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SENIOR DISTRIBUTION DESIGNER

Job description
Desired candidate will be responsible for detailed physical designs for overhead and/or underground distribution power line projects up to 69kV. The candidate will design and plan the construction of overhead and underground power distribution facilities for the purpose of transmitting power from electrical distribution points to end consumers in urban and rural areas.
Prepare specification for materials, permits and drawings that will be needed during construction along with their estimated quantities and costs.
Makes complex electrical computations to determine the size, type and number of pieces of equipment needed such as transformers, circuit breakers, switches, and lightning arresters. The candidate will compute sag and stress for specifications of wire and cable located on poles; plan layouts for overhead distribution lines and provide duct bank, vault locations and siting of underground cable routes; solve normal electrical distribution problems such as determining height, location, spacing, guying requirements, and insulation level required of distribution facilities.
The candidate will provide support and technical direction to field construction personnel during construction of projects as needed.
Other duties include providing direction and guidance to CAD designers as needed; developing and preparing proposals and cost estimates; evaluating customer requests and consulting utility clients in electrical distribution solutions as needed. Responsible for handling multiple projects and providing a detailed design package that complies with applicable distribution engineering design standards and all safety codes.
Desired Skills and Experience
Under minimal supervision and with increased latitude for un-reviewed work in the area of expertise will provide:
• Technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems
• Conducts engineering and related studies
• Coach and mentor other Designer classifications
• Effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities
• Thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, drawings and sketches
• Continuous improvement of job-related, technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Accurate records and files
• Support of the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally

Position Requirements
• 10 or more years’ experience in overhead and underground distribution design and/or construction in the utility industry
• Basic proficiency in AutoCad and/or Microstation
• Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
• Good written and oral communication skills.

Other Skills/Abilities
• Self-Motivated
• Work independently
• Team-Oriented and able to build a remote team
• Customer Oriented
• Able to manage multiple tasks and provide leadership to other team members

Desired Qualifications
• Skilled in principles of project management and customer service
About this company
M&S Engineering
M&S Engineering is a full-service electrical and civil engineering firm whose mission is to provide our clients with quality, efficient electrical and civil services at the greatest overall value. With registered engineers in both electrical and civil engineering disciplines, M&S can fully meet the needs of its clients by allowing them to engage a single firm for all of their design, planning, and analytical needs. M&S staff is experienced in multiple disciplines including road design, water and wastewater design, drainage and flood management, structural analysis and design, MEP services, as well as electrical utilities design including substation, distribution and transmission line design. This range of services is provided for clients in all industries throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The combination of in-house communication and technological prowess, have made M&S Engineering one of the most respected and sought after firms in the region.

RELAY TECHNICIAN

Job Description
M&S Power Services is seeking qualified Relay/P&C Technicians to perform testing, commissioning and maintenance testing of electrical apparatus and equipment. With an emphasis on the protective relaying and related devices. Qualified individuals will be expected to work as a team with other testing technicians and construction personnel to perform testing, commissioning and maintenance tests in accordance with NETA or NICET specifications while adhering clients' specifications and equipment manufacturer's recommendations.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Perform testing and commissioning of relay's and apparatus within high voltage substations.
o Perform testing/routine maintenance of transmission and distribution substation power equipment, relaying (electro-mechanical, solid state and micro-processor), controls and voltage regulating equipment
o Electrical equipment testing of current transformers, potential transformers, battery systems, power line carrier for large electric power systems
o Writing procedures and/or test plans in support of large electric power systems
o Testing, including (without limitation): calibrating all relays; applying settings to relays; programming LTC/regulator controllers.
o Perform routine troubleshooting and repair of substation relaying and control equipment in distribution substations.
o Plan, schedule, and complete test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptions.
Required Qualifications:
o Associate of Electrical Technology (AET) or the equivalent specialized training in system protection
o Minimum of 5 years of field experience in commissioning, panel and equipment checkout, relay calibration, testing and repairing substation relaying and control schemes for large power systems.
Required EXPERIENCE:
o 3 phase power systems; power system protection & control schemes; test equipment; test equipment software
o Test equipment and tool/wiring usage; interpretation of wiring and elementary diagrams; basic test skills to perform duties listed above, basic PC skills
o Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%
About this company
M&S Power Services is a small but fast growing company which provides acceptance testing, commissioning, start-up testing, and maintenance services for all electrical equipment ranging from 480V to 500kV. Our experts provide these services to petrochemical, oil & gas, power generation, utilities, industrial and renewable energy clients throughout the Southwest United States. These services included High, Medium and Low Voltage Switchgear, Breakers, Transformers, Infrared Testing, Power Factor Testing, Power System Metering, Protective Relay Calibration, SF6 Gas Analysis, Emergency Response, Trouble Shooting & Repair and many other Substation Services.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to work-life balance and are seeking talented technicians to join our fast growing team.

