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JSC Electrical Engineer: Houston, TX
PAE Electrical Design Engineer –
Purpose and Scope
Perform a variety of electrical engineering assignments to
support project requirements and the development, design,
installation, operations and maintenance of facility systems that
are located at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston,
Projects range from simple single discipline to complex
Job Duties and Essential
Must have a solid foundation in basic engineering
principles. With minimal supervision, responsible for
developing the concept, basis of design and technical design
solutions to maintain operability of assigned systems and
Design of low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical
distribution systems including building and site services for
various types of systems and components. The design includes
preparing design drawings or sketches (single line diagrams, plans,
wiring schematics, control schematic, panel schedules, etc.),
technical specifications, power system analyses and Statements of
Develop plans, processes, procedures, functional and data
requirements analysis, system analysis, and documentation
preparation. Apply cost effective repairs, modifications, upgrades
Familiarity with National Electrical Code (NFPA 70),
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E),
National Electric Safety Code and other applicable NFPA, IEEE and
Detailed design of electrical system physical layouts,
power system phase and ground fault protection relays, lightning
and switching protection, conduit and cable plans, substation
ground grid design and analysis.
Candidate must be capable of laying out equipment in
limited space with innovative design concepts while making sure not
to violate codes and standards.
Perform electrical systems design - including switchgear,
switchboards, motor control centers, variable frequency drives,
generators, transformers, distribution panels, and other electrical
Candidate must be generally familiar with current industry
standards and requirements of energy efficiency and arc flash
hazard analyses for the safety of personnel and protection of
equipment from the unpredictable threat of arc hazard.
Perform field inspections of electrical systems and attend
system start-up field activities.
May assume a team lead role for the work group as well as
train and guide other engineers.
Coordinate with and support other Design Engineers,
Operations and Maintenance staff.
Support the Configuration Management (CM) program to
include the evaluation and monitoring of all modifications to
configured systems and the generation of Engineering Change
Requests to improve interoperability, reliability, and
maintainability. Adhere to applicable CM standards.
Update existing Configured Drawings to incorporate system
modifications. Ensure that assigned projects are completed on time
and within approved scope and budget.
Interface and coordinate with internal and external
customers from project initiation and requirements development to
design review and working group meetings in order to ensure
compliance with project requirements.
Provides technical support to ROM (Rough Order of
Magnitude) estimates for projects, as well as risk assessments to
support proper project prioritization.
Prepare, deliver and submit technical presentations in
support of planning efforts. Verify and comply with engineering
documentation standards and test procedures. Perform other position
related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from
an ABET accredited program and a minimum of 7 years of experience
in the areas defined in this job posting.
Working knowledge of computer systems and integrated
software application programs. The ability to investigate,
troubleshoot, and design solutions to problems in operational
facilities. Good communication and analytical skills.
Possess a current and active Professional Engineers
license in the State of Texas or be able to attain that license
within one year of the start date of employment. It is preferred,
but not required, to be proficient with SKM and ETAP electrical
system modeling software.
have the ability to communicate in English, both verbal and written
in an effective manner.
have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental
This position involves work typical of an office
environment with no unusual hazards; occasional lifting of
equipment; constant sitting with use of computer terminal; constant
use of sight abilities while reviewing documents; constant use of
speech/hearing abilities for communication; constant mental
alertness; must possess planning/organizing skills and must be able
to work under deadlines.
Field work will consist primarily of site walk downs in
support of design projects and system trouble shooting Site hazard
training and Personal Protective Equipment are provided.
PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for
employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender,
national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status,
ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure,
medical condition including genetic characteristics or information,
veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the
essential functions of the job can be performed with or without
reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under
federal, state, or local law.
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