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Hargrove Engineers & Constructors Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer IV in Mobile, Alabama

Who We Are

Hargrove Engineers & Constructors supplies unparalleled services in engineering, procurement, construction management, and technical services in the industrial, commercial, and government sectors. With over 2,000 Teammates across the US, we build long-term support relationships in the energy generation, manufacturing, research and development, and process-heavy industry in on-site support arrangements, in plant-level small projects and consulting roles, and in larger capital projects.

Hargrove’s key operating principle is to provide the Right People, in the Right Place, at the Right Time. We believe that relationships and partnering together provide the best results and long-term benefits for our clients.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Hargrove. We’re happy to discuss flexible working hours, patterns, and locations to suit you and the business.

Ideal Background

Education: Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university is required.

Registration: Professional Engineering registration is highly preferred.

Experience: This position requires 6+ years of relevant industrial experience in electrical and instrumentation engineering.

Generally responsible for performing all aspects for complete design of complex electrical and instrumentation engineering assignments. This level requires extensive progressive experience in electrical and instrumentation engineering and involves applying advanced engineering techniques and analysis. This work will be performed under general supervision.

What You'll Be Doing

Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Familiarity with and utilize department design and drafting standards.

  • Familiarity with project scope, specifications and design criteria upon assignment to a project task team.

  • Recognize and communicate scope and design changes promptly.

  • On-site assistance during startup.

  • Provide technical guidance to less experienced drafting and engineering personnel in the department.

  • Coordinate work activities with other staff members and the discipline lead.

  • To perform duties as a discipline lead on a small to mid-sized projects.

  • Producing estimate level designs and material take-offs suitable for the level of the estimate being performed on a project.

  • Producing detail design calculations and sketches for materials of construction associated with the project. Calculations produced will be neatly prepared and organized for efficient checking by others and efficient use by drafters/designers for preparing drawings and as a deliverable when required.

  • Produce 15kV/5kV equipment specifications.

  • Produce electrical installation specifications.

  • Developing conceptual layouts and cost studies as necessary to determine the simplest, most efficient approach to solving engineering tasks at hand.

  • Producing estimate level preliminary designs and material take-offs suitable for the level of the estimate being performed on a project.

  • Produce installation details, motor control center single lines, electric room layouts, motor control elementaries, connection diagrams, cable schedules, control panel layouts and grounding, lighting, power and instrumentation plans under general supervision.

  • Producing designs with efficient use of construction materials with an overall emphasis on ease of construction and completed product meeting the expectations of the client.

  • Checking calculations made by other engineers to ensure accuracy, conformance to codes, specifications, design criteria and conformance to good engineering practice.

  • Assisting the drafting group in resolving routine layout and detailing problems. It is your responsibility to furnish sufficient sketches and details necessary for completion of engineering drawings.

  • Consulting with design leaders from other disciplines to ensure the smooth flow of vital information necessary for the scheduled completion of the project.

  • Advising the senior engineer concerning design or scope changes, which have been identified.

  • Assisting other engineers in developing and assembling scopes, drawings and specifications into a “package”, enabling electrical/instrumentation purchase inquiries to be issued for procurement of materials or subcontract pricing.

  • Reviewing and checking vendor drawings and other discipline drawings for electrical/instrumentation input.

  • Developing construction specifications.

  • Reviewing fabrication drawings and other construction submittals for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications.

  • Performing fieldwork necessary to gather field data, check tie-ins and provide construction support.

  • Knowledgeable of the discipline specific methods, practices and techniques required to engineer design and construct process and manufacturing projects.

  • Applying advanced engineering techniques and analysis to complex designs.

  • Estimating and scheduling professional service hours and assessing the progress and quality of electrical/instrumentation work.

  • Complete understanding of the skills and experience required to perform engineering and design functions.

  • Ability to identify and develop work sharing packages for interoffice execution support. Provide leadership to ensure communication and execution of work within scope, schedule and budget.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and application of the current version of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

  • Ability to perform lighting level calculations.

  • Ability to size wire, conduit and overcurrent protection for both lighting and power applications.

  • Ability to perform voltage drop calculations.

  • Ability to route conduit and cable tray.

  • Ability to calculate tray and conduit fill.

  • Ability to determine motor control center loading.

  • Familiarity with specifications and installation details of construction bulk materials and equipment.

  • Ability to create accurate electrical installation documents from the information found on vendor equipment drawings.

  • Ability to determine load center unit substation loading.

  • Ability to develop equipment specifications for equipment such as motor control centers, variable frequency drivers, induction and synchronous motors, load center unit substations, etc.

  • Knowledge and understanding of schedule constraints and information requirements for the production of all electrical deliverables.

  • Ability to produce a 15kV power system single line diagram.

  • Familiarity with 15kV power system equipment and installation techniques both above and below ground.

  • Ability to develop equipment specifications for 15kV/5kV equipment such as switchgear, load break switches, motor control center and capable of performing calculations for required short circuit and overcurrent protective device ratings.

  • Ability to develop electrical installation specifications.

  • Ability to accurately estimate completion of assigned tasks.

  • Ability to develop a construction cost estimate, a detailed engineering schedule and a man-hour budget for a small project or an area for a larger project.

  • Ability to determine construction material quantities.

  • Ability to contribute to the development of P&ID’s with respect to measurement and control.

  • Ability to develop control narratives.

  • Ability to specify process instrumentation and develop installation details.

  • Ability to size control valves using appropriate software.

  • Ability to develop specifications and data sheets for instrumentation, analyzers, control systems and actuated valves.

  • Knowledge of the standards that apply to instrumentation and controls (ISA).

  • Ability to act as discipline engineer of record for projects that require professional engineering certification.

  • Knowledge and application of company engineering design and CAD drafting standards.

  • Programming experience with Programmable Logic controller (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), and/or Distributed Control System (DCS) equipment.

  • Ability to lead a small team to deliver on commitments.

  • Ability to deliver presentations of Hargrove Engineers + Constructors services.

  • Working knowledge of CAD software, either AutoCAD, Microstation or both.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Virtual team skills and cross divisional relationships are developed, and able to provide interoffice execution leadership and support.

This position offers a highly competitive compensation package, including paid time off, health insurance benefits, and matching retirement contributions.

Hargrove Culture

We work to create an environment founded on trust, personal integrity, and a “team mentality” so that each person understands the value of their contributions both on a project and company-wide level. We know that each person on our team contributes to the success of our company by pairing expertise and passion to meet and exceed the needs of the clients we serve across the globe.

Our safety culture protects and promotes the well-being of every person who works with us and every person touched by our work.


Equal Opportunity Employment Statement:

Hargrove is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sexual identity, marital or family status), disability, military service or obligations, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Hargrove is a drug-free workplace.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

ID 2023-8432

Category Electrical

Type Employee

Location : City Mobile

Location : State/Province AL