ELECTRICAL TESTING TECHNICIAN

Job Description
M&S Power Services is seeking qualified Electrical Testing Technicians to perform testing, commissioning and maintenance testing of electrical apparatus and equipment. Qualified individuals will be expected to work as a team with other testing technicians and construction personnel to perform testing, commissioning and maintenance tests in accordance with NETA or NICET specifications while adhering clients' specifications and equipment manufacturer's recommendations.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Perform testing and commissioning of electrical apparatus within high voltage substations.
o Perform testing/routine maintenance of transmission and distribution substation power equipment, controls and voltage regulating equipment
o Perform electrical equipment testing of power transformers, circuit breakers, switchgear, grounding systems, current transformers, potential transformers, battery systems and other apparatus for large electric power systems
o Writing procedures and/or test plans in support of large electric power systems
o Perform routine troubleshooting and repair of substation equipment
o Plan, schedule, and complete test activities efficiently, on time, without service interruptions.
Required Qualifications:
o Associate of Electrical Technology (AET) or the equivalent specialized training in system protection
o Minimum of 3 years of field experience in commissioning, maintenance and testing substation apparatus for large power systems.
Required EXPERIENCE:
o 3 phase power systems; power system apparatus & control schemes; test equipment; test equipment software
o Test equipment and tool/wiring usage; interpretation of wiring and elementary diagrams; basic test skills to perform duties listed above, basic PC skills
o Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%
About this company
M&S Power Services is a small but fast growing company which provides acceptance testing, commissioning, start-up testing, and maintenance services for all electrical equipment ranging from 480V to 500kV. Our experts provide these services to petrochemical, oil & gas, power generation, utilities, industrial and renewable energy clients throughout the Southwest United States. These services included High, Medium and Low Voltage Switchgear, Breakers, Transformers, Infrared Testing, Power Factor Testing, Power System Metering, Protective Relay Calibration, SF6 Gas Analysis, Emergency Response, Trouble Shooting & Repair and many other Substation Services.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to work-life balance and are seeking talented technicians to join our fast growing team.

CAD/DESIGN TECHNICIAN - SPRING BRANCH, TX

Sherwood Surveying & S.U.E. & M&S Engineering is looking for a CAD/Design Technician to join its Surveying Group in our Spring Branch, TX office. The candidate for this position must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience supporting survey design projects. The Design Technician will work as part of a team under the guidance and direction of a Project Manager. Projects may include all aspects of surveying including site development, detail topography, land title surveys, ALTA Surveys, easement and right of way exhibits. The CAD/Design Technician should be self-motivated and able to work on moderately complex multi-disciplined projects. This individual should possess word processing and spreadsheet skills. Autodesk-AutoCAD experience is required and AutoCAD Civil 3D and Carlson Survey experience is preferred.

Email resume to amusick@msengr.com

 

UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL DESIGNER/ENGINEER - HOUSTON, TX

 Compensation & Benefits

• Salary commensurate with experience

• Employer paid health insurance

• 401K employer match

Email resume to lkrzywosinski@msengr.com

 

CIVIL DESIGNER - NEW BRAUNFELS, TX

All levels of experience considered

Compensation & Benefits

• Salary commensurate with experience

• Employer paid health insurance

• 401K employer match

Email resume to lkrzywosinski@msengr.com

 

CIVIL ENGINEER - NEW BRAUNFELS, TX

All levels of experience considered 

Compensation & Benefits 

• Salary commensurate with experience 

• Employer paid health insurance 

• 401K employer match 

Email resume to lkrzywosinski@msengr.com

 

ELECTRICAL DESIGNER/ENGINEER - SPRING BRANCH, TEXAS

Job Description:

M&S Engineering, L.L.C. seeks qualified electrical designer/engineer in Spring Branch, Texas to perform engineering and design duties which require application of engineering principles and knowledge of commercial building design.

