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Supv Distribution Engr (Overhead Distribution)

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Date: Jan 14, 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

Supervises multiple employees who perform conceptual and detailed designs for the installation or replacement of overhead electric distribution  facilities.  Assists in determining the layout and equipment necessary for the job in accordance with design standards. Reviews design work packages for accuracy and quality before release to construction.  Ensures as-builts are entered in a timely manner upon completion of construction and performs QA/QC in GIS to complete the design process.


GRADE:  15

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  January 30, 2022

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Distributes and assigns projects to ensure proper employee loading.
  • Monitors work request progress according to due dates. 
  • Maintains requested completion dates in WMIS. 
  • Ensures proper application of construction and design standards. 
  • Reviews design sketches for accuracy, quality, and compliance with design standards. 
  • Review easement encroachment and clearance requests
  • Provides technical support to design staff. 
  • Coordinates with other areas on related work requests. 
  • Mitigates escalated issues from internal and external customers.
  • Enforces company policies. 
  • Conducts performance appraisals. 
  • Fosters a Zero Harm safety culture within the department 
  • Performs other duties and manages other projects as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the design of three phase and single phase electric distribution systems, including streetlights, to support system growth, reliability, asset management, and civic improvement assessing technical information
Ability to effectively lead and provide direct supervision, performance management, and employee development
Ability to apply critical thinking when reviewing and assessing technical information
Ability to organize and prioritize time, work flow, and resources
Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with internal and external customers
Demonstrated well-developed written and verbal communications skills for interaction within the section, across departmental lines to all levels of personnel, and vertically with management.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment and maintain a professional and positive manner.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling
Possess a valid driver’s license with a history of a safe driving record in accordance with CPSE policies, procedures, safety standards, and applicable laws and regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates Degree 
  • Experience with Microstation, GIS/Designer, Work Manager, and SAP
  • Knowledge of NESC, IEEE, IES, NEC and RUS standards
  • Knowledge of utility system operations and construction
  • Knowledge of CPS Energy’s Electric Service Standards


Driving Projects to Completion
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Interacting with People at Different Levels
Communicates Effectively
Building and Supporting Teams
Resolving Conflict

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

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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