Principal Electrical Engineer

Location: Buffalo, New York
Date Posted: 04-20-2017
Calspan’s Subsonic, Transonic Wind Tunnel, is the only independently owned and operated wind tunnel in the United States. Our staff is known for its flexibility and responsiveness to our customer’s needs. Customers appreciate this approach, as it enables them in real time, to refine test programs. Wind Tunnel test programs that support the various phases of an aircraft’s development.
Due to the security requirements for this position, US Citizenship is required.

Description for Principal Electrical Engineer:  Provides guidance and expertise in electrical engineering to design electrical equipment and systems and to investigate, evaluate and develop new applications for existing equipment and systems.  Mentors Electrical Engineers and Technicians.
  • Support execution of testing operations in accurate and efficient manner.  Define project requirements, including deliverables and constraints, designing and developing a solution and conducting necessary activities to confirm and validate solution.
  • Lead or assist on special projects to determine, develop and implement new technologies for future growth in capabilities and offerings.
  • Develop new applications and test procedures;  ensure conformity to standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements; and that they are under configuration control.
  • Maintain engineering data and/or drawings, which includes layouts, three-dimensional models, and structural analyses.  Ensure designs and data/analyses/drawings are accurate, integrated, clearly communicated and complete.
  • Review and prepare reports, proposals, and presentations analyzing customer technical requirements and recommend solutions beneficial to the customer.
  • Provide technical guidance to personnel involved in developing design approaches and executing test procedures.  Review and correct drawings to ensure proper engineering techniques. Support day-to-day operations by directing electrical pre-test and test efforts.
 
Preferred Education/Experience:
 
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical / Systems Engineering or related discipline. Advanced degrees preferred.
  • 7+ year’s experience in Electrical / Systems Engineering or related discipline.
Preferred Knowledge / Ability:
  • Design of complex analog and digital circuits.
  • Strong understanding of electrical or hydraulic motion control systems, familiarity with motor drives, and hydraulic motion controls.
  • Background in automation networking.
  • Experience in test software coding; particularly C++.
  • Familiarity with OrCAD.
  • Experience with data acquisition, signal conditioning and instrumentation.        
  • Ability to read, interpret, and manage engineering plans and specifications.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and manage abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proven track record of solving difficult problems.
 
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