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[Field Engineer] Senior/ Lead Field Engineer- Electrical Systems- Baton Rouge, LA

Posted by: CE Power <> on October 12, 2018 at 11:16:39. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Baton Rouge
State: Louisiana
Country: United States

JOB SUMMARY: The Field Engineer is responsible for performing engineering activities in the field under the supervision of the Engineering Manager, Project Manager and/or General Manager. This includes technical and engineering support of field work as well as office generated reports.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Provide technical capabilities for testing relays, circuit breakers, transformers, motor control equipment, and related switchgear in the field, including synch check, point-to-point
2. Support the sales effort by assisting with labor estimates and job walks when necessary
3. Remain current on all safety and technical training
4. Perform updates to client electrical drawings including one lines, diagrams and schematics
5. Collect field data and perform arc flash studies, coordination studies and short circuit analysis
6. Provide technical insight with regard to substation systems and electrical power systems
7. Adhere to all company, industry and client safety protocol and standards

PERFORMANCE FACTORS: The performance factors described here are core abilities that translate into desired on-the-job behaviors which contribute to the employee successfully carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities of this job.

Adaptability: Shows resilience in the face of changing circumstances and shifting priorities; works well under stress and pressure and is not easily discouraged. Does not become defensive when receiving feedback from others, but instead uses feedback as a tool to do a better job.
Acumen: Deals effectively with organizational politics and builds alliance with people at all organizational levels. Able to judge which goals are worth fighting for and when it’s best to compromise; anticipates the reactions and positions of others accurately; involves the right people and resources at the right time.

Customer Satisfaction: Builds productive relationships with customers in order to build customer loyalty and business success: identifies or anticipates customer needs. Keeps commitments to customers and regularly sets standards to exceed expectations. Encourages and uses customer feedback to improve services.

Critical Thinking: Examines information, facts, and data, and draws logical conclusions from available information.
Organizing and Planning: Juggles multiple priorities and properly identifies issues requiring immediate attention from those that are less urgent.

Dedication: Sets high personal standards and places job accomplishment high on the priority list; takes the initiative regarding job functions and responsibilities; able to stick to a task or pursue a goal over the long-term.

Communications – written and verbal: Communicates effec¬tively one to one, and in small groups. Demonstrates fluency, “quickness on one’s feet,” clarify organization of thought processes, and command of the lan¬guage. Easily articulates, clearly and effectively communicates in a professional manner. Keeps people informed.

Collaboration: Works effectively with others in order to achieve meaningful results and maintains positive working relationships. Actively participates in solving problems, making decisions, completing tasks and accomplishing goals.

Mechanically Inclined: Hands-on and willingly gets “hands dirty” in substation and power plant/manufacturing environments.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The position is considered to have light physical demands that require the incumbent to communicate orally, hear at a conversational level and perform job tasks requiring the use of a telephone, fax, and computer.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee be required to perform keying functions, grasp and pinch to write. The employee will frequently (34-66% of the workday) be required to sit, walk and stand. Occasionally (6-33% of the workday), the employee will be required to bend, twist/turn, reach out, lift/carry and push and pull. The employee infrequently (2-5% of the workday) will be required to squat/kneel and climb. The employee is required to infrequently (2-5% of the workday) lift and carry up to 21-50 pounds and will frequently (34-66% of the workday) be required to lift and carry 11 to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly subject to various job site environments. The flooring is mostly concrete, tile or wood. The temperatures at the customer locations can vary between 20-100 degrees. The use of safety equipment can include safety shoes and glasses, hard hat and other job specific personal protective equipment. The noise level of the work environment can vary from low to high (requiring hearing protection). Travel requirements will make it necessary to drive a car (day and/or night) and at times fly in an airplane. This position can require up to 80% travel.


1. Experience: Minimum 2-5 years related experience in substations
2. Reasoning Development: Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables.
3. Mathematical Development: Ability to add, subtract, and divide all units of measure.
4. Language Development: Ability to read company manuals and reports, workplace rules and procedures; speak with poise and confidence, using correct English.
5. Licensures and Certifications:
6. Education: BSEE or PE


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