Profession electrical engineer

    electrical engineer

Electrical engineers design, develop, inspect, test, and supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for a variety of uses (e.g., commercial, industrial, domestic).

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Tasks electrical engineer

  • Discuss existing or potential electrical engineering projects and products with relevant parties (engineers, customers, etc.).
  • Prepare contract documents, e.g. for construction or maintenance.
  • Design and improve electrical circuits, components, systems, equipment, etc.
  • Prepare estimates for time and materials costs.
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment.
  • Develop standards (e.g. installation, maintenance and operating standards) and specifications for electrical systems, equipment or products.
  • Implement and maintain electrical circuits, components, systems, equipment, etc.
  • Supervise electrical engineering projects, e.g. installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical systems, equipment or products.
  • Inspect completed electrical systems, equipment or products.
  • Investigate and solve technical failures.

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  • Environmental legislation

    The environmental policies and legislation applicable in a certain domain.

  • Design drawings

    Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

  • Electricity principles

    Electricity is created when electric current flows along a conductor. It entails the movement of free electrons between atoms. The more free electrons are present in a material, the better this material conducts. The three main parameters of electricity are the voltage, current (ampère), and resistance (ohm).

  • Environmental threats

    The threats for the environment which are related to biological, chemical, nuclear, radiological, and physical hazards.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.


  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Abide by regulations on banned materials

    Comply with regulations banning heavy metals in solder, flame retardants in plastics, and phthalate plasticisers in plastics and wiring harness insulations, under EU RoHS/WEEE Directives and China RoHS legislation.

Optional knowledge and skills

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