Would need to relocate to Huntersville, NC or be willing to travel frequently.
This High Voltage Cable Design Engineering position encompasses the design and analysis of parts, components, assemblies, and subassemblies of underground HV/EHV transmission cable systems, and the production of associated drawings and instructions.
Under limited direction, this individual will perform a variety of complex engineering assignments requiring in-depth knowledge of electrical engineering plus an understanding of related high-voltage equipment and engineering aspects to cost effectively achieve objectives. Individual will proactively seek and implement initiatives to improve operations and increase customer satisfaction.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities
•Design complete cable system solutions, including accessories, link boxes, fiber optic components, grounding details and bonding schemes for voltage classes 69kV up to 500kV, using advanced computer programs, analytical techniques or control strategies to effectively meet project/bid requirements.
•Review customer specifications to determine feasibility and compliance.
•Conduct the preparation of specifications, proposals for contracts, licensing and safety documents, and obtain required approvals in cooperation with the Sales & Marketing and Project Management teams.
•Support manufacturing throughout the production cycle. This includes creating testing plans, leading design handover meetings and solving problems on the manufacturing floor.
•Execute Research & Development projects including planning, timeline forecast, budget management, logistics coordination using the “Stage Gate” process.
•Represent the group in meetings and conferences; interact with customers to provide training seminars as well as resolve significant technical issues and develop related action plans.
•Make formal technical presentations to customers and to industry forums and at conferences.
•Promote safety in the workplace and all project sites following Southwire’s Culture of ZERO.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements
•Bachelor's degree in electrical or mechanical engineering plus 3 years of experience, or a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated accomplishments.
•Understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines to analyze and resolve problems. Working knowledge of underground power transmission engineering discipline is a plus.
•Familiarity with ICEA, AEIC, IEC and IEEE standards, as well as thermal, mechanical and electrical field calculations
•Ability to read and analyze engineering drawings.
•Strong technical writing ability and solid communication skills. Requires ability to interface effectively both internally and with customers.
•Experience with software packages including Cymcap, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Matlab and Microsoft Office Suite.
•Proficiency in visual basic and similar programming languages, primarily for use in coding spreadsheets and macros within Microsoft Excel
Interview Steps: Phone interview -> Panel interview -> Final Interview