Engineering Technician

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Provide direct technical assistance and support for a wide range of engineering projects, including electrical utility planning studies, distribution line design, area lighting design, and AutoCAD/GIS mapping projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

The following are essential responsibilities of this position and do not include marginal functions that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. The scope and duties of this position may change or be altered based on the business needs of the company.

  1. Assist with electrical utility planning studies by analyzing historical data to prepare future projections.
  2. Perform electrical system modeling analysis utilizing engineering analysis software.
  3. Prepare and assist in preparation of cost estimates for power delivery planning and design


  4. Provide AutoCAD support for power delivery design projects including project maps,

    schematic drawings, project layout drawings, etc.

  5. Prepare and assist with area lighting designs and evaluations.
  6. Prepare inspection reports for electrical utility lines based on engineer notes and staking sheets.
  7. Assist with planning study report preparation including word documents, spreadsheets, table,

    graphs, etc.

  8. Assist with completing the environmental review process for electrical utility projects.
  9. Work with various computer applications including, AutoCAD, MS Excel and MS Word

    ESRI, Milsoft WindMil, and others.

  10. Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Knowledge typically acquired through a two-year degree in engineering technology, drafting and design, GIS, or another related technical program. Experience of not less than five years in duties described above may be substituted, if such education was acquired on the job.

Key Competencies:

Technical Competencies: Must be able to organize a project into defined tasks and carry it out in a timely manner. Must have good analytical, interpretative, interpersonal, complex problem- solving and decision-making skills. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office and AutoCAD. Must have well-developed communication skills. A basic knowledge of power system engineering technology, construction and operations as well as experience with ESRI and power system analysis software is preferred. A basic knowledge of power line design, construction and commissioning as well as familiarity with safety codes, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) requirements, and other industry standards is a plus.

PSE Competencies: Possess ability to learn new skills from experienced engineers and technicians, achieve quality results, be change-oriented, use effective communication skills, be customer- driven, foster innovation, be a continuous learner, and display teamwork behavior.

Coaching Competencies: Possess ability to continually identify and recommend process and/or system improvements to facilitate efficiencies in substation design and planning studies.

Working Conditions:

Normal office conditions with some outdoor field work. Some overtime may be required. Travel may be required for client on-site assistance or technical training courses.

If field work and overnight travel is required reimbursable expenses will include meals, lodging, and mileage. Training is provided by PSE employees and/or by enrollment in seminars and continuing education courses. PSE is committed to providing successful applicant with the tools and skills to be successful.

Working Relationships:

Internal: Peers, management.
External: Electric utilities, state and local governments, consultants, construction contractors, vendors.

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