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G-TECH Services, Inc. Electrical Designer in Houston, Texas

Electrical Designer

The purpose of this job is to provide Electrical Design Engineering services. An Electrical Designer is a member of a global capital project design team that is made up of members from several different engineering disciplines including Civil, Piping, Mechanical, Instrumentation, and Process Automation. The Senior Electrical Designer applies applicable design criteria, design tools, best practices, and established work processes when creating the documentation required for the selection, purchase, and installation of electrical equipment in new or existing process plants.

An Electrical Designer provides expertise for the completion of capital and maintenance projects in the electrical engineering discipline in order to ensure safe, economical, constructible and maintainable designs.

  • Technical: Has knowledge and understanding of national and local electrical codes and standards, electrical calculations, electrical equipment, and electrical equipment control.

  • Computer Aided Engineering and Drawing (CAE/CAD): Has a high competence level in MicroStation and S3D and an intermediate level of competence in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Organizational: Has the ability to create complex detailed design drawings and documentation used for construction bid packages and for inquiring/ordering electrical equipment.

  • Personal: Must be able to work with and get along with others with diverse backgrounds. Must be able to exchange ideas and information one-on-one and in a group.

Education Requirements :

  • Associates degree in Electrical Technology or equivalent working experience

Responsibilities for this role include the following :

  • Develops scope, estimate, schedule, design strategy and needed resources on electrical projects.

  • Designs electrical systems that are safe, reliable, economical, constructible, and maintainable in accordance with company standards and work processes. Systems will include both new installations and modernization of existing facilities. Systems will incorporate multiple areas of electrical technology.

  • Coordinates the activities of drafters to accomplish electrical design of projects.

  • Uses CAE/CAD tools to create complex detailed design drawings and documentation used for construction bid packages and for inquiring/ordering electrical equipment.

  • Provide support to other electrical designers when assistance is required on Microstation, S3D, and other CAE tools.

  • Exchanges technical information with peers, other engineering disciplines, and suppliers.

  • Provides engineering field support on construction projects when requested by the Owner’s Representative or plant.

  • Superior skills in electrical design and bid package development using CAD and CAE tools.

  • Has the ability to plan and organize work effectively while working on several projects simultaneously.

  • Has knowledge and understanding of electrical calculations, electrical equipment, and electrical equipment control.

  • Have effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Work with supplier drawings and documentation to verify accuracy and incorporate into design.

  • Has the ability to independently perform electrical design functions in the following areas:

  • Grounding

  • Lighting and communications

  • Power distribution <1000V (overhead, underground and open wire)

  • Distribution equipment (other than switchgear) selection and sizing

  • Schematic development and design

  • Electrical switchroom design and layout

  • Has the ability to understand and use many different types of engineering documentation, including but not limited to:

  • P&IDs (Piping and Instrument Diagrams)

  • Electrical one line and three line diagrams

  • Electrical wiring, schematics, and interconnection diagrams

  • Equipment location plans and electrical hazardous area classification plans

  • Equipment lists, load lists, and cable schedules

  • Power transformers

  • Power distribution equipment (switchgear, MCCs, motor controllers)

  • Wire, cable, conduit, raceways, cable tray

  • Lighting and communications

Required experiences and skills :

  • 6 + years of electrical design experience in power on capital projects.

  • Strong initiative and team leadership capabilities.

  • Strong interpersonal relationship and time-management skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Physical effort is required.

  • Must be able to do fieldwork in an operating chemical plant, which includes taking field measurements and climbing stairs and ladders.

  • Work in a petrochemical environment where hard hat, fire retardant clothing, hearing protection, and eye protection will be required for field work.

  • National Electrical Code.

  • Electrical equipment sizing and selection.

Recommended proficiency with the following :

  • MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Location and Travel Requirements :

  • This position is located in Houston, TX

  • Occasional travel is necessary (mainly domestic); however, some international travel may be required.

Category Electrical Engineering

Function Engineering

Req ID JN -022022-117256

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