Electrical Engineer

GCW, Inc.

Job Description

 

Job Title:               Electrical Engineer
Department:        Water/Wastewater or Transportation
Reports To:           Department Head

Summary

Uses advanced techniques, theory, precepts and practices in the Electrical Engineering field. Serves as technical specialist, staff advisor and consultant in area of Electrical Engineering. Provides technical support for design effort including participation in planning and design; interpretation of design; application of construction methods; resolution and documentation of design conflicts; and constructability reviews.  May be given project management responsibilities. Supervision of engineering and support personnel is usual at this level but may often be on a lead and project basis.

Essential Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prepare and provide oversight of technical studies, submittals, plans, specifications, diagrams, calculations, cost estimates and control strategies for public works projects and private developments involving electrical systems and equipment, high voltage and renewable energy power systems, control systems and instrumentation, lighting systems, traffic signal systems including voltage drop calculations, telecommunication systems and security systems.
  • Conduct a variety of electrical and power system studies, including lighting lamination analysis for transportation corridors
  • Perform difficult engineering research and analyze complex engineering and mathematical problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action
  • Ensure engineering activities comply with company and contract requirements and support overall project schedule.
  • Conduct field inspections and investigations to verify as-built conditions as they may impact design requirements;
  • Coordinate services during construction including attending progress meetings, supervising review of shop drawings, issuing RFI responses and investigating field changes.
  • Direct day-to-day project management activity on design and planning projects as assigned, including scheduling and budget.
  • Develop, implement, and administer project engineering procedures and other work controlling documents.
  • Assist in the proposal process for new contracts, including fee estimates and project scope.
  • Oversee work of engineering interns and/or technical staff on project-specific tasks.
  • Coordinate technical elements with multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Theory, principles and practices of electrical engineering
  • Applicable laws, codes and regulations pertaining to electrical and instrumentation elements of waterworks infrastructure design and construction, including the National Electrical Code, IEEE standards and InterNational Electrical Testing Standards
  • Good working knowledge of CAD software, Civil 3D, ETAP, Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, and Project) and video conferencing/communications programs (Zoom, Teams, WebEx).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral communications.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend detailed correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelors of Science degree in appropriate engineering discipline. Minimum six (6) years of experience in engineering design and/or project management.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

This position requires a Nevada Professional Engineer license, or capable of acquiring in six (6) months after hire. Valid driver’s license.

 

*Please note this job description is designed to contain a listing of essential activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee to successfully perform this job. This list is not meant to be an all-inclusive list as duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  This job description is not intended to create or imply an employment contract; the employee/employer relationship remains at-will.