Electrical Design Engineer Job Openings - 25 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    FPGA Design Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

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    FPGA Design Engineer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    Sr. Electrical Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

    NEW
    Sr. Electrical Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

    NEW
    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,578

    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

    Lead Network and Security Design Engineer
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,810

    NEW
    Lead Network and Security Design Engineer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $86,017

    Digital Design Director - Web
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    Electrical Panel Builder
    Manpower Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    NEW
    Data Center Electrical Field Engineer
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    NEW
    Data Center Electrical Field Engineer
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    Arcsight Engineer in Ashburn
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    NEW
    Cybersecurity Engineer
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    NEW
    Engineer II
    Digital Realty

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    SIEM Engineer - ArcSight
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    NEW
    Arcsight Engineer in Ashburn
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    NEW
    Job Title Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    Sales Performance Designer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $123,718

    Web Design Senior Manager
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,456

    NEW
    UPS Field Service Engineer
    Peter Kazella Associates, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $95,614

    Electrical Design and Analysis Engineer
    The Boeing Company

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $93,041

    Electrical Design Engineer
    Randstad

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $93,041

    NEW
    Electrical Design Engineer
    Randstad Holding

    Rockville, MD

Electrical Design Engineer Jobs

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$95,615

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What does an Electrical Design Engineer do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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how to become an Electrical Design Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Real Electrical Design Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Electrical Design Engineer Cypress Semiconductor Corporation San Jose, CA May 07, 2016 $159,750
Principal Electrical Design Engineer Cypress Semiconductor Corporation San Jose, CA May 07, 2016 $152,131 -
$152,754
Lead Electrical Design Engineer-Subsea Systems Schmidt Ocean Institute Palo Alto, CA Mar 15, 2015 $135,000 -
$140,000
Electrical Design Engineer Senior Staff Cypress Semiconductor Corporation San Jose, CA Aug 06, 2016 $126,945
Electrical Design Engineer Texas Instruments Incorporated Santa Clara, CA Feb 24, 2015 $125,965
Electrical Design Engineer Adecco Group Na/Entegee, Inc. Savannah, GA Sep 06, 2015 $121,046
Electrical Design Engineer Principal Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Colorado Springs, CO Aug 13, 2016 $117,000 -
$118,292
Electrical Design Engineer Texas Instruments Incorporated Dallas, TX Aug 11, 2015 $115,020
Electrical Design Engineer Principal Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Lynnwood, WA Apr 06, 2015 $114,858 -
$140,000
Electrical Design Engineer Adecco Group Na/Entegee, Inc. Savannah, GA Sep 06, 2015 $114,785

Top Skills for a Electrical Design Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

ElectricalDesignAutocadElectricalHarnessDesignVoltageDropProductsElectricalSchematicsControlSystemsElectricalSystemsCADPCBSafetyCircuitBoardFpgaNECFireAlarmSystemsTechnicalSupportAvionicsBOMProjectManagementDesignReviews

Top Electrical Design Engineer Skills

If you want to make a solid impression on recruiters, add the following skills to your resume:
  1. Electrical Design
  2. Autocad Electrical
  3. Harness Design
Here are examples of how electrical design engineers have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Carried out all phases of electrical design and parts selection from prototyping through final product design and build.
  • Developed and maintained electrical schematic packages using AutoCAD Electrical 2010.
  • Generated Wire Harness design, modifications and wire routing of Airbus Single Aisle and Long Range aircraft.
  • Provide electrical design calculation load calculations, voltage drop and short circuit calculation.
  • Design engineering and adaptation of existing products to meet customer requirements.

Control Systems, NEC, Design Reviews, Safety, BOM, PCB, CAD, Fpga, Harness Design, Electrical Systems, Project Management, Circuit Board, Autocad Electrical, Technical Support, Products, Electrical Schematics, Electrical Design, Voltage Drop, Avionics, Fire Alarm Systems

Top Electrical Design Engineer Employers

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Top 10 Electrical Design Engineer Employers

The Boeing Company has a strong demand for Electrical Design Engineer candidates where they have hired the most Electrical Design Engineer candidates.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Electrical Design Engineer.

The Boeing Company, General Electric, Zodiac Aerospace, Case New Holland, Alstom Power, Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Southern Nuclear, Delphi Electronics & Safety, KLA-Tencor, Savannah River Site

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