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Water/Wasterwater jobs in Washington State

February 21st, 2013

The Talley Group has several urgent needs for Electrical and Control Systems Engineers with experience in the Water/Wastewater industry for its Washington State locations.  Current job titles include: Project Manager, Project Engineer, Sr. Electrical Engineer and Sr. Controls Systems Engineer.  All are direct placement positions with well established companies offering competitive salary ranges, outstanding benefits and relocation assistance.  If interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Matt Sawicki at Sawickim@thetalleygroup.com.  Job details are as follows:

SR. ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with 4.16kV and 12.47kV substation power systems equipment including transformers, circuit breakers, conductors, protective relays, substation automation (SCADA) and power system analysis software such as SKM.
  • Water/waste-water experience and a power and control background below 600V is a strong plus.
  • Minimum requirements include a BSEE
  • 10 years of related industry experience
  • Washington State PE license a plus
  • Strong project management, business development, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

SR. CONTROLS ENGINEER

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Industrial power and controls experience preferably with water/waste water systems
  • experience with 480V power distribution; motor control including VFD’s; lighting; PLC’s; SCADA; relay control logic; and process instrumentation.
  • Minimum requirements include BSEE degree
  • 10+ years of related consulting experience developing design plans and specifications.
  • WA PE license (or ability to obtain within 6- months)
  • Strong control system focus, troubleshooting, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

PROJECT MANAGER

REQUIREMENTS

  • BS in engineering related to Electrical, Control Systems, Chemical or related field.
  • 7-10 years working as a Project Manager in an Electrical Controls environment.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with internal teams and external customer.
  • Well rounded technically to understand the software, hardware and programming requirements of the work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Effectively manage the complete project lifecycle for 10-15 electrical controls projects at any one given time.

Once project is assigned, handle the following:

  • Meet with estimators and learn the scope and definition of the work to be done.
  • Handle all contract administration with the customer.  Get customer all necessary PO’s, contracts, credentials of engineers, etc.
  • Build project plans and put together forecasts.  Completely lay out the job based on fixed dates and timelines and review overall scope of the job of the job as to how many hours will be involved in each department to finalize the ship date of the project.
  • Complete a budget forecast assessing all the quotes made and what the actual will be.
  • Define schedule and tasks for project teams to execute on.  Work with sales/estimating team to understand their bid and who they had in mind to assign to the project.
  • Work with engineering team to help, create the BOM’s and instruments design.
  • Participate in bi-weekly updates analysis of dollars out on a job.
  • Manage the schedule of each job.
  • Provide monthly updated forecast & actuals to COO.
  • Manage the HW submittal design process with the client.  Respond to questions or projections from reviewing engineer.
  • Manage expectations of the customer and their interpretation of outlined specifications created in the original estimate.
  • Manage the purchase process.  Assist in purchasing negotiations. Transmit all necessary data to vendors when making purchases.
  • Write letters of intent to lock in pricing for delivery timeline of the job.
  • Review materials received and get necessary documentation into shop for fabrication.
  • Oversee the creation of documents necessary to ship out final product.  Manage the production of OEM manuals for customer.
  • Coordinate with service group to get the project up and running.  Handle any issues that come up onsite at time of delivery and install.

PROJECT ENGINEER

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Project Engineer is responsible for the engineering, design, integration, programming, and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Process Instrumentation, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), SCADA & Telemetry Systems, and Industrial Networks for systems controlling a wide variety of industrial applications including; water and wastewater plants, fish hatcheries, public transit systems, and power plants. This person will also ensure accuracy and completeness of associated technical documentation and support custom panel fabrication and field startup and commissioning processes.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree and three or more years’ experience designing, installing, commissioning, and troubleshooting industrial controls systems to include PLCs, OIT/HMI’s, VFD’s, and industrial networks (specifically Ethernet, Controlnet, Devicenet, and Modbus/Modbus+) preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge with control system troubleshooting and tuning skills, experience with Ladder Logic and IEC programming of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), and knowledge of Process Control.
  • Ability to use electrical test equipment, troubleshoot electrical problems, and be familiar with National Electrical Code (NEC), UL508A design and construction, wiring in Hazardous Areas and related regulations, standards and practices.
  • Experience with iFix, Wonderware, Panelview, RS logix, RS View, AutoCAD, Visual Basic, Allen-Bradley Controllogix and Modicon Quantum PLC hardware is preferred.
  • Ability to plan, implement and document structured programming is essential.
  • Knowledge of process instrumentation, control theory and various types of control systems, data acquisition, and industrial data communication coupled with experience working with industrial process controls, IT / networking processes and general analog and digital electronics required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and teamwork skills required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop electrical controls design by researching, analyzing, selecting, and applying electric controls engineering concepts, approaches, techniques, and criteria including panel layouts, distributed control systems, Operator Interface Terminals (OITs), Programmable Logic
  • Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Adapting and modifying electrical controls engineering options
  • Developing and evaluating new electrical controls engineering architectures and algorithms
  • Preparing layout drawings, schematics, and wiring diagrams; collaborating with related engineering design teams
  • Evaluating components, materials, and suppliers; identifying and resolving design integration/interface issues
  • Determining and establishing design specifications.
  • Develop PLC and SCADA programming with an emphasis on Rockwell/Allen-Bradley, Modicon and Siemens in an industrial automation environment. This includes; documentation of programs, implementation, start-up and support.

