Electrical Design Engineer 3 in Kennedy Space Center, FL at PAE

Date Posted: 7/25/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Electrical Design Engineer 3

Purpose and Scope 

Perform a variety of electrical engineering assignments to support project requirements and the development, design, installation, operations and maintenance of facility systems that are located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.  The specific types of facilities in which these systems are located include Engineering and Administrative Support buildings, space flight hardware processing facilities, launch pad support facilities and other types of industrial facilities.  Projects range from simple single-discipline to complex multi-discipline.

Job Duties and Essential Responsibilities           

Must have a solid foundation in basic engineering principles.  With minimal supervision, responsible for developing the concept, basis of design and technical design solutions to maintain operability of assigned systems and components. Develop plans, processes, procedures, functional and data requirements analysis, system analysis, and documentation preparation. Apply cost effective repairs, upgrades or replacements.  Familiarity with National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), Standard for Electrical Safety in the Work Place (NFPA 70E), National Electric Safety Code and other applicable NFPA, IEEE and industry standards. Design of low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical distribution systems and building and site services for various types of systems and components. The design includes preparing design drawings or sketches (single line diagrams, plans, wiring schematics, control schematic, panel schedules, etc.), technical specifications, power system analyses and Statements of Work. Detailed design of electrical system physical layouts, power system phase and ground fault protection relays, lightning and switching protection, conduit and cable plans, substation ground grid design and analysis. Candidate must be capable of laying out equipment in limited space with innovative design concepts while making sure not to violate codes and standards.Perform electrical systems design - including switchgear, switchboards, motor control centers, variable frequency drives, generators, transformers, distribution panels, and other electrical distribution system. Candidate must be generally familiar with current industry standards and requirements of energy efficiency and arc flash hazard analyses for the safety of personnel and protection of equipment from the unpredictable threat of arc hazard. Perform field inspections of electrical systems and attend system start-up field activities. May assume a team lead role for the work group as well as train and guide other engineers. Coordinate with and support other Design Engineers, Operations and Maintenance staff. Support the Configuration Management (CM) program to include the evaluation and monitoring of all modifications to configured systems and the generation of Engineering Change Requests to improve interoperability, reliability, and maintainability. Adhere to applicable CM standards. Update existing Configured Drawings to incorporate system modifications. Ensure that assigned projects are completed on time and within approved scope and budget. Interface and coordinate with internal and external customers from project initiation and requirements development to design review and working group meetings in order to ensure compliance with project requirements. Provides technical support to ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude) estimates for projects, as well as risk assessments to support proper project prioritization. Prepare, deliver and submit technical presentations in support of planning efforts. Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures. Perform other position related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program and a minimum of 7 years of experience in the areas defined in this job posting. Working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs. The ability to investigate, troubleshoot, and design solutions to problems in operational facilities. Good communication and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred, but not required, to possess a current and active Professional Engineers license in the State of Florida or be able to attain that license within one year of the start date of employment. It is preferred, but not required, to be proficient with SKM and ETAP electrical system modeling software. May require some limited travel. May require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to communicate in English, both verbal and written in an effective manner.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards; occasional lifting to 20 pounds; constant sitting with use of computer terminal; constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents; constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication; constant mental alertness; must possess planning/organizing skills and must be able to work under deadlines. Field work will consist primarily of site walk downs in support of design projects and system trouble shooting Site hazard training and Personal Protective Equipment are provided.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Safety - PSP enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.
  • Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the PSP Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable PSP Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.
  • Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to their job.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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