Distribution Designer (Trainee)

Schneider Engineering is seeking a detail-oriented, creative designer to draft and develop designs for electric utility distribution projects. No experience needed; we will train you!

This full-time position is located at our office in Boerne, Texas and may require some overnight travel to project sites.


The principal duties and responsibilities of the Designer I Trainee consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review survey field notes and prepare CAD plan and profile drawings using hand sketches and or transit shot information.
  • Coordinate with field personnel concerning questions or missing items.
  • Prepare KMZ files and download image files from TNRIS website, as required.
  • Prepare TXDOT and County permit drawings, acquire ROW maps as needed, coordinate with engineer to ensure ROW lines are properly drawn.
  • Prepare plan and profile drawings using design guides, GPS coordinate information, and staking sheet information including proposed pole height and framing information.
  • Maintain good project documentation, including calculations, telephone conversations, design decisions, rationale and filing copies of all pertinent information.
  • Develop plans for subdivisions and multi-family developments.
  • Attend project meetings as necessary to coordinate design and address any issues.
  • Quality control project work to maintain the expected standards for project deliverables, including CAD work ensuring accurate scales, proper spelling, proper formatting, and completeness.
  • Share expertise and suggestion improvement on the process or techniques with others on the design team to increase overall effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with key personnel with whom project work is interfaced with.
  • Perform administrative duties as required from time to time including mailings, office supply and documentation reproductions.
  • Complete timesheets daily with project summaries in the invoicing standard format. Prepare by deadline, accurate and complete invoice letter write-ups for project work in accordance with the Company’s standard format.
  • Various other duties as assigned.


  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Aided Drafting or GIS; basic understanding of 12.47kV to 34.5kV construction design; familiarity of electric utility best practices.
  • Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent; Possess technical problem-solving skills and able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.


  • Preferred: Strong (effective) written and verbal communication skills, exceptional computer skills, with emphasis in engineering programs, project management, spreadsheet, and word processing applications. Strong skills of time management, organizational and multi-tasking


  • This position requires the ability to listen and hear, good eyesight, sitting, standing, walking, and use of hands and arms.


  • 100% Employer paid health insurance and 50% for first dependent
  • 200% 401(k) match up to 4.5%
  • Employer paid STD, LTD and Life Insurance
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Supplemental offered
  • Paid Holidays
  • Starting at 3 week PTO with rollover
  • $1,000 Annual Employer Contribution to Health Savings Account
  • Annual Profit Sharing Bonus based on Performance.