The Davey Tree Expert Company

Utility Designer 1

Richfield, OH, US, 44286

Additional Locations: Remote

Primary Locations: OH, Richfield, 3900 Kinross Lakes Parkway, Suite 100, 44286 

Requisition ID: 190880

Position Overview

The Utility Designer I will work effectively in a variety of computer systems and software applications. This position will effectively provide governmental, commercial, not for profit, and internal clients with the utility services and solutions needed to accurately understand designs, analyze and understand their geographic utility resources, and physical utility assets. Understand the contract and specifications of our client’s needs to develop the appropriate proactive solution(s). Conduct ongoing research and prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.


Job Duties

  • Digitally perform audits of existing telecommunication and electrical distribution activities
  • Select and interpret data, on a map based platform
  • Analyze field photography and translate field measurements across softwares
  • Accurately identify and record telecommunications and electrical equipment and structures
  • Execute and plan daily goals while meeting quality, time, and budget constraints.
  • Apply engineering design standards to aerial and underground pole/line cable including Joint -Use Design, Make Ready, Pole Replacement, Primary Service, Reliability/Maintenance Design, Upgrades, Voltage Conversion, and Tie Lines.
  • Collaborate with others (project managers, other engineers, clients, technicians, and administration) to learn how to devise the best infrastructure solutions.


  • 1-2 years of industry experience in Make Ready Engineering or Power Distribution Engineering is required.
  • Knowledge of drafting or modeling softwares including: AutoCAD/ARCGIS, Spida Calc, O-Calc, or Katapult
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Comfortable speaking with multiple levels of management.
  • Expedite and facilitate project based work orders in a timely fashion.
  • Proven ability to deal with governing authorities and their requirements, negotiate with private landowners, and provide communication, instruction, and guidance as needed to contractors.
  • Understanding of telecommunication and/or electrical distributions systems is a plus
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering schematics and plans is a plus
  • Preferred Associates/Bachelors or a related technical discipline; A degree in Civil/Mechanical Engineering is a plus, High school diploma or equivalent, required

Company Overview

Asset Management​ is a division of Davey Resource Group (DRG), has been employee owned since 1979. We specialize in managing the assets of utility companies by providing solutions, focused around the electrical and telecommunication industries. We believe in smart growth that continues to provide career opportunities and we encourage you to join our dynamic group as a Utility Designer II. Our experience has been working with a broad range of field data collecting systems and utility asset management software throughout the power distribution and telecommunication industry.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


Davey Resource Group, Inc., is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.  The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


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Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland