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Dow Chemical Senior Electrical Engineer in Freeport, Texas

Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Detail

Date Posted:Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Position:Senior Electrical Engineer

Schedule:Full time

Job Number:R2012662

Primary location:

Country:United States of America


City:Freeport (TX, USA)


Dowhas an exciting opportunity for aSenior Electrical Engineer, located inFreeport, Texas. This design engineering role is filled by Electrical Engineers with an emphasis in Power.

Responsibilities /Duties

  • Function as an Electrical Lead Engineer on medium to large projects, typically $2 to $10 million Total Installed Cost (TIC). The projects will be located in plants in the US Gulf Coast (Texas and Louisiana) & Canada.

  • Supervise supporting lead engineers, designers, and drafters to develop and assemble the contract packages in accordance with the project objectives. As a member of a multi-discipline, capital project design team, the Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for the development and detailed design of electrical systems for Chemical Process Units. The Senior Electrical Engineer utilizes applicable design criteria, design tools, best practices, and established work processes to complete detailed design packages.

  • With support from the Peer/Technical Coach, the successful candidate will be expected to quickly learn and effectively apply the Dow design tools, work processes, standards, and best practices.

  • Once familiar with Dow standards and work processes, the Senior Electrical Engineer is expected to work independently with minimal oversight and guidance.

  • Develop Project Manpower Estimates and Schedules.

  • Develop and review the material/labor estimates and material take-offs for consistency and completeness.

  • Provide guidance and supervision to the project electrical design team including supporting leads, designers, and drafters.

  • Senior Electrical Engineer is fully accountable for the required deliverables produced by the project electrical design team.

  • Represent the electrical design team in Project Team Meetings.

  • Independently develop the Electrical Single Line Diagrams.

  • Perform Short Circuit, Load Flow, and other Power System Studies to insure appropriate equipment ratings and power system performance.

  • Perform Protective Relay Coordination Studies.

  • Define and document Protective Relay Settings and coordinate second level reviews with internal subject matter experts (SME’s).

  • Develop motor control and motor restart strategy.

  • Work with the Project Team to develop and document the Electrical Area Classification details and drawings.

  • Work with Electrical Equipment Suppliers and internal procurement organization to develop major electrical equipment order specifications. Major equipment types include:

Power TransformersHigh Voltage and Low Voltage SwitchgearMotor Control CentersVariable Frequency DrivesLarge High Voltage and Low Voltage MotorsPrefabricated Electrical SubstationsPower CableLarge UPS Systems

  • Lead document reviews, performance testing and shop inspections for major electrical equipment.

  • Supervise the design of electrical plans, grounding, lighting, cable raceway systems, basic power distribution including low-voltage installations, low voltage distribution.

  • Perform calculations for sizing low and medium voltage distribution equipment.

  • Utilizing Dow standards, develop switchgear Meter & Relay One Line Diagrams, Control Schematics, and Electrical & Instrument Diagrams (E&ID’s).

  • Develop detailed equipment specifications, inquiry/order packages, job instructions, drawings, and installation details for construction contracts.

  • Provide engineering oversight during the construction phase including occasional site visits.

  • Provide electrical system commissioning and start-up support.

  • Manage key interfaces with other disciplines as defined by Dow work processes.

  • Submit improvement recommendations to Dow standards and practices utilizing the Management of Change (MOC) process.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong initiative and team leadership capabilities.

  • Strong interpersonal relationship and time-management skills.

  • Strong English language written and oral communication skills.

  • MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

  • Working knowledge of Bluebeam, Microstation SE and/or AutoCAD.

  • Understanding of 3D Design Modeling Software (preferable).

  • Thorough knowledge of industry codes and standards (IEC, NFPA, ANSI, IEEE, NEMA, BSS, Cenelec, etc..).


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering is required.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 or more years of relevant Front End Loading (FEL) and Detailed Design Engineering experience with appropriately demonstrated knowledge and skill development is preferred.

  • Experience performing Power Systems Studies with Power System Analysis software (ETAP, EDSA, DAPPER/CAPTOR, EZPower, etc..) is preferred.

  • Significant design engineering work experience in the area or heavy industrial, petrochemical, or utility power systems is preferred.

  • Experience in testing and commissioning of electrical power equipment (type testing, field testing, factory testing, etc…) is preferred.

Note: Domestic Relocation assistance may be available.

Location and Travel Requirements

  • This position is located in Freeport, Texas.

  • Occasional domestic and international travel is necessary.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom ( on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.