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Senior Storm Damage Assessor

Company: Pike Electric Company
Location: Greenville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


SUMMARY: Provide a fair and accurate on site evaluation of damage or loss caused by accident or natural event. Assess and record the extent of the damage, resources required and possible execution based upon the request of the client.


  • Identify primary and secondary electrical facilities including poles, primary wires, secondary wires, services, primary insulator, transformers, fuses, reclosers, regulators, OCS's substations etc.
  • Identify and differentiate the difference between electrical, cablevision and telephone lines.
  • Identify all necessary repairs required for restoration.
  • Complete client specified damage reports in detail
  • Determine distribution crew type(s) needed for restoration of facilities as well as assign and schedule the work.
  • Insure crews have proper materials for restoration work.
  • Complete any follow-up work required by the utility.
  • Comply and adhere to electrical distribution safety rules as well as follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK: Semi-routine; majority of work covered by established procedures.

RELATIONSHIP OUTSIDE WORK GROUP: Exchange of information, which occasionally requires tact and/or diplomacy.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct and coordinate the activities of a two-man team assigned to patrol distribution lines damaged by ice, wind or other causes. Provide leadership for 3-5 assessment teams if required.

Position Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. ATTENDANCE - Must be available for work the daily hours as required by utility's work schedule and until completion of the restoration work and released by the utility.

  2. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Education: High school degree or GED required. Experience A minimum of 5 years' experience in utility distribution or transmission systems (engineering, operations or construction) required.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A valid state driver's license is required.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AND/OR REQUIRED ITEMS/TOOLS: The following items are required for this role prior to reporting to duty. Items marked will be furnished by Pike Engineering: Vehicle Reflective Vest (Class III) Hard Hat Binoculars Safety Glasses Surveyor's Tape Dielectric Overshoes (if required by the client) Hard Toe Boots

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or the business community.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving few concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Additional skills and/or abilities include the following: Ability to read and follow distribution circuit maps. Ability to utilize binoculars, cell phones and two way radios. Self-Motivated Team Oriented Customer Oriented

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Stand X Walk X Sit X Talk or Hear X Use Hands to Feel, Handle, or finger tools, or controls X Climb or balance X Stoop, Kneel, crouch or crawl X Reach with Hands and Arms X Taste or Smell X

Weight be lifted or force to be exerted: None Up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 2/3 and more Up to 10 Pounds X Up to 25 Pounds X Up to 50 Pounds X Up to 100 Pounds X More than 100 Pounds X

Vision requirements: Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral visions (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth Perception (three- dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Wet, humid conditions (non- weather) X Work near moving mechanical parts X Work in high, precarious places X Fumes or airborne particles X Toxic or caustic chemicals X Outdoor weather conditions X Extreme cold (non- weather) X Extreme Heat ( non-weather) X Risk of electrical shock X Work with explosives X Risk of radiation X Vibration X Must be physically capable of walking out power line right of ways under various weather and terrain conditions. Weather conditions may include snow, ice or high heat/humidity. The terrain conditions may include but are not limited to, off road rural areas in swampy or over grown right of ways or mountainous terrain. While performing this job, the noise level in the work environment is loud noise.

Pike Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Pike Engineering is a Non-Union Company

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Keywords: Pike Electric Company, Greenville , Senior Storm Damage Assessor, Other , Greenville, South Carolina

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