Duties and responsibilities include:

• Perform basic calculations such as load analysis and short circuit.

• Develop Panel Schedules and building circuitry

• Responsible for preparing plans, specifications, and estimates

• Create/modify design documents and drawings for a project, including one-lines, control schematics and wiring diagrams, specifications, conduit and cable sizing/routing, and generating bills of material

• Bring potential project-related problems and possible solutions to the attention of the responsible party

• Selectively coordinate overcurrent protection

• Design emergency power systems

• Review project submittals

• Respond to contractor’s RFI

• Perform field surveys

• Experience in lighting design.

Requirements:

• B.S. Electrical Engineering or related field

• E.I.T./F.E. required

• The candidate for this position must possess a minimum of two years of experience supporting commercial design projects.

• Knowledge of design documents and drawings necessary to complete a MEP design project

• Knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as NEC, IECC, IBC, and NFPA

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Ability to work closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements

• Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of work product

• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills

• Knowledge of common word processing, spreadsheet, and email software Desired Qualifications

• Experience in commercial building design

• Proficiency in AutoCAD

• Knowledge of AGI32 Other Skills/Abilities

• Self-starter

• Able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks

• Well-organized

• Work independently or in a team environment

• Customer-oriented Compensation & Benefits

• Salary commensurate with experience

• Employer paid health insurance

• 401K employer match

Email resume to lkrzywosinski@msengr.com

 

CIVIL ENGINEER - GEORGETOWN, TEXAS

Job Description:

M&S Engineering, L.L.C. has an immediate opening in Georgetown, Texas for a Civil Engineer with 10 to 15 years of experience in project management and business development. Potential candidates will be licensed in the State of Texas as Licensed Profession Engineer (PE) and will have experience in design and management of general Civil Engineering projects. The candidate will be responsible for managing and growing M&S Engineering’s Georgetown office, offering a full range of civil services focused on the public and private markets in and around the City of Georgetown. Potential candidates will be able to demonstrate experience in designing and managing projects, including but not limited to, roadways, land development, water systems, storm water systems, wastewater systems, drainage and hydrology. Demonstrated experience should show knowledge of all technical design aspects of the project as well as effective project management. The candidate will also have excellent written, presentation and verbal skills as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

Qualifications

• Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an accredited university.

• Licensed as Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

• Minimum of 10 years’ experience

• Demonstrated technical design, project management and leadership experience

• Demonstrated business development and client acquisition experience

• Local knowledge and existing relationships Compensation & Benefits

• Salary commensurate with experience

• Employer paid health insurance

• 401K employer match

Email resume to lkrzywosinski@msengr.com

 

ROADWAY DESIGN ENGINEER

Job Description:

Perform engineering design for major roadway designs, roadway drainage, traffic, etc. Manage and oversee the work of junior project engineer(s) and technician(s) in preparing plans for roadway and drainage design work using TxDOT and/or ASSHTO standards. Responsible for preparing and overseeing the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates. Design elements will consist of horizontal and vertical geometry, roadway sections, intersection layouts, and sign distance determination, interchange layouts, signing and pavement marking plans, traffic control plans, roadway drainage, temporary erosion control, and right of way plans. Proficient in preparing scopes, schedules, budgets, management of junior staff, and client communication. Seal and signature as a PE; ensuring compliance with all applicable codes, regulations and ordinances.

Requirements:

• B.S. degree in Civil Engineering

• Texas P.E.

• 15+ years experience having performed geometric design of roadways, preparing plans and specifications and computing quantities and design construction estimates

• 5+ years of managerial and process controls (scheduling, cost engineering and estimates etc.)

• Extensive knowledge of and experience with AASJTO Green Book, TxDOT Roadway Design Manual, TxDOT Roadside Design Guide, TxDOT Hydraulic Manual, and Texas MUTCD

• Proficiency with Microstation and Geopak or AutoCAD Civil 3D

• Successful candidate must be capable to act as a supervisory engineer or deputy to Project Manager and work independently with minimal guidance

Please send resume to Tom Turk, P.E. at tturk@msengr.com

 

RELAY PROTECTION AND CONTROL ENGINEER

Job Description:

Perform engineering and design duties which require application of engineering principles and knowledge of substation design.

