1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2125-11 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.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • plans and designs the manufacture and installation of electric power equipment and facilities
  • determines the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and other equipment
  • develops products such as electric motors, components, equipment and appliances
  • interprets specifications, drawings, standards and regulations relating to electric power equipment and use
  • organises and manages resources used in the supply of electrical components, machines, appliances and equipment
  • establishes delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
  • supervises the operation and maintenance of power stations, transmission and distribution systems and industrial plants
  • may specialise in research in areas such as power generation and transmission systems, transformers, switchgear and electric motors, telemetry and control systems

Electrical Design Engineer

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