Senior Electrical Engineer

Houston, Texas

Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer
Location: Houston, TX

Senior Electrical Engineer
Position: Contract
Location: Houston, TX


To lead the Electrical Engineering team in support of design and engineering work. Self motivated individuals with a desire to solve complex engineering problems, show effective team leadership and communication skills will be ideally suitable for this role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Have a strong commitment to safety both in the field and in design
  • Manage projects within budget and time constraints.
  • Preparation of Specifications and Contract Documentation.
  • Prepare electrical design and calculations in accordance with the relevant Canadian Standards and client preferences.
  • Provide construction management support for clients as required.
  • Check the electrical layout designs, quality of engineering documentation and installation, conduct analysis needed.
  • Liaise with clients, vendors, engineers, and other disciplines.
  • Keep to agreed schedules and budgets for all deliverables.
  • Participate in the professional development of less experienced members of the department/team.


  • 8 years of experience on low, medium and high voltage power distribution for all phases of a project including conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design
  • Develop power system studies including load flow, voltage drop, short circuit and protective device coordination, arc flash and label creation, and transient analysis using ETAP and SKM.
  • Strong knowledge on the development of the following deliverables:
    • MV and LV power systems
    • Single line diagrams, schematics, interconnection and wiring diagram
    • Layouts - lighting and grounding, cable routing design
    • Substation and MCC design
    • Area classification per code requirements
    • HVAC, Ventilation, and Fire Alarm/control system Experience
    • Motor and electrical load lists, panel schedules
  • Develop electrical equipment requisitions, review vendor drawings, and factory acceptance test
  • Prepare Specifications and Contract Documentation.
  • Prepare electrical design and calculations in accordance with the relevant Codes / Standards and Customer preferences.
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, regulations, and practices
  • PE license is a plus

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