Electrical Engineering Jobs in Houston

Electrical Engineer

Job Details

Hiring Organization Powell
Post Name Electrical Engineer
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77075


The electrical power industry is among the most safety-conscious groups in the world. Powell’s core philosophy, to be Powered by Safety®, ensures our products are designed to reinforce this position by bringing safety-related features to our customers. Compared to our peers, we deliver the highest value to our customers by producing products and systems that function with the highest degree of safety while providing the ultimate in efficient operation and design.

Join our team of experts!  As an Electrical Engineer, you will act as the primary technical partner between Powell project managers and our customers on all Powell projects.  Our electrical engineers are the technical experts for Powell projects!

Key Responsibilities

To design and create Powell standard products, specifically Power Control Rooms, with reference to using customer specifications.

  • Design and consult on complex jobs.
  • Read and interpret customer job specifications.
  • Order materials.
  • Create drawings.
  • Transmit drawings to production and customer.
  • Interface with project management, customer, and production.
  • Work leader responsibilities may include task assignment, performance feedback, on-the-job training, and directing lower-level engineering personnel to appropriate sources of information, products, vendors, etc.


  • Reports to Engineer Supervisor.
  • Internal relationships include regular interaction:  Engineering supervisors, project management, sales, engineering, and manufacturing.
  • External relationships include regular interaction with customers and suppliers.
  • Assist in the training of the lower levels of engineering.

Responsibilities, Skills, Experience, and Requirements 

  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in an Engineering role
  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Technology
  • Applicable computer skills using Word, Excel, Outlook, Lync
  • Previous AutoCAD or drafting software skills preferred
  • Develop Detailed Bills of material for Power Control Room using Agile, Oracle or other similar programs
  • Ability to learn/use Primavera P6 to update project status and keep all assigned projects on schedule
  • Ability to read customer specifications, compare to the quote and provide technical feedback to project management and the customer on differences
  • Basic understanding to very proficient at job reviews (i.e., acquired knowledge of specs that Powell should take exception to and specs that require special attention; able to accurately interpret customer specs, etc.)
  • Apply technical documents to develop building layouts, AC/DC panel board schedules, battery systems, and cable tray layouts using AutoCAD
  • Apply conduit, wire, and breaker sizing per the NEC tables
  • Meet all required NEC equipment spacing requirements for the PCR layout
  • Able to apply NEC and various other codes as it applies to the design and energy efficiency of the PCR
  • Basic to the thorough understanding of loop diagrams and relay panels in order to develop interconnect spreadsheets
  • Apply cost-competitive techniques to develop the most cost-effective solution for the engineered-to-order product
  • Coordination with Project Management throughout the project
  • Constant contact with production to answer questions and provide clarification and/or authorization on design changes
  • Follow standard engineering processes and timelines.
  • Worked on Multiple Projects simultaneously and managed workload as per priority
  • Available to analyze and answer technical questions from lower-level engineers
  • Able to understand, interpret and troubleshoot most customers’ needs and problems
  • Provide technical assistance to sales, engineering, and inspection on daily problems
  • Assist with and solve problems of other production engineers on a daily basis.
  • Check the completed jobs of other engineers
  • Learn policies and procedures, work instructions, ISO policies, Safety Rules and Regulations, and vendor products

Working Environment

The employee typically performs duties in a normal office environment. There will be some work in a shop environment and exposure to the elements of our shop. Additionally there may be some work performed in the field with exposure to construction sites or active customer facilities.

It is the policy of Powell Industries to promote safe working conditions for ALL employees, to make available where necessary special equipment to protect employees against specific hazards, to reduce accidents through prevention programs, and to establish rules that are designed for the safety of all. It is the responsibility of each employee to adhere to this policy, as well as to observe all safety practices and exercise every precaution for the safety of accidents.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, carry or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; talk or hear; walk; sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


In our 70+ years of history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organization.
As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated, and assembled to customer specifications!
Powered by Innovation – Powell’s culture has and will always be founded on our “can do” attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it.
Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunities for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis, with only those candidates selected for interview contacted.
We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability
Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if they are unable or limited in their ability to use the careers site as a result of their disability.



marks Powell Industries’ 75th year of providing custom electrical solutions to a diverse, global network of customers. After all this time, one thing has become abundantly clear: our customers consider us partners in their success. These synergistic relationships have built the reputational value they have come to expect from Powell products, people, and processes.
Our performance has always been defined by an unwavering commitment to our core values—customers first, respect for our employees, a can-do attitude, and the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement. These are the tenets of our success.


Powell owes our rich history and expectations for the future to the dedicated men and women who make up our diverse, global workforce. From our metal fabricators and electrical technicians to our deep pool of engineers, project managers, and commercial experts, this team’s domain expertise is truly inspiring.
Our legacy as complex problem solvers and forward-thinking business leaders sets us apart from our competition and positions the business to succeed going forward. We embrace difficult projects. We listen to our customers. We continue to learn while leveraging our expertise. And with all of this, we continue to grow as an organization.
Our employees are gearing up for the future right alongside our customers, many of whom are in the process of reinventing their processes and products in an uncertain environment. Despite this uncertainty, let there be no doubt: Complex electrical distribution will continue to be as essential tomorrow as it is today, and Powell will play a vital role in defining this future.


The world is changing, and we are well prepared. Powell employees have never been more eager to win in this environment. Our products and services are best in class. We have all the resources and financial flexibility to thoughtfully and responsibly power forward as electrical distribution experts for generations to come.

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