Director of Distribution Engineering
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At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.
If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
Looking for an exciting new opportunity to lead a team of engineers in the electric utility engineering industry? Join our team at Leidos! As a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider, our Power Delivery Services Team is relied on by over 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers, and private developers. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by our latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms.
We are seeking a Director of Distribution Engineering in Irving, TX to manage and oversee a team responsible for developing construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Your team will work on projects in OH, UG, or URD environments, which may include joint use make-ready and street light projects. Your team will utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems to develop work packages.
As the Director of Distribution Engineering, your team’s project work will require performing engineering calculations such as structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, fault currents, and coordination of protective devices. You will also have oversight of assignments such as preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, developing BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements or calculating a customer Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC). Some local/customer-related travel is anticipated, including on-site or in-office meetings with Leidos' customers.
If you're interested in a challenging and rewarding career with a company that values innovation and excellence, then Leidos is the place for you. Join our team and help us continue to provide reliable power expertise to utilities across the country. Your greatest work is ahead!
Leidos Civil Group helps modernize infrastructure, systems, and security. We are a trusted partner to both government and highly-regulated commercial customers looking for transformative solutions in mission IT, security, software, engineering, and operations. We work with our customers including the FAA, DOE, NASA, National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration, Custom and Border Protection, airports, and electric utilities to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. Our customers take on the toughest challenges out there, and at times need a helping hand from specialists in their fields. We combine our scale as a Fortune 500 company with the deep technical knowledge of our core capabilities and the expertise of our talented and diverse workforce to deliver mission-centric innovations. For each of these core capabilities, we have developed proven, repeatable processes that help us deliver agile, cost-effective solutions to foster a better world. To explore and learn more, click here!
Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!
Your Main Objective:
- 10%-30% Working with Leidos team to improve process, training & mentoring staff.
- 20% Engineering, development, and quality control of design packages for construction crews.
- 50%-70% Performing supervisory, business development, planning, managing profit/loss, and/or customer relationship.
What Sets You Apart:
- BS in Engineering (EE preferred) is required and minimum of twelve (12) + years of prior relevant experience: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing electric distribution design engineering.
- Proficient knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and comprehension of client construction standards.
- Experience with Business Development, developing proposals, pricing & client interviews.
- Successful project management experience (initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, closeout).
- Previous Experience managing large engineering teams.
- Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills.
- Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations.
- Ability to work with limited supervision and provide leadership to other team members; Ability to work effectively in teams.
- Professional dress and demeanor.
- Positive attitude
Candidates should be located in or around the greater Dallas, TX area, in order to provide support to internal teams and utility customers as needed.
You Might Also Have:
- Experience with designing secondary networks.
- Proficiency with CAD tools.
- Experience with software such as PoleForeman, Bentley OpenUtilities Designer, GE Smallworld, Maximo, or similar products.
- Experience with complex projects in distribution design: using medium voltage switchgear, voltage conversion projects, distribution automation projects.
- Experience with development of civil & electrical packages associated with complex cable/conduit in dense urban environments.
- PMP certification and/or Professional Engineer license.
At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We challenge our staff with interesting assignments that provide them with an opportunity to thrive, professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We’d like to learn more about you, apply today!
Pay Range:Pay Range $105,300.00 - $162,000.00 - $218,700.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.