Core Company jobs -
There are private companies who hire electrical engineers in bulk in our country also, some of them
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
Crompton Greaves Limited
Bajaj Electricals Ltd
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
Spectrum Power Generation Limited
HBL Power Systems Limited
Shell oil company
Work in Industries as -
The various sectors that can employ an electrical engineer.
Chemical and Electronics; the major role in this sector is of an electrical engineer only. They
develop, design, test various tools and equipment which not only help and are used in this
sector but also in day to day life.
Aerospace for designing, developing, installing various products and equipment, etc.
Power generation and Telecoms; the most demanding field for a telecommunications engineer for
performing various tasks explained above.
Materials, metals, and Oil and gas can develop, test, and maintain and improve electrical
systems and components, including generators, transformers, and electric motors.
Defense sector for making and testing defense products and arms etc.
Marine and Railway for developing tools and equipment used in sectors like signaling, power
heating, lighting, etc.
Construction for building, planning, designing various tools which are required for construction
and similar activities.
Scientific research and development firms
Electrical component manufacturing companies
Power generation, distribution, and transmission
Manufacturers of navigation controls, medical equipment, and measurement devices
Skills/Courses which can be learned for better career opportunities -
Electric Vehicle course:
An electric vehicle (EV) is one that operates on an electric motor, instead of an
internal-combustion engine that generates power by burning a mix of fuel and gases.
Therefore, such a vehicle is seen as a possible replacement for current-generation automobiles, in
order to address the issue of rising pollution, global warming, depleting natural resources, etc.
Though the concept of electric vehicles has been around for a long time, it has drawn a considerable
amount of interest in the past decade amid a rising carbon footprint and other environmental impacts
of fuel-based vehicles
Electric Vehicle Manufacturing is expected to grow 10 fold by 2025.
Automotive OEMs are facing a shortage of EV Engineers.
Only 20% of Engineers are employable. And the problem is low-quality and outdated Education
Plant lighting and Illumination design:
Well, you might have come across the basics of this field during your graduation program. But,
specializing in it is another thing.
In this course, you will come across topics like- types of lighting fixtures, selection of lighting
fixtures according to requirement, Indoor illumination, Outdoor illumination, Street lighting, Solar
powered lighting solutions, lighting related software, automated lighting systems, cost estimation,
lighting layout management etc.
In short, you will become an expert at installing lighting systems for Industries and businesses.
The advantage of this course is that after completing it, you may open your own little venture,
start a consultation service maybe
Electrical safety course:
Governments across the World now give due importance to workplace safety.
As a result, workplaces are supposed to have a safety officer present all the time!
Electrical Engineering graduates may pursue this course and join the industry as a ‘Safety expert’.
This course covers topics like- marking up of hazardous areas, implementing safety measures,
educating staff about safety issues, giving training to equipment operators so that they may avoid
dangerous situations etc.
There is huge demand for safety officers.
And they are well paid too. So, it is safe to say that this course is a promising one!
Course specializing in cables:
Cables are used in almost all types of heavy industries! It has become so important that it is
treated as an area of specialization these days!
This course covers topics such as- introduction to power and control cables, cable sizing under
different conditions, cable interconnection studies, cable sizing studies, cable installation and
layout, cable tagging etc.
This is a post that is ‘in demand’ these days.
Will be of help if you want to make it to the heavy manufacturing industries.
SwitchYard designing courses:
You might have come across the basics of this field during graduation course.
Specializing courses will help you understand the topic in detail and help you know even the minute
Covers topics such as- types of substations, drawing, planning and layout, earthing protection,
equipment associated with sub-station installation etc.
Plant Earthing course:
As the name suggests, this course deals with earthing, not normal one, but Industrial level earthing
Course covers topics such as- types of earthing, earthing design based on industry requirements,
ground electrode system, details regarding latest equipment associated with earthing, power supply
system grounding etc.
