Electrical Engineering Jobs - A General Overview

Power Jobs > Resources > Power Energy Utility Jobs Types > Electrical Engineering Jobs - A General Overview

Electrical engineers are employed in many different fields, both by the government and in the private sector. If you're looking for a job in this industry, there are quite a few to be had. Electrical engineering itself has various sub fields, such as radio frequency (RF), power and control engineering to name a few. Electrical engineers work in a variety of locales, so flexibility is necessary for electrical engineering jobs. Computer engineering and electronic engineering are considered sub fields within this area as well, but are generally regarded as separate disciplines of their own.

Electrical engineers aren't always called by this though. At power companies, electrical engineers are often found working under different aliases, due to the breadth and prevalence of the job working there in various capacities. Other names and titles include radar systems engineer, systems engineer, product application engineer, and so on. Electrical engineering jobs often require a bachelor's degree, but supervisory positions and other management roles will require a master's degree or even a Ph.D. These jobs pay quite well, and that is a perk for many people; however, there may be some relocation involved in order to go where the jobs are.

As stated before, a bachelor's degree is required for the vast majority of entry level electrical engineering jobs. Much like other engineering disciplines, a heavy dose of mathematical and scientific knowledge is necessary, especially courses in circuits and electrostatics in physics, and linear algebra in mathematics. Since electrical engineering is a physics-heavy branch, those with degrees in physics can change careers to electrical engineering much easier than others, especially if they took several courses on topics in electromagnetism. In order to be a successful in this position, one must be able to understand how electricity behaves and moves.

Because the power field mostly deals with electricity, it makes sense that a high concentration of electrical engineering jobs would be at these particular companies. They utilize electrical engineers in ways that other companies in other industries don't, simply because their business is delivering electricity to consumers in an efficient manner. Because of this fact, for one just starting out, utility companies would be a good first place to start looking for work. Electrical engineers are employed in other industries too, including agriculture and the private sector. Those with experience are highly sought after, so if you have the experience, there will be several companies looking to hire you.

Quick Search

Jul 21 Electrical Foreman
Position Summary: Obtains permits, performs electrical work as required by law, and performs the full range of technical aspects of electrical work. Also functions as a crew leader, overseeing the work of lower-level licensed Electricians and Trade Helper
Arcadia Blattner Energy, Inc. Not Specified
Jul 21 Commissioning Foreman
Position Summary: The Commissioning Foreman provides onsite leadership in the planning and execution of the site specific commissioning process in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established in the Blattner Commissioning Program.
Texas Blattner Energy, Inc. Not Specified
Jul 21 Commissioning Foreman
Position Summary: The Commissioning Foreman provides onsite leadership in the planning and execution of the site specific commissioning process in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established in the Blattner Commissioning Program.
Arcadia Blattner Energy, Inc. Not Specified
Jul 21 Licensed Journeyman Electrician
Position Summary: Installs, repairs, and maintains motors, transformers, generators, lights, appliances, circuits, wiring, and other electrical system equipment and components in compliance with electrical codes, standards, and regulations. Operates a var
Minneapolis Blattner Energy, Inc. Not Specified
Jul 21 High Voltage Switchperson
High Voltage Switchperson safely operates and switches transformers to de-energize or energize wind turbines following written switching orders. This includes testing for voltages and applying LOTO.
Abilene Blattner Energy, Inc. Not Specified
Jul 10 3rd, 4th Year Apprentice or 1st Class Line Worker
3rd, 4th Year Apprentice or 1st Class Line Worker
Burlington Burlington Electric Department Not Specified
Jul 05 Line Crew Foreperson
Under direction works with, coordinates and directs the work of a crew in connection with the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems and performs other related work as required. This is a
Alameda City of Alameda 60.67 - 0.00 Per Hour
Jun 08 Journey Line Worker
Journey Line Worker
columbus Cianbro Corporation Not Specified
Jan 10 Assistant Managing Foreman Lighting Services
Assistant Managing Foreman Lighting Services
DFW Standard Utility Construction Inc. 14.00 - 20.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Serviceman (Midland/Odessa)
Serviceman (Midland/Odessa)
Midland/Odessa Standard Utility Construction Inc. 15.00 - 22.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Serviceman
Serviceman
Fort Worth Standard Utility Construction Inc. 15.00 - 20.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Underground Service Skilled Labor A (South Texas)
Underground Service Skilled Labor A (South Texas)
Hill Country Standard Utility Construction Inc. 14.00 - 16.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Unskilled Labor - Lighting Services (Midland/Odessa)
Unskilled Labor - Lighting Services (Midland/Odessa)
Midland/Odessa Standard Utility Construction Inc. 10.00 - 13.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Unskilled Labor - Lighting Services
Unskilled Labor - Lighting Services
Grand Prairie Standard Utility Construction Inc. 10.00 - 12.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Lineman A
Lineman A
DFW/Denton Standard Utility Construction Inc. Not Specified
Jan 10 Underground Service Working Foreman (Midland/Odessa)
Underground Service Working Foreman (Midland/Odessa)
Midland/Odessa Standard Utility Construction Inc. 18.00 - 23.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Underground Service Skilled Labor A (Midland/Odessa)
Underground Service Skilled Labor A (Midland/Odessa)
Midland/Odessa Standard Utility Construction Inc. 16.00 - 18.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Equipment Operator
Equipment Operator
Grand Prairie Standard Utility Construction Inc. 14.00 - 20.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Equipment Operator
Equipment Operator
Grand Prairie Standard Utility Construction Inc. 14.00 - 20.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Equipment Operator
Equipment Operator (Midland/Odessa)
Midland/Odessa Standard Utility Construction Inc. 16.00 - 22.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Underground Service Skilled Labor B
Underground Service Skilled Labor B (Midland/Odessa)
Midland/Odessa Standard Utility Construction Inc. 14.00 - 16.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Underground Service Unskilled Labor
Underground Service Unskilled Labor (Midland/Odessa)
Midland/Odessa Standard Utility Construction Inc. 12.00 - 14.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Underground Service Working Foreman
Underground Service Working Foreman
Grand Prairie Standard Utility Construction Inc. 16.00 - 21.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Underground Service Skilled Labor A
Underground Service Skilled Labor A
Grand Prairie Standard Utility Construction Inc. 14.00 - 16.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Underground Service Skilled Labor B
Underground Service Skilled Labor B
Grand Prairie Standard Utility Construction Inc. 12.00 - 14.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Underground Service Unskilled Labor
Underground Service Unskilled Labor
Grand Prairie Standard Utility Construction Inc. 10.00 - 12.00 Per Hour
Jan 10 Troubleshooter
Troubleshooter
Fort Worth Standard Utility Construction Inc. 28.00 - 35.00 Per Hour