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I/E Designer

  • Location: Houston, 77002
  • Salary: $50 - $60 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 2 months ago

A highly sought after client in the oil and gas industry has an immediate need for an Electrical Designer. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America! 

Position Description: 

  • This position will be responsible for designing and maintaining detail electrical drawings in AutoCAD Software. 
  • Some assigned projects will vary in size and complexity. 
  • Projects and initiatives may vary from working independently or with a multi- discipline team that includes Project Managers, Design Engineers, and Drafters

Duties and Responsibilities to include the following:

  • Prepare accurate and complete drawings using practical design knowledge.  
  • Coordinate with other disciplines and assist lead engineer and/or designer to ensure effective quality product.  
  • Conduct field investigations when needed, produce field reports with detailed sketches.  
  • Keep up to date on new design processes, modeling, drafting techniques, and standards.  
  • Develop and recommend improvements in design standards to lower cost and improve work quality and facilitate  maintenance.   Investigate and resolve unusual design and field engineering problems by devising new approaches or applying existing  criteria in novel ways.  
  • Ensure that effective methods and design/engineering techniques are used. 
  • Resolve project issues and problems. 
  • Provide technical guidance to coworkers.  
  • Contribute to a team environment by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.  
  • Ensure alignment between all disciplines that are involved with 3D CAD to prepare for model reviews and issue  deliverables.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.  
  • Help in estimating project cost. 
  • Conduct quality QA/QC reviews of all drawings and drawing packages. 
  • Help develop/ensure completed drawing packages for IFA (Issued for Approval), IFB (Issued for Bid) and IFC (Issued for  Construction) in accordance with standard drawing format. 
  • Use the latest version of AutoCAD 
  • Understand material nomenclature, specification, symbology & P&IDs. 
  • Utilize Company document management system (Blue Cielo Meridian system) or equivalent DM systems. 
  • Work as a team player with the Project Manager, Design Engineer and the Design team to develop various types of  Construction Drawing Packages. 
  • Understand the function of measurement equipment and process piping. 
  • Understand terminology and acronyms of the industry and have the ability to incorporate into drawings and related work  outputs.
  • Ability to work on both as built projects and Construction Projects Simultaneously. 

Position Requirements and Skills:

  • A minimum of Seven to Ten years of experience in plant.  Knowledge and experience using Windows operating systems. 
  • Experience required utilizing AutoCAD software  
  • Must have good communication skills, written & verbal, work with minimal supervision, and simultaneously manage  multiple projects to meet scheduled deadlines. 
  • Strong organizational skills are required, as well as the ability to prioritize work. 
  • Previous experience in refinery or terminals electrical design required. 
  • Overtime occasionally may be required and expected as project deadlines require. 
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley ControlLogix 1756 and  Ethernet IP protocol a plus 

Associates degree or equivalent experience is required. 

Working Conditions:
Office cubicle, CADD station 
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time  Position may require lifting of up to 25lbs 
Occasional field visits are required 

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re a top 15 U.S. IT staffing firm and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

For hourly W2 contract roles, MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options. Please see for more information. For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits will be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.

MATRIX is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Employment is subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment screening. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.