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BSI Engineering Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls Designer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls Designer

Our Electrical and Instrumentation Designers work closely with our full-service team to ensure a fully integrated package of the highest quality is provided. They assess client needs and create electronic designs that can handle the burden. Because we are a design-build firm, we can help clients conceive of and implement their project. By retrofitting our client?s factories and manufacturing plants, they will improve the efficiency of their plant and save money. The Designer?s primary responsibility is to create or revise panel designs and CAD drawings. The position is expected to coordinate all aspects of the required drawing design of a project.


  • Gathers field data and develops and supervises the use of design criteria document(s) to meet the project objectives

  • Ensures quality and technical accuracy of project deliverables by following the BSI Standard Operating Procedures and Client Standards

  • Leads or creates the design of instrument panels & power distribution wiring, design of conduit plans, design of I/O and Loop drawings, compiling design packages, reviewing Instrument Specs for wiring details, development of Cable Schedules, Instrument & drawing lists, development of Bus Networks, and compiling Cut Sheets used in the back checking of packages

  • Identifies necessary content for a complete design drawing package

  • Ensures discipline's design is accurate and coordinated within the 2D drawings and/or 3D model and/or site scans

  • Assists in checking the entire Instrument packages

  • Will read and update P&IDs

  • Assists in the design of Installation Details

  • Participates in interactive planning sessions to ensure scope, schedule, costs and quality are aligned to project objectives

  • May participate in multi-discipline squad checks of deliverables before issuance

  • Strives to achieve the targeted billability goals for position

  • Maintains a strong and current proficiency in AutoCAD and modeling tools

  • May delegate work and or supervise more junior Designers/Drafters on a project

  • Performs the design of MCCs, including single lines and layout of MCCs, the design of motor controls, including hardwired, PLC and DCS systems

  • Performs the specification of low voltage distribution equipment, specification of medium voltage distribution equipment is desired, but not required

  • Performs the design of electrical heat tracing and lighting systems

  • Performs the design of grounding and lightning protection systems

  • Obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval

  • Performs the design of cable tray and conduit systems

  • Performs the design of special systems, this includes telephone, data, fire alarm and communication


  • Associate Engineering Technology Degree and/or Computer Drafting and Design Degree preferred but not required; High School Diploma required

  • 8-15 years of industrial experience

  • Proficient in AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD Electrical or Revit experience is a plus

  • 2D Modeling experience is required, but knowing 3D is a plus

  • Ability to read and understand Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)

  • Ability to design and model a variety of project deliverables including switch gear, motor control centers, single lines, power plans, cable schedules, detailed wiring, panel design layout, and loop diagrams

  • Ability to size conductors, conduit, and cable trays

  • Self-motivated and driven

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Good presentation skills

  • Strong decision-making and skills

  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks

BSI Core Values

  • Ethical ? you operate in a professional manner and follow good moral standards

  • Honest ? you are trustworthy and truthful

  • Respectful ? you treat others with respect regardless of their position or your own

  • Service ? you have a serving mindset and look for ways to help (both clients and coworkers)

  • Positive Attitude ? you look for the best qualities in those with whom you work, that you take on challenges willingly, and approach issues and communications in a positive way

  • Accountable ? you can be counted on by others and you take ownership of your responsibilities

  • Continuous Learning ? you are willing to take the time to learn new skills

  • Takes Initiative ? you look for opportunities to do more

  • Cooperative ? you have the ability to get along with others and help them succeed

  • Stewardship ? you are good steward of company and client finances

  • Safety ? you are expected to protect yourself and others. Learn and follow appropriate safety practices

  • Resourceful ? you will proactively look for creative solutions

About BSI

By forming strategic alliances with others who share a similar vision, BSI Engineering is now capable of providing full service consulting and detailed design, design-build, or EPCM services catered to meet any budget or schedule. Our mantra is: ?Serve the client, satisfy the employee? and the rest will take care of itself.? More than anything, we believe if we attract the most service-oriented professionals in our industry, then we will truly be seen as best in class by all those who make use of the services we offer. For more details, check out our website at


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