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Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000300
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Aiken

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer to join the nuclear team in Aiken, SC.  

JOB SUMMARY

Applies knowledge of engineering principles to design products such as power distribution systems, power and instrumentation panels, programmable logic control systems (PLCs), instrumentation and interlock logic circuits. Conversant in the selection of commercially available equipment, which may include PLCs, variable-frequency drives (VFDs), transformers, lighting and viewing systems. May be involved in operation, application, installation and/or repair of CE&I systems.

JOB DUTIES/TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Supports installation and testing of site systems and components.

Performs a variety of engineering calculations using traditional engineering methods to document compliance with project and code requirements, which may include lighting, volt drop, conductor sizing and panel heat generation calculations.

Generates, and is fully conversant with wiring diagrams, single line drawings, loop diagrams, control architectural drawings/specifications, electrical and instrumentation specifications, data sheets and control philosophy documents.

Assists in the preparation and approval of design documents and plant modifications, including supervision of designers in document development in accordance with approved procedures, processes and design requirements.

Provides technical expertise and guidance to develop, manage and implement engineering analysis, activities and programs to identify and resolve equipment and system problems.

Familiar with national codes and standards appropriate to the CE&I Engineering discipline.

Ensures relevant design criteria, specifications, practices, procedures and codes and site design and safety and licensing basis are used in preparation of design media.

Interfaces with staff, within the team and supporting subcontractors to ensure work is being completed in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring that safety is an integral element embodied in equipment design and specification.
Works in multi-discipline teams on project-based work and ensures integration of design across multiple disciplines.

Performs checking to ensure accuracy of design media in accordance with company policies and procedures and client expectations.

Works on a timeline, ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of work and initiates corrective measures to overcome delays.

Understands, complies and is responsible for working to environmental health and safety policies and procedures and attends meetings as required. Provides supervision and leadership to members of the design team, commensurate with seniority.

Recommends new equipment, concepts and techniques to improve performance, simplify design, reduce costs, correct design flaws, or to comply with changes in client requirements, codes or regulations.

Performs independent research, reviews, studies and analyses in support of plant changes and design modifications.

Participates in the preparation of cost estimates for engineering services to internal and external clients and coordinates work assignments to meet project-established schedules and budgets.

Relies on experience and judgment.

Works under limited supervision.

Significant creativity and latitude is expected.

Performs other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree required in electrical engineering or related technical degree or equivalent.

Professional Engineering License preferred.

Minimum of 5 years' experience

REQUIRED AND DESIRED EXPERIENCE

Preferred experience with the use of Smart Plant Instrumentation.

Strong Communication skills.

Intermediate knowledge of CE&I Systems design softward and Microsoft Office.

Intermediate knowledge of functional discipline and its practical application.

Intermediate knowledge of industry codes and regulations

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:
http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/File.ashx?path=Root/Documents/north-america-welcome-new-employee/Equal_Opp_Stmt.pdf


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