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Aerotek Distribution Engineer in Walled Lake, Michigan


Currently, we have an opportunity for 2 Distribution Engineers for electric utility design engineering. Positions are located in Grand Rapids, MI - supporting Consumers Energy.


The successful candidate will have an interest in developing construction work packages for the electric distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Distribution systems may be in an OH, UG, or URD environment. Work packages will be developed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems.

Project work will require performing engineering calculations that may include: structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, transformer sizing, voltage drop and flicker, and coordination of protective devices. Assignments may also include: preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, development of a BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements. Work assignments will include travelling by motor vehicle to various project locations located throughout the area to conduct field investigations.

• Qualifications:

• Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (EE or CE preferred) is required and 2-4 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree with less than 2+ years: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering

• Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and client construction standards

• Experience using CAD tools

• Experience with software such as: PoleForeman, SAP, MicroStation

• Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting

• Must be able to lift 20 pounds

• Must be able to walk up to 2 miles on unpaved surfaces

• Candidate must provide their own reliable transportation

o (Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)

Nice to haves

• Experience with distribution design: reconductoring projects, voltage conversion projects, distribution automation projects, new business projects

• Fundamentals of Engineer certification

Professional attributes

• Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills

• Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of and geographic locations

• Positive attitude

• Ability to work with limited supervision

• Ability to work effectively in teams.

• Professional dress and demeanor


Engineering, Design, power distribution, power delivery

Top Skills Details:

Civil Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Power Delivery

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Must Have Engineering Degree

Prefer to have 2+ years experience

Preferred Utility/Power experience

Excellent Communication skills are required as this role will be client interfaced

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.