Senior 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.

Job Summary

  • Seasoned Electrical Engineer with 10-15 years of experience in Medium/High voltage design and application of switch gear and motor controls within a power distribution or engineering consulting environment.  This individual interfaces with client engineering representatives and other discipline engineers within the Valdes organization.  May visit job site as required for exchange of information.    


  • Strong Knowledge within the Electrical Engineering discipline with the capability and the initiative to perform the following tasks while supervising and mentoring junior staff members.
  • Strong technical skills and an ability to mentor and assist staff in all aspects of electrical design, including I&C specifications and selection
  • Assist staff with 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
  • On-site interface with client engineering representative and other discipline engineers
  • 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

Instrumentation & Controls Duties:

  • P&ID development
  • Instrument selection and specifications, control valve and primary element sizing
  • Instrument loop diagrams, location plans and installation details.
  • Interconnection and wiring diagrams
  • System architecture development
  • Control system hardware specifications
  • Development of sequence of operation and functional description documents
  • Development of cause and effect diagrams
  • All other duties as assigned 

Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate complicated issues in a simple manner
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in SKM electrical modeling software and Smart Plant Instrumentation (inTools)  
  • Extensive knowledge of AutoCAD

People Skills:

  • Strong 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
  • Ability to effectively manage and resolve conflicts or work issues in a professional manner
  • 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
  • Extroverted personality, ability to supervise and lead staff offering coaching and oversight resulting in quality work product

Organizational Skills:

  • Must be well organized and able to prioritize work 
  • Ability to set and track goals 
  • Ability to multi-task and work on more than one project at a time
  • Able to commit to and meet project deadlines, and driven to provide outstanding service to both external and internal customers
  • Takes ownership of work and follows thru to completion
  • Must keep work area neat, clean and organized


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience: 10-15 Years of experience working in power distribution or engineering consulting
  • Must be a US Citizen or green card holder
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.