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Electrical Design Engineer - 1435

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: Electrical Design Engineer - NLR 01435
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                  
Pay Type: Exempt                            
Grade: 32/33
US Citizenship Required: Yes
National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at AEDC to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our team at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.

Job Duties:
Under the guidance and direction of an experienced engineer or Engineering Supervisor: provide electrical design and coordination for electrical system and mechanical equipment renovations and upgrades across the complex, including single lines, conduit and cable tray routing, and electrical equipment layouts.  Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features and possible solutions.  Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.  Electrical engineers work closely with other design engineers in development of electrical and design requirements and ensuring proposed designs meet those requirements.  Close coordination with the Base Operations department is required to ensure economic designs.
Responsible for planning and design of a wide variety of electrical systems including underground/overhead distribution, installation of transformers and switchgear, substations, unit subs, MCCs, plant & building power, lighting systems, fire alarm systems, security systems, communication networks, grounding systems, and lightning protection systems.  This includes direct/in-house design for outside contractor installation as well as initiation and support of design/build subcontracts for performance of project scope.
Specific tasks associated with this type of work include but are not limited to:
  • Originates or checks calculations for electrical loads for mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Originates or checks electrical drawings including equipment layouts, single lines, conduit/cable tray routing, and wiring and schematic diagrams.
  • Prepares specifications, estimates, and scope of work documents [for both in-house design/outside contractor installation work and design/build subcontract work].
  • Presents and/or supports reviews of in-house design at different milestones in the project.
  • Participates in design reviews for documents produced by design/build subcontractors.Provides comments and identifies discrepancies between subcontractor’s design and project requirements.
  • Provides support [for both in-house design/outside contractor installation work and design/build subcontract work] including quantity take offs, estimates, requests for information, submittal reviews, inspections, following the installation & helping resolve construction issues, tracking changes, and reviewing & approving as-builts.
  • Designs electrical equipment interface and installation details for review by senior personnel.
  • Prepares electrical designs and construction drawings using 2-D / 3-D computer aided design (CAD), presentation graphics and electrical models.
  • May provide technical direction as appropriate to drafters, technicians and others who assist in specific assignments.
  • Coordinates work & collaborates with other engineering disciplines during planning, design, and execution phases of projects.
  • Contacts supplier representatives, project field personnel and engineering discipline groups when directed, to either gather or provide information
  • Participates in studies (such as fault current, voltage drop, and reliability analysis) that require knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in electrical design work.
  • Assists in on the job training and development of people assigned.
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university and 0 to 3 years of relevant engineering experience.
  • Current US Citizenship required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and construction methods and materials, and application of computer aided engineering (CAE)/computer aided design (CAD) tools to engineering problems.
  • Basic skill in oral and written communication
  • Good knowledge of major industry or regulatory standards (such as the National Electrical Code and IEEE standards) and design criteria pertinent to the electrical engineering discipline.
  • Educational and/or work experience in dealing with electrical systems or electrical components of mechanical systems.
  • Developmental experience such as practical work experience in design engineering or other relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering, or plant operations / maintenance in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or other engineering/construction firms.
  • A master’s degree or post-graduate coursework in a relevant field.
  • Familiarity with turbine and rocket test cells, wind tunnels, space chambers, and/or arc heater facilities is desirable.  The systems and environment at AEDC are varied from high velocity pressurized wind tunnels to vacuum chambers.  Process systems include 4,000 psig air, steam, cryogenic helium, liquid nitrogen, flammable gases and liquids, high temperature service over 1,300 F, and various utilities including high, medium, and low voltage power.
  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and making good progress toward being capable of passing the Professional Engineer (PE) exam for state registration.
  • Experience writing Scope of Work documents.
  • Experience reviewing subcontractor submittals for compliance with design requirements.
  • Holds an active secret security clearance or has held a prior security clearance
Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.

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