Senior Electrical Engineer

Job ID 2021-3205
Job Locations
Regular Full-Time


Electrical Engineer 


Job Description

Merrick is seeking an experienced Senior Electrical Engineer for our Chattanooga, Tennessee office, to serve in a variety of energy markets including power generation, particularly within generation facilities such as coal, combined cycle and simple cycle gas turbines, hydroelectric, wind and solar generation, and power delivery, such as substation and transmission.  Other projects will include midstream and downstream oil & gas, and renewable fuels. This is a direct, full time position with Merrick & Company.


Scope/Key Responsibilities

This engineering position will include the following key responsibilities:

  • Under minimal supervision of senior engineers develop electrical design documents and drawings.
  • Being primary interface with clients, project management, procurement professionals, and other engineering disciplines in matters dealing with project electrical systems.
  • Developing electrical basis of design and scope of work documents.
  • Developing equipment specifications for electrical equipment, including power transformers, switchgear, MCC’s, motor specs, and other auxiliary electrical equipment.
  • Develop electrical calculations, drawings and reports.
  • Ensuring technical accuracy and conformance to project design criteria of engineered work products.
  • Ensuring appropriate procedures, design guidelines, and design tools are utilized on projects.
  • Travel to domestic client project sites to support projects and assist with marketing Merrick’s capabilities.

 Required Experience

  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of electrical design experience in energy, power generation, power delivery, and power transmission utilities and/or related industries.
  • Expertise in performing utility protection and control designs
    • Strong understanding of a variety of existing and new schemes
    • Highly Proficient in control and wiring diagram retrofit designs
    • Extensive Experience performing transformer, motor, feeder protection calculations
  • Expertise in HV, MV and LV switchgear, protection relays, electrical coordination studies and electrical calculations is required.
  • Expertise encompassing industrial power document development such as electrical load lists, one-line diagrams, short circuit, load flow and arc flash analysis, power and control schematics, hazardous area classification, grounding layouts, lighting layouts, electrical equipment specifications, power and MCC panel layouts.
  • Experience working successfully in a collaborative environment.
  • Proficient knowledge of industry codes and standards (NFPA/NEC, IEEE, ANSI, NEMA, API, ISA)
  • Experience with power analysis design software (ETAP).
  • Proficient knowledge of electrical distribution systems at various voltages (120 VAC, 480VAC, 4160VAC, and 15KV) as they relate to the power generation industry and other heavy industrial projects.
  • Relay Programming experience required (SEL, Beckwith, Basler, GE, etc)
  • Excellent project execution and team communication skills.
  • Experience working on refurbishment and upgrades of existing industrial facilities. Proficiency in communicating with client engineering and site staff.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Required Certifications

  • Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering is required
  • P.E. (Professional Engineer) Required. 

Physical Requirements

  • Requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.
  • Be able to work in an environment with open discussions and visitors without getting distracted.
  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Additional information

Apply online only. No e-mail, hard copy or third-party resumes accepted.


Merrick & Company is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order No. 14042 and requires vaccination. All individuals hired by Merrick are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid exemption. Proof of vaccination will be required.


Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) opportunity, 401(k) options, and paid time off (PTO). This position is also eligible for annual performance and spot bonuses.


We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training as well as coaching and peer mentoring programs.


Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.



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