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Wood Pole Designer/Drafter

Spokane, WA 99202

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Transmission & Distribution Job Number: 21723

Job Description

Per Se Group has an immediate opening for a Wood Pole Drafter / Designer to support a large-scale Fire Protection Program for a PNW-based Electric Company. This Drafter / Designer will prepare work orders and apply standard design and construction standards for system maintenance projects and system relocations using established utility practices and procedures. This position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Designer / Drafter who has done work in the electrical Transmission & Distribution field to put their expertise to work to protect their local community.

  • Apply standard design and construction methods to make electrical distribution system improvements, upgrades, modifications, and new power line extensions.
  • Operates CAD workstation and plotter with related software. Generates construction, detail and other related plant maps.
  • Prepares cost estimates, stakes both overhead and underground distribution facilities prior to construction.
  • Develops, documents, and enters staking sheets into the database system, including material picking list.
  • Reviews as-built job drawings and material issues to ensure database integrity. Performs final job review prior to closing.
  • Attends pre-construction coordination meetings as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Monitor job construction and contract crews through on-site inspections to insure compliance with project design, industry standards and specifications.
  • Analyzes customer problems and recommends appropriate corrective action to ensure cost-effective solutions for both parties.
  • Researches and analyzes right-of-way and property ownerships and obtains easements.
  • Coordinates construction details and schedules with other utilities and public and private entities.


  • Working knowledge of basic CAD drafting and surveying techniques.
  • Ability to read and understand policy and procedure manuals and construction specification handbooks.
  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards and codes.
  • Ability to analyze complex system relocations and/or extensions based on on-site survey and topographical data.
  • Thorough understanding of safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform limited research of right-of-way, property lines, easements and other legal boundary issues.
  • Knowledge of computer-aided design applications to effectively complete electrical design projects.
  • Knowledge of electrical transformers and distribution lines and the ability to determine pole placements and reconductoring of power poles necessary to support the distribution system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to operate a computer, calculator and other office equipment used in data entry and engineering-related work.
  • Ability to work outdoors, occasionally encountering inclement weather conditions.

Meet Your Recruiter

Veronica Arder
Technical Recruiter

Veronica’s favorite part of the job is the thrill of a candidate’s enthusiastic “Yes!” to a new job offer, and an equally pleased hiring manager who just landed a top performer. Since her time at Per Se, she’s helped countless industry professionals plan and make their next career move. Prior to her role as a recruiter, she owned a home-improvement business and learned an appreciation for the skill and sweat that goes in to getting a job done the right way. Knowing she’s making a difference in other’s lives is what keeps her going every day. 

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