Electrical – Power and Facilities

Electrical Engineer - Power and Facilities


As an electrical facilities engineer, you will oversee the installation, testing, and start-up of industrial power distribution and/or facilities equipment & systems.  You will manage and motivate contractors to complete their work safely, on time, on budget, and according to spec.  You will typically 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.



  • Interface with the primary contractor and their sub-contractors to manage risks and ensure that electrical work is completed safely, to specifications, on time, and on-budget.
  • Thoroughly understand the design details, budget estimate, job scope, and schedule.
  • Read and understand all electrical bid and construction packages, including scopes of work, specifications, and drawings.
  • Participate in sub-contractor meetings.
  • Effectively manage communications between the primary contractor, customer corporate engineers, and others to coordinate the work and resolve issues.
  • Review and approve progress invoices and change requests.
  • Assure that all electrical work meets customer requirements and specifications.
  • 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, weekly reports, etc.
  • Verify that all equipment drawings, operation & maintenance manuals and spare part lists have been received.
  • Sign-off on new electrical systems and manage pending work lists.
  • Collect and maintain “as-built” information to reflect any changes made during construction.
  • Standard working time will be 5-1/2 days per week.  Other hours may be required to meet deadlines or during the start-up and testing of new systems.



    • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (OR solid experience managing industrial electrical installations).
    • 5+ years of electrical power systems design, project management, and/or field installation experience.
    • Technical familiarity with the following systems:
      • High-, medium-, and low-voltage industrial power distribution, including substations and switchgear, transformers, cables, cable trays, and terminations
      • Industrial interior and exterior lighting
      • Industrial control systems for fire alarms, boilers, air compressors, HVAC, and water pumps and treatment
      • Fire protection, cameras, and security systems
      • SCADA systems
    • Ability to read and interpret single-line wiring diagrams, schematic wiring diagrams, electrical equipment location drawings, plan drawings, installation detail drawings, etc.
    • Ability to read and understand calculations and studies for electrical power systems, such as short circuit studies and electrical coordination studies.
    • Good understanding of safe electrical work practices and proper workmanship.
    • Familiarity with NEC and/or IEC standards.
    • Ability to verify electrical drawings and installations for compliance with customer, industry, and government standards and specifications.
    • Ability to develop testing requirements and assist in electrical equipment checkout and startup.
    • 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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