Electrical Designer

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a highly experienced Electrical Designer at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA. this position will work with Project Engineers and Process Engineers along with other team members to develop project design packages including drawings, specifications, and scopes of work. The position will also support the development of proposals and estimates for projects. Later in the project lifecycle, the Electrical Designer will also support in-field construction and commissioning of the project.

  • Develop design drawings in the 3D AutoCAD system
  • Develop PLC panel designs
  • Develop designs for instrumentation and power wiring
  • Develop lighting and grounding designs
  • Develop conduit and wiring designs
  • Develop transformers, panels, and electrical room designs
  • Develop specifications for electrical and instrumentation equipment
  • Ensure designs meet NEC codes
  • Assists project team in developing bids, proposals, scopes of work, estimates, schedules, material lists, design concepts, design drawings, and other project documentation
  • Conduct equipment inspections
  • Develop designs for hazardous locations
  • Certify accuracy and completeness of all deliverable products and services in assigned areas of responsibility (to include verification of subcontractor work in accordance with Scope of Work)
  • Develop project bills of material
  • Write Work Orders and specifications for Material Purchase Requests
  • Coordinate work with suppliers, subcontractors, fabrication, maintenance and/or construction firms
  • Coordinate with Project Engineering, Process Engineering, Production, Safety and Environmental
  • Walk down systems per P&ID's and make any as-built changes to drawings
  • Participate in HAZOP and FMEA reviews
  • Support checkout, troubleshooting, and commissioning
Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

o Requires 10 years experience with Associates Degree; 8 years experience with Bachelors Degree.
o Experience designing electrical systems for industrial plants involving chemical process
o Ability to develop accurate and detailed technical documents including specifications, estimates, and scopes of work
o Proficient in Microstation CADD software for the design of electrical design
o Ability to read and understand Process & Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs)
o Proficient in Office Software
o Experience using NEC Sizing Calculations for power, motors, lighting, grounding, and facility wiring
o Experience designing wiring systems for instrumentation and control systems
o Self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills
o Desire and ability to work in an industrious team environment

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills and Education
o Experience designing for areas classified as Hazardous Locations
o Associates degree in electrical technology

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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