System Designer/Staking Engineer

Job Category
Engineering/Information Technologies
Job Description

Open Position – System Designer/Staking Engineer

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is a rural electric cooperative providing responsible, reliable, and safe electric power to the communities in Montrose and Delta counties in southwest Colorado. As a not-for-profit cooperative, DMEA’s success is driven by the people and places it serves. Thanks to our member-first philosophy, DMEA is a leader in creating responsive and innovative programs that improve the quality of life in our communities. We’re so much more than poles and wires.

DMEA has been powering the lives of its members since 1938 with the mission to energize and serve our communities. We are locally owned by those that buy electricity from us and locally governed by an elected board of directors. Our cooperative model delivers better customer service, local accountability, and community commitment.

In addition to providing safe and reliable electricity, check out how DMEA is building a bright future for our communities through our subsidiary, Elevate Fiber - view video.

DMEA, is located in Montrose, Colo., a diverse community on the beautiful Western Slope – we think it’s the best slope – of the Rocky Mountains. Montrose offers a wealth of things to see and do; year-round recreational activities, picturesque historical sites, and pristine natural environments. It is also minutes from the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park and the perfect home base for day trips to world-class ski resorts in Telluride and Crested Butte.

West Slope is the best slope!

Works closely with DMEA customers, System Designers and other DMEA employees across the company; works with City, County and Governmental permitting agencies, and with other persons to accomplish jobs as assigned. Assists in designing line extensions and electrical system improvements, prepares contracts, obtains rights-of-way easements, enters and extracts data using the computers, prepares necessary work order documents, answers customer’ questions, and clearly explains DMEA Extension Policy, Rates, and Electric Service Regulations to customers. The ability to read and interpret blueprints, experience in the use of electronic staking software and drawings and other engineering documentation; strong knowledge of the electric distribution system, and must have strong written & communication and skills, and organization is a must.

Must have a completion certificate of DMEA’s System Designer Apprenticeship or company-approved equivalent. Must have and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License. Must have experience working with the public. High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have experience in using various office machines such as personal computers, calculators, copying machines, typewriters, fax machines, telephones, transits and GPS units.

Successful candidates must be responsible, self-motivated, have a strong aptitude in design and the electrical field and be able to work in a fast pace environment. Must have strong safety approach, excellent organization skills, and be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms. Must be willing to work in a team environment.

DMEA offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. For a full position guide and to apply, visit and click on CAREERS or go to Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 or until filled.

DMEA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and currently has over 100 full-time employees.

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Job Location (City, State)
Montrose, CO
Company Name
Delta-Montrose Electric Association
Contact Name
Shawnita Caswell