Project Electrical Engineer

Charleston, South Carolina
Jan 30, 2024
Feb 14, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Project Electrical Engineer needed for a global technology leader in electrification and automation

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Salary: $100,000 - $120,000 per year

A bit about us:

This is a company known as a global technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company's solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence with 105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

The Marine & Ports division is committed to transforming our customers' vessels and terminal operations with innovative electric, automated, and digital technologies. As part of enabling a low-carbon society, we strive to preserve resources and promote social progress. Our sustainable solutions have a far-reaching impact, and by joining us you will actively play a part in contributing to a more sustainable future.

Why join us?
  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual Bonus
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k Match
  • Stock Purchase program
  • Excellent Benefits including life insurance/disability insurance/healthcare plan/wellbeing program
  • Over 130+ years in business In over 100 countries

Job Details

We are immediately hiring a Project Electrical Engineer. This position can have a salary stretch to $150,000 for a Senior Project Electrical Engineer candidate. The position is located in Charleston, SC. For more Senior candidates, there may be an opportunity to live elsewhere on the East Coast, if you are willing to travel to the office when needed.

Working as a Project Electrical Engineer, you will be the authority/support person for various engineering projects in Ports Service, Process Automation Marine & Ports (PAMP) in Charleston, South Carolina, providing technical details, costs and deliverables for sales proposals.

You will be the design authority for electrical system engineering with medium complexity within the container crane and container terminal environment. Complete assignments on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects, cost effectively and in accordance with contract specifications, quality standards and safety requirements. This position reports to the Lead Cranes Engineer.

A few must haves for this role:
Experienced with PLC's, voltage up to 480v, circuit breakers, circuit designs, circuit diagrams, panel layouts, building panels, UL codes, and AutoCAD for electrical drawing.

For more advanced candidates:
8-15 years' experience working with the following:
•Power management systems
•Power system analysis
•Drive Systems
•Sizing Drives
•Familiarity with with EasyPower Suite

Your responsibilities for this position will include the following:
Technical contribution: Ensures that engineering is developed with complete information. Optimizes designs to meet updated standards, incorporating new products, components and functionalities. Creates and reviews engineering drawings, specifications and plans required by manufacturing, fabrication or construction. Evaluates, selects and adapts standard techniques, procedures and criteria to perform tasks for projects with moderately complex features
Coordinates engineering discipline across several projects. Designs and conducts experiments, analyzes and interprets data. Prepares complete project documents in one's area of responsibility. Serves as a specialist in application of advanced concepts and methods
Provides technical support for testing, installation, commissioning and start up activities, clarifying potential issues or providing solutions to correct engineering errors
Sales support: Assists in preparing proposal/presentation of engineering projects/programs (provision of bills of materials, estimated engineering hours, etc.)
Contract management: Supports Contract Managers in issuing claims (new/change in scope of work, cost impact, time impact, risk quantifications etc.). Provides cost effective quality solutions as per customer requirement and delivers within budget and contract. Ensures adherence to safety standards and mitigation of potential risks
Planning and control: Creates work plans, defines project tasks and cost estimates in one's area of responsibility. Reviews and approves scope, budget and schedule for assignments and ensures quality deliverables on time and within targeted cost. Improves effectiveness of work plan in collaboration with other functions
Risk and opportunity management: Completes risk and opportunity assessments and ensures implementation of resulting actions in one's area of responsibility. Reports any contract / quality / program / cost issues to management along with recommendations for resolution
Customer: Works with customers, contractors and others to shape and deliver solutions, seeking feedback and innovating to deliver improvements. Attends project meetings and presents all technical aspects of project assignments
Supply chain management: Collaborates with the Supply Chain function to ensure that technical requirements for equipment or services are communicated and agreed to with potential suppliers. Provides technical evaluation of supplier proposals and accepts as fit for purpose supplied equipment or services
Technical leadership and knowledge sharing: Shares knowledge, engineering best practices and experience across own business unit and beyond. Attends project meetings and presents specific aspects of project design assignments
Processes and tools: Develops, selects and applies standard techniques, procedures and tools. Ensures that engineering activities comply with required safety regulations and contractual requirements. Reports processes and tools inefficiencies and suggests ideas for improvements
People leadership and development: Coaches, provides support and technical advice to colleagues. Assigns tasks for and directs engineers, technicians and administrative staff. May functionally lead a small team

Requirements for this position includes:
Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering or related field and minimum 4 years of experience
Looking for a broad range of expertise to support projects upgrading, repairing and adding new features within the container crane and port terminal market including: power systems; drive & control panel design; low voltage drives; PLC programming; and field/commissioning support
Providing recommendations and assisting organizations with upgrading their electrical systems and/or automation systems
Integration of energy storage systems into equipment modernization projects
Preparing cost estimates and bid proposals
Overseeing the quality aspects and technical support for electrical engineering projects for port terminals
Creating or supporting the project team during the development of project plans, overseeing resource allocation and financial profiles for projects
Supporting start up, troubleshooting and commissioning activities
Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work in the US.
Will accept candidate requiring L-1 sponsorship

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