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Senior Technical Specialist Electrical Engineering
Cincinnati, OH

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Position Senior Technical Specialist-Electrical Engineering

Location Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN  OR Cincinnati, OH

Permanent, full time. NO REMOTE

The Senior Technical Specialist plays a key role in the company’s delivery of engineering services to industrial, institutional and utility clients by providing industry-leading expertise in electrical power engineering. 

   

RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Execution

  • Support the lead discipline engineer in problem definition, design approach, and technology selection.
  • Meet with clients when requested to support major decisions and defining project goals.
  • Provide technical consultation and guidance to the project team as requested or determined to be necessary.
  • Periodically review the progress of project deliverables for quality, technical accuracy and compliance with Company standards. 
  • Execute or lead the execution of project tasks where appropriate due to degree of difficulty, client preference, or other consideration.
  • Assist in investigation and root cause analysis of equipment and system failures and implementing preventative measures into Company standards.

Business Development

  • Maintain an active role in a technical society or professional association.
  • Regularly present and/or publish in forums that provide exposure for the Company
  • Engage current and prospective clients through participation in conferences, trade associations, and technical society activities.
  • Support project pursuits by participating in pre-proposal meetings and discussions, contributing to and/or reviewing proposals, and participating in selection interviews. 
  • Develop and deliver technical presentations or seminars for the company clients on topics relevant to their business. 

Standards Development

  • Develop and maintain standard requirements for the quality and content of deliverables including drawings, specifications, and reports.
  • Identify and guide the development of tools to improve productivity and quality of work including design standards, quality review guidelines, and standard details.
  • Maintain the currency and technical quality of master specifications.

Staff Development

  • Mentor the technical development of peers and junior staff through regular interaction with project teams.
  •  Utilize project QC reviews and lessons-learned sessions as teaching opportunities to increase staff knowledge and eliminate repetitive errors.
  •  Recommend formal training and staff development necessary to maintain the company technical expertise at an industry-leading level.
  • Develop and deliver internal training for Company staff as requested or determined to be necessary. 
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • 20+ years of experience required. 
  • P.E. license required. 

 

EDUCATION

A Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering. P.E. license required. MSEE preferred.

  • Working knowledge of AC and DC power system theory and calculations including network analysis, power flow, fault calculations, rotating machine performance, and symmetrical components.  
  • Expertise in power system studies including short circuit, protective device coordination, load flow, reactive power flow, and arc flash hazard analysis. Experience  with reliability and/or stability analysis a plus.
  • Able to develop microprocessor-based protective relay settings for lines, bus, feeders, transformers, motors and generators including experience with directional, impedance, differential, and communications-assisted schemes. 
  • Experience in analyzing protective relay event reports (Comtrade files).
  • Thorough knowledge of specification and application requirements (including relevant industry standards) for medium-voltage equipment including cables, transformers, motors, generators, switchgear, variable frequency drives, and protection and control components.
  • Knowledge of electrical codes applicable to industrial and utility installations including NFPA 70, NFPA 70E and the NESC.


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