Associate Engineer, Transmission Lines

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas | US-TX-Austin
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 Associate Engineer, you will provide entry-level engineering/technical expertise on electric transmission design projects for high-voltage (HV) overhead utility systems.


This position prepares guidance for line routing, survey coordination, PLS-CADD modeling, structure design, foundation design, clearance checks, plan/profile development, material specification and procurement, constructability evaluations, work order package preparation, permitting, vendor/subcontractor coordination and construction support.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Conduct engineering related studies
  • Understand design criteria
  • Build design models using the PLS software suite
  • Develop and analyze foundation designs (e.g. FAD, FD6, APile, LPile)
  • Spot structures and evaluate clearance and structural utilization in PLS-CADD
  • Evaluate and provide commentary on design alternatives
  • Run reports in PLS-CADD (e.g. Structure Checks, Stringing Charts, etc.)
  • Compose Work Packages, Release Letters, etc.
  • Produce accurate estimates of man-hours required and completion dates for tasks
  • Effectively manage multiple tasks for multiple projects

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering (required)
  • EI/EIT Certification (preferred)
  • 1+ years of related transmission line engineering experience in the electric utility industry (preferred)
  • Experience in using PLS-CADD for designing transmission lines (preferred)
  • Experience with design codes and standards such as NESC, IEEE, ASCE, and ACI
  • Experience with liaising substation, transmission, environmental, real estate, construction, and maintenance stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability in the application of engineering theories and principles
  • Increasingly proficient in practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, preparing, and presenting
  • 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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