Little Rock, Arkansas


Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies”.

Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:

• Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT)

• Professional Engineer License (PE)

• Project Management Professional (PMP)

• Technical & non-technical training opportunities

• Leadership Opportunities

• Mentorship & Training Opportunities

• Opportunity to Lead, Grow, and Inspire a Dynamic Team

In this role, you can also expect to gain

• NESC expertise

• Interface with local clients

• Electrical Power Calculations

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Distribution Engineering Manager for electric utility design engineering.


The successful candidate will have an interest in developing construction work packages for the electric & gas distribution system using various software systems and construction standards. Distribution systems may be in an OH, UG, or URD environment. Project work may include joint use make ready, and street light projects. Work packages will be developed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, Work Management Systems (WMS), and other client systems.

Project work will require performing engineering calculations that may include: structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, electric demand, fault currents, and coordination of protective devices. Assignments may also include: preparing forestry trimming requests, facilitating permit and Right-of-Way acquisition, development of a BOM, estimating costs, and customer advocacy such as acquiring easements or calculating a customer Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC). Work assignments will include travelling by motor vehicle to various project locations located throughout the area to conduct field investigations.

Background must haves

Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (EE preferred) is required and 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters degree with 6 years: relevant experience is either working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering

+ Fundamentals of Engineer certification or Professional Engineer

+ Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and client construction standards

+ Experience with Business Development, developing proposals, pricing & client interviews

+ Experience using CAD tools

+ Experience with software such as: PoleForeman, Bentley OpenUtilities Designer, GE Smallworld, Maximo or similar products

+ Experience with complex projects in distribution design: using medium voltage switchgear, voltage conversion projects, distribution automation projects

+ Experience with development of civil & electrical packages associated with complex cable/conduit in dense urban environments

+ Successful project management experience (initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, closeout)

+ Experience as a first line supervisor

+ Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting

+ Must be able to swing a 3 lb. hammer to stake poles

+ Must be able to walk up to 2 miles on unpaved surfaces

+ Candidate must provide their own reliable transportation

+ (Local customer/job related travel is anticipated and will be reimbursed at IRS approved rates)

Nice to haves

+ Experience with designing secondary networks

+ PMP certification

Professional attributes

+ Strong communication skills, written and interpersonal communications skills

+ Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations

+ Positive attitude

+ Ability to work with limited supervision and providing leadership to other team members

+ Ability to work effectively in teams.

+ Professional dress and demeanor

Typical Day

10%-30% Working with Leidos team to improve process, training & mentoring staff

20%-20% Engineering, development, and quality control of design packages for construction crews

50%-70% Performing supervisory, business development, planning, managing profit/loss, and/or customer relationship



Pay Range: REQNUMBER: R-00061620-OTHLOC-9949

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Little Rock, Arkansas

At Leidos, quality performance means two things:

  1. Satisfying our customers by delivering the products and services they need on time and in budget.
  2. Continuously improving our processes so that our work meets requirements and is done right the first time.

Our proprietary EngineeringEdge® solution gives us a consistent, company-wide approach to planning, designing, developing, and delivering solutions that achieve our customers’ goals. Comprehensive and customizable, EngineeringEdge is based on industry standards and best practices from:

  • CMMI®, the CMMI Institute.
  • Project Management, the Project Management Institute.
  • the International Organization for Standardization (ISO®).
  • the International Council on Systems Engineering/INCOSE Corporation.
  • Electronic Industries Alliance.
  • Our four decades experience on a wide range of programs.

Many Leidos organizations have been able to earn coveted CMMI maturity level 3 and higher, as well as ISO 9001 organizational designations.

In addition, we have our own high standards for ethics and performance.
Investors : Employee Code of Conduct

What does this mean to our clients? High quality products and services, developed in an environment committed to continuously improving processes and uncompromising ethics.

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