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Electrical Engineer

Nuclear  Lynchburg, VA  Posted: 4/20/2021
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6 Months

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, and facilities, such as power plants, water and sewage systems and infrastructures.
  1. Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks. 
  2. Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements. 
  3. Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products. 
  4. Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes. 
  5. Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements. 
  6. Compile data and write reports regarding existing or potential electrical engineering studies or projects. 
  7. Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, or installation standards or specifications. 
  8. Prepare specifications for purchases of materials or equipment. 
  9. Estimate labor, material, or construction costs for budget preparation purposes. 
  10. Supervise or train project team members, as necessary. 
  11. Conduct field surveys or study maps, graphs, diagrams, or other data to identify and correct power system problems. 
  12. Investigate customer or public complaints to determine the nature and extent of problems. 
  13. Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed on time and within budget. 
  14. Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational, safety, or environmental standards.  
  15. Plan or implement research methodology or procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects. 
  16. Design electrical systems or components that minimize electric energy requirements, such as lighting systems designed to account for natural lighting.  
  17. Plan layout of electric power generating plants or distribution lines or stations. 
  18. Assist in developing capital project programs for new equipment or major repairs. Analyze the environmental impact of engineering drawings for start-up or outage projects and prepare required updates of technical or operational reports for management.
  19. Interface with Client's inspection and maintenance personnel.
  20. Assist Client's Maintenance Manager when needed.  Knowledgeable of ASME, API and NBIC codes.
  21. Draft, lay out, and specify  Technical Engineering Devices, Parts, and Equipment in drawings; providing accurate current as-built documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices,  parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. 
  22. Ensure work activities are properly planned, reviewed, and that effective look- ahead, package reviews, and work status are completed in compliance with Clients procedures.
  23. Interface with the Implementation Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager, and craft supervisors.
  24. Support the BHI and Clients’ organization to meet site programmatic requirements such as PIP, self- assessments, job observations, training, etc.
  25. Perform all engineering work including all quality functions in, construction and startup, in accordance with the requirements of 10CFR50 Appendix B, and the Utility's Quality Assurance Manual, latest approved revision.  
  26. Perform other related duties as assigned. 
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. 
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. 
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. 
  • Interacting with Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. 
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. 
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written format.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the candidate for this position will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee is required to frequently inspect the project and may be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions. Employee will be regularly exposed to moderate or high noise level, extreme outside weather conditions, uneven, steep, slippery terrain conditions, dusty conditions and wet and/or humid conditions. Employee will be subject to confined areas, i.e. confined spaces, sewer manholes, water vaults, wastewater pits, and/or protected trenches. The employee is required to don the appropriate personal protective equipment while traversing the nuclear environment requiring various degrees of protection.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with arms and/or hands.  Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee will spend their time in an office environment as well as an industrial environment observing employees, their progress with assigned work, and interfacing with both employees and client employees with a moderate to high noise level. The employee is required to don the appropriate personal protective equipment while traversing the nuclear environment requiring various degrees of protection. 

Job Requirements


  • Visual Acuity, balancing, stooping, reaching, walking, manual dexterity, grasping, feeling, hearing, talking.
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop plans for growth.
  • Ability to use a computer for long periods of time
An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or another engineering discipline or an equivalent combination of education and three to five years of demonstrated nuclear construction related experience. Experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education.  Candidate shall have the ability to communicate effectively in a technical environment with client and management; to communicate effectively with peers; to interface with site organizations to develop successful problem solving strategies and approaches as required. Excellent computer skills, presentation skills, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time are required.  Excellent working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office Suite software is required.  Must actively demonstrate the company values and support the ethics standards.  Proven ability to demonstrate a high level of ethical behavior, integrity and trust.  Knowledge of BHI Energy processes and procedures and utilization of developed tools to most effectively manage work is essential.   Must actively demonstrate the BHI company values and support the BHI Ethics and Standards.  Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a working knowledge of BHI and client technical manuals and procedures; to pass BHI and client specific training and qualifications as required; subject to personnel call out as required in support of nuclear station emergent work requirements; to work overtime, to include shift work, weekends, and holidays as needed; and be able to pass all background and screening requirements for the position, to include drug and/or alcohol screening.

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