Electrical Engineer

Job Type: Full-time | Location: Childress, Texas | Department: US Operations | Reporting to: General Manager Engineering

Reporting to the General Manager Engineering, the site Electrical Engineer will support the electrical discipline efforts on present and future Site development, design, construction, commissioning and operations.

Reporting to the General Manager Engineering, the site Electrical Engineer will support the electrical discipline efforts on present and future Site development, design, construction, commissioning and operations.

Acting as the local engineering representative, collaborating with both Corporate and Canadian Operations functions you would be responsible for overseeing electrical implementation and improvements to our electrical facilities and data centers.

The Electrical Engineer will assist in taking the design of our data centers into the future while helping sustain reliable operations, through generation of ideas, communicating recommendations to senior management and driving implementation alongside facilities technicians.


The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the following as well as other job-related duties and/or projects as assigned.

  • Support project development efforts, attending required design meetings and working collaboratively with site and corporate staff and external engineering partners

  • Review and validate drawings and technical reports from external parties like consultants, equipment manufacturers, engineering firms or commissioning agents, acting as technical Owner’s representative

  • Supports and leads as required construction, installation and commissioning activities in the electrical space

  • Lead technically complex electrical engineering task for the site operations and maintenance team, seeing them through completion

  • Monitor system operations from an electrical perspective, making sure the site operates within allowed parameters and to the highest degree of reliability and utilization, maximizing value for the company

  • Develop as required technical documentation like for instance plans, checklist, specification, reports, procedures and standards that support the engineering function, from design to operations

  • In charge of site technical documentation like drawings or equipment manuals, ensuring its completeness, accuracy and availability for consultation

  • Performs detailed analysis and calculations to ensure reliable operations, determine present and future system capacity and real-time system limitations.

  • Define new equipment specifications and suitable spare parts program for electrical equipment

  • Provide second level of troubleshooting to site staff for system events

  • Act in quality of project manager when requested, making sure scope, cost and schedule are met

  • Suggest enhancements and corrective actions and lead them to completion

  • Coach and provide feedback to site staff on electrical matters

Desired Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering with minimum 5 years of related experience

  • Broad experience preferably in operations and maintenance of high voltage substations and medium voltage distribution in an electrical utility or heavy industrial setup

  • Knowledge of Protection and Control systems as applied to high voltage substation and apparatus, like transformers, circuit breakers, protection relays, etc.

  • Troubleshooting abilities, able to read electrical control diagrams and schematics

  • Able to perform root cause analysis or in-depth technical investigations

  • Keen to work with boots on the ground when needed, side by side with trades, supervisors or other technical personnel

  • Good leadership skills and interpersonal relations in order to lead by influencing

  • Experience in problem solving and critical thinking in a fast-paced growth environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to cater to different audiences with diverse backgrounds, from junior staff to senior leadership

  • Self-driven individual, with attention to detail and ability to execute high-quality work with limited direction

  • Ability to deal comfortably with uncertainty and limited resources or information

  • Flexible to attend site and assist as necessary outside of normal business hours in case of key project activities or system events

  • Proficiency on technical software tools required to perform electrical engineering tasks

Other Information

  • Location:
    • Childress, Texas

  • Reporting Line:
    • General Manager, Engineering

  • Key Relationships
    • Operations Team, Project Development Team

  • Travel requirements
    • Travel may be required to perform project development support activities within US, or sporadically as required to Canadian sites

  • Flexibility
    • IREN operates across multiple countries / time zones. Must have a flexible approach to work hours. As well, site uptime is critical and assistance out of usual business hours may be required from time to time

  • Internal Stakeholders
    • VP Operations US, Site Manager, Site Teams, Project Development Teams, Functional Leads, Executive Leadership Team

Apply for this position