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Electrical Project Engineer

Company: Sparrow Company, LLC
Location: Lucerne Valley
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Electrical and Automation EngineerBASIC FUNCTION:Responsible for the design, maintenance, troubleshooting, and programming of existing and future electrical and automation systems and equipment, as well the optimization of the different Calcium Carbonate processes and production at the plants. including the design and execution of capital projects and other projects, site support and surveys.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices to achieve a zero (0) lost time injury record within the area of responsibility. Perform work duties in accordance with QSHE system procedures.
  • Knowledge of industrial power distribution systems and equipment such as Switchgears, Switchboards, MCC, Oil/Dry Transformers.
  • Specify and size equipment and infrastructure, using NEC and NFPA Standards
  • Power system modeling software (EasyPower, Etap) to create short circuit/arc flash/coordination/grounding and load studies
  • Reviewing electrical studies and taking proper actions to deliver a compliance electrical system.
  • Participates in construction support, Factory Acceptance Test of Equipment, startup and commissioning efforts
  • Project development in assigned areas consisting of new construction, remodel, or renovation of facilities, and equipment. Duties to include, but not limited to: preliminary surveys, drawing preparation, scope of work, contractor sourcing / pre-bid meetings, construction document reviews to ensure adherence to NEC, NFPA.
  • Updates and maintains electrical, schematic, for new and modified infrastructure in assigned areas; develops electrical safety procedures
  • Communicates with suppliers concerning performance of their products, improvement, and potential cost savings; works with suppliers to investigate new technologies, and to resolve problems and concerns.
  • Create and review basic design for controls schematics, panel layout in accordance with UL508A.
  • Define control and visualization requirements for projects and processes, including specifications, procurement support, design, testing, implementation, installation, commissioning, troubleshooting and optimization of electrical and automation & control systems (including network devices, power distribution, starters, VSDs, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and HMI-SCADA systems).
  • Work with the engineering, maintenance and production staff to define process design and control systems and projects. Lead the use of proper electrical, instrumentation, and process control elements to protect equipment, make quality products with the minimum of manual control and maintenance. Design systems so quality control information and production reporting data is collected and available in useful formats.
  • Define and ensure that all projects, equipment specifications and standards, as well as guidelines, are maintained and follow proper international codes and regulations, but at minimum local regulations and permits.
  • Provide immediate diagnosis assistance to plant personnel when control systems are malfunctioning or when product is out-of-specification.
  • Support, research and evaluate new technologies in collaboration and interaction with other of our regions and Competence Centers.
  • Assist RAM Engineering to initiate, estimate, seek financial approval, design, specify, direct engineering effort, supervise construction, manage project costs, commissioning, check-out and start-up capital projects as required.
  • Maintain PLC, SCADA, and network documentation and 'red lining' of electrical and process drawings.
  • Interface with all level of staff and contractors, external engineering companies in the different phases of an electrical or automation projects at various sites and departments to ensure that quality product is produced in an economical and safe manner.
  • Act as a project manager on electrical and automation projects, as needed.
  • ??Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.Candidate profile requirementsQUALIFICATIONS:Bachelors or Masters of Science's Degree in Electrical or Control Engineering, or other related engineering field.A minimum of 5 years of hands on experience in the electrical and automation fields (construction, maintenance, supervision, project & engineering phases, upgrades), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, are required, PLC programming, SCADA programming, databases, visual basic, networking, servers, Electrical and Automation systems and instrumentation experience in Calcium Carbonate processes is essential. Acknowledge of electrical testing meters and methods are preferred.Experience with power substations and distribution-related equipment (control and protection), motor starters (LV and MV), VSD, PLCs and other related equipment is required. Knowledge of electrical and control code standards and regulations is required (NEC, NFPA 70E, CSA Z462, IEEE). Experience with mining and industrial process equipment is strongly preferred. Well-developed analytical, judgement, interpersonal, management and communication skills.
    • Experience of industrial power distribution systems and equipment such as Switchgears, Switchboards, MCC, Oil/Dry Transformers.
    • Ability to specify equipment, interpret and apply NEC/NFPA Standards
    • Experience with power system modeling software (EasyPower, Etap) to create short circuit/arc flash/coordination/grounding and load studies
    • Experience reviewing electrical studies and taking proper actions to deliver a compliance electrical system.
    • Experience traveling to different plant sites to perform duties as electrical supervisor, surveysFamiliar with P&ID's as they relate instrumentation and controls Self performs design of low voltage (600 and below) power distribution systems, design of medium voltage?.Must be able to work independently and accept responsibility for sophisticated and expensive equipment and work responsibly with potentially hazardous processes and systems.Travel regularly (domestically & internationally) up to 60% of the time, including weekends and for extended durations. Must be physically able to work around industrial facilities, to include heights, climbing, stooping, kneeling, bending and entry of confined spaces, as necessary, to inspect equipment. Be on-call (during and after business hours, and weekends) to support emergency plant situations remotely (up to 2% of the time).Bilingual in English and Spanish is strongly preferred.
      • Must possess current US employment authorization; sponsorship not available for this position.

Keywords: Sparrow Company, LLC, Victorville , Electrical Project Engineer, Professions , Lucerne Valley, California

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