High Voltage Design (Electrical Engineer)

Full Time

Electrical Engineer is primarily responsible for providing electrical and power distribution engineering and design assistance to worldwide production facilities.   



  • Provides technical guidance in the generation of specifications, standards, and procedures concerning all power systems design, construction, maintenance, and operation issues 
  • Serves as the subject matter expert (SME) for all low, medium, and high voltage electrical power distribution systems, including digitization of facility electrical area classification systems, arc-flash analyses, power systems analytics, and power system protection systems. 
  • Responsible for the development of preventative maintenance routines for all of power distribution systems. 
  • In collaboration with the Automation and Digital Strategy team, supports and follows the established technical direction for design and installation of instrumentation, electrical gear, backup power systems, e-SCADA, etc.
  • Keeps abreast of current developments and trends in the field.  Must be able to assimilate and apply quickly newly acquired technical information that may vary in complexity and scope.   
  • Proactively seeks out and applies innovative system improvements in electrical work processes 
  • Provides technical direction for engineering contractors on electrical systems technology, instrumentation, analysis equipment, and low, medium, and high-voltage electrical power systems.  Provides troubleshooting assistance to technicians. 
  • Contributes to the development of our clients Corporate Design Standards 
  • Participates as a member of the Automation and Digital Strategy team, collaborating on advanced troubleshooting and analysis of power distribution systems.  
  • Generates and/or reviews, and approves specifications for electrical equipment, UPS, switch gear including design drawings/calculations.
  • Develops written job scopes, creates/revises single-lines, and approves E&C design drawings. 
  • Participates in E&C contractor qualification.  
  • Participates in incident investigations, RCFAs, FEMAs, RCMs, etc., as well as all capital project P&ID and PHA / HAZOP reviews.  
  • Builds and maintains electrical system models 
  • Performs field audits on electrical equipment and installations 
  • Validates settings for the coordination of electrical protective devices 
  • Serves as Electrical SME for site maintenance, construction, and project leaders 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of power distribution equipment application and component maintenance routines 
  • Strong knowledge of switch gear, motor control centers, soft starts, VFDs, smart electronic relays, etc. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, procedures, and best practices in the industry.   
  • Thorough understanding of the effects and mitigation of harmonics in power systems 
  • Strong work ethic and hands-on approach, self-starter and self-motivated.   
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team.  Must work effectively with others outside the line of formal authority to accomplish organizational goals and to identify and resolve problems 
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (up to 25%) 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is required, P.E. license a plus
  • 4+ years’ experience in electrical engineering supporting petrochemical, or similar operations
  • Knowledge of industrial safety and OSHA regulations required.  Proficiency in NFPA 70E arc flash hazard protection requirements and standards a must. 
  • Expertise with Allen Bradley / Rockwell electrical hardware a plus.

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