General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Experienced Electrical Engineer in Palmdale, California

Job ID#: 17258BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Experienced Electrical Engineer

Job Category: Facilities

City: Palmdale

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Summary Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for overseeing the planning, design, reconfiguration, and alteration of electrical systems for the General Atomics Desert and Spanish Fork facilities. Ensures assigned facilities activities achieve desired results. Represents the department as the primary contact on contracts or projects. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel, and coordinates with various contractors as well as internal organizations. Responds to and resolves multiple simultaneous inquiries, typically of a non-routine or complex nature, regarding a variety of facility related matters, some of which require immediate attention. Plans and develops project timetables and coordinates facility activities to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget. Maintains, analyzes, updates, and develops various electronic and hard copy records and makes brief presentations as required. Responsibilities involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.

Essential Functions

  1. Reviews, develops, and presents data concerning facility modifications including requested modifications, company policies, regulatory requirements, and required completion dates.

  2. Assists with architectural and engineering cost estimates, functional studies, construction plans and specifications. Develops and presents timetables and schedules for projects.

  3. Coordinates with architecture and/or engineering firms in developing design criteria and preparing layout and detailed drawings. Prepares bid sheets and contracts for construction and facilities acquisitions.

  4. Reviews estimated design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparations, and other related costs.

  5. Coordinates or directs the construction and installation progress to ensure conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules.

  6. Responsible for oversight of outside contractors.

  7. Ensures projects are completed on schedule and within budget while maintaining government regulations and health and safety requirements.

  8. Analyzes data and situations. Responds to and resolves issues of a complex nature.

  9. Ensures that all appropriate documentation are updated, reported and filed.

  10. Uses ladders and lifts both above ground and on rooftops of buildings to develop statements of work and conduct building inspections.

  11. May function in an advisory or leadership role and provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

Highly Desirable

  1. Demonstrating a complete understanding of electrical construction planning theories, concepts and principles, as well as National Electric Code (NEC) and commercial building codes involved with construction and construction planning.

  2. Being familiar with Industry Construction Standards and best practices.

  3. Possessing an active B or C10 license with ability to pull permits and work with city, county and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction

  4. Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of AutoCAD.


Job Qualifications:

Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in electrical engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience in construction planning as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a complete understanding of electrical construction planning theories, concepts, principles, and codes; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License is desirable.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.