketches and perform As-builts 
  • Performs other project and process improvement initiatives as assigned.  

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Exceptional knowledge and demonstrated application of relevant design and construction standards and applicable code requirements
Extensive knowledge and demonstrated application of Electric Line Extension Policy and Gas Line Extension Policy.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimum supervision verified through assessments.
Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service.
Demonstrated ability to prepare high quality job sketches utilizing GIS.
Demonstrated ability to perform accurate and timely as-builts.
Ability to meet goals and objectives with minimal direct supervision
Ability to work in a variety of locations such as the field, construction centers and the main office
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling
Ability to set priorities, organize work and make occasional exceptions.
Demonstrated ability to forge strong relationships across levels and organizational lines of business.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and coordinate all projects to meet due dates.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills for interaction with all levels of personnel
Ability to multi-task various critical work assignments in a fast paced environment in a professional manner
Demonstrated positive interpersonal behaviors toward CPS Energy, associates, and customers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Science with a concentration in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical or related field from an accredited university.
  • Depending on business area, preferred knowledge needed in items such as:
  • Overhead electric distribution design and construction standards 
  • Designer/GIS, WMIS, and SAP
  • Three-phase underground electric distribution design and construction standards
  • Downtown Network design and construction standards
  • Gas design and construction standards
  • Electric Service Standards
  • Electric and Gas Line Extension Policies
  • Relative experience in supporting utility construction & maintenance.


Entrepreneurial Thinking
Building and Supporting Teams
Driving Continuous Improvement
Communicates Effectively
Serving Customers
Working Safely

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator.
Employee may potentially be exposed to hazardous chem, wet or humid conditions, outdoor weather, noisy and dusty environment. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.  After hours work may be required.  

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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