Electrical Engineer

Overview:

Electrical engineers are responsible for designing, maintaining, implementing, and improving electrical instruments and equipment. They must be able to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects, and must additionally inspect completed projects to ensure conformance to design standards. Sometimes computer aided design (CAD) skills will be required. Like with other engineering positions, strong problem solving skills are necessary in order to successfully complete assigned projects.

Tasks:

Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
Supervise and train project staff as needed.

Expertise:

Most entry level electrical engineering positions require a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with upper level positions requiring a few years of work experience and/or more advanced degrees. Some positions go so far as to require a Professional Engineer’s License.