Senior Electrical Project Engineer

Cleburne, TX, US, 76031

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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As a member of the North American Central Engineering Group, the Electrical Project Engineer will work on projects across multiple North American plant sites or potentially assigned to future large scale Greenfield and Brownfield capital projects. This person must have extensive working knowledge of design, function, implementation, maintenance, and sustainability of all electrical & controls equipment components and systems in a heavy manufacturing environment. 


The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience with a primary focus on Power Distribution from 480V up to Medium Voltage.  This role will be based at one of our 10 manufacturing plants with assigned projects varying across plant locations, therefore up to 75% travel is required.  


What You’ll Do: 

  • Supervise power distribution system design including electrical equipment layout, single line diagrams, Load Studies, and wiring schedules; 

  • Supervise Electrical Engineering Consultants reviewing and approving designs; 

  • Coordinate electrical designs with other engineering disciplines, and be able to work cross-functionally among the same (civil, structural, mechanical, thermal, piping, etc.) 

  • Develop specifications and purchase electrical power distribution equipment to align with company standards and best practices, including:  transformers, switchgear, disconnects, motor control centers for  process equipment, material handling equipment, complex machinery, fluid systems (hydraulic, pneumatic, and high pressure water),  material conveyance systems, dust collection systems, storage silos, tanks, pumps, and valves; 

  • Coordinate with Instrumentation and Controls team on automation system design including PLC programming, AC drives, servo drives, and operator interface (HMI) systems; 

  • Prepare Scope of Work for Electrical installations;  Supervise and participate in electrical system installation, checkout, equipment startup, and turnover to plant;


What You’ll Bring:   

  • BS Degree preferred  (Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology) 

  • 5+ years of experience specifying and installing electrical equipment in a heavy industrial manufacturing environment. 

  • Project Management Experience - Demonstrated capability for planning, budgeting, execution, scheduling, design and specification, procurement, installation oversight, and startup of electrical equipment.   

  • Experience in troubleshooting and optimizing the performance of electrical control systems on continuous production machine systems (preferred); 

  • Experience with computer network system installation and troubleshooting (preferred). 

  • Knowledge of NFPA-70 (National Electrical Code)  

  • Knowledge of power distribution QC testing procedures, conductor validation,  arc flash surveys and labeling, and fault/coordination studies   

  • Working knowledge of Rockwell Automation PLC systems, including  CompactLogix, ControlLogix, and GuardLogix controllers, programming software, and Wonderware HMI and Historian server/client systems (preferred); 

  • Working knowledge of mainstream automation communication systems 

  • Technical working knowledge of AC drives, including Rockwell Automation Powerflex AC drives, Kinetix 5700 servo drives, and specialized large AC motors and controllers. 

  • Demonstrated advanced skills with personal computers and strong aptitude with MS Office Suite (especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and advanced drawing skills with AutoCAD (preferred) 

  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals. 

  • Proximity to any one of our James Hardie manufacturing sites and traveling up to 75% is required.  



What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees. 

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more 


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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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