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Sr Electrical Engineer - Switchgear

Job Description

The Energy Management MS Business Unit of Siemens is located near Raleigh, NC and is looking for highly qualified and energetic Engineers for its medium voltage (4.16-38 kV) Air & Gas Insulated Switchgear team.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Analyze customer’s technical specifications, one line diagram and schematic diagram regarding the application of Siemens MV switchgear products along with associated protection and control systems and design appropriate product solutions to meet the customers’ expectations in cost-effective and timely manner
  • Work independently and/or lead a project team to create all documents for customer approval and manufacturing of Medium Voltage switchgears. Typical documents include:
    • One line diagrams
    • Panel arrangement
    • Electrical schematics
    • Three line drawings
    • Wiring diagrams
    • Nameplate schedule
  • Utilize the NXTools+ configurator software to prepare specifications, layout drawings and bill of material with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Utilize knowledge of various electrical CAD software packages to complete project work and drive efficiency with process improvements.
  • Be a technical project leader taking full ownership of the overall deliverables while guiding a team of jr. engineers, designers and drafters.
  • Provide factory support during the manufacture of your projects to ensure that the final deliverable is true to your design.
  • Be a subject matter expert, sharing knowledge of the product and process to help others on the team achieve their goals.
  • Lead efforts to improve team processes and tools to drive up overall team efficiency.
  • Understand that job descriptions change over time. You are expected to maintain competence, awareness, and compliance with your job.
  • Treat all Siemens information and customer information in a confidential manner.
  • Understand and efficiently use Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years of proven experience working with the design/configuration electrical power distribution products and systems. Preference given to experience with switchgear.
  • 3+ years of Electrical CAD design/drafting experience with protection and control or engineering firms
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring jr. engineers with effective knowledge sharing techniques.
  • Proven track record of innovative thinking and process improvement.
  • Strong working knowledge of standard protection and control technologies used in medium voltage power distribution products with proven ability to share this knowledge with others. This may include knowledge of SCADA Systems, IEC61850 & DNP3.
  • Ability to analyze customer’s technical specifications regarding the application of protection and control systems and apply appropriate product solutions to meet the customers’ expectations in cost-effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to read, understand and evaluate electrical schematics to identify errors or potential improvements.
  • Experience working with and managing bills of material in an ERP system, preference given for experience with SAP.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done on time and with high quality.
  • Ability to multitask and manage large workloads and business demands.
  • Strong written, verbal, mathematical, and interpersonal skills.
  • An ideal candidate is detailed orientated, process driven and able to embrace a culture of quality.

Considered a plus but not required:

  • A Masters Degree in Engineering is a plus with extra consideration given if degree concentration is in the area of power systems.
  • Proven ability to create, convert & modify drawings with AutoCAD Electrical or Engineering Base software. Preference given to experience with Engineering Base.
  • Familiarity with ANSI, IEEE, UL and NEMA standards for MV Switchgear.
  • Experience with electrical design for medium voltage switchgear, preference given to experience with Siemens switchgear.
  • Experience programming in VBA.
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com

At Siemens, we are committed to an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We utilize lean principles and seek to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience.

Can you see yourself, learning, growing, and succeeding here? If so we'd like to meet you!

We offer flexible vacation time, a matching 401K plan, profit sharing, full health, life, vision and dental benefits.

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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