Electrical engineers create, design, implement and test electrical systems of all sizes and scopes. They can be found in almost every industry, and because the field is so wide, there is a lot of opportunity for talented engineers to specialize and design their own careers.
Regardless of an electrical engineer’s specialization, they must be highly analytical, they must be adept at reading and creating specs for clients or employers, they need to be creative problem-solvers and they must be able to work well as a member of an engineering team.
Required Education and Experience
While it is not always required, most electrical engineers hold a master’s degree in electrical engineering with a specific focus on a single discipline. To grow their careers and take on leadership roles, many professionals also choose to pursue MBAs or PhDs in engineering, as well. Most employers today do require their electrical engineers – especially those who lead teams or are responsible for design – to be licensed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median annual national salary of electrical engineers was $97,970 in 2017. The field is expected to grow by about 7 percent per year through 2020, keeping pace with the national average for all jobs. When comparing job opportunities, it is important to remember that salary ranges can vary significantly based on the size of the company, its location and the experience of the hired engineer.
Current Opportunity For Electrical Design Engineers
Selectek is currently recruiting electrical engineers in the Roswell area. The ideal candidate will have a background working with the electrical needs of oil and gas piping facilities. The electrical engineer will be a team leader and should hold their PE license or have commensurate experience. The role requires the engineer to work with other licensed and experienced engineers, providing best practice engineering solutions to clients. They will work with clients and design staff to solve engineering challenges associated with power distribution, electrical controls and material specification relating to pipeline facilities.
You can learn more about this opportunity and apply online here.
If you are an experienced electrical engineer looking for exciting new opportunities in the Southeast region of the U.S., we encourage you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about our process for helping you take the next step in your career.