Electrical Engineer CAD

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Aug 09, 2022
Closes
Aug 20, 2022
Ref
220673
Hours
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. A minimum of five (5) years of extensive, progressively responsible experience in the electrical engineering field to include high and low voltage switchgears, DC switchgears, power control components, electrical lighting systems and heating devices. Thoroughly familiar with applying the National Electrical Code in design and using the AutoCAD to prepare contract drawings is required.

Or an equivalent combination of post-high school education and a minimum of seven (7) years of extensive, progressively responsible experience in the electrical engineering field to include high and low voltage switchgears , DC switchgears, power control components, electrical lighting systems and heating devices. Thoroughly familiar with applying the National Electrical Code in design and using the AutoCAD to prepare contract drawings is required.

Medical Group :

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is a professional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) capable electrical engineering position involving electrical engineering design and production, review and evaluation of electrical designs (calculations, drawings and specifications) with hands on use and application of state-of-the-art CAD software and basic electrical engineering computer programs. The employee in this position performs preliminary design analyses, formats drawings to comply with CAD standards, translates manually-drawn documents to CAD drawings, and assists higher-level personnel in carrying out complex design assignments.

Prepares, using AutoCAD and electrical engineering computer programs, designs and

drawings for assigned projects. Ensures adequacy and adherence to electrical engineering practices and principles for new facilities and compatibility with existing

facilities.

Coordinates with other disciplines and offices of the Authority to ensure the electrical

design meets the overall requirements of the project.

Reviews final design plans and specifications for electrical engineering concepts with emphasis on constructability, state-of-the-art, and safety for the transit system, including service shops, storage yards, bus maintenance and storage garages, parking lots and terminals.

Coordinates and reviews contractor submitted shop drawings, catalog cuts, samples,

and specifications of electrical systems to include switchgears, switchboards,

electrical panels, power control components, transformers, motors, fans, escalators, elevators, electric cables, conduits/fittings, boxes, electric heating devices, UPS systems, illumination systems and other related equipment.

Provides technical direction to Resident Engineer and Construction field personnel when problems arise requiring deviations from contract drawings, specifications or standard practices.

Maintains continuous overview of the electrical systems installed by contractors to

ensure safety and maintainability of equipment and to minimize differences in operations and maintenance procedures.

Attempts to resolve actual and potential problems that develop.

Prepares or reviews feasibility studies, special reports, and investigations on problems that have to do with electrical systems and subsystems, their related user needs and requirements.

Prepares documentation and designs to support any field problems because of change

in site condition.

Participates, as required, in Substantial Completion Inspections and other field site

inspections or investigations relative to electrical systems.

Reviews and updates the Authority's Electrical Standard and Directive Drawings as required to meet current needs and/or prevailing electrical standards.

Performs other electrical engineering related tasks as assigned.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
  • The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.