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Electrical CAD Designer (Microgrid/Power Distribution Systems)

Durham, NC


Job Summary:

The primary duties of the PowerSecure Construction Engineering Electrical Designer are to work with the project team to develop construction document sets, perform power system studies, and support our sales team with proposal drawings. Developing code compliant construction documents with accuracy and speed is the main goal for this position.

Minimum Qualifications: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills):

Construction Engineering Electrical Designer will be required to work normal business hours (1st shift) onsite at the Durham, NC campus; remote or hybrid accommodations may be considered. To perform successfully in this role, an individual must be able to perform proficiently within each duty and responsibility outlined in this description; work must meet quality standards and will be delivered within prescribed timelines.

  • Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent.

  • Has a minimum of five (5) years’ experience using CAD software to specify and design electrical systems, electrical schematics, equipment for power generation, electrical distribution controls, and various other business driven electrical concept plans.

  • Has a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with switchgear, panelboards, transformers, electrical diagrams, and other related electrical design concepts.

  • Skilled in interpreting and conceptualizing documents which may include work instructions, written directions, and markups to electrical drawings; also, must possess the ability to interpret and apply building codes (NEC, NFPA, IEEE, and all applicable AHJ codes and standards).

  • Experienced using Adobe and Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Proficient in the English Language; must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively.

  • Remain very well organized, possess a keen attention to detail, and a pride in the quality of your contributions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Construction Electrical Designers must be able to develop and design electrical construction documents and use CAD software to develop the drawings with speed and accuracy. Drawings include site plans, one-line diagrams, electrical risers, schematics, electrical details, specifications, and sequence of operations.

  • Thorough understanding and interpretation of domestic electrical and building codes.

  • Strong work ethic, and self-starter who takes initiative. Stays on task during independent contributions but is equally capable of working under supervision.

  • Takes ownership of assigned tasks in a timely manner and learn new principal ideas and concepts.

  • Possesses tactful and effective communication skills; collaborate with peers and leadership to develop solutions.

  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following company standards and procedures while complying with legal regulations.

  • Reviews O&M manuals for project close-outs and submittal packages for customer approval.

  • Assembles and reviews permitting packages including plotting construction drawings, drafting letters, transmittals and having the engineer sign and seal documents as required.

  • Assist with the development of power system studies, to include coordination studies, short circuit studies and arc flash studies.

  • Communication and cooperation with the EPC engineering team members, Project Team members, sales, and product engineering groups to ensure quality and accuracy of deliverables while maintaining schedule integrity.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Limited travel will be required. Less than 10%

  • Must be able to work at a desk and use a computer for extended periods of time.

  • Office environment.

  • Required to sit at a desk throughout the day with occasionally walking around the campus.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have additional duties assigned based on business requirements.

About Us

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)

  • Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure


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