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Senior Instrumentation Engineer V

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Hargrove and Associates, Inc.
Physical Address

Birmingham, AL 35205
Job Description

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors is seeking a Senior Instrument Engineer to join our Birmingham, AL office!

Education: Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university is required.

Experience: This position requires 10 to 15 years of relevant industrial experience in electrical and instrumentation engineering.

Generally responsible for performing all aspects for complete design of complex electrical and instrumentation engineering assignments. This level requires extensive progressive experience in electrical and instrumentation engineering and involves applying advanced engineering techniques and analysis. This work will be performed under general supervision.

Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

+ Familiarity with and utilize department design and drafting standards.

+ Familiarity with project scope, specifications and design criteria upon assignment to a project task team.

+ Recognize and communicate scope and design changes promptly.

+ On-site assistance during startup.

+ Provide technical guidance to less experienced drafting and engineering personnel in the department.

+ Coordinate work activities with other staff members and the discipline lead.

+ To perform duties as a discipline lead on a small to mid-sized projects.

+ Producing estimate level designs and material take-offs suitable for the level of the estimate being performed on a project.

+ Producing detail design calculations and sketches for materials of construction associated with the project. Calculations produced will be neatly prepared and organized for efficient checking by others and efficient use by drafters/designers for preparing drawings and as a deliverable when required.

+ Produce 15kV/5kV equipment specifications.

+ Produce electrical installation specifications.

+ Developing conceptual layouts and cost studies as necessary to determine the simplest, most efficient approach to solving engineering tasks at hand.

+ Producing estimate level preliminary designs and material take-offs suitable for the level of the estimate being performed on a project.

+ Produce installation details, motor control center single lines, electric room layouts, motor control elementaries, connection diagrams, cable schedules, control panel layouts and grounding, lighting, power and instrumentation plans under general supervision.

+ Producing designs with efficient use of construction materials with an overall emphasis on ease of construction and completed product meeting the expectations of the client.

+ Checking calculations made by other engineers to ensure accuracy, conformance to codes, specifications, design criteria and conformance to good engineering practice.

+ Assisting the drafting group in resolving routine layout and detailing problems. It is your responsibility to furnish sufficient sketches and details necessary for completion of engineering drawings.

+ Consulting with design leaders from other disciplines to ensure the smooth flow of vital information necessary for the scheduled completion of the project.

+ Advising the senior engineer concerning design or scope changes, which have been identified.

+ Assisting other engineers in developing and assembling scopes, drawings and specifications into a “package”, enabling electrical/instrumentation purchase inquiries to be issued for procurement of materials or subcontract pricing.

+ Reviewing and checking vendor drawings and other discipline drawings for electrical/instrumentation input.

+ Developing construction specifications.

+ Reviewing fabrication drawings and other construction submittals for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications.

+ Performing fieldwork necessary to gather field data, check tie-ins and provide construction support.

+ Knowledgeable of the discipline specific methods, practices and techniques required to engineer design and construct process and manufacturing projects.

+ Applying advanced engineering techniques and analysis to complex designs.

+ Estimating and scheduling professional service hours and assessing the progress and quality of electrical/instrumentation work.

+ Complete understanding of the skills and experience required to perform engineering and design functions.

+ Ability to identify and develop work sharing packages for interoffice execution support. Provide leadership to ensure communication and execution of work within scope, schedule and budget.

+ Knowledge and application of the current version of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

+ Ability to perform lighting level calculations.

+ Ability to size wire, conduit and overcurrent protection for both lighting and power applications.

+ Ability to perform voltage drop calculations.

+ Ability to route conduit and cable tray.

+ Ability to calculate tray and conduit fill.

+ Ability to determine motor control center loading.

+ Familiarity with specifications and installation details of construction bulk materials and equipment.

+ Ability to create accurate electrical installation documents from the information found on vendor equipment drawings.

+ Ability to determine load center unit substation loading.

+ Ability to develop equipment specifications for equipment such as motor control centers, variable frequency drivers, induction and synchronous motors, load center unit substations, etc.

+ Knowledge and understanding of schedule constraints and information requirements for the production of all electrical deliverables.

+ Ability to produce a 15kV power system single line diagram.

+ Familiarity with 15kV power system equipment and installation techniques both above and below ground.

+ Ability to develop equipment specifications for 15kV/5kV equipment such as switchgear, load break switches, motor control center and capable of performing calculations for required short circuit and overcurrent protective device ratings.

+ Ability to develop electrical installation specifications.

+ Ability to accurately estimate completion of assigned tasks.

+ Ability to develop a construction cost estimate, a detailed engineering schedule and a man-hour budget for a small project or an area for a larger project.

+ Ability to determine construction material quantities.

+ Ability to contribute to the development of P&ID’s with respect to measurement and control.

+ Ability to develop control narratives.

+ Ability to specify process instrumentation and develop installation details.

+ Ability to size control valves using appropriate software.

+ Ability to develop specifications and data sheets for instrumentation, analyzers, control systems and actuated valves.

+ Knowledge of the standards that apply to instrumentation and controls (ISA).

+ Ability to act as discipline engineer of record for projects that require professional engineering certification.

+ Knowledge and application of company engineering design and CAD drafting standards.

+ Programming experience with Programmable Logic controller (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), and/or Distributed Control System (DCS) equipment.

+ Ability to lead a small team to deliver on commitments.

+ Ability to deliver presentations of Hargrove Engineers + Constructors services.

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