Duties and responsibilities include:

• Create/modify design documents and drawings for a project, including one-lines, three-lines, control schematics and wiring diagrams, relay panel arrangements and specifications, conduit and cable sizing/routing, and generating bills of material

• Design auxiliary AC and DC power systems

• Develop SCADA system and communications interfaces

• Work with project team to fully develop system integration of protection, control, and monitoring systems

• Perform basic calculations such as relay burden, voltage drop, and short circuit calculations

• Perform relay coordination studies and prepare relay settings

• Effectively communicate and coordinate project activities with manager, clients, and others as needed

• Proficient in preparing scopes, schedules, and budgets, and insure that schedules and budgets are met

• Responsible for preparing plans, specifications, and estimates

• Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members Qualifications

• B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering

• Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas preferred, but not required

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in relay protection and control design of high voltage (15-345 kV) substations including:

     o Knowledge of protection principles and practices for transmission lines, distribution feeders, and major substation equipment

     o Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, including understanding of three-phase power systems

     o Knowledge and understanding of substation components and their functions

     o Knowledge of design documents and drawings necessary to complete a substation protection and control design project

     o Knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as IEEE, ANSI, NESC, NEC, and NEMA

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Ability to work closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements

• Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of work product

• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communications skills

• Knowledge of common word processing, spreadsheet, and email software Other Skills/Abilities

• Self-starter • Able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks

• Well-organized

• Work independently or in a team environment

• Customer-oriented

Please send resume to Larry D. Grimm, P.E. at lgrimm@msengr.com

 

POWER LINE DESIGN STAKER

Responsible for surveying, staking and designing electrical distribution lines in accordance with the client’s specifications and standards.

Some key responsibilities include:

• Completing detailed field notes/staking sheets and computer computations

• Working with Clients to ensure proper placement of power lines

Candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent and current Texas Driver’s License

• Preferably three (3) year’s experience in line design and staking

• Desirable to have completed & documented structured training on relative topics including distribution line design calculations, NESC, framing units, construction practices, AutoCAD drafting

• Must be able to travel • Preferably experience in GPS survey

Email resume to: lkrzywosinski@msengr.com Fax resume to: 830-228-4198.

 

SURVEY / DISTRIBUTION FIELD STAKING POSITIONS

Sherwood Surveying & S.U.E. and M&S Engineering are seeking energetic, motivated individuals to join our field crews to help us meet the needs of our clients. Our team of registered land surveyors and support staff offer a comprehensive range of surveying capabilities. We employ cutting edge technology and the best equipment to gather crucial information for each project.

Job Description:

Utilize level rod, prism pole or tape at designated points to assist in determining location and elevations of various features

-Lay out stakes for map-making, construction land, construction Electric Transmission/Distribution lines and other surveys

-Cut and clear brush and trees from line of survey with machete, brush hook or chain saw

-Carry instruments, field equipment, hammers, stakes, lathes, hubs, nails, etc.

-Keep survey crew vehicle supplied with equipment; clean and organize vehicle

-Carry out instructions and tasks assigned by Party Chief

Job Requirements:

-Ability to work outdoors with occasional extended hours.

-Willing to work locally or travel within the state of Texas.

-Must pass background check, drug screening and have an insurable driving record.

-Experience with boundary, topographic, as-built surveys, construction staking, ROW staking, staking electric distribution lines, staking electric transmission lines is a plus

-Familiarity with GPS and data collection.

Please email Resume to mhorton@msengr.com.

 

CAD/DESIGN TECHNICIAN

M&S Engineering is looking for a Civil Engineering Design Technician to join its Civil Engineering Group in our New Braunfels, TX office. The candidate for this position must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience supporting engineering design projects. The Design Technician will work as part of a team under the guidance and direction of an Engineering Project Manager. Projects may include all aspects of civil engineering including site development, roadway construction; water distribution; sewage collection, pumping and treatment; and storm water. The CAD/Design Technician should be self-motivated and able to work on moderately complex multi-disciplined engineering projects. This individual should possess word processing and spreadsheet skills. Autodesk-AutoCAD experience is required and AutoCAD Civil 3D experience is required.

Please email resume to lkrzywosinski@msengr.com or fax resume to 830-228-4198.