Electrical Project Engineer

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation Spokane , WA 99201

Posted 3 months ago

The Electrical Engineer reports to the Project Engineering Electrical Leader. This position consists of developing, planning, organizing and managing capital, reliability and process improvement projects for areas throughout the plant. The position provides maintenance and production support as needed.

This position interfaces with plant and area management, area and shops maintenance personnel, vendors, contractors, area engineering, and contract engineers

The Electrical Engineer's essential functions include:

Project Management

  • Develop project scope, feasibility, cost estimates, and schedule.

  • Prepare project approval authorizations.

  • Develop specifications.

  • Charter, lead, and facilitate cross-functional project teams

  • Manage project resources, budgets, and schedules.

  • Manage engineering, design and installation contracts.

  • Verify control system design and total integration with plant systems.

  • Coordinate and manage installations, outages, and equipment start-ups.

  • Facilitate development of asset documentation (manuals, PM's, spare parts, drawings, drawing lists, material listings, etc.).

  • Coordinate operator and maintenance training

  • Track, manage and report project performance, schedule, and cost compliance

Design Engineering

  • Initiate and implement new designs or upgrades to electrical systems including:

  • Electrical controls systems, electrical drive systems, programming development, plant utilities, cranes, and mill process equipment.

  • Must be technically experienced in analyzing electrical design concepts and improvements.


  • Assist in troubleshooting equipment control and electrical systems.

  • Provide technical support during equipment outages.

  • Coordinate and support development of electrical and control system standards.

  • Coordinate and support safety initiatives.

  • Evaluate reliability improvement options.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop process and production improvements.

Requires BSEE or BSET as a minumum education.

  • Strong PC skills including Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCad, MS Project and Access, project scheduling, and specification writing.

  • Knowledge of industrial electrical/controls design, communication systems, Progammable Automation Controllers, DC and AC drives and motors, National Electrical Code, design for reliability concepts, and instrumentation.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and organizational, leadership and troubleshooting skills.

  • Proven ability to work in teams.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Experience managing projects in a manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing industrial plant facilities and systems.

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Electrical Project Engineer

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation