An electrical engineer is someone who plans, designs and develops new electrical equipment. Electrical engineer also evaluate electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of electricity and materials.
They solve problems and tests equipment. Electrical Engineers work with all kinds of electric and electronic devices, from the smallest pocket devices, radars, navigation systems, wiring and lighting in buildings and other kinds of electrical systems and also huge power station generators. Electrical engineering deals with electricity, electro-magnetism and electronics.
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An Electrical engineer is involved in:
-Programmable Logic Controllers
-Silicon controlled rectifiers
-Three phase induction motor
-Air conditioning system
Just to name a few
Electrical engineering is a broad field that encompasses many sub-fields:
Electric power conversion
Electric power distribution
Electric power transmission
Electrical capacitance tomography
Electrical engineering technology
Electrical equipment in hazardous areas
Electrical power control
Electrical safety standards
Electrical system design
Electrical Engineers are involved in all parts of the design and development process or you might need them on one particular stage. While the work can vary according to the industry, Electrical Engineers typically deliver:
Evaluates electrical systems
Confirms systems and components capabilities
Work to South African (SABS) and other standards
Maintains professional and technical knowledge
Coordinate with others in the design team
Communicate with clients and contractors
Maintains product and company reputation by complying with all regulations
Attend meetings on site
Design and conduct tests
Prepares product reports
Record, analyse, examine and interpret test data
Recommend modifications and retest products
Qualify the final product or system
Assures product quality
Service and maintain equipment
Prepare product documentation, write reports and give presentations
Monitor a product in use to improve on future design
Identify customer requirements
Design systems and products
Read design specifications and technical drawings
Research suitable solutions and estimate costs and timescales
Make models and prototypes of products using three-dimensional design software
Electrical engineers design, develop and maintain electrical control systems and components to required specifications. Focusing on:
The electrical equipment designed and manufactured are used across many sectors, including:
the building industry and services, including lighting, heating and ventilation
transportation and transport networks
manufacturing and construction
production and distribution of power.
Electrical engineers are involved in projects from the concept and detail of the design, through to implementation, testing and handover. You may also be involved in maintenance programmes.
Most electrical engineers work in multidisciplinary project teams, which are likely to include engineers from other specialist areas as well as architects, marketing and sales staff, manufacturers, technicians and customer service personnel.