CONTACT:

Matt Sawicki

Sawickim@thetalleygroup.com

(425)753-5061

The Art of Negotiation: Know Your Value!

May 3rd, 2012

The most important things job seekers look for are a great work environment, satisfaction in their job, benefits and flexibility. But let’s not kid ourselves. Salary is also important, and negotiations can be one of the quickest parts of the job hunt process, usually taking less than a minute. Whether you are accepting a new position or renegotiating your current worth, here are some great suggestions for your approach.

  • Most offers you will receive are negotiable. If not, there is no harm in asking. There are two main types of companies in the world that do and do not accommodate this. The first feel that their first offer is their best offer. Companies in this category do a lot of industry research, and do their best to offer a fair, competitive salary. They find little advantage to low-balling and bringing in underpaid personnel. The second type of company is very accustomed to negotiations, and considers it to be an acceptable reality of the hiring process.
  • The salary range is divided into three roughly equal segments. The lowest third of the range is reserved for inexperienced workers who show potential; the middle third of the range is for competent workers; and the highest third is for people who bring something extra to the job.
  • Do not include your salary requirements. Very few companies will hold it against you, and this information is only to their advantage. If your number is too small, there is no room to negotiate, and if it’s too high, you won’t get a call back.
  • Preparation is key. Put together a rough personal budget, keeping in mind that income tax, loan payments and health care will probably account for a huge chunk of each paycheck. Then determine three figures: how much money you think you need; how much you want, and what you think you can live with.
  • Always wait until a job has been offered before you begin negotiating.
  • The person on the other side of the table is an experienced negotiator. Whoever mentions the first price usually loses the battle. And NEVER mention the smallest amount you are willing to take. After they are forced to name a figure, NEVER jump right on top of it. Research shows that if you acknowledge the offer, contemplate it for a few seconds, and then explain how that figure is smaller then you had expected, the hiring manager will almost always immediately offer more.
  • Defend your worth. Showcase examples of your work-related skills and positive benefits to the employer.

Salary negotiation resources:

Wage Web: http://www.wageweb.com
The Salary Calculator: http://www2.homefair.com/calc/salcalc.html
Careers at WSJ: http://public.wsj.com/careers/resources/
documents/cwc-salariesindex.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/
Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook http://stats.bls.gov/oco/oco1000.htm

Or, let us negotiate for you! http://www.thetalleygroup.com/

“Talking E”: An Engineering “Superhero” Story

April 5th, 2012

Meet Shwetak Patel, an assistant professor in the departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. He’s also a MacArthur Genius.

In September 2011, Patel was named one of 22 MacArthur Fellows, commonly known as the MacArthur Genius Award. The prize comes with $500,000 — no strings attached.

What did he do to achieve this honor? You may as well ask, what didn’t he do?

Among Patel’s inventions: A device that can detect noise on electrical systems to monitor the energy usage of specific appliances and electronics in homes. Zensi, the company founded on that technology, was acquired last year by computer peripheral company Belkin from Patel and his colleagues from Duke and Georgia Tech.

More recently, Patel has been working on a way of using electrical wiring as an antenna to receive signals from a variety of low-powered sensors around the home, to monitor conditions such as air quality

Spin-off research includes the “Humantenna” project, led by UW student Gabe Cohn, which uses a receiver on the human body to determine a person’s position in relation to electrical noise emanating from a home’s wiring system — like Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor, without the need for the Kinect hardware.

