Senior Electrical Technologist at Dow

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Dow has an exciting opportunity for the right individual to fill the role of Senior Electrical Technologist located in Houston, TX.

The successful candidate will function as a Senior Electrical Technologist on projects $10 million and greater. The Senior Electrical Technologist is a member of a global capital project design team that is made up of members from several different engineering disciplines including Civil, Piping, Mechanical, Instrumentation, and Process Automation. The Senior Electrical Technologist provides expertise for the completion of capital and maintenance projects in the electrical engineering discipline in order to ensure safe, economical, constructible and maintainable designs. The Senior Electrical Technologist applies applicable design criteria, design tools, best practices, and established work processes when creating the documentation required for the selection, purchase, and installation of electrical equipment in new or existing process plants.

With support from the Peer/Technical Coach, the successful candidate will be expected to quickly learn and effectively apply the Dow design tools, work processes, Dow standards, and best practices.

Responsibilities for this role include the following:

  • Develops scope, estimate, schedule, design strategy and needed resources on projects.

  • Acts as electrical lead back-up responsible for various aspects of multi-discipline projects.

  • Designs electrical systems that are safe, reliable, economical, constructible, and maintainable in accordance with Dow standards and work processes. Systems will include both new installations and modernization of existing facilities. Systems will incorporate multiple areas of electrical technology.

  • Coordinates the activities of designers to accomplish electrical design of projects.

  • Uses CAE/CAD tools to create complex detailed design drawings and documentation used for construction bid packages and for inquiring/ordering electrical equipment.

  • Exchanges technical information with peers, other engineering disciplines, and suppliers.

  • Evaluates Dow design standards for correctness, applicability, and relevance to particular electrical installations. Submits Management of Change (MOC) documents to correct existing design standards or to create new ones.

  • Provides engineering field support on construction projects when requested by the project or plant.

  • Possesses superior skills in electrical design and bid package development using CAD and CAE tools.

  • Has the ability to plan and organize work effectively while working on several projects simultaneously.

  • Has good knowledge and understanding of relevant Corporate Safety and Loss Prevention Principals.

  • Has thorough knowledge and understanding of electrical calculations, electrical equipment, and electrical equipment control.

  • Has effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Works with electrical equipment suppliers to create the electrical order specifications.

  • Tracks and reports physical progress on the creation of electrical design deliverables for the project.

  • Works with supplier drawings and documentation to verify accuracy and incorporate into design.

  • Has the ability to independently perform electrical design functions in the following area:

    • Grounding

    • Lighting and communications

    • Power distribution <1000V (overhead, underground and open wire)

    • Distribution equipment (other than switchgear) selection and sizing

    • Schematic development and design

    • Equipment specifications and procurement

    • Electrical power (load) and short circuit calculations

    • Electrical switchroom design and layout

    • Fuse coordination

    • Has the ability to understand and use many different types of engineering documentation, including but not limited to:

      • P&IDs (Piping and Instrument Diagrams)

      • Electrical one line and three line diagrams

      • Electrical wiring, schematics, and interconnection diagrams

      • Equipment location plans and electrical hazardous area classification plans

      • Piping isometrics and heat tracing installation drawings

      • Electrical equipment installation instructions provided by suppliers

      • Equipment lists, load lists, and cable schedules

    • Has superior knowledge and understanding of electrical equipment and the various parameters which affect their application and installation, including but not limited to:

      • Power and control transformers

      • Power distribution equipment (switchgear, MCCs, motor controllers)

      • Wire, cable, conduit, raceways, cable tray

      • 5kV and below induction motors

      • Power electronics and variable speed drives

      • Lighting and communications

      • Fuses

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associates degree in Electrical Technology OR at least 10 years of electrical design experience is required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience

  • Prior experience in the area of heavy industrial, petrochemical, refinery, or utility power systems design.

  • Working knowledge of industry codes and standards (NFPA, ANSI, NEC)

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% annually domestically and/or internationally

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

  • Strong initiative and team leadership capabilities.

  • Strong interpersonal relationship and time-management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of electrical design experience in power on capital projects.

  • Physical effort is required. Must be able to do fieldwork in an operating chemical plant, which includes taking field measurements and climbing stairs and ladders.

  • Work in a petrochemical environment where hard hat, fire retardant clothing, hearing protection, and eye protection will be required for field work.

  • Electrical equipment sizing and selection.

  • Able to develop designs in 3D modeling softwares

  • Able to develop designs in CAE tools (Microstation, AtuoCAD, etc.)

Note: This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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