Lead Electrical Designer

Houston, United States

Job Reference 1234765

Location Houston, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 20, 2024

Airswift is on a task to find a Lead Electrical Designer to work on a long term contract with a client of ours within the industrial gases segment, in Houston, TX.

Contractors will be hired on as W2 and will be eligible to our benefits package. They will work under the direction of a Design Team Leader and will be a part of a small team, who will interface with counterparts in other engineering and design centers located in India, England, and China.

Contract extensions are possible depending on performance year on year.


  • Preparing 3D CAD design models using Smart 3D (S3D) software tool and creating 2D drawings in Microstation and SmartSketch for construction packages.
  • Types of Electrical design models and drawings will include a variety of drawing types, including but not limited to single line development, Medium and Low voltage cable sizing and schedules, medium and low voltage electrical control schematic, wiring interconnections, junction and control box design, heat trace systems design and layout, etc
  • Responsible for creating S3D models of cable tray layouts, underground conduit layouts, grounding/earthing layouts, lighting layouts, junction box and control station locations, etc.
  • In addition to using S3D, the individual will learn how to obtain relevant information, review vendor & equipment drawings, understand design criteria, and read project documents
  • Create S3D models for cable tray layouts, underground conduit systems, grounding systems, lighting layouts, junction box locations, electrical building layouts, and receptacle/control station layouts
  • Complete detailed design drawings for electrical distribution and control systems
  • Create Electrical drawings for site construction activities
  • Review vendor submittals and equipment reference drawings
  • Check drawings for accuracy and format
  • Interface with other Design teams Civil/Structural, Piping, Stress Analysis, Mechanical & Machinery, etc


  • Technical school education with CAD or associate degree in Drafting
  • Minimum 2-5 years of CAD experience in modeling & creating design drawings using software tools such as AutoCAD, S3D, Frameworks, MicroStation, Solidworks, or other 3D software
  • Experience with Smart 3D and SmartSketch is required
  • Willingness to learn new CAD software tools
  • Willingness to learn electrical distribution and control concepts
  • Create and populate 2D drawings from 3D models with guidance from discipline leads
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently over time
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office software, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word

*The job may require occasional travel to domestic sites and other international engineering centers*


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