Electrical Engineer Lead

Houston, United States

Job Reference 1187907

Location Houston, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added September 14, 2023

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled. 

Our client is seeking an Electrical Engineer Lead to work within their facilities located in Houston, TX, Allentown, PA, or Buffalo, NY (you can choose) for a 1-year assignment.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Lead an electrical engineering and design team on large scale projects containing multiple process units with multiple execution strategies from various global design centers.  

  • Position requires ability to manage and coordinate with overall project management team, other functional discipline teams, and project engineering managers to maintain budget and schedule to meet functional execution strategy. 

  • Development of electrical single line diagrams and overall plant electrical distribution systems. 

  • Coordination with utility and/or customer to develop required power for operating plants. 

  • Specifying and purchasing key electrical equipment such as medium and low voltage switchgear and motor control centers, transformers, VFD’s, UPS systems, DC systems, etc. Responsibilities include writing purchase specifications, evaluating quotations, performing technical bid evaluations, vendor document review, and factory acceptance testing. 

  • Specifying large induction and synchronous motors and starting systems including reduced voltage autotransformers, reactor start, electronic soft-start/VFD/LCI, etc. 
  • Specifying and integrating gas turbine and steam turbine generators for co-generation within process plants. 
  • Performing electrical system studies including short circuits, load flow, transient motor start, protection relay coordination, and arc flash, and creating appropriate protective device settings. 

  • Provide start-up and commissioning support for electrical distribution equipment and motors. 

Required Skills:  

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the design of industrial electrical power systems. 

  • Professional Engineer license is required. 

  • Computer literate and experienced in the use of SKM Power Tools, MS Word, and MS Excel. 

  • Candidate must be self-motivated, able to work with a minimum level of supervision and accept a high degree of personal responsibility for results. 

  • Able to work within a matrix engineering team environment and communicate effectively with team members, project managers and customers. 

  • Candidate must have the ability to self-execute all electrical engineering and oversee design within a given project as well as lead a team of electrical engineers and designers on larger, more complex projects.


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