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Electrical Engineer - 2896A - Employee Referral Eligible

West Lafayette, IN · Government/Military
Title: Electrical Engineer – 2896A
Location: West Lafayette, IN & Arnold AFB, TN 
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time
Pay Type: Exempt
Pay Grade 35-36
US Citizenship Required

National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), a partnership including Bechtel and Sierra Lobo companies, operates and maintains the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) at Arnold Air Force Base, is planning on opening a design support office in West Lafayette, IN.  This office will support a multi-year test facility modernization set of projects at Arnold Air Force Base.

NAS is looking for Electrical Engineers who want to work in a multi-disciplinary team that plays a key role in supporting national defense.

Job will start with a temporary assignment at Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma, TN working with system engineers on various projects related to existing facilities to gain an understanding of the facilities.  After a period of 6 to 12 months, a permanent office will be established in West Lafayette, IN as a remote design and engineering office for Arnold Air Force Base.

This work involves practical application of engineering principles of electrical equipment sizing, troubleshooting, circuit protection and arc flash analysis of low and medium voltage equipment. These principles are applied through the use of engineering tools including generating risk assessments, work instructions, and other engineering documentation in support of testing.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, electrical engineers’ interface with other teams across the complex including controls, instrumentation, design, facility data analysis, and modeling and simulation engineers to ensure reliable operation and ability to meet future test needs.

They perform as part of a cadre of mechanical and electrical engineers whose job it is to oversee installation, operation, sustainment, and troubleshooting of major equipment and systems such as large motors, compressors, electrical switchgear, over-current protection, transformers, PLCs, relays, and/or solid state variable frequency systems that are needed to reliably provide test conditions to the test facilities.

Engineers who enjoy this type of work typically have some interest or experience with large electric motors that drive huge air compressors, hydraulic pumps, electrical switchgear, over-current protection, transformers, PLCs, relays, and/or solid state variable frequency systems. We do not design or build airplanes, engines, or rockets. We operate and maintain the vast equipment required to reliably provide the test conditions required for ground testing.

Job Duties:
Provide electrical design and coordination for electrical system and mechanical equipment renovations and upgrades, including single lines conduit and cable tray routing and electrical equipment layouts.  Develops conceptual through critical design solutions for complex problems.  Provide assistance on unusual problems and reviews work for application of sound professional judgment. 

Specific tasks associated with this type of work include but are not limited to:
  • Originate or check calculations for electrical loads for mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Originate or check electrical drawings including equipment layouts, single lines, conduit/cable tray routing, and wiring and schematic diagrams.
  • Prepares specifications, estimates, and scope of work documents
  • 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 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
  • Leads 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.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in electrical engineering from a regionally accredited college or university and 5-7 years of progressive and relevant engineering experience.
  • Current US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Professional engineering certification.
  • Experience writing Scope of Work documents.
  • Experience reviewing subcontractor submittals for compliance with design requirements.

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 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, citizenship, 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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