The Davey Tree Expert Company

Utility Designer MI

Pontiac, MI, US, 48341

Additional Locations: Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, MI

Primary Locations: MI, Pontiac, 751 Orchard Lake Rd., 48341 

Requisition ID: 162002

Job Duties

  • Perform field audits of existing electrical distribution activities

  • Analyze and produce cost-effective design solutions

  • Perform 2-D Civil type design in (Micro Station and Pole Foreman)

  • Resolve anticipated construction problems through drawings

  • Select and interpret data, based on design intent

  • Coordinate and plan design and drafting projects

  • Visually identify, inspect, and record equipment and structures in the right-of-way

  • Apply NESC Standards

  • Collaborate with others (project managers, other engineers, clients, technicians, and administration) to learn how to devise the best infrastructure solutions.

  • 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.


  • Preferred Associates/Bachelors or a related technical discipline; A degree in Civil/Mechanical Engineering is a plus

    • High school diploma or equivalent, required

  • Must be computer literate – especially MS Word, Excel, MS Project, and/or Google Chrome.

  • Knowledge of drafting or modeling softwares is beneficial. Some of these include:  AutoCAD and/or Micro-station, Pole Foreman, SPIDA Calc 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Comfortable speaking with multiple levels of management

  • Ability to learn and operate customer based proprietary software and other computer systems to expedite and facilitate the work order process.

  • Proven ability to deal with governing authorities and their requirements, negotiate with private landowners and provide communication, instruction, and guidance as needed to contractors.

  • Clean DMV driving record

  • Strong telecommunications and/or electrical distribution technical knowledge and skills is a plus.

Divisional Overview

Asset Management is a division of Davey Resource Group Inc. (DRG) which has been employee-owned since 1979. Asset Management specializes in managing the assets of utility companies throughout the U.S. by providing solutions, focused around the electrical and telecommunication industries. We believe in smart growth that continues to provide career advancement opportunities. We utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver proven solutions for utility companies with design, construction, and field inspection services. Asset Management is currently seeking motivated self-starters that can thrive in a fast-paced environment to learn and develop new skills to contribute to our group.


The employer of record for this position is a partnering hiring agency (“Agency”).  The Davey Resource Group will partner with the Agency to review applications and conduct interviews. All offer information, applicable terms and conditions of employment (i.e. drug tests, background checks, I-9 verification, etc.), and employment information will be provided and collected by the Agency as the employer of record.

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: Detroit