Equipment selection specialization:
Industries spend large amounts of money purchasing heavy equipment.
Before making such huge investments, they would like to know more about the equipment, like its-
review, price, size requirement etc.
For that, they hire equipment specialists who are good at purchasing the right equipment that suits
their needs at the right price.
Course covers topics like- details regarding different types of electrical equipment, equipment
protection, size requirement, installation process, after installation processes etc.
After this course, you may also start consultation service.
Electrical design and load estimation course for plants:
Laying out an industrial plant is not an easy task.
And laying out the electrical systems is even more difficult.
This course covers details like- rating of equipment like- motors, driven machines etc, power
generation for plants, details regarding some commonly used electrical equipment, preparation of
load schedule, power supply capacity, standby supply capacity, power transmission, distribution and
Design Softwares -
Design Dimensions allows users to sort through hundreds of illustrations in the extensive visual
database of commonly referenced items and find their corresponding dimensions. An incredibly useful
app, Design Dimensions Pro helps electrical engineers to find the materials and the information
needed, quickly and easily.
Ever-expanding database of the most commonly referenced design items
Every item is displayed with a 3D thumbnail
Available for Android devices
Installation often poses a design challenge, and Cable 3D helps by quickly solving calculations
involving “complex three-dimensional cable pulling tension and sidewall pressure.” Electrical
engineers will enjoy the ability to make quick, correct decisions and the freedom from worrying
about cable damage.
Easily communicate designs with professional reports and graphs
Calculates jam ratios, clearances, and percent fills
Suitable for any type of cable and pulling profile
Simple single-screen interface
3D graphical display
Often, electrical engineers want to collaborate and share their latest projects, but find it
difficult to do so. AutoCAD 360 is the software that enables you to view, edit, and share drawings
from a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer, so that electrical engineers no longer need to bring
printed drawings to the sites.
View, redline, add comments, and make changes directly on the tablet or smartphone.
Real time editing and sharing of drawings
View, create, and edit using a web browser or the mobile app
Access and edit drawings using existing cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Box, etc.
Electrical engineers often search for useful tools for PCB. A feature-rich solution is FreePCB, a
PCB editor for Windows, that is suitable for anyone in the electronic engineering field, from
novices to professionals. While it does not have a built-in auto router, it uses the FreeRoute
web-based auto router.
Maximum board size of 60″ x 60″
English or metric units available for most functions
Copper fill areas
1 to 16 copper layers
Imports and exports PADS-PCB netlists
For designing and testing embedded systems, microcontrollers are used extensively for control
electrical instruments. Keil uVision provides an all-in-one solution for programming embedded
- The µVision IDE combines project management,
- run-time environment,
- build facilities,
- source code editing, and
- program debugging in a single powerful environment.
- simple and complex breakpoints,
- watch windows, and execution control and provides full visibility to device peripherals.
Multisim (Circuit Simulation & PCB Design Software)
Multisim integrates industry-standard SPICE simulation with an interactive schematic environment to
instantly visualize and analyze electronic circuit behavior. Its intuitive interface helps educators
reinforce circuit theory and improve retention of theory throughout engineering curriculum. By
adding powerful circuit simulation and analyses to the design flow, Multisim helps researchers and
designers reduce printed circuit board (PCB) prototype iterations and save development
- Ability to Reinforce Theory with Interactive Circuit Simulation.
- Exploration with Simulation-Driven Instruments.
- Data Visualization Data with 20 Powerful Analyses.
- Ability to Compare Simulated Data and Real Measurements from NI ELVIS inside Multisim.
Responsibilities of Design Engineer:
➢ Undertaking research
➢ Testing and measuring the performance of systems
➢ Designing and implementing systems to improve efficiency and sustainability
➢ Keeping up to date with the latest building regulations
➢ Solving complex problems
➢ Liaising with suppliers, clients, architects and contractors
Analytic and Simulation Softwares
Zuken’s E.3 series is electrical wiring, control systems and fluid engineering software. Electrical
engineers will appreciate the updated electrical CAD software, which is available in various product
options, including E3.3d Routing Bridge, to E3.enterprise, to E3.Wireworks.
