SENIOR STORM DAMAGE ASSESSOR
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identify primary and secondary electrical facilities including
poles, primary wires, secondary wires, services, primary insulator,
transformers, fuses, reclosers, regulators, OCS's substations
- 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
- Perform other duties as assigned by management.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK: Semi-routine; majority of work covered by
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.
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
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.
- 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
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
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
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
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.