4 years ago

Electrical Engineer


OVERVIEW

Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines, and systems for the generation, distribution, utilization and control of electric power.

Related occupations include:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Railway Signalling Engineer
  • Signalling and Communications Engineer.

 

Main tasks performed

Tasks include:

  • planning and designing power stations and power generation equipment
  • determining the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and other equipment
  • developing products such as electric motors, components, equipment and appliances
  • interpreting specifications, drawings, standards and regulations relating to electric power equipment and use
  • organising and managing resources used in the supply of electrical components, machines, appliances and equipment
  • establishing delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of power stations, transmission and distribution systems and industrial plants
  • designing and installing control and signalling equipment for road, rail and air traffic
  • may specialise in research in areas such as power generation and transmission systems, transformers, switchgear and electric motors, telemetry and control systems.

What skill level is required?

Bachelor Degree or higher qualificationThis type of occupation usually requires a bachelor’s degree also known as a first degree. Some jobs also require further study, such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or master’s degree. For some roles relevant experience may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.


Study fields

Study fields related to this occupation group include:

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology.

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