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Systems Design & Commissioning Engineer


This position offers engagement with leading-edge heavy industrial and electric utilities companies through the exercise and sharpening of design and commissioning engineering skills on custom power system protection and control systems.  All phases of project work are encountered: inspection, design, engineering, validation and commissioning. Industry Standards involvement, creating/delivering customer presentations, customer communications and proposal preparation are integral.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.


  • Read and analyze customer specifications and drawing and incorporate requirements into design activities.  Document and bring to attention of management areas which company cannot comply and must take exception.
  • Design customized protection and control systems in accordance with established industry standards, guidelines and best practices.
  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform design tasks.
  • Develop drawings and BOM required for the manufacture and testing of customized systems.
  • Remain up-to-date on established power system protection and control industry standards, guidelines and best practices applicable to heavy industrials and electric utilities, domestic and international.

Commissioning, Test and Service

  • Develop procedures and instructions required by the company and customer for testing and validation of customized systems and Beckwith installed products to verify functionality and operations.
  • Assist customers with field testing, validation and commissioning providing home office and field-site service.
  • Conduct or assist with customer field or classroom training of company products and systems.
  • Assist customers with resolution of field problems providing trouble shooting services.

Project Involvement

  • Perform design, engineering, validation and problem resolution in a timely and orderly basis.
  • Develop and adhere to approved project schedule providing management and/or customer with appropriate status and review reports, conducting design review meeting as may be required.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with vendors to keep abreast of buyout product offerings, obtain favorable technical support and required services.
  • Develop application manuals, instruction books, installation and testing procedures and methods and other required documentation.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and preparation of comprehensive technical proposals in response to customer requirements and solicitations.  Includes preliminary design, detail costing and description of company offering.
  • Reviews system design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
  • Coordinates activities related to technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and validation/commissioning problems.
  • Directs integration of Engineering/Design and System Fabrication activities.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget.
  • Prepares interim and completion project reports.
  • Comply with all work rules, including but not limited to, the Company's safety and attendance policies.
  • As required, travel domestically and internationally in fulfillment of duties and responsibilities.
  • As required, assist upper management, marketing and sales with customer visits and presentations, participation at industry trade shows and conferences, and training for company personnel and sales representatives.
  • Understand and comply with ISO 9001 procedures.


Laptop/PC computer, Smartphone, Printer, FAX, Copier, Secondary Injection Test Set, Oscilloscope, AutoCAD, Plotter, Calculator, basic manufacturing tools, Oscillograph, Power tools (i.e.: drills, saws, etc.)


Bachelor's (B.S.) in electrical engineering or equivalent; or minimum of seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Background in power system protection (protective relaying) and control for power generation, transmission and distribution applications required.


Knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional; Word, Excel, Power Point, AutoCAD, MS Project, Visio, and Outlook. Excellent telephone customer service skills and etiquette. Familiarity with equipment, operations and services in the electric power protection and control arena.

Our Compensation Package includes a Competitive Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, 401(k) Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and Educational Assistance.