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Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Our Client, a global multi-site specialty chemical company, has an immediate opening for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer at one of its corporate sites in Louisiana.


Job Description

  • Works and effectively communicates with a project manager  and team of engineers of differing disciplines to execute assigned projects
  • Verifies the accuracy of plant documentation and modifies that documentation as needed during conceptual design development
  • Develops and documents the design basis, material equipment lists, drawing modifications, and estimated cost for installation of the electrical portion of the conceptual and front-end engineering designs for capital projects that will be used to obtain funding and project approval
  • Sets strategy and determine resources required to define and engineer the electrical power distribution systems and components necessary to meet project requirements and specifications.
  • Works with ETAP power models and verifies that the electrical installation being designed will meet short circuit, incident energy, and protective device coordination meet the parameters set forth for each plant site
  • Execute and or lead the electrical design efforts including development or revisions to electrical area classification drawings, single line diagrams, substation and motor control center design, specifications and purchase of electrical equipment, creation of wiring diagrams, cable schedules, and design of lighting and grounding systems.
  • Ensures the accuracy of design information whether done by company personnel or by outside contractors prior to being issued for construction
  • Provides assistance in overseeing construction efforts as it pertains to electrical design and assists with any troubleshooting or problems solving required to meet installation deadlines
  • Verifies drawings and design details of existing facility are up to date and all field modifications made during construction are accurately documented and released back to the customer in a timely manner.
  • Travels to project sites as needed to support project scope development, construction, testing, and start up. Short to extended stays may be needed depending upon complexity of the installation.  
  • Ensures that all labeling and PSSR requirements are complete and accurate prior to the final project turnover to the customer.
  • Occasionally provides technical support for troubleshooting, problem solving, and failure analysis related to electrical installation failures at Company facilities.
  • Interfaces frequently with SAP to enter purchase requisitions, weekly time sheets, and input project information. 
  • Effective communication and interaction with team members, internal customers, and external suppliers.



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • 7 or more years of combined experience in a petrochemical environment working as maintenance, reliability, and / or project electrical engineering     
  • Minimum of 4 years working as electrical discipline engineer or an electrical lead in a petrochemical or industrial manufacturing environment with progressive demonstration of experience on executing large capital projects.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a direct hire for a petrochemical company or industrial manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated experience working on projects with budgets in excess of $500,000
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical distribution systems 13.8 Kv and below
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 70E ( Electrical Safety requirements ), and OSHA requirement compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to specify and purchasing electrical equipment and services for projects in excess of $500,000
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ability to read, understand, and modify or develop electrical documentation needed to communicate scope for electrical projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical classification requirements
  • Working knowledge of electrical modeling software as it relates to incident energy, short circuit ratings, and protective device coordination.  ( Experience with ETAP is a plus)
  • Experience with 50 Hz systems and IEC is a plus
  • Working knowledge of electrical equipment acceptance testing as it relates to NETA standards
  • Demonstrated ability working with electrical heat tracing installations, sizing motors, developing fuse and / or circuit breaker trip settings, sizing power cables, sizing transformers, and sizing cable tray
  • Ability to perform design in Autocad is a plus


Our Client offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits program, relocation assistance and much more.


Please send your resume in Word.doc format to Reed Rogers at