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Design Engineer

Southwire Company

Huntersville, North Carolina 28078
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  • Design/Development Engineering
  • Energy
  • Power Engineering
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Design Engineer (Southwire Company – Huntersville, NC) Produce electro-mechanical designs of high voltage power transmission cables and oversee project manufacturing and installation. Conduct ampacity calculations, finite element and Multiphysics analyses to study electrical and thermal behavior of cable systems with respect to power transmission requirements and installation methods. Complete cable system design including cables, accessories, linkboxes, grounding details and bonding schemes for voltage classes 69kV up to 500 kV. Develop layout drawings and determine suitable fiber optic components for communication, protection and Distributed Temperature Measurement (DTS) systems. Collaborate with Sales & Marketing and Project Management teams in providing bid quotations and technical support in project related technical discussions. Support manufacturing in preparation of production paperwork according to cable design and solving problems on manufacturing floor. Support Operations and Installation teams during project installation and commissioning by preparing bill of materials, grounding details, drawings packages and materials ordering. Execute project management of research and development projects including planning, timeline forecast, budget management, logistics coordination and using the Stage Gate process. Represent the company in meetings and conferences. Make technical presentations and interact with customers to resolve significant technical issues and develop related action plans. Proactively seek and implement initiatives to improve operations and increase customer satisfaction.

Requires a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field and 2 years of experience in the job offered or in the electrical power transmission industry. In lieu of a Master's degree in stated field and 2 years of experience as stated, will accept a Bachelor's degree in stated field and 5 years of experience in the electrical power transmission industry. All stated experience must include the following: high voltage cable design and manufacturing; utilizing software packages including Cymcap, Comsol Multiphysics, SolidWorks, Matlab, Pull Planner and Microsoft Office Suite; working with industry standards including IEC, AEIC, ICEA, IEEE, ASTM, Cigre, NGrid, NEC and NESC; communicating complex technical information in written reports and presentations both internally and to customers; and, reading and analyzing engineering drawings.

Please send resumes to Southwire Company, Attn: Shannen Kim, One Southwire Drive, Carrollton, GA 30119. Reference JobID: DE-PRE.