Sr. Regional Electrical Engineer

Saint-Gobain Corporation   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 89 days ago

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Position description

The regional Senior Electrical Engineer will lead electricaldistribution, energy reduction and electrical safety projects within multiple CertainTeed Gypsum manufacturing facilities throughout the United States; ensuring that electrical systems are safe, efficient, capable, properly maintained and tested. The Senior Electrical Engineer will provide leadership and innovation to analyze, design, implement, maintain and troubleshoot electrical power distribution systems and will be responsible for the development of long-term upgrade strategies, training/mentoring of staff and budgeting/execution of electrical replacement/upgrade/maintenance and energy management projects. This position will also assist management by developing planned reliability improvements and upgrade strategies to be integrated into plant manufacturing business plans and by determining new or innovative technologies to enhance our current systems.

  • Reports directly to the Corporate Automation Group Manager and is a member of the Central Engineering Automation team.

  • Subject Matter Expert in the design, maintenance and hands-on troubleshooting of Electrical Distribution Systems and ancillary systems.

  • Champions electrical system reliability, annual switchgear/device testing and transformer oil testing activities. Holds local plant personnel accountable for annual testing/maintenance.

  • Responsible for planning, evaluating, organizing and implementing all aspects of electrical system design including medium and low voltage power distribution, motor control, lighting, instrumentation, P&IDs and instrument selection.

  • Manages electrical projects, oversees and organizes all aspects of projects including scope, budget and schedule. Technically leads and/or executes engineering projects, including development of key suppliers.

  • Generates single line diagrams, riser diagrams, layouts, cable and conduit schedules, routing, distribution and motor control schemes, as well as I/O lists, inter-connection diagrams for power, control systems, lighting and grounding systems. Performs calculations for sizing of equipment, feeders, etc.

  • Gathers electrical data and related documents to create engineering studies, project proposals and detailed project cost estimates.

  • Travels to various sites to perform on-site electrical system assessments to document existing system configuration, equipment ratings, conductor lengths / ampacities, and overcurrent protective device information/settings. Identifies and develops corrective actions / project plans for deficiencies and electrical code violations.

  • Performs and/or evaluates power system studies including arc flash studies, short circuit coordination studies, and fault current studies. Performs arc flashaudits and gap analysis, creates summary reports, and communicates findings to Plant and Automation Group Manager.

  • Serves as SME (Subject Matter Expert) and trainer to internal personnel on arc flash safety, assessments, audits, calculations and reduction methodologies.

  • Responsible for managing equipment and labor costs within the approved budget.

  • Planning and scheduling of projects and preparing capital expenditures.

  • Interacts with managers and supervisors at plant and corporate personnel to secure appropriate resources to plan and implement electrical projects.

  • Manages work flow and electrical related projects and provides weekly status reports to corporate and plant management.

  • Provides technical expertise, support and enhancement of electrical systems and implements required updates to avoid technical obsolescence.

  • Ensures CertainTeed Gypsum’s standards of safety, quality and reliability are built into power distribution and control systems.

  • Assists plant maintenance teams with any difficult troubleshooting issues.

  • Analyzes operating problems, develops solutions and leads the implementation of corrective actions.

  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures and work instructions.

  • Ensures full documentation of all projects and systems to WCM / Early Equipment Management (EEM) standards.

  • Champions the installation and maintenance/upkeep of electrical metering systems for energy management and reporting. Provides energy/cost saving calculations and support for energy reduction projects.

  • Creates and provides training for other electrical/automation engineers, operators and maintenance personnel.

  • Assures good housekeeping practices following 5S systems, enforces plant rules and safety regulations, and supports CertainTeed Gypsum Policy Deployment (PoDe) and WCM initiatives.

  • Continuously evaluates workplace for safety concerns and ensures behavioral safety initiatives are performed to goal levels.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college.
  • Registered professional engineer must be able to obtain registration in AR, IA, KY, NC, NV, WA, WV, WY within 18 months if not presently registered.
  • Five (5) years of applied professional experience in electrical engineering and power distribution (up to 4160VAC.)
  • Thorough knowledge of National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), Canadian Electrical Code (CSA C22.1), Arc-Flash (NFPA-70E) code requirements and OSHA requirements in relation to arc flash, electricaldistribution and safe working practices.
  • Working knowledge of NETA, NFPA, NEC, IEEE, and ANSI standards applicable to power systems electrical testing.
  • Flexible, open-minded team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving capabilities to work effectively in corporate, manufacturing and team environments.
  • Self-directed and able to provide leadership and innovation at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD/AutoCAD Electrical and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficient in developing, maintain and updating project schedules in MS Project.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.