Professional

Electronic / Instrument Engineer

Develop, implement and supervise the installation and maintenance for the huge range of electrical systems found in the resources industry.

Electrical Engineers work on systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power with equipment ranging from heavy power generators to tiny computer chips. Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. They also work on electronic systems used for computing, communications and other industrial applications.

Duties

  • Prepare and studies technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, and topographical maps to ensure installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements;
  • Develops applications of controls, instruments, and systems for new commercial, domestic, and industrial uses;
  • Plans layout of electric power generating plants and distribution lines and stations;
  • Operates computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks;
  • Compiles data and writes reports regarding existing and potential engineering studies and projects;
  • Collects data relating to commercial and residential development, population, and power system interconnection to determine operating efficiency of electrical systems;
  • Estimates labour, material, and construction costs, and prepares specifications for purchase of materials and equipment;
  • Evaluates and analyses data regarding electric power systems and stations, and recommends changes to improve operating efficiency;
  • Inspects completed installations and observes operations for conformance to design and equipment specifications, and operational and safety standards;
  • Confers with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products;
  • Performs detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications;
  • Conducts field surveys and studies maps, graphs, diagrams, and other data to identify and correct power system problems;
  • Investigates customer or public complaints, determines nature and extent of problem, and recommends remedial measures; and
  • Directs operations and coordinates manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.

Skills Required

  • Good at technical activities;
  • Good leadership skills;
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Enjoy computing and technical design;
  • Practical and creative;
  • Able to work independently; and
  • Able to accept responsibility.

Salary

$80,000 - $110,000