• Senior / Specialist Electrical Engineer

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Electrical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently seeking a Senior/Specialist Electrical Engineer to join our team in Houston, TX. Applies extensive and comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices to the organization’s products and services. Plans, schedules and assigns/supervises or conducts broad and/or technically complex engineering assignments requiring judgment, independent evaluation, selection and significant adaptation and deviation from standard techniques and procedures. Consults with Lead Engineer and other experts concerning unusual problems and develops, plans, evaluates and recommends solutions for difficult problems. Assignments are broadly defined. Work is performed and decisions are made independently. Serves as a technical expert in meetings with customers and vendors. Travels to project meetings and job sites as necessary. Routinely suggests, justifies and implements improvements and creative solutions for problems. Makes decisions independently. Applies advanced techniques and methods as required. Supervision is both technical and administrative.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Develops, plans, evaluates and recommends solutions for difficult problems
    • May serve as the lead electrical engineer on a project; planning, managing and coordinating the electrical engineering activities on large and/or technically complex portion of a project and/or serve in an individual contributor role as the electrical expert completing broadly defined and/or technically complex engineering assignments
    • Responsible for progress reports
    • Manages the activities of task assigned personnel
    • Coordinates the activities of a team of engineers assigned to a project and provides technical supervision of the day-to-day activities of task assigned (non-project-dedicated) personnel
    • Supervises and/or prepares proposals, contract design drawings and calculations, contract information (CI) sheets, BEDD sheets, specifications and other engineering documentation using standards and/or new methods as required
    • Prepares and issues contract information (CI) sheets and/or BEDD sheets based on calculations and organization standards
    • Reviews drawings, calculations, CI/BEDD sheets, specifications, studies and other engineering documentation for compliance with contract requirements, good engineering practices, codes, and standards
    • Supervises a small to medium size group of technical personnel
    • Provides work assignments to personnel based on CI/BEDD sheets and schedule requirements
    • Approves and issues drawings, CI/BEDD sheets and other engineering documents
    • Coordinates work of subordinates with other disciplines and organizational project management team
    • Supervise the preparation or prepares technical specifications for purchased equipment
    • Coordinates and interfaces with equipment suppliers
    • Prepares technical evaluations of supplier’s proposals
    • Gives effective presentations to customers, suppliers and internally within the organization
    • Works with and communicates with project management team
    • Serves as a technical expert
    • Assures the technical quality of work performed by subordinates based upon organizational standards, codes and general knowledge of engineering principles and projects
    • Performs or reviews engineering and design tasks requiring operation of available computer assisted software and/or equipment that increments work productivity and accuracy
    • Investigate client and/or project management grievances at assigned project to determine facts and recommends a solution


    Essential Job Functions Under Certain Circumstances


    • Consults with supervisor and other experts concerning unusual problems and develops and applies advanced techniques and methods, as required
    • May serve as an individual contributor or may plan, assign, coordinate, and review work of other engineers depending on the scope of a particular assignment
    • May develop and implement improved designs, work methods, practices and procedures
    • Assures that all work on assigned projects is timely, accurate and high quality
    • Performs other related duties as assigned by management

    Skills / Qualifications

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Should have a Bachelor’s degree or Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering
    • Should be a recognized expert with comprehensive knowledge in electrical engineering, with a well-developed knowledge of general engineering principles and practices
    • Working knowledge of the organization’s technology and knowledge and understanding of how the electrical engineering activities integrate into a complete project
    • Approximately 10+ years of related engineering experience is required for this position
    • A PE license is recommended

    Skills Requirements

    • Organizes, plans, and coordinates own work as well as the resources assigned on a specific project
    • Extensive and comprehensive knowledge of electrical and effective working knowledge of the organization’s technologies
    • Excellent written and oral skills
    • Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; takes responsibility for subordinates’ actions
    • Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities for schedule and budget
    • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully, while developing alternative solutions, if necessary
    • Understands business implications of decisions
    • Works and communicates effectively with customers and vendors
    • Works with administrative supervision and effectively manages multiple and conflicting priorities
    • Understands both the technical and commercial aspects of the organization’s projects and proposals
    • Able to organize, plan, assign and coordinate tasks and projects
    • Plans, assigns, coordinates, and reviews work of other engineers to meet project and proposal requirements
    • Effectively communicates instructions, requirements, results and conclusions

    Physical Requirements

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit and may require close vision work and travel

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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