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Jacobs Mid-Level Power Systems Design Engineer in Tullahoma, Tennessee

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Your Impact:

Jacobs Technology Group (JTG) is a performance unit of Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions (CMS) Line of Business. The Jacobs CMS Technology Group specializes in the development, design, construction, and operation of unique and complex research & development, scientific, and test facilities, including wind tunnels (aerospace, DoD, automotive, motorsports, etc.), rocket test stands, climatic chambers, jet engine test cells, acoustic chambers, altitude test facilities, captive trajectory systems, and nuclear facilities. JTG projects span the automotive, motorsports, defense, nuclear, and aerospace markets. Recent clients include Audi, Boeing, BMW, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda, General Motors, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy, and many others across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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JTG is looking for a Mid-Level Power Systems Design Engineer to support projects ranging from small studies to multi-million dollar turn-key supply. A successful candidate must be team-oriented, organized, able to communicate to all levels of the organization, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Your work will be unique and challenging while supporting several projects in a dynamic and exciting environment. This position will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to work with a team of motivated engineering and business professionals who work to ensure client satisfaction and deliver projects within scope, budget, and schedule.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing drawings including one-line diagrams, elementary wiring diagrams, power system plans, lighting plans, and installation details.

  • Designing power distribution systems that include load flow analysis, short circuit analysis, arc flash analysis, system safety, human safety, and other advanced systems.

  • Developing power distribution protection schemes with coordination studies, transfer schemes, etc.

  • Perform load calculations for sizing electrical components, cables, conduit, and equipment spacing

  • Specify major electrical system components including substations, switchgear, distribution panels, MCCs, transformers, disconnects, and drives for low and medium voltage AC and DC systems.

  • Design lighting systems for test facilities including specification and analysis of illumination levels and lighting quality

  • Developing interfaces to facility equipment using hardwired interfaces and industrial networks.

  • Appling NEC, NESC, NFPA 70E, and other applicable codes in developing state-of-the-art solutions for the client.

  • Providing quality system processes such as checking the work of others, following standard procedures, and ensuring compliance to codes and standards.

  • Supporting hardware assembly and fabrication during factory and onsite installation.

  • Performing power system startup, checkout, and commissioning, both domestically and abroad.

  • Communicating with clients and management regarding project status.

  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines and departments to ensure success.

  • Estimating system design, material, installation, checkout, commissioning, and activation of projects.

  • Planning labor resources and scheduling project milestones to ensure project completion within technical scope, budget, and client schedule.

  • Developing proposals to capture future work with current clients and new markets.

  • Leading power system projects through all phases to include design, fabrication, implementation, testing and commissioning.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in power distribution system design, implementation, or commissioning.

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.

  • Experience in software skills such as SKM, ETAP, SEL synchroWAVe, ArcPro is a plus.

  • An interest and background in electrical safety, electrical power distribution systems (including switchgear, substations, MCCs, PLCs, drive systems, protective relays, cable and wireway), lightning protection, grounding, lighting design, smart-grid systems, micro-grid systems, SCADA systems, and challenging projects.

  • A desire to develop ingenious alternative approaches to challenges, and drive innovation during all phases of projects.

  • A drive to participate on teams or alone to design, develop, and deliver power system projects.

  • An ability to lead single and multi-discipline engineering teams to generate future workloads, deliver on project promises, and encourage and mentor colleagues.

  • US Citizenship

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting 50 lbs. (<5%)

  • Maneuver in and around facility equipment for field measurements or troubleshooting (10%-20%)

  • Proximity to extreme temperature variations and rotating equipment (<10%)

  • Exposure to high noise levels (10%-20%)

  • Proximity to electrical circuits up to 161kVAC (5%-15%)

  • Special clothing/equipment may include appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including eye protection, hearing protection, arc flash protection, shock protection, etc. (5%-15%)

Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office, lab environment, or indoors on a construction site (>80%)

  • Field work outside (5%-15%)

  • Travel to customer sites for meetings, installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting (>30%)

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • General office equipment (>80%)

  • Power Distribution devices such as Transformers, Switchgear, Motor Control Centers (MCCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), servo drives, industrial instrumentation, data acquisition measurement systems, etc. (>50%)

  • Multimeters (5%-15%)

  • Power Quality Meters (5%-15%)

  • Handheld electrical tools such as strippers, cutters, crimpers, terminators, etc. (5%-15%)

Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Regular attendance in office is mandatory

  • Overtime to meet project schedules and milestones (10%-20%)

  • Field assignments that include 2 nd or 3 rd shift (5%-15%)

  • Field work attendance and punctuality is critical

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