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Electrical Engineer, Principal

Company: Audubon Companies
Location: Metairie
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Audubon is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer, Principal to join our team. The Electrical Engineer, Principal will perform electrical engineering assignments associated with designing equipment, components, structures or systems.


* Independently prepare advanced level specifications for project assignments detailing client performance requirements, specific component needs, design requirements, applicable design codes, and vendor drawing requirements.

* Prepare engineering sketches, perform engineering calculations and develop analysis models for moderately complex project assignments.

* Review and/or approve vendor drawings for compliance with project specifications.

* Interact and communicate effectively with clients, subcontractors, vendors and other consultants.

* Set realistic expectations and ensure assigned projects are completed according to schedule and within budget.

* Adhere to company quality standards and follow engineering checking and approval procedures.

* Comply with all company and client health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) standards as well as federal and local HSSE regulations.

* Actively participate in company and client hazard identification and observation programs, and immediately report any unsafe acts, conditions or incidents to your supervisor.

* Interact with drafting/design group to develop and review engineering drawings.

* Visit job-sites to evaluate site, project requirements, and conditions.

* Visit vendor facilities to inspect equipment for compliance with requirements/specifications.

* Prepare inquiry and purchase requisitions as well as bid tabulations associated with equipment purchases.

* Perform checking of engineering drawings and mathematical calculations.

* Adhere to safe design practices, while focusing on identifying cost saving opportunities.

* Plan and manage workload, budgets and project resources, requesting assistance as necessary.

* Develop, review and/or approve conceptual and detailed engineering design packages.

* Assist in the development of internal design guidelines, specifications, and design control procedures.

* Assess feasibility of projects by assessing materials, costs and time requirements, applying knowledge and techniques of engineering and advanced mathematics. Utilize complex and repetitive calculations.

* Prepare or direct preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, and/or construction schedules for projects.

* Analyze and examine different strategies, equations and applications to ensure appropriate procedures are applied and/or utilized.

* Resolve design and development issues.

* Manage client relationships and develop repeat business opportunities.

* Compile discipline-specific man-hour estimates and Total Installed Cost estimates based on client provided project scope.

* Manage and forecast man-hour requirements and schedules associated with discipline-specific project scope.

* Assess challenges and potential risks of planned projects, including construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards and other factors.

* Undertake initiatives for risk management and appropriate steps to address it.

* Undertake technical and feasibility studies including site investigations.

* May lead large scope multi-discipline projects and manage day to day workflow within a group or project; may delegate assignments, distribute workload, establish work deadlines, and issue reports to immediate supervisor regarding completion of work.

* Responsible for providing feedback to immediate supervisor regarding co-worker's performance and any work related issues, including those that might lead to disciplinary actions.

* Provide advice and assistance on work techniques, best practices, and subject matter expertise to co-workers.

* Serve as Engineer in Responsible Charge as assigned, and adhere to regulations regarding PE sealing requirements specific to assigned projects.


* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required.

* Bachelor's Degree from ABET Accredited Institution preferred.

* Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.

* PE license required.

* Field experience required.

* Industry experience required.

* Minimum of 15 years of experience preferred.

* Large multi-discipline project lead engineer experience preferred.

* ETAP, SKM, CARS software experience preferred.

* Working knowledge of the design of electrical equipment preferred.

* Working knowledge of electrical design codes (NEC, NEMA, API, IEEE, etc.) preferred.

* Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.

* Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work related problems.

* Ability to comprehend instructions and request clarification as necessary.

* Ability to work in a team oriented environment.

* Ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing.

* Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.

*No Recruiters, please!*

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Job Type: Full-time


* 401(k)

* 401(k) matching

* Dental insurance

* Employee assistance program

* Flexible spending account

* Health insurance

* Health savings account

* Life insurance

* Paid time off

* Vision insurance

Keywords: Audubon Companies, New Orleans , Electrical Engineer, Principal, Engineering , Metairie, Louisiana

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