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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