24 Jan 2018

Full-Time Physical Designer – GE

jobsOakbrook Terrace, Illinois, United States

Job Description

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary: The Physical Designer will be responsible for supporting substation Project Engineers and producing timely and accurate outdoor drawing packages for complex utility projects & proposals including plan views and elevations, single line diagrams, structural / electrical details, and a detailed bill of material. All work must be done to applicable CAD and engineering standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Physical Designer, you will:

• Develop substation drawings in Microstation, Autocad or other applications such as Primtech using working knowledge of the NEC, NESC and/or customer specifications.

• Develop detailed substation layouts / elevations utilizing the various cad packages

• Generate material take-offs and detailed bills of material for substation power equipment, conduit / trough, and cable trays

• Develop cable / conduit tables from schematics and arrangement drawings

• Complete complex drawing packages with minimal / no supervision from specifications and sketches provided by others

• Follow quality procedures and standard design processes

• Perform thorough review checks of own work and the work of others

• Update engineers and PM with job completion estimates and status


• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited university or college (OR Associate’s Degree from an accredited university or college with a minimum 2 years of experience in a co-op position or a minimum of 1 year of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum 4 years of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position)

• Minimum 2 years drafting experience in Microstation V8i or AutoCAD


• GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


Desired Characteristics:

• Experience in Microstation 3D or equivalent

• Knowledge of electrical drawing symbols and their purpose

• Experience with substation outdoor design

• Ability to read one-line substation drawings

• Team player with creative ideas

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college

• Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a physical designer for a utility or engineering firm

• Prior experience with field installation and construction

• Prior experience with Substation design

• Prior experience with utility substation design standards

• Design experience with civil foundations, steel detailing, and electrical power equipment such as support structures and insulators

• High proficiency with Microstation V8i

• Solid understanding of design drafting practices and engineering systems utilized in the power industry

• Ability to develop Plan View and Elevation drawings

• Demonstrated knowledge of desktop computers and Microsoft Office products

• Demonstrated familiarity with web-based design collaboration sites and drawing management systems

• Ability to work independently and effectively interface with a multi-discipline engineering team and project managers

• Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills

• Continually strives for a professional product with a quality & process mindset

• Prior experience following quality assurance processes while working in a projects schedule driven environment

• Customer focused with ability to adapt to various customer standards

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Job Categories: 3D CAD, Auto CAD, Design, Design Engineer, Electrical Engineering, and Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: ge. Salary: Negotiable. Job expires in Endless.

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