Patel’s research is broadly in the areas of ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction, and user interface software and technology. He has published over 50 articles since 2003 and has received numerous best paper awards.[2] Patel focuses on developing easy-to-deploy sensing technologies, activity recognition, and applications for energy monitoring. He also has developed novel interaction techniques for mobile devices, mobile sensing systems, and wireless sensor platforms, many of which in collaboration with Microsoft Research, where is also a visiting researcher.

Patel founded Zensi while he was a graduate student at Georgia Tech. After Zensi was acquired by Belkin, Patel made the cover of Seattle Business magazine and was named newsmaker of the year and one of the top 10 start up stories of 2010 by TechFlash.

What will he think of next?

At Talley, we know engineering. Contact us today for more information on how to find your company’s next shining star.

Resume Tips For Engineers

March 15th, 2012

At The Talley Group, we know a good engineering resume when we see one. Do you? Is your resume a powerful marketing tool or a big wordy mess?

While there are engineering jobs across a wide range of disciplines, effective resume strategies are applicable for all of them. Here are 6 pieces of advice to keep in mind when putting together your engineering resume.

Be Precise

Precision is vital when it comes to engineering projects, and the same holds true for engineering resumes. You need to proofread and correct all errors on the resume. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it, ask someone whose attention to detail you trust.

Be Concise

Engineers tend to go into information overload on their resumes. Don’t make that mistake. Resumes get accepted or rejected in a matter of seconds, so you must be efficient in presenting your information. Create a resume that goes straight to the point.

Remove the Objective and Add a Summary

If you’re changing careers, an objective may be warranted. Otherwise, leave it out.  You don’t want it to hurt your candidacy if your objective doesn’t match the specifics of the position opening.

Replace the objective with a qualifications summary. Create a few hard-hitting sentences that spotlight your most marketable qualifications.

Tailor Your Resume to the Job Opportunity

Personalize your resume every time you send it out, according to the open position. You need to make it clear that you are responding to a specific job, not just sending out your resume to any and every job. Customize for the specific role and engineering specialty you are targeting.

List Key Accomplishments

Use bullet points to make your resume easier to read. It will also help you focus on the most key points. You should also quantify the results so employers understand the significance of your work.

Add a Project List

Depending on your engineering specialty and years of experience, you may include a dozen or more key projects on your resume. When this causes your document to overflow onto a third page, a separate project list sheet is an effective solution. List projects by employer or client, and give a short — even one-sentence — description of what you did. And don’t forget to include your project outcomes.

An honest and well-crafted resume will facilitate your job search. If you’d like more advice on how to find the right job for you, contact The Talley Group today!

Engineering in Action: The Man Who Made Flying Safer

February 23rd, 2012

You’ve never met Don Bateman. But he might have saved your life.

More than 40 years ago, Bateman invented the “ground proximity warning” system that prevents pilots in poor visibility from flying a functioning airplane into a mountain or other obstacle.

Bateman’s technology eliminated “the number one killer in aviation for decades,” according to Bill Voss, chief executive of the Flight Safety Foundation.  “It’s accepted within the industry that Don Bateman has probably saved more lives than any single person in the history of aviation.”

How He’s Done It

Motivated by an airplane disaster he witnessed as a boy, Bateman has tracked air disasters for 40 years to devise ways of preventing them.

He developed his first system by taking data from the technology that was already on airplanes—the radar altimeter, the airspeed indicator—and synthesize the information to create a warning system. Twenty years later, he integrated GPS technology with ever-improving terrain data to upgrade his system and what it can do.

After 50+ years at Honeywell, Bateman is still working, still fine-tuning his technology. His constantly updated digital charting of terrain around the globe, which includes data derived from detailed maps compiled for the Soviet-era military, has created a priceless database used to keep fliers safe.

Bateman’s Technology Becomes the Law

Bateman devised his original ground-proximity-warning system (GPWS) in the early 1970s, using an airplane’s radar altimeter to detect rapid altitude changes as a plane approached terrain. A warning sounded if a plane was too low without the landing gear deployed or if the descent was too fast.

After a TWA 727 crashed into a Virginia mountainside in December 1974, the FAA ordered that Bateman’s technology be installed on all large airliners. That rule was later extended to all airplanes carrying more than six passengers.

