Electrical Design Technician

Employer
Westwood Professional Services, Inc.
Location
Plano, Texas
Posted
Jun 24, 2024
Closes
Jun 27, 2024
Ref
2781368583
Discipline
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Technician
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
Overview:
Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking an Electrical Design Technican to join our renewables team in Plano! This position will be responsible for designing elements of utility-scale solar energy systems, primarily using AutoCAD. You'll be utilizing AutoCAD to create construction documents and perform quantity takeoffs, including site layouts, wire/cable routing plans, one lines, details, equipment/wire schedules, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:
We are seeking an experienced Electrical CAD Drafter to join our team. As an Electrical CAD Drafter at Westwood, you will play a vital role in the design and construction of renewable energy projects. Your responsibilities will include:

Utilizing AutoCAD to create accurate and detailed electrical construction drawings, including site layouts, wire/cable routing plans, one lines, details, equipment/wire schedules, etc.

Collaborate with our diverse design team, including civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, and surveyors, to ensure seamless integration of electrical designs.

Translate complex electrical concepts into clear and concise drawings, including site layouts, wire/cable routing plans, one lines, details, equipment/wire schedules, and more.

Perform quantity takeoffs and create wiring/cable schedules based on input from senior designers/engineers, ensuring the smooth flow of energy throughout the project.

Maintain awareness and adherence to Westwood's design and CAD standards, ensuring the highest quality and accuracy in our deliverables.

Required Skills:
Prior experience using AutoCAD with a strong understanding of electrical design principles

Knowledge of NEC and/or NESC codes

Associates Degree or Technical School Certificate in Electrical Design, Solar Design, Architectural/Engineering Drafting, or a related field

Approximately 1-4 years of experience in drafting/design of electrical power/distribution systems

Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications

Proficiency with Microsoft Windows/Office products

Professional appearance with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines

Required Experience:
Associates Degree or Technical School Certificate in Electrical Design, Solar Design, Architectural/Engineering Drafting, or related degree

Approximately 1 - 4 years of experience in the drafting/design of electrical power/distribution systems

Working knowledge and ability to read construction drawings and specifications

Proficiency with Microsoft Windows/Office products

Professional appearance with excellent written and verbal communications skills

Must have a strong work ethic along with a positive attitude

Must be a supportive team member, able to work in a collaborative environment.

Must be self-motivated with an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines

Preferred Experience:
Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS

Proficiency with software packages like ETAP, SKM, CYME for electrical power system modeling and analysis

NABCEP certification

Experience with wind AC collection design and energy storage systems

Familiarity with PV production modeling software such as PVsyst, Helioscope, SAM, etc.

Experience with Helios 3D or SunDAT

Experience with Homer Pro

Compensation Range Minimum:
USD $28.00/Hr.

Compensation Range Maximum:
USD $33.00/Hr.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood):
At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative "One Team" mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.

We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients' success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.

We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.

Join us in creating a better world.

In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at and , respectively, on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning projects nationwide.

Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.