Job Description The Electrical Principal Engineer is responsible for the application of engineering principles through participation in the collection and analysis of data and the initial preparation of satisfactory designs and technical reports. The Electrical Principal Engineer must become familiar with the technical staff, methods, practices and procedures of the company.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Provide accurate, on schedule engineering and design services.
Cooperate with parallel activities within the firm including the other engineering disciplines and office administrative functions.
Develop technical solutions of assigned projects; including field observations and evaluations, research and collection of data to be utilized in developing technical solutions.
Complete assignments within time frame allocated without sacrificing the integrity of the end results.
Ensure that all assigned work is completed with accuracy and thoroughness.
Mentor and respond to technical questions by drafters, designers and Engineers I and II to assist in their professional development.
Apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations relevant to assigned tasks.
Successfully apply all capabilities in order to develop professionally.
Obtain information from historical records, previous projects, etc. to be utilized in analysis of specific project tasks.
Prepare departmental task hour estimates for projects subject to supervisor approval.
Coordinate the drafting efforts or subconsultant efforts required on a project. (Subject to supervisor review.)
Check (as required) design calculations performed by other engineers.
Check engineering drawings and specifications for errors, technical content, omissions and coordination with project and other discipline requirements.
Serve as Lead Engineer of designated projects as required.
Submit revisions to the Engineering Standards for review and update.
Perform calculations and application of components; maintain organized calculations for review by Supervisor.
Provide competent, accurate, economical engineering designs, and/or specifically assigned tasks.
Provide detailed correspondence such that all project issues are handled in a clear and concise manner.
Prepare / check reports, plans and specification in an efficient manner within schedule and budget.
Provide smooth coordination of assigned project tasks to maximize productivity and efficient utilization of staff and/or equipment.
Seek to continually gain practical engineering experience that will enable a broader utilization of capabilities.
Assist supervisor with staff assignments to ensure that production goals are met.
Understand the Louis Perry & Associates Quality Policy Statement.
Follow the Quality System Procedures Manual and Work Instructions.
Minimum Qualifications The Electrical Principal Engineer shall be well qualified by reason of education and experience to effectively discharge his/her duties. At a minimum, the Electrical Principal Engineer should be a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree with fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience in the Engineering field, and preferably be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements Necessary to Perform Essential Job Functions
Computer aptitude to include knowledge of computer-aided drafting design systems.
Ability to guide and supervise the work of others.
Strong organizational skills.
Team player attitude.
Understanding of building materials and construction methods; knowledge of procedures for production of construction documents.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to make independent decisions.
Analytical and problem solving skills.
Works overtime as required.
Experience shall include medium and low voltage power distribution, motor control and lighting design, HV & EHV substations and transmission lines. DC and variable frequency drives is desirable
Knowledge of National Electrical Code and capable of performing load calculations and studies relating to power distribution systems. (SKM capability a plus)
Must be able to travel occasionally to site visits and client meetings both locally and out of state
Experience in industrial or power projects