Design and documentation of wire harnesses and cable assemblies
Design and documentation of control systems and panel layouts
Fluid design for hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Multi-view project file
Electrically-aware parts library
Real-time design rule checks (DRC)
MATLAB (Software for Numerical Computing)
MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) is the most popular electrical engineering software among Electrical
It was launched in 1983 by Mathworks Inc. and was one of the first commercial packages for linear
It has evolved over time and has become the most comprehensive software for Numerical Computing,
Dynamic System Simulations, Algebraic Solutions, Symbolic Mathematics etc.
The programming language used in MATLAB (The software package) is also called Matlab.
- built-in functions to efficiently deal with matrices, numerical computations, symbolic mathematics
- It contains add-on packages (called Toolboxes) for various functionalities.
- Toolboxes provide built-in functions to perform numerical computations including but not limited
to Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations, Optimization, Linear System Implementation, Linear
Algebra, Control System Design, System Identification, Curve Fitting.
- packages for linear algebra.
Simulink (GUI based software for Dynamic System Simulation):
Simulink is the GUI based companion software for Matlab. It is powered by the Matlab programming
Many electrical engineers find Simulink much easier to use than MATLAB. When you use MATLAB® and
Simulink together, you combine textual and graphical programming to design your system in a
simulation environment. Directly using the thousands of algorithms that are already in MATLAB.
Use MATLAB to create input data sets to drive simulation. Run thousands of simulations in parallel.
Then analyze and visualize the data in MATLAB.
Though Simulink is general-purpose software for implementing graphical simulation, it has a
specialized toolbox for simulating Power Systems.
- analyze renewable energy resources,
- transmission lines,
- electrical transients,
- standby switching of power supply.
Pspice (Electrical Schematic Software):
OrCAD EE PSpice is a SPICE circuit simulator application for simulation and verification of analog
and mixed-signal circuits.
PSpice is an acronym for Personal Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis.
OrCAD EE typically runs simulations for circuits defined in OrCAD Capture, and can optionally
integrate with the MATLAB/Simulink, using the Simulink to PSpice
- Interface (SLPS).
- OrCAD Capture and PSpice Designer together provide a complete circuit simulation and verification
solution with schematic entry,
- native analog, mixed-signal, and analysis engines.
- Sensitivity, Monte Carlo, Smoke (Stress), Optimizer, and Parametric Plotter providing in-depth
understanding of circuit performance beyond basic validation.
ETAP (An Electrical Engineering Software for Power Systems):
Being an industry-standard software, ETAP (Electrical Transient Analyzer Program) is a full spectrum
analytical electrical engineering software company specializing in the analysis, simulation,
monitoring, control, optimization, and automation of electrical power systems.
The ETAP software offers the best and most comprehensive suite of integrated power system enterprise
solutions that spans from modeling to operation.
- Various toolbars in ETAP provide functionality to provide almost all the analyses needed to
design, regulate and operate a power system.
- ETAP can be used to perform Power Flow Analysis, Relay Coordination & Protection design, control
system design, optimal power flow.
PSCAD (Electromagnetic Transient Analysis Software):
PSCAD is an electrical engineering software package for electromagnetic transient analysis in power
It is developed by Manitoba Hydro Int. Ltd. based on the slogan “If you can dream it, you can
As power systems evolve, the need for accurate, intuitive simulation tools becomes more and more
- build, simulate, and model your systems with ease, providing limitless possibilities in power
- comprehensive library of system models ranging from simple passive elements and control functions
to electric machines and other complex devices.
PSS/E (An Electrical Engineering Software for Power System Simulations):
PSSE is used by planning and operations engineers, consultants, universities, and research labs
around the world.
- analysis functions,
- power flow,
- short circuit,
- contingency analysis,
- optimal power flow,
- voltage stability,
- transient stability simulation, and much more.
LabVIEW (Designing Interfacing and HMIs):
LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instruments Engineering Workbench) is a systems engineering software for
applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data
The LabVIEW software offers a graphical programming approach that helps you visualize every aspect
of your application, including hardware configuration, measurement data, and debugging. This
visualization makes it simple to integrate measurement hardware from any vendor, represent complex
logic on the diagram, develop data analysis algorithms, and design custom engineering user
- hardware configuration,
- measurement data,
- design custom engineering user interfaces.
Responsibilities of Analytics Engineer:
➢ Analysing and interpreting data and information
➢ Recommending modifications for systems
➢ Creating reports and documentation
➢ Going out on site
Can work at Positions as -
Micro Electrical Engineer:
Microelectronics is a division of electronics that concentrates on the design of small electronic
parts like circuit boards, semiconductors, and microchips that are used in the design of instruments
of electronic, new biomedical, information technologies, aerospace devices, and systems.
Microelectronic engineers develop plans and build prototypes of electronic circuit chips, circuit
boards, and semiconductors.
They develop new designs, perform specialized tests, and record and interpret data on the
performance of new models.
The educational requirement is a degree of electrical engineering and knowledge of the field of
electrical and mechanical engineering also.
An electrical engineer is generally focused on large-scale electrical systems such as power
transmission, motor control, utilizing electricity, and transmitting energy.
An electrical engineer designs new electrical systems and tests equipment and solves problems.
Electrical engineers can work on a diverse range of technologies, from the design of household
appliances, telecommunication systems, lighting and wiring of buildings, satellite communications
and electrical power stations.
Electrical Design Engineer:
An electrical design engineer develops new electrical systems for various applications.
They are responsible for developing system specifications and layouts.
The research systems ideas and draw up plans for these systems, usually using a computer program.
Electrical design engineers also test their systems and make adjustments as needed.
They also provide support throughout the manufacturing of the electrical systems they have designed.
An electrical design engineer is a good career option after electrical engineering for an individual
who possesses strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, who has the ability to
work under pressure in a specific timeline, who also have organizational, leadership, and creative
skills as it comes in handy for an electrical design engineer.
- Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
- Hindustan Motor
- State Electricity Board
Open your own Startup -
Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Electrical engineers primarily work on electricity, power transmission, electronics and many other electricity related platforms which may include power generation, aerospace, metals and materials, construction, chemical, defense, oil and gas, telecoms, marine, utilities etc.But if you, as an electrical engineer, does not want to work with any company, you can set up your own business. Like
- Production of Boosters and Voltage Stabilizers,
- Building/Installation of Home Solar Power Generation Equipment,
- Electronic Toy Production,
- Electrical Switches and Socket Plugs, etc.
Higher education -
Like every other domain in engineering, in Mechanical too your scopes for higher education are
decently good. Whether it’s M.Tech, MBA, P.HD or MS- you’ll definitely find one viable option that
works in your favor.
- M.Tech –Like most you’d already know, you can pursue M.Tech for two years after
you’ve qualified for GATE. If you’re applying to IITs, NITs or IISC, you might also have to
appear for written and verbal examinations.
- P.hD – you will find quite a number of institutions that offer an integrated course
for P.HD and M.Tech. Here too, you will have to qualify for GATE and the individual
written/verbal examinations conducted by your chosen institutions.
- M.S – While the scopes of M.S are limited in India, you can always apply to
universities outside the country. In order to apply for M.S in a foreign university, you
will have to qualify for GRE (tests your skills on the subject) and TOFEL/IELTS (tests your
English speaking abilities).
- MBA – While MBA translates to direct deviation from your core course, considering
the pay it comes with, the option seems to be pretty decent. You can appear for CAT, XAT or
GMAT to bag an MBA from a reputed IIM.