Electrical Engineer

Requisition Number:  14497
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Warrendale, US

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a contract engineer to work in Control and Information Systems Engineering at our Cranberry Township, PA location. 


Opportunity Overview:


This position will support multiple groups who design and implement non-safety control systems, turbine control systems and plant computers for the nuclear power industry.  Our customers operate worldwide and include existing nuclear power plant operators plus new plant projects based on the AP1000 and APR1400 designs.  Individuals in this position will work closely with multiple disciplines including functional design, software design, hardware design, and testing.    Work will be assigned and guided by the respective discipline technical leads.  The ideal candidate should have an interest in and basic understanding of industrial control systems and the fluid systems common to a nuclear power plant. 

This is an entry level position but offers the potential for significant growth in a variety of areas depending on individual capabilities and interest. 


What your day-to-day looks like:


  • Support the design and development of industrial control systems and/or plant computers by analyzing requirements and reviewing customer provided design input
  • Implement control logic and HMI displays based on the functional design
  • Support a variety of calculations including software hazards analysis, susceptibility analysis, FMEAs, and Power/Heat load calculations
  • Prepare documents to support the design, implementation, and delivery of the industrial control systems
  • Prepare and execute test procedures for both unit and system level testing
  • Perform other V&V related activities to support project quality plans


Up to 25% travel could be required to support of customer systems though additional opportunities for field and site work are generally available.


What we’d like to see from you: 




Engineering Degree in (Electrical, Mechanical, or Nuclear)




  • 0-1 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience with common PLC, SCADA, or DCS platforms is desired.  
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and techniques
  • Understanding of control theory including plant processes, process dynamics, basic control, discrete control, and sequential control.
  • Experience in industrial environments or with industrial control systems is a plus.
  • Awareness of field devices and control devices typical to the power industry is a plus
  • Awareness of typical industry standard drawings including P&ID drawings, loop diagrams, cabinet drawings and panel layouts is a plus


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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