KCP & L Distribution Standards Engineer in United States

Title: Distribution Standards Engineer

Job Number: TD 000F


Distribution Standards Engineer




Distribution Standards & Support- Topeka General Office


Topeka, KS


$56,900 – $99,600

Scheduled Work Hours:

Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

With minimal supervision, candidate will be responsible for all aspects of standardized distribution line design and construction standards development. Candidate will be required to create, document, and maintain standardized designs which are in accordance with best industry practices while meeting applicable codes and standards including the NESC & IEEE. Candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability to make sound engineering judgments and reasonable assumptions when necessary as a part of the normal design process. Position will require interfacing with many other workgroups on occasion as part of the normal course of business to coordinate all aspects of the design process.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

Candidate must possess the skills necessary to perform electrical analysis on distribution and sub-transmission systems. Must possess a basic understanding of electrical theory concepts and a working knowledge of power systems is preferred. Candidate must have a working knowledge of, or be capable of learning to use applicable engineering software applications including PLS-CAD, AutoCad, Sag10W, OCalc, Pole Foreman, etc. Good computer skills and a working knowledge of word processor, spreadsheets, & databases will be required. Successful candidate must be able to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using good judgment in making adaptations and modifications. Requires a working knowledge of the technical environment under the group’s responsibilities along with the capability to learn and understand all governing codes and regulations, including the NESC and IEEE. Must have demonstrated good organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment. Other required skills required include routinely demonstrating initiative, motivation, creative thinking skills, and be a self-starter.

Licenses, Certificates, Bonding and/or Testing Required:

Must have a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to EIT’s who have successfully passed the FE exam and those possessing a Professional Engineering License.

Working Conditions:

Conditions will vary from office to field environments including sub-transmission/distribution line field locations and substations. Must be able to work additional hours on short notice in office and field settings through normal and severe weather conditions. Some travel may be required. Will be subject to call outs during major events. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance.