Black & McDonald’s engineering team is growing! If you are an independent, enthusiastic, and driven professional searching for an opportunity to build a solid foundation for your career, this position is for you.

Black and McDonald, is actively seeking a Designer with knowledge of Electrical Utility and Communication distribution systems. Projects will involve surveying and designing existing electric utility and communications distribution systems in accordance with NESC codes and Utility Owner requirements.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform electric utility pole loading analysis studies using, O-CALC Software or PLS CADD
  • Design and layout of electric utility distribution system projects in customer GIS and process platforms
  • Deliver completed design projects/work orders on time, according to customer specifications and through a customer process database
  • Occasionally, participate in the acquisition of field data to accomplish the design or to monitor and evaluate equipment performance
  • Follow quality practice and procedures by self-checking all work product and checking the work of others as required
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Maintain the GIS database with information from sources including, but not limited to, work management systems, as-built construction drawings, work orders, completion records, field reports or other information from the job sponsor
  • Process and approve completion records, perform manual or computer aided drafting using AutoCAD
  • Perform and update records and maps in Arc Map
  • Produce and distribute construction work orders and job packets
  • Communicate with Designers and Engineers
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Learn non-industry standard drafting and mapping software
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Strategic Perspective


Degree or Diploma in

  • BS in Engineering or GIS preferred


  • Experienced with PLS CADD modeling
  • Experienced working with Pole Loading Software including O-Calc or PLS Pole / PLS CADD
  • Experienced with NESC code compliance and Utility construction standards
  • Requires strong time management of work activities
  • Demonstrated proficiency in GIS, advanced CAD or graphical representation
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with all levels in the organization and with outside clients
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work with others and to handle multiple tasks
  • Must have knowledge of power line designs (underground and overhead)