Since 1994, when Bateman integrated GPS technology into his system, most airlines have installed  the enhanced system on their entire fleets.  Today, it is installed on about 55,000 airplanes worldwide. And Bateman studies each new aviation accident for even further enhancements.

Well-Deserved Honors

It’s impossible to quantify precisely how many lives Bateman’s technology has saved.

Since the FAA certified the enhanced system in 1994, Honeywell has identified about 80 incidents where pilots reported that the warnings averted disaster. Overall, Bateman’s technology has reduced the likelihood of a once-common type of airplane crash by 99.9 percent.

In September 2011, President Obama awarded Bateman the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. He had already earned induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2005.  All of this for an electrical engineer who started off working at a telephone equipment company.

Engineering Graduates: Should You Get Your PE License?

January 12th, 2012

Somewhere near the end of your engineering degree program, you’ll have to decide whether to get your Professional Engineer (PE) license. You’ll have to decide whether you’re willing to put in the time: studying for and taking the Fundamentals of Engineering exam; putting in roughly 4 years as an   Engineer-in-Training (EIT) ; then studying for and taking the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam

It takes a lot of time and effort to get  a PE license. Is it worth it? Read the following 6 facts and see if they help you make up your mind:

1. Your PE License Sets You Apart

The PE license demonstrates that you have the equivalent of a 4-year engineering degree, four or more years of progressive experience and a multidisciplinary understanding of physical and engineering principles. It shows that you have met all the standards required of the profession. For fields where the PE is preferred but usually not required, it gives you another opportunity to stand out.

2. Your PE License Generally Means a Higher Salary

According to the National Society of Professional Engineers’ 2010 Engineering Income & Salary Survey, the median salary of engineers without a PE license was $94,000, whereas the median salary of engineers with a PE license was $99,000 — a difference of about 5 percent.

3. A PE License Can Make a Difference in the Hiring Process

If a company has to choose between two qualified applicants, one with a PE license (or an EIT working toward his license) and one without, which one do you think it will choose? Companies typically hire based upon which candidate they believe will bring the most benefit to the company.

4. A PE License Gives You the Ability to Sign and Seal Plans and Drawings

Only a licensed engineer can submit plans and drawings, and be in charge of work in the private sector. These requirements lead to more responsibility for the licensed PE, and thus greater career potential.

5. You Can Only Officially Call Yourself an Engineer If You Have a PE License

If you don’t have a PE license, you—or your company—can’t officially call yourself an engineer in official documents, such as business cards, letterheads and resumes.

6. Having a PE License Means You Can Work Anywhere in the Country

Since the FE and PE exams are standardized nationally, you can work as a professional engineer if you transfer to another state. You would need to register with the board of engineering in your new state, and your new state may have additional requirements, but you can use your PE license throughout the US.  And with the engineering profession now operating in an international environment, licensing may be required to work in, or for, other countries.  You’ll be prepared if your career moves in this direction.

The website of the National Society of Professional Engineers might best summarize the situation: “Licensure is the mark of a professional. It’s a standard recognized by employers and their clients, by governments and by the public as an assurance of dedication, skill and quality.”

So, what do you think is the wise choice?

Top iPad Engineering Apps

December 22nd, 2011

These 11 iPad engineering applications are a mix of utilities and CAD and automation tools.

If you search Apple’s App Store, you’ll see a lot of low-hanging technical fruit. There is a plethora of engineering unit conversion programs. There are a few of particular interest to mechanical and industrial engineers. There are also many apps of value only to captive users of a particular vendor’s products, so the following includes some with widespread user bases.

  • TurboViewer X

This native viewer for the ubiquitous DWG CAD file format supports both 2D and 3D renditions. Usability features include pan and zoom. Files can be accessed via ftp or Dropbox.

  • Autodesk CAD WS

Lets users view DWG-formated CAD files on their iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Drawings can also be annotated and revised in the field. Local versions of the drawings are accessible in absence of a WiFi connection. DXF files also handled. Experience the freedom of taking your designs with you — wherever you go.

  • Nastran

The old warhorse of finite element analysis (FEA) apps has come to the iPad, albeit only in introductory form thus far. Here are two side-by-side screens highlighting the apps’ ability to analyze flat plates and blocks. (It can also do cylinders and tubes.)

