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Distribution Designer B

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Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Organization: Potomac Electric Power Co
Job ID: 233620
Date Posted: Nov 22, 2021
Job: OPERATIONS-Distribution Engineering - DC

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 150 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!



Directs, coordinates, and performs assignments involving customer contact, processing, design and modification of engineering and/or construction plans for service connections, distribution projects, and related work.


  1. Provides primary contact with customers for various projects such as: residential, commercial, governmental, traffic signals, and street lights. Maintains adequate and effective customer contacts with various individuals such as: owners, government officials, developers, builders, architects, consultants, electricians. Contacts are though meetings, correspondence, telephone calls, and other appropriate means to: determine customers’ needs; address customer questions and/or complaints and provide customer with the necessary company standards, policies, rules and regulations for the various services provided. Prepare and communicate to internal and external customers, project cost estimates using applicable engineering procedures. Obtain customer signatures, plans, agreements, state tree permissions, and right-of-way cards as necessary to complete the project.
  2. Apples knowledge of engineering and design practices to prepare construction details for class of services, estimates, estimates, traffic control plans, space reservation drawings, third party ride outs and jobs involving the distribution system using conventional or computer aided drafting and design and/or electronic field data collecting. Identified easement requirements. Performs calculations such as: pole type and height, pole locations, anchor requirements, down guy requirements, fuse requirements, transformer sizes, cable size and quantities, load flow analysis, feeder balancing, cable pulling tensions, regulator settings, fault currents and estimated class of service cost. Performs short circuit and voltage drop calculations on radial systems and two (2) transformer spot network. These projects involve the installation, rearrangement, replacement, and/or removal of: overhead, underground/URD lines, conduit lines, manholes, 13kV, primary feeders, (unfused and fused) secondary, (mainline and service) two (2) transformer spot network, street lights, traffic signals, telecommunication, (i.e. utility wireless radio equipment) ADSS cables, and temporary services. In addition, these projects involve transferring existing facilities that involves up to and include multiple feeders and/or voltages through 69kV.
  3. Provide necessary liaison with engineering and construction personnel. Verifies certification of customer structural facilities, payment received, and Temporary Pending Final, (TFP) obtained. Prepare job release form and request, coordinate and communicate the project schedule.
  4. Process and issue documents such as: service orders, work orders, assist with meter orders and street light forms as necessary to install, change, rearrange and remove service connection facilities and billing records. Monitor updates and prioritize projects.
  5. Review customer on-site structural facility drawings and/or switchgear drawings and make the necessary changes in order to process the drawings for approval. Review and markup on site structural facility drawing and/or switchgear drawings’ and prepare approval or rejection letter.
  6. Performs field inspections to monitor project construction status and as an individual or crew leader evaluate, analyze and obtain field site information necessary to complete the project. Direct and/or set up traffic control and safety equipment as necessary to perform field duties.
  7. Directs, trains, and/or assist lower classified employees in the preparation of jobs up to and including Distribution Designer “B” work.
  8. Operates company vehicle
  9. Provides assistance during system emergencies.



  1. Possess demonstrated ability and experience as a Distribution Designer “C” or possess equivalent related experience.
  2. Possess demonstrated knowledge to apply company overhead, underground, and URD & telecommunications construction standards. Successfully completes available training modules required for the Distribution Designer “B”
  3. Ability to follow company safety guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  4. Possess Associate degree in Engineering, or 2 years of college level engineering course work, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  5. Ability to write, speak, read, comprehend, and communicate clearly and accurately with the English language.
  6. Possess knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of drafting and Computer Aided Drafting and Mapping (GIS) fundamentals.
  8. Ability to follow and give direct or detailed instructions.
  9. Possess knowledge to apply mathematics involving algebra, trigonometry, and geometry.
  10. Possess knowledge of computer use, (e.g. work processing, e-mail, and spreadsheet software).
  11. Knowledge to use and maintain various hand tools and instruments.
  12. Possess knowledge to read plans such as: construction plans, engineering drawings, interpret blueprints.
  13. Possess valid driver’s license.


  1. Perform indoor/outdoor work; occasionally in extreme temperatures.
  2. Work around energized equipment.
  3. Exhibit manual dexterity sufficient to use hand tools such as screwdriver, folding rule, calibers, shovel, pick, pliers, fiberglass sticks, measuring wheel.
  4. Pass a hearing test in the audible range with or without a hearing device.
  5. Pass a color vision test. Will have to be able to distinguish color coded cables in manholes and on switchgear.
  6. Ascend and descend ladders within the maximum weight restrictions.
  7. Work in dirty or dusty environments.
  8. Squat, kneel, bend and twist; stand and/o walk for a period of three consecutive hours.
  9. Push, pull, and/or roll up to 200 lbs. and lift up to 150 lbs, 4 inches off the ground, and the 150 lbs object a distance of 18 inches.
  10. Work in confined spaces.
  11. Wear safety equipment.
  12. Be able to enter and exit manhole, (minimum manhole circumference is 80 inches).
  13. Position subject to passing the pre-employment physical examination.
  14. Must pass the criminal history background check.


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