Industrial Electrical Engineer

Cedar Rapids, IA 60014

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Electrical Engineering Job Number: Dj810831310 Compensation: $95000-110000 / year

Job Description

Title: Industrial Electrical Engineer 

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 

(Relocation assistance provided for appropriate candidates) 

Target Pay: $100,000 - $110,000/year 

Hire Type: Direct Hire / Permanent Position

Travel: 15%-25% National.  No weekends, all planned ahead of time


Advise and design electrical layouts for foundry equipment.  Ensure all machinery and facilities have proper power and safety regulations.  

Job Duties:

  • Jointly develop load lists and sequence of operations (SOO) with Project Engineer
  • Communicate with third-party equipment suppliers to understand their equipment’s electrical requirements, and scope of installation
  • Develop single-line electrical power schematics based on load lists
  • Specify secondary transformers and switchboards
  • Design low voltage (480V) power distribution system to MCCs
  • Design building grounding grid/system
  • Develop electrical plan sheets, wiring schematics, detail drawings, and specifications
  • Develop cable & conduit schedules, panel schedules, instrument lists, and electrical/controls BOMs
  • Advise mechanical and civil engineering counterparts of clearance and access requirements around electrical equipment, and loading imposed on structures by electrical conduit and equipment
  • Specify secondary transformers and switchboards
  • Specify MCCs/panelboards based on load lists and device requirements
  • Select field devices jointly with Project Engineer such as proximity switches, safety e-stops, level probes/sensors, etc.
  • Design HMI panels, HOA/JOA boxes, and other operator interface features
  • Develop electrical construction cost estimates
  • Perform calculations necessary to support all steps of the design process
  • Ensure design meets all applicable codes and regulations such as NEC, local codes, accepted industry practices, and place safety as prime importance
  • Communicate with local electrical inspector to understand local expectations prior to commencing design work


  • Create requests for quotation for equipment (secondary substations, MCCs, panels, etc.)
  • Create requests for quotation for installation, including materials and labor
  • Evaluate supplier and contractor quotations, and make purchase recommendations jointly with Project Engineer
  • Provide on-site supervision and technical support of installation, startup, and commissioning
  • Monitor installation to confirm adherence to scope of work, and be able to accept, mitigate, or rebut change order requests


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • PE license in at least one US state preferred, not required 
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in electrical engineering in heavy industrial applications.  Foundry experience a plus, not required 
  • Willing and able to travel to job sites as needed

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information


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