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Electrical Engineer -- Project Lead -- Hybrid at Sargent & Lundy, L.L.C

Electrical Engineer -- Project Lead -- Hybrid

Sargent & Lundy, L.L.C Houston, TX Full-Time



Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services\u2014from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance\u2014with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.


Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.


Quality \u2013 We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.


Accountability \u2013 Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.


Our People \u2013 We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.


Our Clients \u2013 We deliver value and exceed our clients\u2019 expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.


Innovation \u2013 Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.


Meaningful Impact \u2013 We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.


Energy & Industrial Group

Sargent & Lundy\u2019s clients in the energy and industrial markets recognize us as a global leader in coal and gas power generation, plant design, advanced technologies, environmental compliance, mid-stream and downstream oil & gas and multi-disciplined industrial projects.


We provide comprehensive engineering, design, analysis, and consulting for energy and industrial markets worldwide. Sargent & Lundy\u2019s professional and highly experienced staff has the ability and know-how to take on the smallest of tasks to scope-intensive, complex projects. If you are interested in this type of dynamic work, consider joining the Sargent & Lundy team.

  • This position will offer you the opportunity to work as a lead engineer in a project team environment involved in the design, modification, and analysis of electrical systems for projects ranging from existing plant retrofits to new generation installations.
  • You will be involved in power distribution designs and the preparation of specifications for the procurement of major electrical power equipment and related installation services needed to support the projects.
  • Assist project manager in efforts to ensure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.
  • Coordinate systems design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements.
  • Prepare and review functional design drawings including single line, relay and metering, cable block, and schematic diagrams.  Prepare documentation for design input for other drawing production and 3-D modeling.
  • Prepare and review detailed calculations, including auxiliary power system studies, voltage drop, protective relay settings, and arc flash calculations.
  • Interface with vendors to prepare bills of material and equipment purchase specifications and provide recommendations to the client.
  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements and S&L formats.
  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawings.
  • Provide guidance as a mentor in the development of less experienced engineers. 
  • Develop your career via peer-learning by way of S&L\u2019s systems of process and associated \u201cCommunities of Practice\u201d.
  • Travel to client and vendor offices for design reviews and to plant site locations for construction coordination and field verification of designs.


    We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.


    Essential skills and experience:

    • A Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program is required and an emphasis in power systems is preferred.
    • PE license highly preferred or ability to earn a PE license is required.
    • 10 or more years of experience in power plant or industrial plant design, with a focus on integrated, detailed system design for new facilities, or modifications or replacements for existing facilities.
    • Experience in the selection of equipment, materials, control philosophy, and the preparation and assembling of calculations and specifications.
    • Experience with electrical system design including medium and low voltage distribution systems (transformers, generators, motors), communication systems, equipment selection, and analytical calculations.
    • Experience performing calculations in ETAP and/or SKM.
    • Technically knowledgeable of available electrical power distribution equipment.
    • Experience with serving as firm/client liaison in a lead engineering role.
    • Experience in reviewing other engineers\u2019 design calculations and drawings.
    • This position in based in Houston, TX and will require occasional travel.

      Valued but not required skills and experience:

      • Technical knowledge and experience with instrumentation and controls engineering.
      • Project management and business development experience.
      • Construction and start-up experience a plus.


        Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.



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