Electrical Project Engineer - Entry Level
Marietta, GA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Job TitleElectrical Project Engineer - Entry Level

Job Description

We are looking for an entry level Electrical Project Engineer that will support the North American Warehouse Solutions Team.

Vanderlande's Engineering Department is responsible for the design, specification, and commissioning of Material Handling Systems, Warehouse Automation and Parcel Sortationsystems for our customers throughout North America. In this position you will be working with an engineering project team in the development of an automated warehouse or parcel sortation system. You will be responsible for ensuring the design meets the customer requirements, is coordinated with other trades to ensure proper operation, can be installed and operated with efficiency, and maintain excellent communication with the site team.

Success in this role involves the ability to balance the technical requirements of the role while also having the soft skills to collaborate with the engineering team. It also involves working closely with stakeholders from other disciplines and other departments to balance priorities, improve processes and satisfy a complex set of goals. Success will require strong technical skills, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, drive, and passion. A successful candidate will demonstrate a keen intuition for when to attempt to solve problems on their own and when to enlist the help of other experienced leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Develop code compliant electrical systems that meet the customer specifications
  • Optimize the system functionality from as-sold to a working electrical design within the budget in consultation with other disciplines (Mechanical, Controls, Supply Chain, Installation, etc.)
  • Perform system and component level calculations to size components and equipment for the application (conductor sizing, voltage drop, motor starters, overcurrent and short circuit protection, control panels, control networks, etc.)
  • Engineering of project specials needed for non-standard design applications
  • Apply safety regulations
  • Specify the electrical equipment required for the complete electrical system that operates and controls both the Vanderlande manufactured, and third party purchased items
  • Use software tools (AutoCAD Electrical, Word, Excel, etc.) to develop the electrical designs such as wiring diagrams, termination lists, Bill of Materials, etc.
  • Document all engineering decisions through design plans,complete and clear installation files, and engineering instructions directed to a site supervisor and installation subcontractor
  • Travel to site as needed to conduct site surveys
  • Support the installation and commissioning both on site, and from the Marietta, GA office
  • Project document control using a rights-based database system


  • This is an entry level position.
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technologywith 0 - 2 years ofrelated work experience
    • Or Associate EE/ET with 3 - 5 years related experience
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically up to 50% with occasional international opportunities
  • Ability to think conceptually (overall system) and translate this into a detailed system design
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial organization where cooperating with others and being a team member is natural
  • Good communicator, able to effectively understand and set expectations for deliverables
  • Able to handle time sensitive situations and quickly set the right priorities, while maintaining a firm grasp of the details
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proactive
  • Ability to work autonomously or in a team
  • Motivator and ability to work well with team members
  • Ability to quickly assess a situation and take appropriate action
  • Strong team mentality and willingness to accept responsibility for project completion (Ownership Culture)
  • Must have the ability to properly prioritize work/activities
  • Possess a strong ability to solve problems and research solutions
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
  • Ability to drive process improvements
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering theories and principles

Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge or familiarity of OSHA (29 CFR 1910) Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • Basic knowledge or familiarity of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 2 years
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