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Southern Company Electrical Designer in Durham, North Carolina


PowerSecure has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Electrical Designer to join our team located in Durham, NC. This is a hybrid work environment. The primary duties of the Electrical Designer are to provide design services for the design and implementation of all DI Products at the Randleman/RTP, NC facility. These design activities are to include the creation of AutoCAD Electrical drawing packages and confirm/verify parts and design information using datasheets and other engineering documentation. This effort will be based on customer or internally provided plans and specifications that will be submitted and then released to manufacturing in accordance with the Product Engineering procedures and standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Work on the electrical systems defined in the construction documentation or product specifications for the following.

  • House Power. Transformer, Panel Board, distribution and conduit, receptacles, lights and switches, HVAC, switchgear heaters, Interface with switchgear controls, Engine block heaters, alternator strip heaters, Gas Train electrical needs, etc.

  • DC Systems. Station Battery, Racks, consoles, chargers, DC panel Boards and distribution details.

  • Special electrical/control needs: Comms, gas leak detection, ventilation, fire detection and alarm interface to switchgear controls.

  • Develop document set; including BOM, schematics, wire/conduit schedules, and other drawing details that will ensure the safe and efficient installation of this equipment.

  • Identify and execute processes that reduce the overall cost to manufacture, install and operate our electrical infrastructure systems located on our generator and switchgear enclosure products.

  • Ensure schedules and milestone dates are achieved via the Master Production Schedule.

  • Prepare engineering drawings from sketches, verbal descriptions, specifications, and technical information.

  • Maintain our Data via our Vault Professional Application and IFS system in accordance with our SOPs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient with Autodesk AutoCAD and Vault

  • Proficient with MS Office applications like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills with a desire for continuous improvement.

  • Knowledgeable with ANSI, NFPA 79, UL, and NEC standards.

  • Symbols and terminology used in electrical and mechanical engineering drawings

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in the English language.

  • Be capable at working on a team or self-directed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree (Preferred) but will consider High School Diploma with relevant work experience.

  • 2-4 years of related Electrical Design experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents which include, but not limited to, work instructions, written directions, and markups to electrical drawings.

  • Be detail-oriented and accurate and have a positive can-do attitude.

  • Working knowledge of Basics of Electrical.

  • Hands on experience with the following tools-Autodesk- AutoCAD and Vault Professional-Preferred

About Us:

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)

  • Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure