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Electrical engineering is a vast field with a lot of opportunities. In a nutshell, electrical engineers design, implement and test electrical systems of all sizes and scopes. They work on everything from handheld devices, to appliances, to building wiring systems to telecommunication systems, to satellite communications and everything in between.

Regardless of where an engineer works or what their responsibilities may be, they must be highly analytical, they must be adept at reading and creating specs, 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

A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement to enter the electrical engineering field, but most engineers do hold a master’s degree in electrical engineering with a focus on a single discipline. Many engineers also choose to pursue MBAs and/or PhDs to further their careers. Most states and employers typically require engineers to be licensed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Job Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median annual national salary of electrical engineers was $99,000 in 2018. Indeed cites a slightly lower figure for the Tampa region at $81,000 per year. The field is expected to grow 7% through 2026, 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 seeking an electrical engineer for an engineering firm in Tampa, Florida. Primarily acting as a project engineer for multiple projects, the engineer will be responsible for maintaining schedules and keeping adherence to project plans. This includes installations, commissioning and debugging of machinery and automated lines.  Some CAD design may be required when needed.  This role will also require some equipment specifications, coordination with project teams, and directing construction crews and technicians.

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited University, have at least three years of professional experience, have food and/or beverage experience, as well as AutoCAD and/or other CAD software experience.

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 US, 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.

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