Saulsbury Industries

  • Principal Electrical Engineer

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/30/2018 3:20 PM)
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  • Overview

    This role will coordinate work of other I&E engineers and designers assigned to a given project, as well as engage in shop and field testing of switchgear and motor control center equipment. This role will also provide direction and coordination of electrical engineering for large industrial projects in midstream gas processing, petroleum refining, petrochemical, and upstream oil & gas industries.


    • Apply design knowledge in medium and low voltage power distribution, grounding, lighting, motor control, variable frequency drive, and misc. equipment specification and selection
    • Conduct power studies (load flow, short circuit, relay coordination, motor starting, and arc flash) as required to define the requirements for distribution facilities in industrial plants
    • Interact with all engineering disciplines, engineering and construction project managers, and clients
    • Participate in schedule development and planning and support the regular maintenance of project schedules. This activity includes the recommendation of appropriate staffing for each design activity and determination of time to completion for each task on the project schedule.
    • Apply standard engineering design principles to the maximum extent appropriate, and methodology for research of design options where necessary
    • Read and understand entire project contract including all attachments
    • Develop discipline specific deliverables list
    • Meet all project due dates as defined by project main schedule and milestone schedules
    • Inform Project Manager/Director/Engineer as soon as a due date is determined to be in jeopardy. Jointly develop recovery plan.
    • Review and approve discipline issued deliverables per project checking procedure. Apply PE seal if applicable.
    • Coordinate discipline manpower requirements with the Engineering Department Manager to ensure appropriate staff levels are available when needed.
    • Plan and organize the discipline staff assigned to the project that the lead is managing. Provide daily assignments to staff.  Coordinate staffing assignments with Department Manager and other Leads as required.
    • Review project manhour budget and ensure it is appropriately distributed to the correct phase codes
    • Provide weekly earned progress updates based on Rules of Credit and track in the design deliverables
    • Develop and provide monthly manhour and schedule forecast updates
    • Review weekly manhours charges against discipline phase codes
    • Identify any requested deviations from approved project scope. Develop and issue a deviation notice to Project Management as soon as change is identified.
    • Develop weekly engineering and design report
    • Review weekly and monthly project reports and identify any discrepancies to Project Management
    • Actively participate in the weekly project meetings (internal and external as required)
    • If staff assigned to a project exceed the available work, this must be coordinated with the Discipline Department Manager to re-assign resources to ensure project productivity is maintained at or above 1.0.
    • Maintain a continuous level of communication with Project Engineer and other discipline leads to ensure proper interface between disciplines
    • Participate in meetings attended by client as required


    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering required
    • 10+ years' experience preferred
    • EIT licensure and P.E. by exam required
    • Experience in the specification of LV and MV transformers, switchgear, motor controls, and variable frequency drives.
    • Experience in the analysis and development of industrial power systems using SKM, ETAP, or equivalent modeling software.
    • Must be familiar with the National Electrical Code and API standards, including sections relevant to electrical installations in hazardous locations and in the classification of hazardous areas.
    • Able to travel up to 10% of the time
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills required with the ability to prepare written specifications and contract documents.
    • Ability to provide electrical engineering for several simultaneous projects
    • Strong Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Well developed, detail oriented organizational skills.


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