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Principal Electrical Engineer
Ref No.: 17-01757
Location: Laurel, MD, Maryland
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 06/05/2017
Position Description: **DIRECT HIRE **SALARY $125,000 **Requires Professional Engineers License POSITION SUMMARY: Oversees and takes the lead in major electrical engineering projects. Performs highly responsible electrical engineering work in the field and office; manages, leads and carries out major electrical engineering projects and programs; investigates electrical distribution systems operational and maintenance issues as well as water and wastewater equipment requirements; Principal level project engineer with greater skill, independence, broader technical, administrative and managerial knowledge to ensure good engineering practices are used; has wide latitude for independent decision making consistent with sound engineering practices; guides and trains intermediate and junior engineers. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: The following statements describe the general nature and level of the work performed. They should not be considered an exhaustive list of all duties. Employees may perform other related duties as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Oversees and leads teams of professional engineers and other engineering and administrative personnel to conduct electrical engineering studies; • Designs a variety of large complex projects with a focus on electrical systems for water and wastewater projects; • Oversees and leads the preparation of contract documents for in-house designs; reviews consultants’ reports and designs; reviews contractors’ submittals; • Plans, organizes and oversees a wide range of multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted engineering activities; • Consults with various internal Groups and Units, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and contractors. • Trouble-shoots electrical faults and prepares reports on electrical design, construction, maintenance and operation issues and problems. • Oversees and leads the development and revision of design guidelines, equipment criteria, construction standards details and specifications dealing with electrical equipment and service; • Participates in the formulation of long-range facility plans and system improvement projects; • Leads and trains senior electrical engineer; • Prepares electrical cost estimates for in-house engineering projects; • Participates in the general preparation of project budget estimates; • Attends necessary meetings and hearings and follows through on recommendations; OTHER FUNCTIONS: • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Skills Required: REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering; • Ability to plan and oversee the work of professional engineers and other engineering and administrative personnel; • Ability to apply electrical engineering knowledge to solve technical problems; • Ability to prepare and effectively present highly technical and complex engineering reports and estimates both orally and in writing; • Ability to use sound professional engineering judgment

Experience Required: EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: • 5 years of experience in the principles and practice of electrical engineering, which includes 2 years of electrical engineering design and 1 year of experience in planning and directing electrical engineering projects.

Education Required: -Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering -Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.