What is Electrical Engineer
Definition of Electrical Engineer in Construction
The electrical engineer on a construction project is the engineer that designs all of the electrical systems for the project. This electrical engineer is responsible for the proper design and installation of the primary electrical power into the project. Once the primary power has entered the project, the electrical engineer is responsible for the designing of all of the switchgear that distributes the primary power to the secondary power and lighting panels. From this point the electrical engineer will design the distribution of this secondary power for power, lighting and other requirements throughout the project. The electrical engineer is required to coordinate with the other engineers, such as the mechanical engineer, to ensure that proper power distribution is provided for mechanical equipment and other products. In addition, any specialized electric requirements, such as elevators, emergency generators, fire pumps, etc. are all the responsibility of the electrical engineer. An electrical engineer is also responsible for the coordination of light fixture, appliances, outlets, switches and any other pieces of equipment that are of aesthetic concern with the architect on the project. The electrical engineer is a part of the design team and is normally hired by the architect for the project. Coordination with the local utility company is also the responsibility of the electrical engineer.