Electrical Engineer

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1191441

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 12, 2023

Our client, a major chemical company, is looking for an Electrical Engineer to work on a 1-year contract in Houston, TX.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or review detailed equipment specifications, inquiry/order packages, job instructions, drawings, and installation details for construction contracts.
  • Develop Project Manpower Estimates and Schedules.
  • Develop and review the material/labor estimates and material take-offs for consistency and completeness.
  • Provide guidance and supervision to the project electrical design team including supporting leads, designers, and drafters.
  • Independently or oversee the development of the Electrical Single Line Diagrams.
  • Perform and/or review all Short Circuit, Load Flow, and other Power System Studies to insure appropriate equipment ratings and power system performance.
  • Perform and/or review Protective Relay Coordination Studies.
  • Define and document Protective Relay Settings.
  • Develop and/or review motor control and motor restart strategy.
  • Work with the Project Team to develop and document the Electrical Area Classification details and drawings.
  • Engage in all aspects of major electrical equipment procurement. Develop major electrical equipment specifications and work with the internal procurement organization and suppliers to execute orders.
  • Major equipment types include:
    • Power Transformers
    • High Voltage and Low Voltage Switchgear
    • Motor Control Centers
    • Variable Frequency Drives
    • Large High Voltage and Low Voltage Motors
    • Prefabricated Electrical Substations
    • Power Cable
    • Large UPS Systems
    • Cable Tray and Raceways
  • Lead document reviews, performance testing and shop inspections for major electrical equipment.
  • Work closely with Design staff to coordinate, supervise, or develop the design of electrical plans, grounding, lighting, cable raceway systems, basic power distribution including low-voltage installations, low voltage distribution.
  • Perform and/or review calculations for sizing low and medium voltage distribution equipment.
  • Utilizing standards, develop switchgear Meter & Relay One Line Diagrams, and Control Schematics.
  • Provide engineering oversight during the construction phase including occasional site visits.
  • Provide electrical system commissioning and start-up support as required.
  • Manage key interfaces with other disciplines as defined by work processes.
  • Submit improvement recommendations to standards and practices utilizing the Management of Change (MOC) process
Main Requirements:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a discipline in Electrical Engineering is required with experience in Power Systems Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of industry codes and standards (IEC, NFPA, ANSI, IEEE, NEMA, BSS, Cenelec, etc..).
  • Significant design engineering work experience in the area or heavy industrial, petrochemical, or utility power systems.
  • MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Experience performing Power Systems Studies with Power System Analysis software

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