Electrical Engineer – Process equipment

Electrical Engineer - Process Equipment


Overview

As an electrical equipment engineer, you will oversee the electrical aspects of installation, commissioning, and start-up of manufacturing process equipment.  This typically involves installation and termination of low-voltage power feeds, network cabling, controls wiring, and instrumentation.  You will be expected to manage and motivate the contractors to complete their work safely, on time, on budget, and according to spec.  You will resolve technical questions, communicate with others, process invoices & change notices, and publish regular updates.  In many cases, OEM engineer(s) will also be on site to provide commissioning support for the equipment in question.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage risks and ensure that contractors complete the electrical work safely, to specification, on time, and on-budget.
  • Thoroughly understand the equipment installation sequencing, assembly details, budget estimate, job scope, and schedule.
  • Read and understand all manufacturer assembly drawings and instructions for equipment installation all electrical bid and construction packages, including scopes of work, specifications, and drawings.
  • Lead daily contractor meetings.
  • Effectively manage communications between the contractor, customer engineers and others to coordinate the work and resolve issues.
  • Conduct weekly calls with corporate-level customer engineers and issue meeting minutes.
  • Assure that electrical installations meet customer requirements and standards.
  • Check key deliverables such as scope of supply, quality, workmanship, and functionality to ensure that systems are ready for use.
  • Perform administrative tasks including scheduling, budget management & cost control, issuance of weekly reports, parts management, etc.
  • Review and approve progress invoices and change requests.
  • Verify that all equipment drawings, operation & maintenance manuals and spare part lists have been received.
  • Coordinate commissioning activities with the contractors, equipment suppliers, and customer engineers.
  • Manage “Go-tag” checklists and punch lists.
  • Collect and maintain “as-built” information to reflect any changes made during installation.
  • Typical working time is 5-1/2 to 6 days per week during construction.  Other hours may be required to meet deadlines or during the start-up and testing of new systems.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (OR solid experience managing industrial electrical installations)
  • A minimum of 5 years of field electrical equipment installation experience
  • Good understanding of safe electrical work practices and proper workmanship
  • Familiarity with the type of equipment in question
  • Technical familiarity with the following systems is preferred:
    • Medium- and low-voltage drives and machine control systems
    • Pneumatic control systems
    • Hydraulic control systems
    • Vision systems for guiding and tracking materials
    • Gauging systems
    • Barcoding systems
    • Safety systems
  • Ability to read and interpret single-line wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, electrical equipment location drawings, plan drawings, installation detail drawings, PLC ladder logic, etc.
  • Ability to verify electrical drawings and installations for compliance with customer, industry, and goverment standards and specifications
  • Familiarity with best practices for equipment reliability
  • Ability to develop testing requirements and lead electrical equipment checkout, startup and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with Gantt chart scheduling and software, as well as identification and mitigation of schedule risks
  • Use of AutoCAD two-dimensional drafting software
  • Budgeting and capital forecasting experience
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective teamwork, maintain a professional demeanor, and foster positive relationships inside and outside the team

 

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