Sr. Electrical Engineer-394771

Michoud Assembly Facility, LA

Purpose of the Position

Syncom Space Services (S3) is seeking a professional Electrical Engineer to join our Engineering Services Department (ESD) team at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility.  The ideal candidate will perform complex Electrical Design and Operations engineering tasks and provide technical support in compliance with current electrical industry and site standards. Specific engineering tasks include project planning and development, preliminary concepts and trade studies, design development, construction monitoring, analysis and modeling, and cost estimating for facilities and technical systems.  The Sr. Engineer also assists other discipline engineers in the preparation of plans, designs, computation methods, and reports. 

Principal Duties/Responsibilities of the Position

• Development of electrical designs for construction of new or modification to existing facilities and site utilities relating to 115Kv, 13.8Kv, and 480 electrical power distribution, grounding and lightning protection, Hazardous locations per NEC, lighting, etc.

• Prepare plans and specifications in conjunction with other project team members for construction packages. 

• Perform engineering analyses and develop design calculations using engineering software and methods.

• Develops design proposals and estimated cost of construction for completed designs.

• Assists in the review of vendor/contractor submittals and Requests for Information (RFIs) to bring product design from engineering phase to completed construction.

• Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other organizations and engineering disciplines.

• Responsible for reviewing/checking the designs, specifications, and costs estimates of electrical engineers that are part of our current team. 

• Must comply with all applicable safety and health related policies and procedures.

• Conduct site visits with designers/drafters and other engineers to field verify as-builts, research site conditions, and develop project design strategies.

• Provide technical oversight, mentorship, and peer review for discipline engineers.

• Monitor and report weekly on the status of all current design projects, including design schedule and actual cost.

• Technical recommendations and decision making for all on-site facilities electrical design and construction efforts.

• Assist other departments as needed with engineering support.

Education and Experience Requirements 

• Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or similar discipline from an ABET accredited university.

• Minimum of 10 years of related experience with electrical design principles and practices.

• Knowledge of and application of current industry standards and codes (NFPA, IEEE, ICC).

• Software experience in one or more of the following: SKM

• Active professional engineer (PE) licensure registered in the state of LA or MS.

Special Knowledge and Skills Required 

• Good organizational and planning skills.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

• Ability to work independently but follow specific detailed instructions. 

• Ability to interface with various levels of personnel in a multi-cultural, team- oriented environment and interact with all levels of management regarding project activity. 

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, O365, and PowerPoint).

• Prior experience with projects located on Federal Government institutions.

• Attention to detail and ability to exercise good professional judgment.

Other Requirements 

• Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to obtain required NASA badge. 

• Must be able to provide a certified Birth Certificate (with state seal), Passport, or INS Citizenship documents on date of hire (candidate will be sent home if this paperwork is not provided upon arrival on date of hire). 

• Must have the ability to communicate the English language, both verbally and written, in an effective manner. 

• Must have, and maintain, a valid driver’s license.

• Occasional travel and support to Stennis Space Center, MS.