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Staff Electrical Engineer
Ref No.: 18-07170
Location: Houston, Texas
Job Title: Staff Electrical Engineer
Job Duration: 7+ Months
Job Location: Houston, TX


Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited program.
Minimum 3 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience). * Please also refrain from sending individuals with 8+ years of applicable exp.
Candidate must have experience as an assistant electrical engineer.
Must be willing to travel to the job site and meet with clients and construction personnel to scope the project and answer construction questions.
Refinery, midstream, or manufacturing experience a plus. SmartPlant Electrical (SPEL) experience a plus.
This position requires a competent individual who can find good solutions to difficult problems by using creative thinking and being proactive to interact with other engineers.
Experience in construction and field start up is a plus.
Completion of FE exam is a plus.
Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

Description
Client is seeking an Electrical Engineer to join the team in our Oil, Gas, and Chemical division.
As a staff electrical engineer you can either lead a small team of engineers and designers, or work under a more experienced engineer, and perform engineering activities on design-build projects and studies.
Some of the technical duties are:
Perform hazardous area classification studies
Create one-line diagrams for 15kV and 5kV and 480V and DC systems
Perform load flow, short circuit, and arc flash studies in SKM or ETAP
Specify and purchase large electrical equipment such as switchgear, MCCs, and electrical buildings
Regularly meet and correspond with clients and vendors
Travel to the project site and factory acceptance tests
Create MV and LV motor schematics
Manage a cable schedule and size cables
Interact daily with other discipline engineers and designers
In addition to the technical side of this position, you can manage a small team of engineers and designers. Some of the lead engineer duties are:
Receive mentoring from more experienced electrical engineers
Provide guidance to less experienced team members
Estimate labor hours and material quantities for your project
Coordinate the workload with other engineers and designers with support from management
Be responsible for the quality of all electrical deliverables
When our design-build projects include construction and commissioning, other activities can include:
Travel to the project site during construction to answer questions from the field
Writing energization guidelines with the client and initial operations team
This position will be accountable for meeting schedule and budget and making trips to job sites (travel about 15%).