What is an EER?

Definition: What Does the Term EER Mean?

An EER stands for the electrical engineer of record.

When a project is designed that requires electrical design and planning, a electrical engineer is hired. This project’s, electrical engineer, will provide a professional stamp on the design documents that indicates their authorization to develop the plans as well as their responsibility for their accuracy and engineering competence. In many instances, the project will require that a special inspector inspect the project to ensure compliance with the EER’s original intent and design drawings. This special inspector will relate any concern or issue on the project, regarding electrical design, to the EER. The EER is capable of accepting field deviations that have been noted by the special inspector. In many instances, the EER may not visit the project and will rely on the special inspector to relate any issues or deviations from what the EER had designed. The EER is considered a part of the design team along with the structural and mechanical engineer.