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Principal Electrical Engineer

Kingsport, TN, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Lead Electrical Engineer to primarily support projects at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, with occasional travel to support projects at the Radford n Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA.


We ideally want a well-rounded Electrical Engineer with power, instrumentation and control systems design experience related to large modernization projects for industrial or chemical facilities. The Lead Electrical Engineer will serve on a project team with representatives from all disciplines to perform the project. In this role, the position will support projects over their entire life cycle including development of project plans and proposals, requirements, trade studies, specifications, design packages, and scopes of work. The position will review subcontractor design submissions and later in the project life cycle support provide technical support to construction. Toward the end of the project the lead engineer will oversee electrical systems checkout and commissioning.


The Lead Electrical Engineer will:

o Serve as Lead Electrical Engineer on large modernization projects.

o Develop proposals, concept designs, and trade studies for new facilities.

o Analyze existing plant infrastructure and recommend upgrade plans and strategies.

o Prepare and present technical aspects of projects during internal and external design reviews.

o Review and respond to subcontractor design and construction submittals.

o Support project management with schedule, budget, and scope tracking and analysis.

o Provide technical direction to electrical designers, drafting personnel, and design subcontractors.

o Develop scopes-of-work and equipment specifications for instrumentation and controls.

o Provide technical support to the construction management organization in support of subcontractors.


BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer energetic materials for our government and commercial customers. Holston AAP has provided high quality products for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at www.baesystems.com/OSIjobs.


Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience


Required Skills and Education

o Required education: Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field.

o Experience in the design of electrical, instrumentation, and control systems for chemical or industrial manufacturing facilities.

o Ability to perform as lead electrical engineer on multi-million dollar modernization projects.

o Ability to work with a cross functional team of engineers to plan, propose, design, and implement projects.

o Experience directing the work of other engineers and/or designers.

o Ability to review work products from subcontract design firms.


Preferred Skills and Education

o Professional Engineering (PE) License.

o Experience related to large modernization projects in chemical manufacturing facilities

o 10 or more years of experience in Lead Electrical Engineering role

o Experience in medium and low voltage power distribution

o Experience in design of Safety Instrumented Systems and LOPA


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