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Electrical and Control Systems Design Lead

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Posted: 02/28/2024 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Construction Job Number: 84783

Job Description

Our client is a premier firm in Electrical and Control Systems engineering and is seeking a self-motivated and energetic candidate for an Electrical & Control Systems Design Lead position in Southern California. This is a HYBRID opportunity with a 9/80 work week (every other Friday off).

About The Position
In this position, you will apply your knowledge of the principles of electrical & control systems design to:
  •  Lead the development of industrial construction drawings, including single line diagrams, area classification diagrams, grounding, lighting, conduit/cable tray, schematics and wiring diagrams, cable/conduit schedules, installation details, PLC panel layout and I/O schematics, loop diagrams and control system architecture. 
  •  Work in a team environment with electrical engineers and other disciplines (e.g. project management, piping, mechanical, civil, structural, etc.) to develop solutions to clients' multi-discipline project needs. 
Your core duties and responsibilities may require you to do the following:
  •  Lead the electrical & control systems design development for simple projects, managing other designers and drafters as needed. 
  •  Support Principal Electrical & Control Systems Designers on large and complex projects. 
  •  Perform site visits to gather field data and verify existing facilities and project requirements. 
  •  Use software tools to perform design calculations such as cable tray sizing, conduit sizing, duct bank sizing, voltage drops, etc. 
  •  Support the development of design labor estimate for new projects. 
  •  Keep track of project budgets, schedules and change orders. 
  •  Develop construction drawings and material requirements. 
  •  Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects with various due dates. Attend coordination and status meetings. 
  •  Develop and maintain good professional relationship with clients. 

Job Requirements

Skill Requirements
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. 
  •  Strong proficiency with AutoCAD is required. 
  •  Desire and ability to learn new skills and assume greater responsibilities is required. 
  •  Working experience with electrical construction is required. 
  •  Proficiency with additional 3D Design software, including Civil 3D, Plant 3D and AVEVA E3D is strongly preferred. 
  •  Proficiency with MicroStation is preferred. 
  •  Ability to visit local project sites for data gathering and inspections with occasional travel to farther locations is required. 
  •  Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

Experience And Education Requirements
  •  10+ years designing projects involving medium and low voltage power systems, grounding, lighting, instrumentation and control systems. 
  •  Energy infrastructure experience is preferred. 
  •  Engineering consulting experience is preferred. 
  •  Working knowledge with instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and distributed control systems (DCS) is preferred. 
  •  Candidates must be knowledgeable in electrical design, NEC and API 500. 
  •  Formal training in electrical and control system design is preferred. Trade school or associates degree is preferred, or equivalent experience.

Salary $180K - $220K DOE
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