Electrical Engineer

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
12 Oct 2016
22 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine, we primarily serve the oil & gas, refining & petrochemical and chemicals industries providing engineering and construction of some of the world's largest refinery and petrochemical complexes. Our services include execution of major revamps and grassroots projects across petroleum refining, gas processing, liquefied natural gas, and associated offsite and environmental facilities worldwide.

Position Summary

Researches, develops, designs, and tests a variety of equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial and industrial purposes. Lead responsibility for technical direction of a group of engineers or functions as a technical specialist formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts, techniques, and standards. Develops solutions to complex problems that require a high degree of innovation and ingenuity.

  • Performs as Lead Engineer on large capital projects, develops and maintains man- hour budgets, manpower requirements and project schedules
  • Develops a full understanding of the project scope and procedure
  • Supervises the Electrical engineering and design personnel assigned to his project
  • Assigns work to Electrical personnel, ensuring the best utilization of their knowledge and capabilities
  • Monitors the engineering and design efforts on his project to assure compliance with Client, Jacobs' and industry standards
  • Assists the Section and Department Managers in performance evaluation of Electrical personnel under his supervision
  • Establishes drawing requirements, project procedures and controls, stressing continuity within all disciplines
  • Completes the Electrical Survey form and develops the Design Basis document
  • Forecasts manpower requirements to maintain the job schedule
  • Continues development of his personal knowledge, skills and potential, both technical and supervisory

  • BS or MS in electrical engineering; PE license is NJ and PA preferred
  • 10+ years of total experience required
  • 5+ years of experience as a lead engineer
  • 5+ years of oil & gas and/or chemical plant EPC experience
  • Strong working knowledge and practical application of typical power system configurations and operations
  • Working knowledge of ETAP and Power Tools (SKM) software
  • Working experience in selection, specification and design of major electrical equipment
  • Experience in vendor selection, including technical evaluations
  • Experience in overall project execution, including engineering, procurement, shipping, installation, start-up, and project management
  • Functional MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Other Essential Functions:
  • Keen safety awareness
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Operates well in a multi-company team environment (vendors, clients, etc.)
  • Exhibits leadership traits and abilities
  • Able to perform job walks wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in an operating facility in a hot climate

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.