Civil Engineering PE /Project Manager
This position would provide specialized engineering support for a new Caltrans requirement that impacts a majority of the T&D pole replacement work located within Caltrans Rights of Ways (ROW). This is a new workstream for the Company and the TS Civil Engineering group due to the new Caltrans Design Standard Decision Document (DSDD) requirement for Caltrans encroachment permits that requires a licensed Civil Engineer to develop, sign and stamp a project DSDD document.
The purpose of this position would be to acquire an Engineering Project Engineer with a strong technical background in Transportation Engineering, that is a registered CA licensed Civil Engineer and has extensive experience performing collision analysis, traffic safety guidance, developing Caltrans Design Standard Decision Documents (DSDDs) and interfacing with Caltrans Districts (preferably Districts 5, 6, 7,8, 9 and 12).
Caltrans recently released a new DSDD template specifically for Utility Pole Work as well as a DSDD exemption criteria for pole work.
The Engineering Project Engineer will provide engineering technical leadership in these aforementioned areas to expedite ramping up engineering support for critical high risk and core Transmission and Distribution pole replacement and new pole installation work within Caltrans ROW.
CA PE/DSDD REQUIRED
Oversight and QA of DSDD document development for utility pole work contracted out to Engineering consultants.
Engineer of Record for DSDD document development for work that may be performed in-house.
Subject Matter Expert for Caltrans DSDDs, traffic safety mitigation for collisions with discretionary fixed objects and DSDD exemptions.
Interface and education of T&D Planners and other Company requestors on DSDD requirements and obtaining necessary information from the Company stakeholders to develop the DSDD.
Contributing to the development of internal processes for work requiring DSDDs with other T&D stakeholders (i.e. Transmission Design Management, Distribution Tech Planning, Distribution New Development, Distribution Local Planning, and other T&D Project Management and encroachment permit support groups).
Interfacing with (6) Caltrans Districts (D5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12) to support DSDD reviews and approvals.
Support to the Company’s Regulatory Affairs in providing feedback to Caltrans Headquarters and Districts in refining this new DSDD processes with the shared goal of streamlining utility DSDD approvals in the future.
Interface and provide engineering technical leadership and training to other engineers within the Civil Engineering group that may also be assigned to support this work on a part time basis.