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Electrical Engineer (Plant)

East Lansing, MI 48823

Posted: 03/15/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 551421 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Our client is looking for an Electrical Engineer that will be responsible for the operations of their midwestern LNG and RNG power plants.

The purpose of the position is to produce and review electrical engineering solutions in line with project inputs. Providing safe and efficient power facilities through electrical solutions that comply with EDL’s Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental regulations at all times.
   Key Areas of Responsibility                                                                                                                                          
  • Deliverables: Drawings, Calculations, Specifications, Data Sheets, Quotations, Scope of Work, Inspections & Test Plans, Test Documents.
  • Programming: Protections Relays, kWh Meters, Power Monitors, Governors, other ancillary programable devices as required.
  • Purchase Requirements: For Customized and Standard Electric Equipment.
  • Check & Approve: Electrical Design Drawings
  • Inspect & Test: Customized Electrical Equipment.
  • Safe isolation, maintenance and troubleshooting of 480V to 15KV power systems
  • Read, understand and interpret electrical and instrumentation schematics and P&ID’s.
  • Safely diagnose problems within electrical generation units and control systems
  • Competency performing isolation and switching of Low Voltage and Medium Voltage Switchgear, Fused Disconnects and Circuit Breakers
  • Knowledge of PLC, I/O, HMI, drives and other control systems
  • Experience with generator systems including synchronization, relay protection and control
  • Scada network configurations, setup, and interface programming
  • Technical and cost estimating support to Business Development.
  • Participate in expansion & streamline of computerized Electrical Calculations methods.
  • Develop knowledge of Engineering Procedures
  • Ensure that Specifications and Drawings sufficiently describe Scope of Works and protect company’s interest.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of electrical products and technologies.
  • Ensure a Safe Workplace for Staff and Customers in accordance with the HSE Management Plan:
    • Reporting all risks/hazards/incidents/near misses and accidents, and
    • Removing or modifying any unsafe processes or systems.
  • All other tasks as requested by your manager.
   Person Specification                                                                                                                                          
  • Understands purpose of role and impact on others
  • Understand and applies business systems, procedures and polices
  • Seeks to continually develop skills and knowledge in area of expertise
  • Recognizes and predicts problems and uses initiative to avoid or resolve
  • Demonstrates understanding of sector(s) in which the business operates, competitors and industry trends.
  • Make good decisions in line with business objectives
  • Seek opportunities to maximize efficiency and/or reduce costs
  • Takes accountability for key results areas, achieves results and continuously seeks to improve standards
  • Manages work time effectively to complete tasks despite obstacles
  • Ensures compliance and adherence with all legislative and Company requirements
  • Is thorough when performing work and “sweats the details”
  • Listens to, asks questions and analyses information to determine internal and external customers’ needs.
  • Acts with customers’ needs in mind
  • Is dedicated to meeting customers’ needs in a timely and courteous manner
  • Communicates openly, honestly and in a professional manner at all times
  • Listens to and seeks clarification and understanding from others
  • Shares information, ideas and suggestions within our team and across the business
  • Builds strong relationships and colleagues and works with other to achieve results
   Qualifications and Experience                                                                                                                                          
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering strongly preferred.
  • Five years professional industrial electrical design experience, preferably in the power, gas and mining industries.
  • Familiarity with generation operation including synchronization, relay protection, governor controls and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and NFPA 70E safety policies and procedures is required (e.g. lock out / tag out, high voltage electrical).
  • Proficient in software and OEM programs such as Allen Bradley ControLogix
  • Familiar with Ethernet IP protocols
  • Experience with wiring diagram development and redlining incorrect schematics.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems, identify root causes and propose and implement remedies.
  • Ability to perform calibrations, installation and maintenance of process and analytical instrumentation.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and re-wire electrical equipment such as AC/DC motors, VFDs, PLCs, and PLC I/O modules.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be available for after hour call outs as required
  • Must be able to travel to remote sites as required.

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