Lead Electrical Engineer SUMMARY The Lead Engineer position is responsible for directing and overseeing the execution of power systems study and design projects from start to finish in compliance with industry and company standard practices and procedures. This person is familiar with all stages of the design cycle including the initial concept, specification, implementation, testing, documentation and support. The Lead Engineer will review job/project specifications and changes, assist with the execution of the project and work with project managers to coordinate project specific resources. Additional responsibilities include providing both technical and sales support as needed to others inside the company. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates consistent proficiency through daily updates and related job execution communications. Leads interaction with other functions and locations to determine optimum solutions. Remains current on all safety and technical training. Works with CAD staff, developing and/or updating client electrical drawings including one lines, wiring diagrams, and schematics. Reviews field data and performs coordination, short circuit analysis, and arc flash studies. Provides technical insight with regard to substation systems and electrical power systems including equipment design and application, power system and NERC compliance studies, and compliance with industry standards. Adheres to all company, industry and client safety protocols and standards. Assesses project specific resource needs and coordinates assignments with project manager. Communicates core technical job requirements. Supports immediate supervisor on planning and organizing workload to ensure the most effective return on assets. Coordinates with the Engineering Manager on the master engineering resource schedule as well as forecasting upcoming engineering requirements/needs including non-job-related training schedules. Manages expenses against project budgets and makes recommendations to reduce expenses. Coordinates proper project handoff between sales and operations/engineering. Participates in project kickoff meetings to discuss in detail work scope, project specifications, budgets, schedules, and safety requirements with project team. Effectively communicates with other departments to assure activities are properly coordinated. Ensures timely and accurate invoicing for all engineering projects by providing all paperwork in a like manner; these include Service Acknowledgement Forms (SAFs), weekly time keeping, documentation of change orders, test reports, and other documents as required by the project deliverables. Consults and coordinates as necessary to utilize suppliers with the capabilities to meet material and equipment needs for shop and field activities. Responsible for expediting and resolving issues regarding material and equipment availability. Oversees all required documentation and records related to assigned projects on file in the proper location for reference and backup. Trains and mentors junior engineers.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Technical Proficiency: Proficient in Electrical Engineering technical skills and in the application of power systems apparatus. Proficient in the application power systems apparatus with technical competency in specific equipment or systems. Able to provide certification of the technical accuracy of system designs and power systems studies and to develop, evaluate and validate design alternatives. Experienced in all stages of the design cycle including initial concept, specification, implementation, testing, documentation and support. Adaptability: Shows resilience in the face of changing circumstances and shifting priorities; works well under stress and pressure and is not easily discouraged. A great amount of learning is on the job with experienced co-workers and managers, handling criticism is essential to employee growth. Acumen: Work effectively with company and customer organizational structures and builds alliance with people at all organizational levels. Establishes and prioritizes goals and objectives on a project and personal level. Anticipates the reactions and positions of others accurately; involves the right people and resources at the right time. Directs and manages projects on time and on budget to the satisfaction of the customer. Customer Satisfaction: Builds productive relationships with customers in order to build customer loyalty. Able to identify or anticipate customer needs. Keeps commitments to customers and regularly sets standards to exceed expectations. Encourages and uses customer feedback to improve services. Adheres to customer required policies and procedures. Critical Thinking: Examines information, facts, and data, and draws logical conclusions from available information. Thinks under pressure and acts prudently concerning the safety of others. Organizing and Planning: Effectively manages multiple priorities and properly identifies issues requiring immediate attention from those that are less urgent. Develops project plans, orders resources and materials, holds job kick off meetings, and is able to identify changes in work scopes. Submits all required paperwork and time sheets to promote proper project control, customer deliverables, and proper billing. Dedication: Sets high personal and professional standards; takes the initiative regarding job functions and responsibilities; able to stick to a task or pursue a goal over the long-term. Communications: Communicates effectively one to one, and in small groups. Employee is able to articulate complex thoughts clearly, effectively and in a professional manner. Provide written reports for customer submittals, and project status for management. Effectively and consistently communicate all scheduling weekly and schedule changes immediately. Collaboration: Works effectively with others in order to achieve meaningful results and maintains positive working relationships. Actively participates in solving problems, making decisions, completing tasks and accomplishing goals. Mechanically Inclined: Hands-on and willingly gets “hands dirty” in substation and power plant/manufacturing environments. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The position is considered to have light physical demands that require the incumbent to communicate orally, hear at a conversational level and perform job tasks requiring the use of a telephone, fax, and computer. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to perform keying functions, and grasp and pinch to write. The employee will frequently (34-66% of the workday) be required to sit, walk and stand. Occasionally (6-33% of the workday), the employee will be required to bend, twist/turn, reach out, lift/carry and push and pull. The employee infrequently (2-5% of the workday) will be required to squat/kneel and climb. The employee is required to infrequently (2-5% of the workday) lift and carry up to 21-50 pounds and will frequently (34-66% of the workday) be required to lift and carry 11 to 20 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly subject to various job site environments. The flooring is mostly concrete, tile or wood. The temperatures at the customer locations can vary between 20-100 degrees. The use of safety equipment can include safety shoes and glasses, hard hat and other job specific personal protective equipment. The noise level of the work environment can vary from low to high (requiring hearing protection). Travel requirements will make it necessary to drive a car (day and/or night) and at times travel by air. This position can require up to 80% travel – particularly where the element of the on-site training is involved. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: 10 – 12 years’ design engineering or primary power distribution and related protection and control schemes. Understanding and application of NEC/NFPA 70, ANSI C57, ANSI C37, and NESC in the design of substations and industrial power. Sustained successful performance at the Electrical Engineer level. Reasoning Development: Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables. Mathematical Development: Ability to add, subtract, and divide all units of measure. Able to perform computations involving power. Language Development: Ability to read company manuals and reports, workplace rules and procedures; speak with poise and confidence, using correct English. Education: PE or proven equivalent experience required, MS or MEng recommended, NETA Level III recommended. Attendance at seminars or courses in project management and general management recommended. 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