TheTECH Group (JTG) within Jacobs Technology provides design and build servicesfor government and commercial clients worldwide. The market areas served aremost notably test facilities and scientific facilities. JTG is looking for a PowerEngineer to support projects ranging from small studies to multi-million dollarturn-key supply. The successful candidate must be team-oriented, organized,able to communicate to all levels of the organization, and able to meetdeadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Participate on teams or alone to design,develop, and deliver power system projects that achieve the technicalrequirements, are within budget, and within schedule
Develop power system design elements fordesign/build projects including calculations, specifications, and drawings
Perform load calculations for sizing electricalcomponents, cables, conduit, and equipment spacing
Perform short circuit and arc-flash studies forrelay coordination, risk reduction, and compliance with applicable codes
Develop drawings including one-line diagrams,elementary wiring diagrams, power system plans, lighting plans, andinstallation details
Specify major electrical system componentsincluding substations, switchgear, distribution panels, MCCs, transformers,disconnects, and drives for systems typically ranging from 1 to 10 MW.
Design lighting systems for test facilitiesincluding specification and analysis of illumination levels and lightingquality
Support facility startup, checkout andcommissioning, domestically and abroad.
Communicate with clients and managementregarding status.
Coordinate with other engineering disciplineand departments to ensure success.
Unusual or SpecialPhysical Requirements of Position
% of Time
Special clothing/equipment (wearing)
Must maneuver in and around facility equipment while obtaining field measurements and performing equipment troubleshooting. 15%
May bring candidate in proximity of extreme temperature variations, rotating equipment, and high noise levels. 5%
Will likely be in proximity of electrical and other hazards. Appropriate PPE must be worn and may include eye protection, hearing protection, and arc flash protection. 5%
Description of WorkEnvironment
% of Time
Inside? Outside? Where
Work will mainly be performed inside in office, lab environment, or indoors on a construction site. 95%
Field work may include outside work. 5%
Travel will be required to attend customer meetings and perform field work. 20%
Equipment and MachinesInvolved in Work Tasks
% of Time
Tools used in trade
Work with general office equipment (computers, fax, telephones, copiers, etc) 80%
Specialty power system software such as lighting calculation software, short circuit analysis software, arc-flash calculation software
Handheld equipment such as digital multimeters and oscilloscopes. 10%
% of Time
Overtime, regular days, off days
Shift, 2nd, 3rd
Necessity for regular attendance
Occasional overtime required to meet demanding schedules 15%
During field assignments, 2nd or 3rd shift may be necessary 10%
Regular attendance is mandatory to meet schedules.
Applicantmust have Bachelor of Science in Engineering with 5 years direct experience inlow voltage and medium voltage power distribution design. The candidate must be experienced inengineering software skills such as EDSA or SKM. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programsis required. Good communications andinterpersonal relations skills are needed.Successful candidates will have an industrialapplications background in electrical power systems, specifically in design ofmedium voltage and low voltage subsystems, power distribution, motor controlcenters, drive systems, power monitoring, and design for electricalsafety. Experience must includeperforming load analysis, short circuit calculations, power factor correction,arc-flash and relay coordination studies, and lighting calculations. This position requires total project cycleexperience including: design analysis, developing drawings with designers,preparing specifications, construction support, post design engineeringservices, start-up and commissioning of power systems. Construction estimating and proposal developmentmay also be required.
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