General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Facilities Electrical Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19222BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Facilities Electrical Engineer

Job Category: Engineering, Facilities

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity as an Electrical Engineer supporting the Facilities department, located in Poway, CA. Under general direction, this position is responsible for providing electrical engineering support and conducts activities related to short and long-term infrastructure planning and capital improvement construction projects and maintenance operations.


  • Provides technical support for production and maintenance operations involving the installation of new equipment, modification of existing equipment, and repair and maintenance of all electrical equipment and related systems.

  • Leads the implementation of the failures solving process using the structured methodology for Root Cause Failure Analysis and supports and validates recommendations from failure reports.

  • Responsible to present and validate recommendations with Operational Management.

  • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the effectiveness of systems and procedures to improve maintenance plans, policies, and programs.

  • Supports implementations of preventative maintenance programs for all production equipment and other facilities such as switchgear, power generators, motors, transformers, UPS, and any other electrical equipment as required.

  • Creates and modify Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and (preventative) maintenance requirements.

  • Recommends selection of vendors and contractors for the purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies, and contracting of engineering consultants, workshops and specialized technical services to improve operating efficiency.

  • Reviews vendors operating and maintenance manuals and drawings relating to new equipment for completeness/technical correctness and ensure information is transferred to CMMS, maintenance strategy and maintenance procedures.

  • Keeps up-to-date with technical developments, national and international standards and legislative requirements related to the scope of the discipline.

  • Creates and modify Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and provide key input to (preventative) maintenance requirements.

  • Incorporates and standardize best practices into site specifications, standards, and procedures.

  • Creates, manages, completes, and documents projects that improve safety, improve quality, and/or reduce cost.

  • Provides electrical engineering support for large capital projects: major building renovations and new facilities construction.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree in engineering and four or more years of progressive engineering experience.

  • May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills,

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.

  • Strong budget management skills is strongly desired.

  • Procurement management experience is preferred.

  • Experience working in a multi-site environment is a plus.

  • A Professional Engineering License is desirable.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.