Electrical Engineer / Power Engineer

Job Title

Power Systems Engineer


Energy sector


New Orleans, U.S.


Gross remuneration 25000.00 - 35000.00 € Yearly

Job Type


Working hours

Full time

Study Title

Engineering (bachelor)

Job Description

Jacobs Energy and Power Solutions Group has rewarding opportunities for electrical engineers focusing on power generation and distribution applications. This position is available in New Orleans or Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In this role, you will be responsible for Energy and Power Solutions Group related design work for varied municipal and private clients including power generation and distribution, combined heat and power, and utility distribution on multiple projects of various sizes. 

Here’s What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Electrical system analysis, design, equipment procurement, construction support, and commissioning support related to electrical systems for power generation applications
  • Electrical system analysis and design of project power system interconnection to utility power system and associated equipment
  • Smart device, also commonly referred to as intelligent electronic device (IED), integration into electrical systems design
  • Equipment specifications, procuring, and factory acceptance testing engineered electrical equipment including switchgear, transformers, electrical system control equipment, and various other electrical systems elements as required for project design
  • System modeling and calculations including lightning protection, grounding, load flow, voltage drop, short circuit, and arc flash analysis
  • Protective relaying schemes including development of coordinated relay settings and automation for advanced networked electrical protection systems
  • Development of construction document packages including required specifications and drawings that will be utilized for bidding and construction
  • Communication and coordination with Client, Contractors, and outside parties
  • Growth into supervision of design and production team resources

  • B.S. (minimum) in Electrical Engineering is required
  • Professional Registration (P.E.) is required
  • Detailed experience in the development, design, procurement, engineering support of construction, and engineering support of commissioning of heavy electrical, utility and heavy industrial, power systems; medium voltage experience, at a minimum, is required

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Industrial power plant electrical systems evaluation and design; related experience in chemical, petroleum, and other heavy industrial process plants is acceptable
  • Heavy industrial substation design, including relay protection and utility interface interconnection and agreements with utility companies
  • Protection system design, including associated IED automation with demonstrated experience configuring IEDs in native IED syntax
  • Electrical system modeling using ETAP, SKM, or similar modeling software
  • Task lead experience including scope and fee development, and project execution while meeting established schedule and budget requirements
  • Ability to direct the production of design packages using design automation tools such as 3D AutoCAD, Revit, or equivalent
  • Design for turbine generator electrical system in excess of 10MW
  • Some travel required


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