Electrical Engineer/Project Manager

Midlothian, VA /
Electrical /
Progressive Design, Inc. is currently seeking an entrepreneurial spirited Electrical Engineer/Project Manager. The company's entrepreneurial culture is key to its success and sets Progressive Design apart from the competition.

This is a full time/direct hire position that is located in Midlothian, VA- (Richmond, VA area).

Company Overview:
Founded in 1986, Progressive Design has grown to become one of the largest privately held multi-discipline engineering companies in central Virginia. Possessing vast experience and technical expertise, we deliver unparalleled value to our customers.
Progressive Design supports manufacturing facilities and clients in the Eastern US with areas of specialization including: project feasibility studies, detailed project/construction estimates, process improvement analysis, new process design, process upgrades, air pollution abatement technology and integration, environmental compliance, product design and capital projects.  The company serves Fortune 500 companies in industries such as food processing, films, fibers, plastics, paper, chemicals, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, power, metals, wastewater treatment, and discrete manufacturing.

General Responsibilities:
Electrical Engineers are willing and able to visit client facilities and discuss problems.  They also have the ability to develop subsequent solutions, then write and effectively communicate scopes of work and/or proposals.  This is huge – we need people with technical skills that can think on their feet, recognize a client need and offer help.  Senior Electrical Engineers need to be able to develop work scopes independently with limited supervision or guidance.   Typically, in order to do this, a candidate for this position will need experience in manufacturing to understand the various roles: production, maintenance, planning, HS&E, and engineering in order to know where, within a facility, the information necessary to develop a solution can be found.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for performing electrical engineering duties on assigned projects including power distribution, machine control design, instrument and control design, and programming (PLC, PC, MMI, etc.)
Develop bids, proposals, scopes of work, scope changes, correspondence, estimates, schedules, material lists, specifications, theories of operation, programming documentation, design concepts, design drawings and other project documentation per customer and corporate guidelines
Perform field work and technical research
Perform technical studies and calculations
Perform programming and system commissioning

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
Heavy industrial experience
Active PE License or E.I.T. certification with the drive to earn PE license within 3-years will be considered
Plant experience in an Engineering, Engineering Support or Maintenance Tech Support role
Project Management and Design leadership experience from concept, documentation development, standards definitions through checking, submittals, construction, startup, commissioning, handover and long-term support
Capital project development experience – understanding of justifications and risks
Project estimating experience - development of required documentation, Engineering and Design hours estimates, construction materials and labor
Experience with industrial plant (Electrical, Power, Controls, Instrumentation, NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 72, NFPA 101) constructability reviews
Power System Engineering experience – 15kV and below
Specification of medium voltage equipment, such as, MCCs, power transformers, distribution panels, etc.
Experience with one-Line diagram development, analysis, load studies
Understanding of Arc Flash and System Coordination
Experience with SKM or ETAP software is preferred
Electrical Classification (NFPA 70/Article 500) understanding and application experience
Reading and updating P&IDs
Experience evaluating controls and instrumentation integrations
PLC and/or DCS Hardware Conversion experience (experience with multiple platforms is preferred)
System integration experience: Controls and Signals – additions and new equipment tie-ins
Instrumentation - basic understanding of process measurements and signaling
Instrumentation - experience and proven expertise toward developing specification and selections based upon process conditions and needs
Experience with power System Controls/Relaying
Design experience of electrical and control schematics
Working knowledge of NEC, BOCA and other codes related to design

Preferred Requirements:
PE Registration
Experience with SKM or ETAP software
Experience in an industrial chemical processing environment
Current working knowledge of AutoCAD
Current working knowledge of MS Project

We offer a fast paced, exciting work environment with a competitive compensation package including: Health Care Benefits, Vacation, 401K and tuition reimbursement.