Electrical Engineer

  • location: Houston, TX
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55 - $70 per hour
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Electrical Engineer

Contract position: Engineering client involved in downstream & midstream Oil & Gas projects is looking for a Sr. Electrical Engineer to join their team in Houston, TX. You need 7-20+ years of relevant experience and specific experience on petrochemical, refinery or similar projects. You need to be local or within a commutable distance to Houston.

Responsibilities for the Electrical Engineer
  • Begin engineering in the front end planning stages and take project through completion, including answering questions from the field regarding installation details and commissioning procedures
  • Execute the electrical engineering within budget by tracking labor hours and material quantities
  • May assess feasibility and propose alternate methods based on experience
  • Responsible for all electrical work products including, but not limited to construction work packages, power system studies, procurement packages
  • Design 34.5kV, 15kV, 5kV, 600V, and below distribution systems
  • Engineer distribution basic, relaying, and metering one lines as well as engineer 15Kv, 5KV, and 600V motor schematics
  • Perform power system studies including load flow, short circuit, motor starting, time current curves, circuit breaker settings, protective relay settings, grounding studies, arc flash studies, UPS and battery sizing, cable sizing, and other electrical calculations using ETAP and SKM software
  • Make site visits (15% of the time) to the project sites to conduct walk downs, perform inspections and document relevant project information
  • Develop specs to purchase electrical equipment
Requirements for the Electrical Engineer

  • 7+ years of electrical distribution design experience as an Electrical Engineer supporting U.S. Domestic projects in downstream and midstream Oil, Gas, and Chemical areas
  • You must be proficient with performing system studies using ETAP and SKM software
  • You must have a BSEE or MSEE degree AND a PE license in the state of Texas
  • You need some experience visiting project sites to perform walkdowns and to work through any design issues you may be having
  • Must have basic knowledge of construction methods such as cable tray installation, cable pulling, cable testing, etc
  • Develop specs to purchase electrical equipment
  • Experience in construction and field start up is a plus
  • Experience with large industrial facility revamp projects with customized scope is a plus
  • Must be familiar with industry standard codes such as NEC, API, IEEE color series books

    Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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