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Industrial and Arc Flash Engineer

Position Summary

Alpha Engineering, Inc. provides consulting electrical engineering services to electric utilities, commercial and industrial entities, colleges and universities, and renewable energy developers and providers. Preform relaying, coordination, arc flash, and power quality studies for electrical distribution systems and industrial facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Job requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

Build and analyze electrical distribution system models in various engineering programs

Develop reports for engineering studies

Validate study results

Report writing

Customer service

Data Collection- Traveling to industrial jobsites to conduct electrical site audits by examining existing equipment and electrical systems

Report Creation- Organizing data from jobsite visit by utilizing software packages to create analysis reports on the electrical system.

Report Review- Collaborating with electrical engineers and designers to review reports and identify risk remediation or mitigation techniques

Label Installation- Printing and installing safety identification labels on equipment per the generated reports.

Electrical Design- Utilizing plant system knowledge to assist in the design or mitigation of risks within the facilities

Ensure hazard warning labels, safety placards and tags (as applicable) are applied to all studied devices

Review IR and device coordination studies and resolve compliance discrepancies with vendor, construction and maintenance teams

Escalate safety or compliance risks to the controlling authority and aid development of mitigation strategies

Serve as a technical advisor for the application of OSHA, National Fire Protection Administration, and IEEE electrical safety requirements

Provide OSHA arc flash and hazardous energy control support to field maintenance teams for new product integration or facility renovation

Key Competencies

Strong project management ability: Able to develop and implement plans that are effective in attaining established goals; garners resources and defines processes to complete projects; manages progress and implements mid-stream changes, as needed. Ability to manage multiple projects with varying scopes and timelines.

Problem solving ability: Able to apply systems thinking to generate solutions; focuses on process rather than isolated events; obtains multiple assessments of a situation and identifies trouble spots; evaluates alternative solutions.

Excellent communication skills: Able to clearly communicate with others by phone, in writing, and in person. Strong writing skills for both email and formal report formats. Must be able to maintain professional and respectful tone in communications. Excel in both verbal and nonverbal communication abilities.

Conflict management: Posses ability to mediate problems between coworkers, clients, vendors, and other team members.

Listening: Ability to listen the ideas and concerns of your coworkers, clients, vendors, and other team members using active listening, asking questions for clarification, demonstrating concern, and using and paying attention to nonverbal cues.

Reliability: Accomplish assigned tasks, meet customer deadlines, and achieve project milestones to gain client and colleague’s trust.

Strong customer service orientation

Demonstrated level of professionalism and positive attitude

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited university preferred

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school considered

Background in Civil, Mechanical or Structural Engineering considered

Experience in the Utility or Industrial Power fields

Knowledge of electrical theory, completed courses in power engineering preferred

Knowledge of overcurrent relaying

Knowledge of CAD software

Good understanding of electrical design and AutoCAD tools

Good knowledge of NEC and/or NESC

Experience with engineering software such as Aspen, Easy Power, ETap, Milsoft, SKM, is preferred

Power quality understanding, troubleshooting, and investigation skills

PE or ability to obtain professional license a plus

Maintain valid driver’s license

Must successfully pass background and driver’s history check as well as drug and alcohol testing.

Able to travel 5-15% of time, with occasional over-night travel.

Position is located on the west side of Indianapolis.