electrical and power systems design engineer job

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Who is an electrical and power systems design engineer and what do they do? The task of the electrical and power systems design engineer is to create concepts and designs for electro-technical systems and power installations. Typically, these are installations for the production and distribution of electrical power, for efficient electrically powered equipment, machine tools, electrical alarm or control systems, specifications for the design of electrical equipment used in difficult operating conditions (dusty, explosive, humid, high temperatures).

What are the activities of the electrical and power systems design engineer? The electrical and power systems design engineer cooperates in establishing the scope of large investment projects. S/he works in team with the design engineers of related technologies, with the engineering manager of the project, sometimes with the investors. The efficiency of his/her work is directly proportional to his/her ability to obtain and supply timely information, with his/her proficiency in updating the technical-economic database and his/her ability to assess his/her creations in the field.

Where is it done and under what conditions? The electrical and power systems design engineer works mainly in well lit offices. The electrical equipment itself is however, often used in difficult operating conditions (dusty, explosive, humid, high temperatures).

What tools/equipment do they use? Information technology and normal office and drawing office equipment.

What do you need to succeed? You need a degree from a school of electrical engineering of a technical university, or possibly a qualification in electro-technical studies at a secondary or trade school.