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Electrical Engineer

Science and Research



Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS), an Akima company, is not just another staffing contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AIS, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AIS provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AIS supports vital missions with the most in-demand and specialized skill sets in the world.

As an AIS employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

AIS is looking for an Electrical Engineer to work in Oak Ridge, TN.

Qualified candidate will serve in an Electrical Engineer or support capacity coordinating and performing electrical engineering activities. Electrical engineering work may include but is not limited to existing equipment and infrastructure evaluations, load calculations, equipment sizing and selection (switchgear, disconnects, MCCs, etc.), single line and raceway drawings, generating electrical bill of materials and scopes of work supporting procurement and subcontracts, developing and executing test plans. Understanding of arc flash calculations (SKM) is a plus. Will support installation of startup of designs in the field, Requires the ability to communicate with the craft staff and supervisors.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Researches, develops, designs, tests, and evaluates electrical components, equipment, and systems, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.
  • Designs electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.
  • Designs, and may direct engineering personnel in, fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment, and determines methods, procedures, and conditions for testing products. Performs work under general supervision.
  • Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter.
  • Provides technical advice and perform technical functions as directed by their supervisor, line management, project engineer, or Engineering Manager
  • Supports achievement of line management objectives.
  • Provides timely response to project and functional requests, as required.
  • Retains and exercises responsibility and accountability to their functional management for technical implementation of
  • their function within the integrated project team.
  • Interfaces with their own functional management on work standards and requirements, lessons learned, work
  • process initiatives, and technical issue resolution.
  • Implements the training and qualification processes required by functional management for functional personnel.
  • Participates in the assessment process to ensure safe and effective implementation.
  • Implements company-wide procedures/programs/systems from their respective functional area within the integrated
  • project team.
  • Identifies engineering and technology needs that are required to reduce the risk and uncertainty associated with the
  • program or individual projects.
  • Ensures that engineering activities and engineered items comply with applicable federal and state regulatory
  • requirements (e.g., DOE, Environmental Protection Agency, and Tennessee), and apply appropriate industry
  • standards and codes.
  • Provides for safety in engineering activities and resulting designs, plans and instructions, via the ISMS process and
  • appropriate engineering safety management programs.
  • Ensures that technical personnel are trained to the functional procedures.
  • Ensures that appropriate requirements flow to project implementing plans, procedures, instructions, and
  • subcontractor documents.
  • Provides occasional technical support to other projects and functional group.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Engineering/High School Diploma.
  • Engineering Degree/5 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q Clearance.

Physical requirements:

  • Sitting, standing, walking.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Occasional climbing, stooping, and squatting.
  • Some work environments may require use of Personal Protective Equipment to include Respirator use (full face), Hearing Protection, and Safety/Protective Footwear, or Protective Clothing.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Engineering/Design

Travel: None

Organization: AIS - Akima Infrastructure Services

Clearance: Able to Obtain DOE Q

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8914