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Electrical Designer - Junior
Norwest Engineering | Portland, Oregon
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Job Description

Norwest Engineering's success is rooted in providing exceptional client service while promoting a work environment fostering teamwork and long-term relationship development. For 40 years, we have provided a wide-range of professional engineering and technical services in the heavy industrial market place including petrochemical, chemical, primary metals and pulp & paper.

Responsibilities will initially be assigned based on experience but will grow in relation to the individuals progress in professional knowledge.

As a Junior Electrical Designer, you will work as part of a multi-discipline engineering and design team on heavy industrial projects. You will be responsible for designing the power and control systems for these facilities.

* Work with the senior electrical designer and/or the electrical engineer to develop one-line diagrams, grounding plans, area classification plans, control panel layout, PLC & DCS wiring diagrams, medium (15kV-600 V) and low (600V and below) voltage motor schematics, cable tray & conduit routing plans, duct bank plans and cable schedules.
* Assist the senior electrical designer with:
* Development of the preliminary design concepts from engineers and project managers into complete, functional systems.
* Sizing wire, cable tray, conduit and over-current protection devices.
* Drafting project drawings in accordance with client standards and industry best practices.
* Utilizing electrical engineering documents including cable and conduit schedules, I/O lists,, electrical load lists and client drawing specifications.
* Coordinating with mechanical, civil and structural drawings to find and mitigate interferences with the electrical drawings.
* Travel will comprise 10% to 25% for site investigations, design reviews and construction inspection and coordination.

Position requirements are as follows:

* Experience with drafting and design on industrial projects is a plus; however, it is not necessary.
* Any working knowledge of current industry codes and standards (NEC, NEMA, ANSI, NESC, and NFPA is a plus.
* Ability to work within a multi-discipline team of engineers and designers to meet customer objectives
* Familiarity with Autodesk software programs such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Electrical and Navisworks.
* AA degree or equivalent level of knowledge acquired through vocation or technical school training.
* Good written and oral communication skills
* Computer skills need to include the MS Office Suite
* Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application for employment-Norwest Engineering does not sponsor employment visas

About Norwest Engineering

For over 25 years, Norwest Engineering has been providing careers for innovative and dedicated people. As a multi-disciplined firm, Norwest Engineering provides opportunities in all areas of engineering and design. Our engineers and designers work on a variety of port, municipality and industrial projects which gives them the opportunity to enjoy a diverse work experience. Norwest Engineering's personnel strive to provide innovative and cost effective engineering solutions for projects in both the public and private sectors. That is why we aim to hire innovative and diligent people for all positions. We are proud of our designation as an equal opportunity employer and we do encourage people of all backgrounds to apply for any position available. Please contact us at Norwest Engineering. We look forward to discussing employment opportunities with you in greater detail.

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