Senior Electrical Engineer

Cypress, Texas

Senior Electrical Engineer - Cypress, Texas - Hybrid

Petroplan is partnering with a client to hire a Senior Electrical Engineer who will be responsible for the design, analysis, and documentation of electrical systems for power generation, power distribution, and chemical processing equipment as needed. Duties can involve some on-site commissioning and troubleshooting work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and review of medium/low voltage electrical power generation and distribution systems
  • Preparation of electrical documentation including Short Circuit, Arc Flash and Coordination, Power System, Grounding, Load Flow, Harmonics, and Transient studies using SKM software
  • Preparation of other documentation including area classifications, drawings and reports, fugitive emissions studies, single line diagrams, and electrical BOMs as well as reports associated with electrical system studies
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation related to electrical systems
  • Provide engineering support to other departments as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with medium voltage distribution system design (to include distribution line design)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with medium voltage power generation system design
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience performing electrical studies with SKM
  • Thorough knowledge of applications, electrical codes, and standards (IEEE, NEC, NFPA, API, etc.)
  • Experience with Digital Multifunction Relays
  • Experience with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories' relays (SEL Relays)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and skills
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to changing technologies and industry practices
  • Valid driver's license

Other Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Experience with electrical systems design in the oil and gas and/or mining industries
  • Experience in the installation, operation, or troubleshooting of industrial automation equipment
  • Knowledge of Embedded C, Structured Text, Function Block, and PLC programming practices
  • Experience with Power Generation Controls and Automation

Location: Mostly in Cypress, TX (Houston) 25% travel.

Sponsorship: Must be US Citizen

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