Dow has an opening for a Technical Support Electrical Engineer in our Seadrift, TX site. The Technical Support Electrical Engineer provides specialized technical support and solutions for project teams, operations and maintenance. The Hardware Disciplines within Engineering and Maintenance are comprised of the following disciplines: Buildings, Civil, Electrical, Instrument, Materials, Mechanical, Process Containment Equipment and Piping. Hardware Disciplines support both projects and technical support teams as a technical expert recognized as a “go to” person within their site/region for their area of expertise, or as discipline lead on projects. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience in their field and works independently, receiving minimal guidance. In the project lead capacity, develops an excellent understanding of Global Project Methodology (GPM), Most Effective Technology (MET), their discipline work process/associated best practices to deliver safe, cost effective and efficient solutions that meet the business opportunity plan for both intermediate and large projects.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Serves as the leader of the project within their discipline. Ensures their deliverables meet the needs of the project: function as intended, on time and within budget. Examples of electrical deliverables are as follows:

Participate on Front End Loading of new projects to develop and define the project scope

Development of electrical drawings such as single lines, three lines and control schematics

Perform Short Circuit, Load Flow, and arc flash studies to ensure appropriate equipment ratings and power system performance.

Perform Relay Coordination studies and develop protective relay settings for new equipment and/or protective relay upgrades

Develop motor control strategy

Design equipment layout, grounding, lighting, cable raceway systems for industrial electrical power distribution systems.

Work with Electrical Equipment Suppliers and internal procurement organization to develop major electrical equipment order specifications. Major equipment types include Power Transformers, High Voltage and Low Voltage Switchgear, Motor Control Centers, Variable Frequency Drives, Large High Voltage and Low Voltage Motors, Prefabricated Electrical Substations, Power Cable, Large UPS Systems

Manage as-built redline drawings to ensure the accuracy of electrical drawings through the life of the project, from design to final commissioning and start-up.

Provide electrical support during all phases of a project, design, construction, commissioning and start-up.

  • Has accountability for project results and for the implementation of and adherence to all relevant work processes and best practices.
  • Drives front end loading to ensure clear scope definition along with establishing staffing plans and schedules to enable adequate control during execution.
  • Develops staffing plans and directs resourcing activities within their discipline. For projects which utilize engineering firms, they work with their counterpart at the EPC to do so.
  • Acts as site focal point for projects in discipline providing site input for virtual team execution
  • Leads the completion of deliverables provided to estimating and reviews output of the estimate to ensure accurate reflection of scope.
  • Leads technical contract package development and supports implementation.
  • Coordinates with other disciplines
  • Develop detailed equipment specifications, inquiry/order packages, job instructions, drawings, and installation details for construction contracts.
  • Participate in document reviews, performance testing and shop inspections for major electrical equipment.
  • Drives value engineering and economic designs to ensure the best value is delivered to the business
  • Uses and enforces project change management program.
  • Ensures safety in design.
  • Provide engineering oversight during the construction phase including occasional site visits.
  • Provide electrical system commissioning and start-up support

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering OR obtaining one prior to employment is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of industry experience.
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of NFPA 70
  • Experience with design, maintenance, commissioning or start-up of Industrial Electrical Systems.
  • Experience performing Power System Studies using ETAP, SKM or similar. Load Flows, Short Circuit Analysis, Protective Relay Coordination, Arc Flash Analysis.
  • Experience with protective relaying. Developing protective relay settings, programming microprocessor relays, testing of protective relays. Microprocessor and electromechanical relays.

Note: Domestic relocation assistance may be available for this role.

Dow Offers: 

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment 
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth 
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world 
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others