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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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic


  • Electricity

    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.

Optional knowledge and skills

process customer requests based on the reach regulation 1907 2006 hardware materials precision measuring instruments semiconductors c++ read engineering drawings robotic components control engineering common lisp microelectronics groovy optoelectronics lisp cam software consumer electronics conduct literature research computer programming process customer orders radars design microelectromechanical systems electrical wiring plans define quality standards smalltalk test microelectromechanical systems manufacturing processes design prototypes nanoelectronics prepare assembly drawings electric generators assemble microelectromechanical systems maintain electrical engines design integrated circuits engineering control theory consumer protection electrical equipment regulations scratch haskell supply chain management design electronic systems power electronics use cae software computer engineering product data management integrated circuit types design electric power systems design microelectronics automotive engineering write technical reports maintain safe engineering watches design control systems monitor machine operations java design electromagnets train employees coordinate engineering teams perform data analysis instrumentation engineering perform test run hardware platforms nanotechnology circuit diagrams ruby ml build business relationships environmental engineering hardware testing methods install software use cam software test hardware mechanics physics test microelectronics moem manage instrumentation systems microassembly install hardware coffeescript operate scientific measuring equipment execute feasibility study precision mechanics microsoft visual c++ electromagnetism electromagnets perform project management install operating system biotechnology electrical testing methods create software design c# hybrid control systems matlab electronic equipment standards sensors electromechanics troubleshoot biomedical engineering electronics draft bill of materials javascript transmission technology microoptics project management monitor manufacturing quality standards design electromechanical systems operate precision machinery hardware components design electrical systems microwave principles model microelectronics solder electronics automation technology electronic test procedures analyse production processes for improvement design firmware record test data sas language examine engineering principles develop electronic test procedures quality standards cobol write routine reports conduct quality control analysis design sensors prolog python instrumentation equipment optics types of electronics perform resource planning mechanical engineering ensure material compliance model electromagnetic products assess financial viability analyse test data apply technical communication skills control systems objective-c electrical machines model sensor digital camera sensors scala hardware architectures perl visual basic assemble instrumentation equipment micromechanics ensure equipment availability align software with system architectures define manufacturing quality criteria apply health and safety standards microsensors regulations on substances model electromechanical systems use precision tools acoustics test sensors mechatronics sap r3 develop microelectromechanical system test procedures electrical wiring diagrams assembly typescript cae software report analysis results assess supplier risks printed circuit boards abap microelectromechanical systems design user interface communicate with customers integrated circuits apl gather technical information electromagnetic spectrum mathematics risk management vbscript assemble electromechanical systems identify customer's needs model hardware building automation manage system testing erlang materials science create technical plans swift ajax use cad software php robotics define technical requirements firmware cad software electric drives develop instrumentation systems openedge advanced business language design principles power engineering r manage budgets computer technology apply soldering techniques microsystem test procedures develop test procedures microprocessors test electromechanical systems electrical engineering pascal program firmware electric motors design circuit boards provide technical documentation develop product design design hardware prepare production prototypes

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)