Lead Distribution Engineer

Houston, TX /
Electrical Engineering – Power Delivery Engineering /
Full Time
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification

Responsibilities include:

    • Lead multiple engineers on projects
    • Take ownership for the project being completed on time and on budget
    • Provide development and design services on overhead and underground utility distribution line projects (34kV and below)
    • Working on multiple projects while prioritizing work
    • Interface with utility clients and collaboration with design team
    • Preparation and development of distribution voltage construction packages for both overhead and underground construction
    • Utilizing GIS information to aide in design
    • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members
    • Regularly meet and correspond with clients, equipment suppliers, surveyors, and construction personnel

Typical assignments include:

    • Design distribution facilitates utilizing client standards including, overhead and underground distribution facilities including distribution equipment installation, feeder replacement, cable replacement, new feeder design and others as assigned
    • Routing, design and execution of distribution line projects
    • Prepare calculations and equipment specifications
    • Field walkdowns
    • Response to field questions
    • GIS mapping

Qualifications:

    • Bachelors Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering
    • 7+ years of distribution engineering experience required
    • Eligibility to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future
Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.
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