Industrial Electrical Engineer

Job Requisition: 7061

Industrial Electrical Engineer (Direct Hire)

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Requisition: 7061

Description for Industrial Electrical Engineer:

  • Jointly develop load lists and sequence of operations (SOO) with Project Engineer
  • Communicate with third-party equipment suppliers to understand their equipment’s electrical requirements, and scope of installation
  • Develop single-line electrical power schematics based on load lists
  • Specify secondary transformers and switchboards
  • Design low voltage (480V) power distribution system to MCCs
  • Design building grounding grid/system
  • Develop electrical plan sheets, wiring schematics, detail drawings, and specifications
  • Develop cable & conduit schedules, panel schedules, instrument lists, and electrical/controls BOMs
  • Advise mechanical and civil engineering counterparts of clearance and access requirements around electrical equipment, and loading imposed on structures by electrical conduit and equipment
  • Specify secondary transformers and switchboards
  • Specify MCCs/panelboards based on load lists and device requirements
  • Select field devices jointly with Project Engineer such as proximity switches, safety e-stops, level probes/sensors, etc.
  • Design HMI panels, HOA/JOA boxes, and other operator interface features
  • Develop electrical construction cost estimates
  • Perform calculations necessary to support all steps of the design process

Requirements for Industrial Electrical Engineer: 

  • Create requests for quotation for equipment (secondary substations, MCCs, panels, etc.)
  • Create requests for quotation for installation, including materials and labor
  • Evaluate supplier and contractor quotations, and make purchase recommendations jointly with Project Engineer
  • Provide on-site supervision and technical support of installation, startup, and commissioning
  • Monitor installation to confirm adherence to scope of work, and be able to accept, mitigate, or rebut change order requests
  • Understand client’s specifications for electrical equipment and systems, and ensure the design complies or offer superior alternatives
  • Ensure design meets all applicable codes and regulations such as NEC, local codes, accepted industry practices, and place safety as prime importance
  • Communicate with local electrical inspector to understand local expectations prior to commencing design work
  • Willing and able to travel to jobsites as required
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • PE license in at least one US state, NCEES record preferred
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in electrical engineering in heavy industrial applications

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