Title: Electrical Design Engineer - NLR 01490
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time
Pay Type: Exempt
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.
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground and flight test. Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.
NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for a mid-career Electrical Engineer to join our team in Tullahoma, TN supporting the mission of the Technology Innovations Design Engineering Section and reporting to the Design Supervisor.
Independently provides simple to moderately complex electrical design and coordination for electrical system and mechanical equipment renovations and upgrades across the base, including single lines, conduit and cable tray routing, and electrical equipment layouts under the direction of a more Senior Engineer. Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features and possible solutions from more experienced electrical design engineers. 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:
- Independently perform simple to moderately complex calculations for electrical loads for mechanical and electrical equipment.
- Checks simple to moderately complex electrical drawings originated by less experienced engineers (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.
- Reviews electrical equipment interface and installation details originated less experienced engineers.
- Prepares electrical designs and construction drawings using 2-D / 3-D computer aided design (CAD), presentation graphics and electrical models.
- Provides 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.
- Serve as responsible engineer/point of contact for the electrical design engineering support to a complex, multi-year project.
- 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.
- May lead teams (typically 2-4 members) conducting simple to moderately complex analysis and design of components, systems, and facilities.
- Serves as responsible engineer/point of contact for the electrical design engineering support to a simple, short-duration project.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressive and relevant engineering experience.
- Current US Citizenship required
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.
- 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.
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