Lead Engineer, Transmission Lines

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta | US-FL-Gainesville | US-MT-Bozeman
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 Lead Engineer, you will provide leadership and senior-level engineering/technical expertise on complex electric transmission design projects for high-voltage (HV) and extra high-voltage (EHV) overhead utility systems.


Some of the main responsibilities will be to ensure the team is meeting client requirements; both quality and schedule deadlines as well as ensuring the team is engaged and their input is valued. We want to inspire our team members to produce at the level of excellence for which Pickett is known.


This role will require you to be hands-on and manage, prepare, review and/or provide 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:

  • Supervise a team of engineers, technicians, and drafters
  • Communicate clear expectations, goals, and vision
  • Manage the performance of the team and delegate project work
  • Motivate, coach and mentor team members
  • Manage projects, ensure quality of work and on-time delivery
  • Review and approve engineering design submittals
  • Develop lasting relationships with clients
  • Estimate projects and develop proposals

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (required)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification (required)
  • 10+ years of related transmission line engineering experience in the electric utility industry (required)
  • Extensive experience using PLS-CADD (required)
  • Extensive experience with design codes and standards such as: NESC, IEEE, ASCE and ACI 
  • Extensive experience liaising with substation, environmental, real estate, construction, and maintenance stakeholders
  • Deep understanding of industry standards and methods (engineering, procurement, and construction)
  • Strong project management skills and experience
  • Ability to work in a safe manner and always obey safety regulations
  • Adept self-starter who thrives in an unstructured, varied and deadline-driven work environment
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to coach other team members and provide direction for projects
  • Strong ability to collaborate with team members as well as peers in the electrical utility industry
  • Effective business and technical communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)

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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