Principal Electrical Engineer
Valdes Engineering Company
 Griffith, IN
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering and project management company with an expert focus on the energy industry. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.

Responsibilities

  • Principal Engineer is responsible for managing projects budgets and scheduling of department hours
  • Strong technical skills and an ability to mentor and assist staff in all aspects of electrical design, including I&C specifications and selection
  • Supervise and monitor staff ensuring that engineering packages are completed on time and within budget
  • Ability to analyze, design and produce engineering packages for clients and prepare instrumentation specifications for purchase
  • Ability to establish and maintain good business relationships with key client contacts throughout the project
  • Extensive knowledge of design codes and the knowledge to establish design criteria and ensure staff is following proper protocol
  • On-site interface with client engineering representative and other discipline engineers
  • Review, check and analyze design drawings prior to client submittals
  • Responsible for ensuring that documents produced by the team members follow both internal and client quality standards.
  • Medium & High power distribution system design and layout
  • Substation design, short circuit analysis, ARC flash studies
  • Lighting design and grounding and lightning protection
  • Electrical heat trace design
  • Development of wiring diagrams and schematics
  • Application of medium to high voltage transformers
  • Application of uninterruptible power systems
  • Conduit, cable tray and underground duct bank design
  • Utility interface design
  • Electrical calculations including short circuit, load flow, arc flash, motor starting, harmonic, device coordination and voltage drop

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • 10-15 years of Electrical Engineering experience in Medium/High voltage design and application of switch gear and motor controls within a power distribution or engineering consulting environment
  • 10+ years of experience working in power distribution or engineering consulting 
  • 10+ years experience supervising staff and managing projects from inception to completion including evaluating scope of work and assigning responsibilities
  • Basic understanding of other discipline work flow and how all departments work together to complete projects
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with clients, subordinates and co-workers
  • Personable and able to work easily with others at all levels
  • Ability to handle difficult individuals and remain calm when employees or clients are confrontational
  • Provide leadership to monitor, enforce, and improve quality of work
  • Demonstrate excellent intercultural sensitivity and listening skills
  • Demonstrate effective work relationships with all project and department personnel
  • Represents the highest standard of professional conduct with other groups, department members and clients
Valdes Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, and Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance and tuition reimbursement.
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