Electrical Project Engineer

Job Location US-TN-Germantown
# of Openings
Direct Hire


The primary responsibility of this position is to provide electrical engineering services and support in order to promote safe, efficient, and reliable production runs to operations including the implementation and delivery of cost-effective capital and major maintenance projects.


  • Assisting in the conceptualization, development, and execution of capital projects
  • Develop a detailed scope of work, budgets, and schedules
  • Assist in preparation of Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) requests
  • Assist with project construction, commissioning, and handover
  • Consult with supervisors, tradespeople, operators, and purchasers
  • Provide input into the design and optimization of equipment to maximize reliability and performance
  • Solicit contractors, vendors, and consultants
  • Conduct engineering reviews of project plans, drawings, materials, and installations
  • Ability to coordinate, facilitate and conduct internal and external project review meetings
  • Supervise trades and contractors for safety and quality
  • Act as a point of contact/liaison, provide technical support for consulting engineers, contractors, suppliers, and external agencies
  • Travel to all US Lumber facilities to provide technical support including troubleshooting, problem-solving, equipment assessments, and sharing of best practices and corporate standards
  • Provide technical guidance to improve the efficiency, reliability, and safety of operating equipment through electrical engineering practices.
  • Contribute to asset life cycle planning and continual maintenance
  • Keep up with emerging technologies to ensure programmed equipment does not become obsolete
  • Reviewing Electrical Drawings including Power Distribution, MCC layouts, Single Line Diagrams, Wiring Standards, Breaker Settings, Etc.
  • Handle a wide range of verbal, written, and presentation communications including progress report writing, presentations on project status to peers, managers, and mill employees
  • Provide auxiliary support to facilities for shutdowns, safety projects, and other duties as assigned
  • Understand and apply applicable external codes and standards and regulations (ie. OSHA, NFPA, Building Code, etc.)
  • Assist in the development of internal safety and project standards





  • Completion of an Electrical Engineering Degree from an accredited institution is required
  • New graduates will be considered
  • The ability to read Electrical Drawings (Single line, Power Distribution, Interconnect, Control, etc.) is a requirement
  • Proven interpersonal and leadership/supervisory skills including planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring of work activities to achieve project objectives
  • Strong computer skills with experience in MS Office, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Microsoft Power BI is required
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills are required
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Self-starter with a desire to progress, learn, grow and succeed
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form with all levels of the organization
  • As a member of the engineering group, you will be expected to model/lead safety behavior, be positive and supportive of company goals and objectives, and value diversity.
  • Embody the West Fraser traits of integrity, respect, humility, hard work, and frugality
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel at times significant amounts is required
  • Must be able to travel by car or plane when required
  • Travel will be approximately 40-50 %


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