• Electrical Engineering Technician

    ACS Professional Staffing Vancouver, WA 98661

    Job #2181079117

  • Electrical Engineering Technician

    Date Posted: 5/11/2022

    Job Function: Engineering

    City: Vancouver

    State/Province: Washington

    Job Number: JO-2205-10410


    ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Electrical Engineering Tech 3 position will often produce complex indoor and outdoor electrical power substation and facility design drawings, material requests, and other documents required to design assigned projects. This position may be set to collaborate and support internal TEE and external Transmission Engineering (TE) departments throughout the agency. This position will perform indoor and outdoor electrical power substations and facility design and associated documentation tasks. This position is located in Vancouver, WA.


    • Develop preliminary plot plans, one-lines, and grounding drawings for substation scoping and Concept Design Document (CDD).

    • Draft work from engineers and drawings using advanced CAD skills and proper CAD and organizational standards for capital and expense projects.

    • Produce indoor and outdoor electrical power substation and facility design drawings, material requests, and other documents required to design assigned projects.

    • Use the CAD System and other computational methods and applications for design and design document production

    • Consult and collaborate with engineering staff and other personnel to:

    • Review, discuss and interpret design concepts;

    • Identify and/or recommend detailed working drawings; and provide technical input and recommendations to resolve problems.

    • Perform detailed wire checking from substation schematics and wiring diagrams.

    • Provide review on assigned design projects produced by internal design groups and external service contract design vendors

    • Review rough sketches, drawings, specifications, and other engineering data received from engineers to validate that they conform to design concepts.

    • Contribute to the update of standards work for TEE.

    • Coordinate availability of designs with contracting firms and the indoor design groups to facilitate design needs.

    • Facilitate regular meetings with switchboard electrician supervisors to draft updates on all new or modified substation engineering design standard templates.

    • Document all policy, process, and technical procedure changes.

    • Maintain thorough familiarity with the industry, organization, and standards; recommending new concepts, techniques, and methods

    • Monitor and assess designs other than the approved state to ascertain workflow and availability.

    • Provide basic filing and document management functions

    • Provide insight and recommendations in the development of new standards and updates to existing standards.

    • Provide recommendations for new or improved processes, procedures, and/or standards

    • Provide technical assistance to new and/or less experienced team members

    • Provide technician support to design engineers and technicians in reports, consolidation papers, printing design packages, preparing drawing lists, coordinating the release of work-in-process (WIP) designs, and other CAD or technician needs.

    • Research missing data points and data quality issues involving using existing paper and electronic records/drawings in various locations to locate missing data or correct inconsistencies.

    • Resolve conflicting or duplicate serial numbering on designs by researching to obtain accurate information and issue corrections as appropriate.

    • Review and integrate requirements for many different subsystems into a consistent, workable whole and refer it to the appropriate technicians for detailed design.

    • Assist in pre-engineering calculations and research to control product reliability and accuracy for engineering, technical, and commercial applications.

    • Assist with project requirements, plans, and details, collaborating with engineers, other technicians within Engineering and Technical Services, and Project Managers, and assisting with questions from the field.

    • Analyze factors leading to errors in designs and make recommendations to develop/implement appropriate corrective action(s).

    • Assist engineer with the implementation of the chosen solution.

    • Assist with special projects such as various wiring diagrams, modifications, design drawings, standard hardware details, and others as required.

    • Travel to substation field locations to gather information on existing infrastructure to aid in the creation of project documentation


    • A Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering (or related technical discipline) is preferred.

    • With or without an applicable degree, 5 years of electrical engineering work experience in a technical/engineering environment experience is required.

    • Demonstrated understanding of electrical power substations, including protection schemes, control systems, and outdoor equipment.

    • 3 years of directly-related experience as an Electrical Technician or CAD support.

    • 3 years of experience with MicroStation CAD software and ProjectWise.

    • 2 years of experience working with data storage, database management, and records maintenance.

    • Experience working with electrical high voltage substation indoor and outdoor design and drafting in the utility industry.

    • Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.

    Work sponsorship is not available at this time. Third-party candidates will not be considered for this position.

    Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

    ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

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