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Civil/Permit Designer  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 9/27/2021
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Permanent Full Time

Technical Solutions Inc. is currently seeking a Civil/Permit Designer for our client, a well-known consulting engineering organization, to add to their growing staff in Pittsburgh. This position will directly support projects within the department's pole attachment application process and power delivery improvement process.  This team is also responsible for analyzing requests for attachment to client's poles and network reliability improvements on client's electric distribution systems.  The staff support GIS data analytics, creation of notifications, work orders, invoicing, and financial reports utilizing enterprise resource planning software.
This specific group partners with Utility and Communication Companies in Engineering and Construction operations for Joint Use Pole Attachment Programs (JU), Distribution Engineering Design Projects, and Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC) programs, such as the Pennsylvania Long-Term Infrastructure Improvement Program (LTIIP).  
  • Visually identify, inspect, and record equipment and different construction situations in the field, including rights-of-way
  • Apply National Electric Safety Code (NESC) Standards, Client Standards, State or Local Municipal Guidelines, and/or other applicable guidelines to complete engineering designs (Pole Replacements, Communication Space Rearrangements, Joint-Use Design) for possible joint-use or make-ready construction
  • Ability to analyze field collected data (including imagery) and completes updates within applicable software packages for successful, first-time submission, permit applications
  • Regularly utilizes Client proprietary software packages or equipment to complete daily responsibilities in the engineering design workflow process, may include facilitating new attachment permitting process
  • Communicate with others, including co-workers and clients, to agree on the best solution for engineering design
  • Complete work on project schedule and within project budget, communicate status with management team regularly
  • Frequently communicates with Client(s) on engineering design to best determine the most cost-effective solution for their project
  • Provide timely and detailed documentation and support to accounting functions for ensuring projects are on budget and appropriately accounted
  • Can transcribe notes, use measuring devices to identify, inspect, and record the data which is found in an organized manner
  • Can endure frequent driving, standing, walking (numerous miles a day), navigating (on foot or in a vehicle), and balancing objects which may weigh up to 20 pounds in congested and/or complex terrain
  • As needed, must be able to work in all weather conditions and in residential, commercial, and industrial areas
  • Work is primarily office based but fieldwork may be needed throughout the engineering design process to validate permit applications have all required details for submission
  • Must be willing to travel overnight or for extended periods of time, based on project assignment
  • Will be required to attend meetings at clients' sites and regularly interact with the general public, including landowners
  • May occasionally enter energized extra-high voltage substations up to 745kV and will need to coordinate with appropriate utility personnel throughout fielding activities within this location
  • Ability to work from home and an office setting, as required
  • Regularly utilizes state and local government programs, sites and office contact for the acquisition of data and permits
  • Manages the status and completion of permits with team members and responsible agencies

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED required with three (3) + years of experience in fieldwork or a construction environment, drafting, utility experience, or technical design
  • Associate Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Surveying, or related technical discipline with zero (0) - two (2) years of experience, with interest in fieldwork, or surveying
  • Experience in engineering design for submission of complex easement permits, including applications to Federal, State, Municipal entities, and Railroad companies.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings/schematics
  • Must be an organized person who can keep data organized from start to finish on a project
  • Ability to prioritize work on multiple projects and effectively communicate project statuses
  • Computer proficiency including general Microsoft Office products, design, and business enterprise software
  • Effective written and oral communication at all levels within an organizational structure
  • Reasoning skills and ability to solve practical problems
  • Must have dependable transportation and a valid driver's license with insurance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of electrical distribution assets and/or communication equipment construction
  • Experience in pole loading (Spida Calc, O-Calc, Pole Foreman, or Katapult) or other construction modeling software (AutoCAD) is beneficial
  • Knowledge of industry utility or joint-use software (SPANS, NJUNS, IkeGPS) for make-ready engineering and construction is beneficial
Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of staffing services throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Simplify the job search process by letting us do all the work! With 30 years of expertise, we have the resources, techniques and insights to guide your job search. Our staff will work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and discuss your options. We can even send your resume to multiple job openings that you are a fit for, giving you opportunities to choose from. We reach out to hiring managers for feedback, coordinate and schedule interviews, and advocate on your behalf so that you get the best offer possible. At TSI, we genuinely care about our employees and want to see you succeed. No candidate is ever promised something we do not deliver. The best part is that there are no fees or cost for any of our services. For more information on our company and to view all of our exciting job opportunities, please visit or give us a call at 724-733-2100.


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