Paralleling Switchgear Engineering Project Leader

Paralleling Switchgear Engineering Project Leader

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Industrial Solutions empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software, and services to protect, control, and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. Across multiple energy-intensive industries, the business provides customers with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure.


Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Complete take-off from project one-line drawings, outline and specification.
• Develop bill of material for switchgear and associated equipment.
• Line by line specification review, compliance, and exceptions of project specification.
• Develop submittal based on project specification, drawings and outline. Projects value at approximately $10K - $ 4 MM.
• Develop sequence of operations of switchgear function.
• Develop detailed outline, schematics and wiring drawings
• Develop controls design with PLCs, operator interface panels, HMI and Electrical protective relays, engine controllers and Synchronizing devices
• Develop test procedures and assist in testing of switchgear equipment
• Develop customer inter-connection and interconnections between controls, switchgear and engine controllers
• Develop operation and maintenance manuals.
• Interact with Project Managers and ensure timely implementation of project design
• Interact with customer and respond to technical questions and clarifications.
• Support manufacturing and purchasing teams.
• Support new product and standardization.
• Support post shipment activities – field service start up, warranty, retrofitting existing switchgear and associated equipment.
• Participate in quality assurance and quality control activities.
• Some travel may be required


Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
• 2 to 5 years of experience in Design, application and manufacturing of Switchgear / Switchboards required.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in Paralleling Switchgear controls design and manufacturing, LV/MV Switchgear controls and protection scheme, electrical interlocking scheme

Desired Qualifications:
• Engine Generator - Governing and voltage regulation experience
• Experience in Electrical project specification review and clarifications
• Experience with switchgear ANSI, IEEE, NEC standards
• Detailed switchgear outline and schematics generation from project Single line.
• BOM creation and experience working with SAP
• Proficient in ePlan or ACAD, ePlan preferred
• PLC / HMI / SCADA exposure
• Strong Electro-mechanical background
• Self-starter, highly motivated, result oriented, customer focused
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills

Eligibility Requirements:
• No relocation assistance provided for this position.
• Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. The position does not support Visa sponsorship now or in the future.
• Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Additional information

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Burlington, Iowa, USA
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Industrial Solutions
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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