  • Engineering Unit Conversion

This app from ActiveMinds Software Ltd. goes well beyond the usual English-to-metric conversions and tackles compressibility, density, conductivity, and volume flow. Plus, it’s received positive reviews. The one downside is that it’s really an iPhone app, though it runs fine on the iPad.

 

  • Rockwell Automation Small System Sketcher

Keyed to Rockwell’s Kinetix product line, this app lets users configure a small automation system, including picking a controller, assigning a network, adding HMI and IO, and configuring drives. When complete, it’ll email you the system drawing and Bill of Material.

  • Siemens Sirius eAssistance DocuFinder

Access to product information on the Sirius family of control components, including relays, contacts, and breakers.

  • Teamcenter Mobility

Siemens gets a two-fer in this list. This one supports iPad access to its PLM app. Files can be imported into Teamcenter, and objects submitted to workflow.

  • GaugeFinder

This utility offers access to a database of standard thickness and diameter values for wire, steel, and tubing.

  • powerOne Financial Calculator

Remember Hewlett-Packard’s RPN calculators? They’re not dead, just reborn in iPad form via this engineering-calculator app from Infinity Softworks. It’s also got templates and a standard algebraic mode.

  • Compressible Fluid Flow Calculator

One of many number-crunching apps available on iTunes. It’s intended to handle isentropic flows, heat addition, and ducts flows. The constraint is that gas properties are assumed to be constant.

  • HVAC Professional

Complete formulas and charts for ventilation pros.

How the Engineering Field Has Changed for Women, and What Changes Need to Come

November 3rd, 2011

In 1947, the earliest year for which there are reliable statistics, 0.3% of all engineers in the United States were women. By 1983, a little more than a decade after Congress had passed the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, the percentage was up to 5.8%. By the end of the millennium, after engineering colleges had spent millions of dollars making special efforts to woo and retain women students, the figure had almost doubled, to 10.6%.

According to 2001 Current Population Survey (CPS) data, one out of ten employed engineers was a woman, while two of ten employed engineering technologists and technicians were women. Among engineering specialties, industrial, chemical, and metallurgical/materials engineers were the only occupations in which women saw higher representation than the overall percent of total women engineers. Women made up 17 percent of all industrial engineers, 12 percent of metallurgical/metal engineers, and 11.5 percent of chemical engineers. Among all other engineering specialties–aerospace, mining, petroleum, nuclear, agricultural, civil, electrical or electronic, mechanical, marine, or naval architects–women represented fewer than 11 percent.

Now, more than 70 colleges and universities have programs geared toward females. There are major trade associations for female engineers, including the Society for Women Engineers,  the Women in Engineering branch of IEEE and the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), all of which work towards the promotion of women in the engineering field.

For years, though, researchers have struggled to understand why so many women leave careers in engineering. Theories run the gamut, from family-unfriendly work schedules to innate differences between the genders. A new paper by McGill University economist Jennifer Hunt offers a well-researched explanation: women leave engineering jobs when they feel disgruntled about pay and the chance of promotion. In other words, they leave for the same reasons men do.

Hunt combed through data collected by the National Science Foundation in 1993 and 2003 on some 200,000 college graduates. Her first finding was that about 21% of all graduates surveyed were working in a field unrelated to their highest college degree. That proportion held steady for both men and women. Yet in engineering, there was a gap: about 10% of male engineers were working in an unrelated field, while some 13% of female engineers were. Women who became engineers disproportionately left for other sectors. Why?

Hunt analyzed surveys that allowed respondents to indicate why they were working outside their field, suggesting options such as working conditions, pay, promotion opportunities, job location and family-related reasons. As it turned out, more than 60% of the women who left engineering did so because of dissatisfaction with pay and promotion opportunities. More women than men left engineering for family-related reasons, but that gender gap was no different than what Hunt found in non-engineering professions. “It doesn’t have anything to do with the nature of the work,” says Hunt.

The question now becomes why women engineers feel gypped when it comes to pay and promotion. Hunt ran a slew of statistical tests to see if she could detect any patterns. She did. Women also left fields such as financial management and economics at higher than expected rates. The commonality? Like engineering, those sectors are male-dominated. Some 74% of financial-management degree holders in the survey sample were male. Men made up 73% of economics graduates. And to take one example from engineering, some 83% of mechanical engineering grads were male.

How, exactly, being in a majority-male environment leads women to leave for reasons related to pay and promotion is unclear. Hunt’s study did not formally evaluate possible root causes.

Nonetheless, she concludes that making engineering jobs more family-friendly — by offering flexible work schedules, say — isn’t the solution. If we desire to keep women working as engineers, then the focus should be on creating work environments where women feel more able to climb the career ladder.

Outdated Job Search Advice You May Still Be Following

October 20th, 2011

How long has it been since you’ve had to job-hunt? Over the past 10 years or so, the rules have changed radically, and if you don’t know the new rules, you could be hurting your chances of being interviewed, let alone hired.

Let’s start with a true or false quiz:

  1. You must use a landline for a phone interview.
  2. Your resume should only be one page.
  3. You should put every job you’ve had on your resume
  4. You should include “references available upon request” on the bottom of your resume.
  5. You should include an objective at the top of your resume.
  6. You should use special resume paper.
  7. You should overnight your resume to get the hiring manager’s attention.
  8. When your interviewer asks about your weaknesses, offer up a positive framed as a weakness.
  9. You should write your resume and cover letter in formal language.
  10. You should call to schedule an interview for yourself a few days after you submit your resume.

In case you haven’t guessed, the answer to all 10 is FALSE. Why?

  1. These days, many people don’t even have a landline, so this advice has become unrealistic. Use a landline if you have one, but if you have to use a cell phone, just make sure you’re somewhere quiet with good reception.
  2. In the past, probably when actual people were reading resumes themselves, you were supposed to stick to one page. Now, two-page resumes are common for those with more than a few years of experience.
  3. You need to think of your resume as a marketing document, designed to present your candidacy in the strongest possible light. Stick to the highlights.
  4. Including “references available upon request” on the bottom of your resume is a convention from the past. These days, it’s assumed that you’ll provide references when asked.
  5. Hiring managers don’t care about your objectives; they care about what you can do for them. The trend now is to include your career highlights or a skills summary.
  6. There’s no need for resume paper. You should be submitting your resume electronically.
  7. If you overnight your resume, or even just mail it, you’ll stand out in a bad way. You’ll look outdated, and also become a nuisance, because changes are the employer is using an electronic application-tracking system and won’t want to take the time to enter your information.
  8. This is a tremendous interview cliché, and your interviewer will have heard hundreds of people claim they’re perfectionists or that they work too hard. Yes, it’s a bad question. Try to come up with a good, unique answer.
  9. In these days of texting and e-mail, conversational and slightly informal language is completely acceptable. Obviously, spell everything out and use full sentences, but there’s no need to be overly formal.
  10. This is a holdover from the 80s, when people equated pushy with success. Job-seekers don’t get to decide to schedule the interview; employers do. These days, with hundreds of applicants for every opening, employers would spend all day fielding these calls.

Take a good, hard look at your job search tactics. If you’re following any of these old truisms, it’s time to overhaul your approach and start fresh.


Engineering Opportunities in the Pacific Northwest

September 29th, 2011

At The Talley Group, we specialize in the recruitment of engineers and related staff for clients ranging in size from small firms to Fortune 500 companies.

We currently have two opportunities for experienced engineering professionals in Washington state. Could you be the person we’re looking for?

Test Engineer

In this role, you will plan, design and implement procedures for the test and evaluation of new and existing products. This will include determining calibration specifications and functional and/or environmental test requirements including equipment, fixturing and facilities.

You will use your strong troubleshooting skills to identify the root cause of problems and design countermeasure issues and drive improvements in quality, productivity and cost.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, along with 2+ years of hands-on circuit analysis and analog skills.

This job is located in Everett, WA, 25 miles north of Seattle on Port Gardner Bay. With a lower cost of living than Seattle proper, Everett is the county’s largest city and the area’s center for economic development, with a strong focus on technology, life sciences, electronics, aerospace and service-based industries.

 

Network Engineer

In this role, you will design and manage network devices and services, including routers, switches, remote access devices, Wireless Access Points, security appliances and VoIP.

Your daily activities will include configuring and maintaining a complex, multilayer switched and routed network; maintaining network routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP; and configuring, testing and maintaining LAN/WAN equipment.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent.

This job is located in Moses Lake, WA, about 200 miles east of Seattle, a boomtown for manufacturing & technology that has retained its small town charm, low cost of living and recreational opportunities.

Whether you want to live in a major metropolitan area or enjoy the slower pace of Central Washington state, could either of these be the opportunity you’ve been looking for?

Contact us today to find out more!

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