Utility Designer – Madison, WI


The Utility Designer position is responsible for directing, coordinating, and exercising functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of telephone, electric, and/or gas projects within the area of assigned responsibility.


  • Completes utility design projects by self or in conjunction with support staff.

  • Completes detailed utility designs for telephone, electric and/or gas customers

  • Collects field data

  • Assembles drawings using AutoCAD

  • Analyzes engineering sketches, specifications, and related data and drawings to produce final product

  • Completes tabs and populates information in proprietary customer software.

  • Completes permitting process with local authorities.

  • Coordinates with construction crew for installation of facilities per the design.

  • Coordinates with customers on all aspects of project.

  • Reviews design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, client requirements, and related specifications.

  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.

  • Controls expenditures and hours within limitations of project budget.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 5-10 year’s minimum experience in utility industry, preferably design related. An understanding of construction methods and basic utility design is required.

  • Bachelors or Associates degree in civil engineering or civil technology are useful, but not required.

  • Must have working knowledge of AutoCAD.

  • Ability to read and understand DOT road plan and profiles and cross-sections is required.

  • Ability to manage numerous tasks/projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to direct and work with other employees.

  • Must be self-directed and work with minimal supervision.

  • Effective technical writing and analytical skills with attention to detail.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work, including tracking and managing competing priorities.

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management within the organization.

  • Ability to handle confidential information.

  • Knowledge of pole loading analysis programs is a plus but not required (i.e. O’Calc or equivalent).

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word

  • Position will work on projects primarily in the Madison and Southwest Wisconsin areas.


This job operates in a professional office environment and in the field collecting design information. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filling cabinets, fax machines and field equipment such as tape measures, measuring wheels, pin locators and GPS survey equipment.




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