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Engineering Tech - Design in Topeka, KS at Genesys Talent LLC

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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JOB TITLE: Engineering Tech - DesignDEPARTMENT: Design ServicesLOCATION: Topeka 2nd and Jackson LocationTypical Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:Liaison between Distribution, Substation, Transmission engineering, and field personnel that install or maintain overhead and underground equipment for various Westar Energy projects. Under minimal direction, develops the scope and cost estimates, design and drawing layout, labor, equipment and material specifications necessary to accurately estimate costs for the most complex and technically demanding projects. Performs office and field technical work to determine design and customer requirements for electric facilities according to company standards. Works with city, county, state and company personnel as needed, to optimize the design criteria for electric installations and modifications. Assists and works with other departments on requests and specialized services as needed to support the company. Assists design services management with budget, planning, scheduling, government entity communications and other duties as needed.

Education and Experience:A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering technology or equivalent technical field is preferred. The ideal candidate will have related experience in technical design, project management skills, and experience leading contractors or employees in a technical function. Excellent communication, teamwork and technical skills are essential to success in this role.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • The position will require work in unrelated processes and methods, and requires constructive thinking to analyze, interpret, or evaluate issues to a prompt resolution and work within short time frames. Skills are necessary in planning, organizing, oral and written communication, prioritizing and team building. Successful candidate must be personal computer fluent with proficiencies in database, spreadsheets, word processing, and AutoCad. The preferred candidate will also have experience applying company construction standards to Maximo work management and ArcMap/GWD GIS systems. Applicant must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in an ever-changing environment. Excellent customer service and public relations skills are required.
  • Must exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills that will be utilized to accomplish required coordination between other internal departments and external entities.
  • Must have good intermediate math, business/technical writing skills, and technical reading skills.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of electric Distribution, Substation, and Transmission facilities.
  • Must have the ability to handle stressful situations appropriately.
  • Must be an effective project manager.
  • Must have the ability to perform the physical activities of the job (includes, but not limited to hearing, seeing, walking, talking, reading, typing, writing, color distinction, depth perception, working outside in adverse conditions, and lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, etc.).
  • Licenses, Certification, Bonding, and/or Testing:
  • Requires a valid Kansas Driver’s License.


Working Conditions:
  • Most work is performed in an office with field work as necessary. Occasional travel to other locations within the company is required. Position requires work beyond normal working hours depending on workload, project deadlines, and service restoration efforts. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance.
  • Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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