Senior Electrical Power Engineer

Location: Bakersfield, CA

What will the Principal Electrical Power Engineer be responsible for?

As the Principal Electrical Power Engineer, your role will involve operating, maintaining, renovating, and repairing automated or computerized control systems, stationary engines, and auxiliary equipment. This includes reactors, turbines, boilers, generators, stationary engines, pumps, compressors, refrigeration systems, and other equipment used to generate electrical power for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings in Bakersfield, CA. Additionally, you will ensure that the equipment and processes operate safely and efficiently, and develop operation, maintenance, and safety procedures.

Do you meet the qualifications?

  • You must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification is required. Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification is preferred.

  • You should have a minimum of 15 years of experience in electrical engineering or design.

  • Experience with electrical modeling software such as SKM or ETAP is necessary.

  • Knowledge of NEC (National Electrical Code) is required.

  • Familiarity with IEEE, NFPA, GO-95, API, and ISA standards is expected.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT is preferred.

  • Experience in professional networking and developing business relationships is a plus.

What will be your day-to-day responsibilities?

  • Start up, regulate, and shut down power equipment. Control switching operations, regulate water levels, and communicate with systems operators to coordinate transmission loads, frequency, and line voltages.
  • Monitor and inspect plant equipment, including computer terminals, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, meters, and computerized controls. Measure temperature, pressure, and fuel flow to detect leaks or malfunctions, ensuring maximum efficiency.
  • Check safety devices, troubleshoot, identify issues, make necessary adjustments, and take corrective action to prevent equipment or system failure.
  • Clean and lubricate generators, turbines, pumps, and compressors. Perform routine maintenance duties and completely overhaul equipment when needed.
  • Analyze and record instrument readings and equipment malfunctions.
  • Maintain a daily log of operation, maintenance, safety activities, and relevant events. Write reports on plant operation.
  • Provide direction to power engineer assistants, turbine operators, boiler tenders, and air-conditioning and refrigeration operators and mechanics.
  • Engineer and design industrial power distribution and control systems.
  • Perform electrical engineering calculations and studies such as load flow, short circuit, arc flash analysis, protective relay coordination, voltage drop, raceway and conductor sizing, and grounding system conductor sizing.
  • Develop and/or modify specifications, calculations, and drawings in compliance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Assist in the development of cost estimates, change orders, material takeoffs, and reports on resource utilization and forecasting.
  • Support the planning, execution, and monitoring of work within the electrical engineering and design department.
  • Coordinate with customers, vendors, distributors, and contractors as required for engineering and design tasks.
  • Provide construction support, including building field observations and field modifications.

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