Dow Chemical Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for the right individual to fill the role of Electrical Engineer located in Houston, TX. This engineering role will be filled by Electrical Engineers with an emphasis in Power. Candidates must have an Electrical Engineering Bachelor's Degree from an approved university. Candidates must also have 7 years of relevant Electrical Engineering experience with appropriately demonstrated knowledge and skill development.

The successful candidate will function as an Electrical Lead Engineer on medium to large projects. He/She will supervise supporting lead engineers, designers, and drafters to develop and assemble the construction contract packages in accordance with the project objectives. As a member of a multi-discipline, capital project design team, the Electrical Engineering Specialist is responsible for the development and detailed design of electrical systems for Chemical Process Units. The Electrical Engineering Specialist utilizes applicable design criteria, design tools, best practices, and established work processes to complete detailed design construction packages. Also, in this role he/she will be responsible for various Procurement activities for all Electrical related commodities.

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 Electrical Engineer is expected to work independently with minimal oversight and guidance.

Responsibilities/Key Deliverables:

  • 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.

  • Electrical Design 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 or oversee the development of the Electrical Single Line Diagrams.

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

  • Perform and/or review Protective Relay Coordination Studies.

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

  • Develop and/or review 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 and/or oversee major electrical equipment order specifications.

  • Major equipment types include:

o Power Transformers

o High Voltage and Low Voltage Switchgear

o Motor Control Centers

o Variable Frequency Drives

o Large High Voltage and Low Voltage Motors

o Prefabricated Electrical Substations

o Power Cable

o Large UPS Systems

o Raceways

  • 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 and/or review 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 and/or review 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 as required.

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong initiative and team leadership capabilities.

  • Strong interpersonal relationship and time-management skills.

  • Strong English language written and oral communication skills.

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

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

  • 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.

Required proficiency with the following:

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

  • Working knowledge of Microstation SE and/or AutoCAD.

  • Understanding of 3D Design Modeling Software (preferable)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7 years or more of relevant Electrical 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..).

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


  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering is required.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • 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

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


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