Switchgear Design Engineer

Advanced Power Technologies (APT)

Position Purpose:

We are actively seeking an experienced Switchgear Design Engineer to join our team of Electrical Engineering Professionals located at our Lafayette, Indiana facility. The purpose of hiring a Switchgear Design Engineer is to have an individual who is an integral part of the company in the creation and development of Power Distribution systems. Candidates to be a Switchgear Design Engineer at APT can expect to be involved in:

  • Conceptual Power Systems design
  • Low & Medium Voltage Switchgear & components design
  • Making internal equipment design decisions as it relates to enclosures, bus, circuit breaker, and component placement
  • Creation of AC and DC schematics, components layout, wiring diagrams, and one-line diagrams for project submittals, construction plans, and as-builts
  • Electric power metering and protective relaying
  • HMI, equipment monitoring, and SCADA screen development
  • Programming of PLCs
  • Website Content Development
  • Equipment field start-up

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Interpret customer specifications, drawings and have in-depth customer interaction to meet customer requirements
  • Ability to multitask multiple project requirements and work with the engineering team to keep track of and meet project milestones
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with Electrical Engineering fundamentals for 3 phase Wye & Delta power system applications from 208V – 38,000VAC
  • Design & AutoCAD modeling of switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, industrial control panels including:
    • Switchgear Layout Drawings
    • AC & DC Schematic Creation
    • Shop Construction Drawing Creation
  • Knowledge of circuit breakers, power generation & distribution systems, switchgear, low & medium voltage equipment/insulation systems, generator paralleling, automatic source transfer, motor control, and PLC/HMI/SCADA programming
  • Have a detailed understanding of applicable NEC, ANSI, UL, etc. standards.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based applications including but not limited to:
    • Microsoft Office Applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
    • Adobe Reader
    • AutoCAD
  • Ability to travel as necessary and handle other duties as required

Education & Qualifications:

  • 5 – 10 years of experience in the power system engineering field
  • Minimum of 5 years of switchgear/switchboard/panelboard/industrial control panel drawing creation and AC/DC schematic creation
  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology with an interest or specialization in Power Systems or equivalent work experience and skill development required

Additional Information:

  • Position Type:
    • Full Time
  • Job Function:
    • Engineering, Power Systems, PLC Programming
  • Approximate Time Commitment:
    • 50 Hours Per Week
  • Travel Percentage:
    • Generally less than 30% travel
  • Compensation:
    • Commensurate with Experience
    • Bonuses
    • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance