Confer with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products. Design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial and industrial purposes. Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. Direct and coordinate construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements. Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications. Inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards. Plan and implement methodologies and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects. Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment. Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time and within budget. Plan layout of electric power generation, distribution, services, branch circuits or control circuits. Develop budgets, estimating labor, material, and construction costs. Compile data and write reports regarding existing and potential engineering studies and projects. Conduct field surveys. Apply engineering principles and practices to energy conservation management and solutions.