Electrical Engineer

Design, develop, and maintain electrical systems.

What does an Electrical Engineer do?

Various industries use electrical equipment: lighting, heating, transportation, and manufacturing are just a few examples. Your first task as an electrical engineer is to understand the client’s requirements and design systems, products, or components accordingly. These could be new systems or existing products that need to be modified. Creating technical drawings, researching suitable materials and assembly methods, and estimating cost and time are some of your responsibilities. Sometimes, you may have to make models with computer-assisted design software. You test a prototype and make necessary changes until it meets all client requirements and safety standards. As an electrical engineer, you also install, service, and maintain all electrical equipment, train other technicians, and keep records. When customers complain, you analyze the problem and provide a solution.

An electrical engineer should have good analytical, problem-solving and technical skills, along with excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to manage projects and deadlines, as well as strong organizational skills, are required for this job. The minimum qualification to become an electrical engineer is typically a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.