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Control Design Project Engineer at UPS in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in Transportation 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Plant Engineering (PE) Electrical Design Supervisor supports and designs the Power, Controls, Networking, Interfacing and other related aspects of a project. He/She provides support to ensure that the design and implementation of the different elements of a project fall in line with the latest design principles and standards. This position notifies of the needed course of action to be taken for a given situation or project by drawing markups, conference calls, site meetings or teleconferencing. The PE Electrical Design Supervisor adheres with corporate standards of various governing agencies such as UL508A, National Electric Code, International Electro Technical Commission, Underwriters Laboratories, and Canada Underwriters Laboratories to ensure compliance.

The PE Electrical Design Supervisor is also responsible for supporting project activities including estimating project costs, assisting with or developing schedules, drawings, feasibility studies, and project funding requests. He/She creates and sends out bid documents and project manuals, evaluates incoming bids and project estimates, and recommends or awards contracts. This position ensures that facility appearance is maintained at an acceptable level for the most reasonable cost.

Other Duties

  • Develops projects from concept to completion to meet Operation/District requirements.
  • Maintains control of project expenditures to avoid cost overruns.
  • Supervises contractors and vendors to maintain control of project schedules and costs.
  • Conducts field investigations and prepares reports for problems or issues.
  • Works with project managers to assure work meets business needs, applicable codes, and standards of quality.
  • Inspects projects to ensure safety, environmental, and contract compliance.
  • Determines employee training needs to produce continuous development plans.

 Preferred Competencies

  • Budget Management: Demonstrates basic knowledge of finance and accounting theory and principles.
  • Equipment Repair Management: Identifies nature of common problems or failures; describes impact of poorly performing equipment on operations.
  • Estimation and Forecasting Knowledge: Specifies facts, research, and perspectives necessary to make projections; analyzes statistics and qualitative information within specified parameters; researches trends and conditions used to make projections.
  • Facilities, Equipment, and Grounds Maintenance: Develops procedures and techniques for preventative maintenance of equipment; describes impact of poorly performing equipment on safety and operations.
  • Facility Design: Identifies problems or inefficiencies with current buildings or plants; modifies or adjusts existing facility blueprints to resolve recurring building or plant failures; recommends new facility design specifications.
  • Physical Assets Management: Demonstrates a basic knowledge of physical asset management; identifies physical resources to meet business needs; describes the appropriate use of existing physical tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Project Management: Develops project management plans and leads the implementation for basic projects of short duration requiring limited coordination and resources; supports initiatives with well-defined project needs and cross-functional roles/responsibilities throughout the project life cycle; manages minimal organizational resistance to cross-functional project demands; employs project management tools and technology (e.g., Microsoft Project, Program Management Group website, etc.) appropriately.
  • Vendor/Supplier Management: Identifies internal customers’ needs and vendors to meet those needs; determines costs and benefits to UPS for vendors’ products, commodities, or services; creates bid proposals for vendor solicitation; analyzes vendor responses and develops recommendations for award.


  • Bachelor's Degree – Electrical Engineering – Preferred
  • Experience identifying internal customer needs – Preferred
  • Experience with vendor management to meet business needs – Preferred  
  • Knowledge of power Systems, control systems, single line diagrams, three line diagrams, elementary diagrams, power layouts, control layouts, camera systems, plc systems and software systems  - Preferred
  • Experience working with systems (Program Logic Controller, Human Machine Interface, Variable Frequency Drives, Schneider, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi etc.) – Preferred
  • Knowledge of International Electric Code design styles - Preferred

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law