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Electrical & Control Systems Lead Designer

Location: Fountain Valley
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

SPEC Services, Inc. is a premier firm in Electrical and Control Systems engineering and is seeking a self-motivated and energetic applicant to apply for a n Electrical & Control Systems Lead Designer position in Southern California.

About the Position
In this position, you will apply your knowledge of the principles of electrical & control systems design to:
Lead the development of industrial construction drawings, including single line diagrams, area classification diagrams, grounding, lighting, conduit/cable tray, schematics and wiring diagrams, cable/conduit schedules, installation details, PLC panel layout and I/O schematics, loop diagrams and control system architecture.
Work in a team environment with electrical engineers and other disciplines (e.g. project management, piping, mechanical, civil, structural, etc.) to develop solutions to clients' multi-discipline project needs.

The position has a flexible 9/80 work schedule with a hybrid work location, supporting the Fountain Valley office.

Your core duties and responsibilities may require you to do the following:
Lead the electrical & control systems design development for simple projects, managing other designers and drafters as needed .
Support Principal E lectrical & C ontrol S ystems D esigners on large and complex projects.
Perform site visits to gather field data and verify existing facilities and project requirements.
Use software tools to perform design calculations such as cable tray sizing, conduit sizing, duct bank sizing, voltage drops, etc.
Support the development of design labor estimate for new projects.
Keep track of project budget s, schedules and change orders.
Develop construction drawings and material requirements.
Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects with various due dates. Attend coordination and status meetings.
Develop and maintain good professional relationship with clients .
Skill Requirements
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
Strong proficiency with AutoCAD is required.
Desire and ability to learn new skills and assume greater responsibilities is required.
Working experience with electrical construction is required.
Proficiency with additional 3D Design software, including Civil 3D, Plant 3D and AVEVA E3D is strongly preferred.
Proficiency with MicroStation is preferred.
Ability to visit local project sites for data gathering and inspections with occasional travel to farther locations is required.
Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.
Experience and Education Requirements
10+ years designing projects involving medium and low voltage power systems, grounding, lighting, instrumentation and control systems.
Energy infrastructure experience is preferred.
Engineering consulting experience is preferred.
Working knowledge with instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and distributed control systems (DCS) is preferred.
Candidates must be knowledgeable in electrical design, NEC and API 500.
Formal training in electrical and control system design is preferred. Trade school or associates degree is preferred, or equivalent experience.


Keywords: SPEC SERVICES INC., Fountain Valley , Electrical & Control Systems Lead Designer, Professions , Fountain Valley, California

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