Electrical Engineer

Designs, develops and supervises the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $112,394
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 5,900

What does an Electrical Engineer do?

  • planning and designing power stations and power generation equipment
  • determining the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and other equipment
  • developing products such as electric motors, components, equipment and appliances
  • interpreting specifications, drawings, standards and regulations relating to electric power equipment and use
  • organising and managing resources used in the supply of electrical components, machines, appliances and equipment
  • establishing delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of power stations, transmission and distribution systems and industrial plants
  • designing and installing control and signalling equipment for road, rail and air traffic

Specialisations

  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Railway Signalling Engineer
  • Signalling and Communications Engineer

Related courses

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Diploma of Electrical Project Management
TAFE
Diploma of ESI - Power Systems
TAFE