• Power Systems Design Engineer

    JacobsFranklin, MI 48025

    Job #1198606711

  • Power Systems Design Engineer


    TheTECH Group (JTG) within Jacobs Technology provides design and build servicesfor government and commercial clients worldwide. The market areas served aremost notably test facilities and scientific facilities. JTG is looking for a PowerEngineer to support projects ranging from small studies to multi-million dollarturn-key supply. The successful candidate must be team-oriented, organized,able to communicate to all levels of the organization, and able to meetdeadlines in a fast-paced environment.

    Dutieswill include:

    • Participate on teams or alone to design,develop, and deliver power system projects that achieve the technicalrequirements, are within budget, and within schedule

    • Develop power system design elements fordesign/build projects including calculations, specifications, and drawings

    • Perform load calculations for sizing electricalcomponents, cables, conduit, and equipment spacing

    • Perform short circuit and arc-flash studies forrelay coordination, risk reduction, and compliance with applicable codes

    • Develop drawings including one-line diagrams,elementary wiring diagrams, power system plans, lighting plans, andinstallation details

    • Specify major electrical system componentsincluding substations, switchgear, distribution panels, MCCs, transformers,disconnects, and drives for systems typically ranging from 1 to 10 MW.

    • Design lighting systems for test facilitiesincluding specification and analysis of illumination levels and lightingquality

    • Support facility startup, checkout andcommissioning, domestically and abroad.

    • Communicate with clients and managementregarding status.

    • Coordinate with other engineering disciplineand departments to ensure success.


    Applicantmust have Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 5 years direct experiencein low voltage and medium voltage power distribution design. This candidate shall possess a PE or be on apath toward obtaining PR registration. Thecandidate must be experienced in engineering software skills such as EDSA orSKM. Proficiency in all Microsoft Officeprograms is required. Goodcommunications and interpersonal relations skills are needed.

    Successfulcandidates will have an industrial applications background in electrical powersystems, specifically in design of medium voltage and low voltage subsystems,power distribution, motor control centers, drive systems, power monitoring, anddesign for electrical safety. Experiencemust include performing load analysis, short circuit calculations, power factorcorrection, arc-flash and relay coordination studies, and lightingcalculations. This position requirestotal project cycle experience including: design analysis, developing drawingswith designers, preparing specifications, construction support, post designengineering services, start-up and commissioning of power systems. Construction estimating and proposaldevelopment may also be required.

    This position is open to sole US citizens only

    Unusual or SpecialPhysical Requirements of Position



    % of Time

    • Field Work

    • Special clothing/equipment (wearing)

    • Must maneuver in and around facility equipment while obtaining field measurements and performing equipment troubleshooting. 15%

    • May bring candidate in proximity of extreme temperature variations, rotating equipment, and high noise levels. 5%

    • Will likely be in proximity of electrical and other hazards. Appropriate PPE must be worn and may include eye protection, hearing protection, and arc flash protection. 5%

    • Description of WorkEnvironment



    % of Time

    • Inside? Outside? Where

    • Travel/transportation requirements

    • Other

    • Work will mainly be performed inside in office, lab environment, or indoors on a construction site. 95%

    • Field work may include outside work. 5%

    • Travel will be required to attend customer meetings and perform field work. 20%

    • Equipment and MachinesInvolved in Work Tasks



    % of Time

    • Office equipment

    • Tools used in trade

    • Work with general office equipment (computers, fax, telephones, copiers, etc) 80%

    • Specialty power system software such as lighting calculation software, short circuit analysis software, arc-flash calculation software

    • Handheld equipment such as digital multimeters and oscilloscopes. 10%

    • Criticality ofAttendance



    % of Time

    • Overtime, regular days, off days

    • Shift, 2nd, 3rd

    • Necessity for regular attendance

    • Occasional overtime required to meet demanding schedules 15%

    • During field assignments, 2ndor 3rdshift may be necessary 10%

    • Regular attendance is mandatory to meet schedules.

    Other EssentialFunctions

    List other essential functions here.

    Must take and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

    Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

    Job Electrical

    Primary Location United States-Michigan-Bingham Farms-20313-DETR

    Other Locations United States-Tennessee-Tullahoma-20313-TECH

    Job Type Experienced

    Req ID: AER0004PE

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