Profession electrical engineer
Electrical engineers design and develop electrical systems, electrical equipment, components, motors, and equipment with the feature of energy transmission. They engage in large scale projects such as the design and maintenance of power stations, and the distribution of power to smaller applications such as household appliances.
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- Investigative / Realistic
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Environmental threats
The threats for the environment which are related to biological, chemical, nuclear, radiological, and physical hazards.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Approve engineering design
Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.
- 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.
- Adjust engineering designs
Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.
- Perform scientific research
Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.
- Use technical drawing software
Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.
Common job titles
- Entry level electrical engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Junior engineer
- Engineer i
- Senior innovation engineer i - air mi
- Electrical engineer - analog/digital electronics
- Electrical systems engineer
- Electrical engineering associate
- Electronics engineer (entry level)
- Power systems engineer (multiple positions)