Senior Electrical Engineer - Licensed PE

Houston, Texas

Position Overview:

  • Position requires a licensed Electrical Engineer with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in an EPF/EPC environment focused upon delivery of Electrical design packages for studies, and small to medium sized projects. Experience performing as a discipline lead is desired.
  • Field experience including startup and commissioning support is a plus. Experience in a chlor-alkali, chemical, or refining environment is a plus.
  • Projects will be executed in a multi-discipline team environment which includes workshare engineering activities in a global, multi-cultural company office setup.
  • Travel (both foreign and domestic) will be necessary as required during design and construction / startup phases.
  • Position reports to the Department Engineering Manager.
  • Home office location is Houston, TX.
  • Up to 30% travel may be necessary to satisfy project requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Electrical Engineer provides subject matter expertise within the organization for Electrical equipment and design. Specific knowledge of transformer and rectifier design for electrolyzer applications is a plus.
  • Produces deliverables as required to fulfill project needs either as an individual contributor or as part of a team of engineers and designers, dependent upon project size and scope. Project Electrical deliverables will include but are not limited to:

electrical engineering specifications, one line diagram, load list, electrical equipment and component data sheets, hazardous area classification drawings, cable sizing and cable list, grounding layouts, cable tray sizing and tray route layouts, substation sizing and layout, electrical schematics, emergency power load calculations and specifications, etc.

  • Assists in the coordination and support of design activities between disciplines to ensure a correct and comprehensive design package.
  • Performs Electrical System Studies and Load Flow Analysis.
  • Serves as a technical contact for client, design team, third-party, vendor, and construction contractor communications related to Electrical design packages.
  • Participates and assists in model, design, maintenance and operability reviews.
  • Ensures compliance with specifications and codes for North American installations.
  • Participates and assists in FATs and SATs for Electrical systems, packaged equipment, skid units, E-houses, and control panels.
  • Reviews and comments on packaged equipment design drawing packages developed by third-party suppliers. Assists with third-party supplier interface as required.
  • Checks drawings, specifications, and calculations produced by design team, suppliers, and equipment / skid unit providers.
  • Assists Procurement with RFQ and RFP packages to procure Electrical equipment as required for each project. Provides technical input into vendor review and selection process including participation in shop audits.
  • May work in a global project team set-up and communicates with teams in oversea offices.
  • May work for a limited period on site for commissioning activities and interfaces to on-site contractors.

Required Education:

  • Position requires at least a Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • Other Science degrees may be considered based upon work experience in the Electrical field.
  • PE registration and a NCEES record is a mandatory criterion.

Required Technical Knowledge (if applicable):

  • The position requires a comprehensive, professional knowledge of electrical power equipment, project deliverable development, electrical design details for electrolyzer and/or chemical process projects.
  • Knowledge of NEC, IEEE, API, ISA, CSA, ANSI and ASME standards.

Desired Experience:

  • The experience requirement for this position is a minimum of 8 - 10 years in a chemical, refining, material handling, cement and / or mining industries with projects showing role progressions of increasing responsibility in the execution of successful projects.

Additional Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will be proficient using Microsoft Office software and operating in a team office environment.
  • The candidate will also be proficient in communicating throughout the project team and in working with team members in all disciplines to produce a comprehensive engineering package.
  • Knowledge and use of data-based engineering tools like SmartPlant (SPEL) or COMOS, ETAP, and AutoCAD design tools is a plus.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to complete project deliverables with minimal supervision.

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