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Siemens Electrical Engineer - Experienced in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Family: Engineering

Req ID: 355652

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Position Overview

The Electrification & Automation MV Business Unit of Siemens is located near Raleigh, NC and is looking for highly qualified and energetic Engineers for its medium voltage (4.16-38 kV) Air or Gas Insulated Switchgear team.

Qualified candidates will have options to work remotely

Essential Job Functions:

  • Analyze customer’s technical specifications, one line diagram and schematic diagram regarding the application of Siemens MV switchgear products along with associated protection and control systems and design appropriate product solutions to meet the customers’ expectations in cost-effective and timely manner

  • Work independently and/or lead a project team to create all documents for customer approval and manufacturing of Medium Voltage switchgears.

  • Utilize the engineering configurator software to prepare, one-line drawings, control schematics and bill of material with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Be a technical project leader taking full ownership of the overall deliverables while guiding a team

  • Provide factory support during the manufacture of your projects to ensure that the final deliverable is true to your design. Also, in the process to provide technical support to customers.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 3+ years of proven experience working with the design/configuration electrical power distribution products and systems. Preference given to experience with switchgear.

  • Strong working knowledge of standard protection and control technologies used in medium voltage power distribution products with proven ability to share this knowledge with others.

  • Ability to analyze customer’s technical specifications regarding the application of protection and control systems and apply appropriate product solutions to meet the customers’ expectations in cost-effective and timely manner.

  • Ability to read, understand one-line and evaluate electrical schematics to identify errors or potential improvements.

  • Ability to multitask and manage large workloads and business demands.

  • An ideal candidate is detailed orientated, process driven and able to embrace a culture of quality.

Considered a plus but not required:

  • A Masters Degree in Engineering is a plus with extra consideration given if degree concentration is in the area of power systems.

  • Proven ability to create, convert & modify drawings with AutoCAD Electrical or Engineering Base software.

  • Familiarity with ANSI, IEEE, UL and NEMA standards for MV Switchgear.

  • Experience with electrical design for medium voltage switchgear, preference given to experience with Siemens switchgear.


In addition to the growth and development opportunities we continue to foster, we offer included benefits of flexible PTO, a matching 401K plan, health, life, vision and dental benefits, paid parental leave, potential for hybrid remote work, and so much more.

About Smart Infrastructure – Electrification and Automation:

The Electrification and Automation (EA) Business Unit offers the full range of energy distribution systems and solutions for all markets and through all sales channels. We provide reliable power distribution grids of today while investing into our Future Grids portfolio and applications to create the power distribution grid of the future. Our comprehensive portfolio meets the growing technical requirements of today’s and tomorrow’s power grid!

Can you see yourself, learning, growing, and succeeding here? If so we'd like to meet you! Apply today and learn how you can be a part of the Siemens family.


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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