Utility Designer 1 - DRG Northeast - UAM Make Ready Engineering

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Jeffersonville, Cambridge, VT 05464, USA
  • Mar 17, 2023

Job Description

Additional Locations: Vermont

Primary Locations: VT, Jeffersonville, 17 G W Tatro Drive, 05464-9919 

Requisition ID: 180276

Divisional Overview

Asset Management is a division of Davey Resource Group Inc. (DRG) which has been employee-owned since 1979. Asset Management specializes in managing the assets of utility companies throughout the U.S. by providing solutions, focused around the electrical and telecommunication industries. We believe in smart growth that continues to provide career advancement opportunities. We utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver proven solutions for utility companies with design, construction, and field inspection services. Asset Management is currently seeking motivated self-starters that can thrive in a fast-paced environment to learn and develop new skills to contribute to our group.

Position Overview

We are looking for a utility designer that also enjoys getting out into the field! You will be digitally performing audits of existing telecommunication and electrical distribution activities and accurately identifying and recording telecommunications and electrical equipment and structures.

This position will involve traveling throughout Northern Vermont. Traveling and housing expenses are provided.

Job Duties

  • Digitally perform audits of existing telecommunication and electrical distribution activities
  • Select and interpret data, on a map based platform
  • Analyze field photography and translate field measurements across software
  • Accurately identify and record telecommunications and electrical equipment and structures
  • Execute and plan daily goals while meeting quality, time, and budget constraints.
  • Apply engineering design standards to aerial and underground pole/line cable including Joint -Use Design, Make Ready, Pole Replacement, Primary Service, Reliability/Maintenance Design, Upgrades, Voltage Conversion, and Tie Lines.
  • Collaborate with others (project managers, other engineers, clients, technicians, and administration) to learn how to devise the best infrastructure solutions.



  • Preferred Associates/Bachelors or a related technical discipline; A degree in Civil/Mechanical Engineering is a plus
  • High school diploma or equivalent, required
  • Must possess high levels of computer understanding – especially MS Word, Excel, MS Project, and/or Google Chrome.
  • Knowledge of drafting or modeling softwares is beneficial. Some of these include: AutoCAD/ARCGIS, Spida Calc, O-Calc, or Katapult
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Comfortable speaking with multiple levels of management.
  • Ability to learn and operate customer based proprietary software and other computer systems.
  • Expedite and facilitate project based work orders in a timely fashion.
  • Proven ability to deal with governing authorities and their requirements, negotiate with private landowners, and provide communication, instruction, and guidance as needed to contractors.
  • Understanding of telecommunication and/or electrical distributions systems is a plus
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering schematics and plans is a plus

Additional Information

Candidates must be comfortable working full time with a minimum of 40 - 45 hours per week. Compensation based on experience. DRG offers excellent benefits including: health, dental, vision and life insurance after 30 days of employment. Phone reimbursement available. Vacation Pay, Company stock and 401-K eligibility after 1 year. Continual training and development offered. Pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle records screen, criminal background screen, and Social Security # verification required. Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. DRG is Employee Owned. We encourage you to take ownership of your future.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 75% 



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