JR Simplot Sr Electrical Engineer Food Group (Boise, ID) in Boise, Idaho
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Sr Electrical Engineer position available on our Food Group Engineering team at Simplot Headquarters in Boise, ID.
SUMMARY This job posting is for a Sr Electrical Engineering lead that supports production efforts of the Food Group Business Unit by providing overall technical engineering leadership with a focus on electrical. This role is accountable for providing technical leadership to multiple complex capital installation projects (typically $2MM - $50MM) across multiple site locations. To implement new or existing equipment, design and implement electrical distribution systems and processes to deliver best asset deployment value in a Food Manufacturing Environment.
Responsibilities: • Lead and direct internal and external engineering and operations teams in establishing the appropriate food safety and sanitary designs of electrical systems, to ensure the project meets intended results, scope, budget & timeline • Provide expertise in electrical power, lighting, low voltage systems and process control to ensure that design and construction activities comply with standards, specifications and regulatory codes • Accountable to ensure the electrical system design is aligned with the automation design • Accountable for project system quality and performance (hitting rates, speeds, throughputs, efficiencies, etc.) • Directs and accountable for; scope development, equipment specifications and review, bidding & evaluation of quotes, review of technical drawings, assembling construction bid packages, cost estimating, cost control, gaining alignment with operations and key stakeholders, and providing oversight to construction & start-up leadership. • Accountable for assessing and delivering the most cost effective design that aligns with key stakeholders the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering solutions • Leads and is accountable for the development and evaluation of plans and success criteria (often by others) to ensure that project and/or system performance meets business objectives for a variety of projects and activities that are usually carried out by others. • Review and communicate project cost risks to leadership, including instances of breach of policies, standards or codes • Ensure proper engineering and turnover documentation complies with specifications, standards and expectations
Requirements: • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from 4 year college or university • Seven plus years related experience and/or training • Extensive design and budget development experience on large capital projects • Knowledge of electrical design for industrial or manufacturing capital projects (electrical power, transformers, distribution equipment, motor control centers, motor control panels, lighting etc.) • Knowledge of electrical design for low voltage and control systems (Ethernet, fire alarm systems, digital Fieldbus etc.) is desired • Knowledgeable of Food Plant Operations is a plus • Extensive consultant and construction people management experience will be required at this level • Previous experience managing technical teams or groups is expected • Excellent interpersonal, and written and verbal communications skills.
Skills: • Possess and can demonstrate effective thinking and behaviors as it relates to leadership skills and competencies. (esp. passion, collaboration, urgency and conflict resolution) • Ability to lead and/or work on multiple small projects across multiple sites simultaneously; including compressed project (and installation) timelines in an operating food manufacturing facility. • Strong business acumen to understand and deliver the most cost effective technical solution to the business • Ability to multi-task and lead the electrical engineering effort on multiple capital projects in the food industry from design, construction and all the way through start-up • Possess the ability to contribute significantly to the solution of applied problems • Ability to follow an engineering process (from high level concept through detailed execution and start-ups)
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