Electrical designers are in charge of creating electrical schematics, layouts, and other grid plans for their organization. They must develop effective, safe electrical diagrams, provide assistance in the installation of equipment and systems, and perform design computations using their engineering skills. Additionally, electrical designers prepare drawing packages that support building code specifications, participate in staff meeting to oversee planning methods, and review project needs to adapt their performance accordingly. Keeping design documentation and using company resources efficiently are essential in this role, as is following strict safety requirements to avoid electrical accidents. Other tasks performed by electrical designers include performing calculations based on sketches to present proposals, coordinating the implementation of design criteria by using engineering techniques and industrial tools, and translating design requirements into specific configurations.
Generally, electrical designers work in a plant setting. One of their main tools include a design board to test their drawings, and they use a computer with proprietary software to create,and modify their design plans.
To be successful in this role, electrical designers must be results-oriented problem solvers who work well both on their own and in a team environment.
They must be able to adhere to contractual specifications by following local regulations. Additionally, they meet deadlines and use their superior communication skills to present their progress to superiors in their department. An associate's degree in electrical design or engineering technology is required for this job. Additional experience in drafting or industrial design may be helpful. Electrical designers must also be familiar with statistical process control methods.
Electrical Designer Tasks
- Confer with engineers and design staff to interpret design concepts.
- Review all applicable documentation and company procedural manuals to determine critical attributes of design.
- Perform calculations in preparation for designing products.
- Retrieve and review all customer specification documents, vendor quotes, drawings and diagrams for creating electrical designs for customer.
- Revise drawings and designs based on change orders and customer requests.