Arlington, Texas

TRC Companies, Inc., a pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960's, is a national engineering and environmental consulting firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in industry and government, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation.

TRC is hiring an entry level Distribution Designer for our Texas market. This position will be working within our Power Distribution Engineering team and a part of our growing Power Sector.

Overview of Duties

Perform detailed design of overhead and/or underground electric distribution systems. This work includes the preparation of field notes, drawings, specifications, and design estimates. It will possess an analytical competence to interact with variety of individuals including engineers and experienced distribution system designers.

  • Acquire a working knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), national engineering standards, utility constructions standards, and best industry engineering practices.
  • Acquire broad knowledge of engineering disciplines, including design and constructability as applied to construction methods and materials, and the economics involved
  • Maintains production and quality of projects, including field data, photographs, engineering analysis, reports, various departmental reports and databases; including file management of all documents and records as instructed by departmental guidelines
  • Preparation and modification of electrical and roadway drawings, specifications, calculations, charts & graphs, and construction drawing packages
  • Perform various field technical services for the operation, inspection, and maintenance of electrical distribution systems including system inventories and audits, joint use management and permitting, pad-mount inspections, ground-line pole inspections, metering and apparatus services, lighting audits, etc.
  • Perform field data collection utilizing laptop computer, tablet device, GPS, and other electronic devices to collect data for input into database software as necessary.
  • Develop a working knowledge telephone, cable, and other communication facilities.
  • Operate necessary equipment to take measurements on utility poles and mid-span facilities, perform pole inspections, inspect, and perform maintenance on pad-mount equipment, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Present ideas effectively in formal and informal situations. Communicate well in writing and utilize proper ethics with email and telephone communications. Keep supervisor and coworkers informed.
  • Share complete and accurate information with others.
  • Possess the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with all levels in the organization and with outside clients and agencies.


Must have a high school diploma.
Associates Degree in Engineering or similar discipline(PREFERRED).


  • Entry level with an Associate’s degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering(PREFERRED)
  • 1+ years Electric Utility or telecommunications field experience(PREFERRED)
  • Familiarity with National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)(PREFERRED
  • Knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office applications (DESIRED)
  • AutoCAD, or similar programs(PREFERRED)
  • ArcFM, DDS (Data Distribution Services) and Maximo experience would be a PLUS
  • Proficient use of engineering software (PREFERRED)
  • No certifications required
  • Clear and Valid Driver's license is required
  • Occasional travel is primarily regional to the utility client(s) territory during the business day.

TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match.

For more information please visit our website

TRC is an equal opportunity employer: disability/veteran. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees


Arlington, Texas

Groundbreaker. Game changer. Innovator. TRC is a global firm providing environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions that address local needs. For more than 50 years, we have set the bar for clients who require consulting, construction, engineering and management services, combining science with the latest technology to devise solutions that stand the test of time. TRC’s nearly 6,000 professionals serve a broad range of public and private clients, steering complex projects from conception to completion to help solve the toughest challenges. We break through barriers for our clients and help them follow through for sustainable results. TRC is ranked #20 on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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