Electrical Design Engineer

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Darwin Recruitment
United States

Phone: +1 702 679 1762
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Electrical Design Engineer




100,000 - 150,000

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Job Description:

Principal Electrical Engineer – Design

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager of Electrical Plant Support Engineering, the Principal Electrical Engineer will be responsible for leading and/or supporting the activities of the electrical plant support engineering team. The scope covers mostly operations and maintenance support in addition to aid for the design team for all electrical aspects of the Waste to Energy. This includes all High, Medium, and Low Voltage Electrical Systems.
They will also own root cause analyses for larger issues and as a part of this derive and support implementation of corrective and preventative actions for the installed fleet. Acting as a potential mentor for more junior members of the team, the Principal Engineer will share best practices and technical expertise. Although this is a corporate engineering role, it involves extensive collaboration with sites.
Electrical Design
  • Assists design engineering team to Review/Approve Electrical System Design documents including:
    • One Line/Three Line Diagrams
    • DC Control Schematics
    • Wiring diagrams
    • Arc Flash, Short Circuit & Voltage Drop Calculations
    • Coordination Studies
  • Supports development of scope of work for Electrical AE firms on projects supporting emergent needs and coordinates with suppliers and contractors as applicable
  • Provides on-site consulting/overview of equipment installation and preparation for service
  • Supports field activities on construction projects and provides guidance on electrical design/installation issues.
Troubleshooting/Problem Solving:
  • Provides direct Electrical troubleshooting support, or in some cases leverages outside engineering firms to support plant operations.
  • Analyzes Electrical failure root causes and develop cost effective technical solutions.
  • Develop and maintain technical service bulletins related to lessons learned or reliability/availability solutions/best practices; assist sites with adherence to technical standards and internal/OEM bulletins.
  • Must have experience with High, Medium & Low Voltage distribution systems and electrical power generation, preferably in large utility power plant/s or large industrial facilities
  • Must have proficiency in understanding One Line/Three Line Diagrams, DC Control Schematics, Wiring diagrams, GA drawings related to interconnections, substations, power plants and electrical aspects of process plants including but not limited to motors, MCCs, PDCs and other electrical equipment.
  • Must have effective written and oral communication skills; must be able to analyze data, write technical reports, develop work packages (incl. engineering drawings), and the ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently.
If you are interested and want to apply or find out more then please send your resume to craig.wood@darwinrecruitment.com.