Project Engineer, Distribution

Job Locations US-FL-Tampa | US-FL-Jacksonville | US-FL-Orlando | US-NC-Raleigh
Job ID
Regular Full-Time

About Us:

We are a highly innovative surveying and engineering company with over 60 years of industry experience serving clients throughout the US and Caribbean.

At Pickett, we use the acronym S.O.L.V.E. to define our core values that include: Safety first,

Outstanding service, Lasting relationships, Valued teamwork and Engaged culture.

“We solve the problems that matter” and we are always looking to add passionate, motivated, and qualified individuals to our rapidly expanding team.

About The Role:

As a Project Engineer, you will provide mid-level engineering/technical expertise on complex electrical projects. Involvement in projects typically includes conceptual and feasibility tasks through detailed design, and often extends into construction and service phases.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Provide engineering design and permitting support for new overhead & underground distribution lines (4 kV to 35Kv) for power delivery projects
  • Provide engineering and design support for under-built distribution on transmission lines
  • Evaluate poles for the impact of adding ADSS fiber or third-party attachments
  • Assist in performing load studies related to distribution transformers
  • Perform and review short circuit and voltage drop calculations
  • Identify make-ready work and the need for hold tags or clearance outages
  • Provide construction support and respond to information requests during construction
  • Complete project documentation including as-builts, calculations,
  • Maintain and enhance relationships with other design disciplines within Pickett and external stakeholders

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (required)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification (preferred)
  • 4+ years of related overhead and underground distribution engineering experience serving the electric utility industry (required)
  • Strong understanding of electrical design including the selection and installation of poles, conductors, insulators, switchgear, circuit reclosers, fuses and other distribution equipment (required)
  • Possess knowledge of ESC and NEC standards and codes and major utility engineering standards
  • Knowledge of overhead systems design and the use of PLS-CADD (preferred)
  • Capability in GIS databases and in system modeling and analysis software is a plus but not required
  • Understanding of structural, civil and geotechnical aspects of distribution engineering (preferred)
  • Ability to work in a safe manner and always obey safety regulations
  • Ability to be a self-starter and thrive in an unstructured, varied and deadline-driven work environment
  • Strong ability to collaborate with team members and peers in the electrical utility industry
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
  • Demonstrated verbal and technical writing skills

So...Why Join Us?

You will have the opportunity to learn, grow and directly contribute to our business. You will also have a very visible and tangible impact by solving real world problems.

You will contribute significantly to the growth and development of our company while also continuing to be challenged and inspired along the way!

We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive health insurance & benefits, retirement planning support, PTO and more.


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