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Sr. Electrical Design Engineer - Largo, FL

Date: Sep 30, 2022

Location: Largo, FL, US, 33773-3724

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
 
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

Hubbell Inc.

Beckwith Electric 

6190 118th Ave N.

Largo, FL 33763

Position Overview

The Senior Electrical Design Engineer is a key role within Beckwith Electric.  This individual leverages their strong expertise to help the company develop and maintain world-class, 
leading edge protective relaying and control products which provide protection and control of power systems within the utility industry.  The Senior Electrical Design Engineer will
participate in the full cycle of product development including design, prototyping, testing and other applicable deliverables.  In addition, the individual will participate in product deployment, 
design reviews, and provide support in resolving customer technical support issues pertaining to the product development life cycle. In this role, the individual will be responsible for all aspects
of electrical engineering including new product development, modification of existing designs, sustaining engineering, and product validation.  

New Product Development
The Senior Electrical Design Engineer will be called upon to create innovative hardware for Beckwith products. 
The person in this role must be highly skilled with electrical design, with a proven track record of delivering results.
This individual will work closely with the engineering management, program management and business development teams to determine project requirements, 
create conceptual designs, provide basis of estimates, and create comprehensive design specification documents in accordance with company standards. 
Additionally, the individual will participate in design review meetings and make presentations which are easily understood by a broad audience.

Sustaining Engineering
When appropriate in the product development life cycle, the Senior Electrical Design Engineer may be called upon to work closely with customer support team, identify issues, 
resolve problems in existing products, and develop new options. If necessary, the individual will communicate directly with customers to perform product troubleshooting. 

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Conceive, invent, and develop novel hardware architectures and designs for protective relays and controls.
•    Create and develop theoretical computer models and/or complex calculations within area of expertise.
•    Create and develop experimental analysis techniques to verify validity of computer models and calculations.
•    Draw schematics and create detailed design documentation per established company standards.
•    Work closely with PCB and mechanical engineers to assist with layout and component placements.
•    Write requirements for new product development, including technical design specification, hardware design, analysis of test data, estimations of labor and hardware
      costs for prototypes.
•    Provide time estimates and schedules for hardware development tasks.
•    Assist in creating of software/firmware functional specifications and requirements documentation for new products.  
•    Analyze and resolve field issues. Perform root cause analysis and determine effective preventive action(s).
•    Participate in design review meetings.
•    Work with engineering management to create and promote an environment in which technical innovation can flourish through empowerment, encouragement, support, 
      and recognition that enables business growth.
•    Manage projects to ensure their completion on-time and within established budgets.
•    Provide periodic project status reports.
•    Conduct internal design reviews as required.
•    Mentor and train more junior engineering staff as appropriate.

Skills and Experience

B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with 7+ years of relevant work experience.
•    Proven competency in analog and digital circuit design and validation using Altium, OrCAD or other relevant tools.
•    Experience using simulation and modeling tools such as PSpice.
•    Proficient in rapid prototyping techniques.
•    Advanced user of oscilloscopes, signal generators, logic analyzers and other instruments.
•    Well versed in design failure mode and effect analysis (DFMEA) process.
•    Work equally well independently and at the direction of others.
•    Strong critical thinking / problem solving skills.
•    Demonstrated mastery of the Scientific Method.
•    Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist.
•    The ability to work with and without direct supervision.
•    Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
•    Strong communication skills (written/verbal/presentation).
•    Demonstrated computer proficiency.

Desired EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
•    M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with 10+ years of relevant work experience.
•    Strong technical understanding of power systems.
•    Experience with high voltage and high-power systems design and protection.
•    Familiarity with compliance testing standards IEEE, IEC, UL. 
•    Experience with industrial automation and control systems design using microcontroller/microprocessors.
•    Broad knowledge of communication interfaces and protocols such as Ethernet, USB, Bluetooth, I2C, SPI, etc.
•    Advanced knowledge of high speed signaling and techniques.
•    Proficient in switching power supplies and battery charges design.
•    Skilled in FPGA design using Verilog/VHDL programming languages. 
•    Familiarity with low level firmware development using C/C++ language.
•    Experience with stage gate engineering development processes.
•    Experience with DFSS (Design for Six Sigma).
•    Lean/6-Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt.

 

 

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Education

Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


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