Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
Country: United States
Senior Electrical Engineer
Our EPC client is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to be locally based in Houston, TX’s with minimal travel to project sites.
Leads detailed design electrical engineering activities for a lump sum design-build project. May begin engineering in the front end planning stages and take project through completion, including answering questions from the field regarding installation details and commissioning procedures. Execute the electrical engineering within budget by tracking labor hours and material quantities. May assess feasibility and propose alternate methods based on experience. Coordinate workload to assistant electrical engineers or designers and be responsible for all electrical work products. Provide leadership and guidance to less experienced staff members.
Develop hazardous area classifications, design 15kV and 5kV distribution systems, design 480V one lines and motor schematics, load flow, short circuit, motor starting, and arc flash studies, UPS and battery sizing, cable sizing and other electrical calculations. Develop specs to purchase electrical equipment. Experience in construction and field start up is a plus. Experience with large industrial facility revamp projects with customized scope is a plus. Must be familiar with industry standard codes such as NEC, API, IEEE color series books.
Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members. This position will be accountable for schedule and budget and making trips to job sites to survey existing electrical conditions (travel about 15%). Regularly meet and correspond with clients and vendors. Interact daily with other discipline engineers and project manager.
Candidate must have experience as lead electrical engineer on detailed design projects. Must have experience in Class 1 Div 2 Group C,D areas. Must have experience with design activities listed above. Must be willing to travel to the job site and meet with clients and construction personnel to scope the project and answer construction problems. Must have basic knowledge of construction methods such as cable tray installation, cable pulling, cable testing, etc. Refinery, gas processing, or food manufacturing experience a plus.
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from accredited program. Minimum 7 years related experience. Registered Professional Engineer and NCEES record for licensing in multiple states preferred. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Previous consulting experience preferred.
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