Staking Technician

Company Name:
GDS Associates Inc
Job Descriptions:
GDS Associates, Inc. has an opportunity for a Staking Technician working remotely in the Hi-Line Engineering department. The available positions will be for Staking Technician openings located in Virginia.
The Hi-Line Engineering (Hi-Line) department is a distribution and transmission design group at GDS Associates, Inc. that provides system design and planning services for electric utilities throughout the United States. Hi-Line's services include overhead line design and staking, underground distribution system design, system planning and analysis, transmission design, substation design, system modeling and load flow analysis, overcurrent protection and short circuit analysis, inspection and inventory, contract administration, work order inspections, right-of-way vegetation management, GIS/GPS mapping, specialized design services and general consulting services related to the design, construction, and operation of electric power systems.
A Staking Technician designs electric utility distribution facilities for electric cooperatives and municipal clients. Staking includes selection of pole height/class, pole top assemblies, and guying assemblies. Staking Technicians will work directly with clients and will be responsible for maintaining project schedules. This position also requires the ability to use or at least have experience in the use of GPS equipment and computerized staking packages. Ensures engineering and construction standards are followed throughout the design, constructability of the design, and compliance with RUS and NESC specifications as necessary. Performs field inspections of construction projects to assure compliance and reports any discrepancies to supervisor. Responsible for preparing permits. Knowledge in property deeds, right-of-way easements and acquisition. Responsible for interfacing with landowners to obtain easements and/or permission for the construction of the electric facilities.
Required Experience:
Technical degree, engineering technology degree or business degree.
Five (5) years experience or equivalent education and experience.
Ability to travel to project site.
Travel requirements will vary from 50%25%20to 100%25. Must have reliable transportation.
Ability to carry a 20-pound pack several miles in rough terrain.
Ability to drive stakes to mark location of future poles and anchor placement.
GDS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Keyword: Staking Tech
From: GDS Associates Inc

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