The Electrical Engineer provides engineering and installation support for CNI under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Power Systems contract but not limited to FAA engineering and design. This position provides construction and operation system support for the installation and engineering of various electrical power equipment, fuel systems, and lightning protection.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Assists in the enhancement and/or maintenance of existing power systems at various facilities.
Uses advanced electrical knowledge to assist with and design various electrical systems included but not limited to back up engine generator systems (EG), EG fuel system(s), EG fuel tank(s), Uninterruptible Power Supply(s) (UPS), Static Transfer Switch, electrical distribution equipment, associated power system support equipment such as, power systems control hardware/software, HVAC, physical facility, and lighting. May be required periodically to travel and assist in site surveys, installs, and field support.
Performs surveys of existing power systems and associated equipment as well as the physical facility for adequacy of exiting equipment and to ensure new power system requirements are accommodated at facilities.
Troubleshoots failures in equipment and systems.
Provides support in the demolition and disposal of current power system equipment, such as EG, UPS, electrical distribution equipment, fuel systems and fuel tanks.
Examines and provides maintenance services for existing power systems.
Analyzes and conducts performance tests of electronic systems.
Produces engineering technical documentation.
Provides survey reports with assessments and technical data in accordance with FAA Facility Power Systems Program.
Designs and develops engineering documents for specific electrical power system equipment installations that included but not limited to: engine generators (EG), EG fuel system(s), EG fuel tank(s), Uninterruptible Power Supply(s) (UPS), Static Transfer Switch, electrical distribution equipment, arc flash/short circuit analysis and associated power system support equipment such as, power systems control hardware/software, HVAC, physical facility, lighting, and lightning protection.
Helps provide construction estimates, schedules, and project oversight.
Oversees/inspects construction related tasks (i.e., utility installation, general electrical, heavy equipment operation, welding, mechanical, etc.).
Ensures all safety requirements are met by the FAA, NFPA and OHSA standards.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of five (5) years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Experience working technical projects and rapid support to advanced technologies. Experience working as an electrical engineer focusing on power distribution systems. Experience should include working in a construction related discipline (i.e., utility installation, general electrical, heavy equipment operation, welding, mechanical, etc.).
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge of maintenance and operation procedures of power systems and equipment
Operational knowledge of Personal Computer Systems, AutoCad and Microsoft Office Suite
Practical knowledge of construction, service maintenance and operation procedures of related systems and equipment
Practical knowledge of engineering methods and techniques
Practical knowledge of the construction, application, properties, operations, and limitations of engineering systems, processes, structures, machinery, devices and materials
Knowledge of equipment fabrication, prototype assembly and testing
Knowledge of computer systems, data processors, software and firmware applications with ability to understand FAA engineering programs, systems and equipment
Technical proficiency and effective problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to create and interpret a variety of technical materials
Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills and ability to effectively interact with others in the performance of assigned duties
Ability to prepare, read and interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams and technical directives
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and execute work
Willingness and ability to learn new concepts and techniques
Ability to effectively work both individually and in a team environment
Ability to travel to client worksites on as needed basis
Ability to lead and manage employees on the jobsite if necessary
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Obtain and maintain any required state and local licenses for electrical work preferred
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. The physical ability to stand and or walk frequently. Frequently climbs on a ladder or scaffolding to heights in excess of 10’. Bend/stoop, push/pull and work above the shoulder frequently. Occasionally balance, kneel, crouch, and squat. Uses both hands for frequent grasping and fine manipulation and occasional fingering. Frequently carries up to 25 pounds of weight distances of up to 50 feet at a time, occasionally up to and including 50 pounds of weight distances of 25’ and rarely up to 50 pounds distances of 5’. Occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds of weight from the floor to the waist. This weight will be constituted by the following items, but not limited to them: tools, toolboxes and tool bags, ladders, motors, supplies and equipment. Weights in excess of 50 pounds may need to be lifted between the floor and waist on rare occasions and may consist of the following items but not be limited to them: tools, toolboxes and tool bags, ladders, motors, supplies and equipment. Frequently operates small hand and power tools. Works at heights for extended periods of time. Wears required personal protective equipment such as steel toed shoes, work gloves, safety glasses, ear protection, dust masks, and safety belts on a continuous basis. Moderate to high risk of electrical shock. Minimum exposure to vibration, moving and mechanical parts. May be exposed to adverse weather conditions.