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Renewable Energy Group Electrical Engineer Intern, Summer 2022 in Ames, Iowa


May 18 - August 5, 2022


This position is responsible for assisting and performing a variety of engineering duties, including design and maintenance of new electrical, instrumentation and control systems and upgrades, continuous improvement of current production processes, and evaluation of new technologies. This position will be a technical expert in plant instrumentation and control systems and electrical infrastructure at all REG facilities.


Assist the Electrical Engineer to;

  • Write specifications for fit form and function electrical, instrumentation and controls for existing plants and new projects.

  • Evaluate new equipment for use in capital projects and/or end of life replacements for currently installed components.

  • Work with Process and construction Engineers on control strategies for new and existing systems.

  • Work with Process and construction Engineers to create instrumentation specifications

  • Specify equipment based on electrically classified locations.

  • Assist in the specification reviews of Safety Instrumented Systems Review and develop maintenance procedures.

  • Review proposals to ensure all planned purchases meet REG specifications and applicable codes

  • Establish maintenance procedures for all electrical, instrumentation and controls

  • Manage upgrades of all electrical equipment, instrumentation and controls

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Junior or Senior in an accredited 4 year bachelor’s degree program in electrical engineering or other discipline plus experience

Skills Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio)

  • Knowledge of the NEC NFPA 70

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

  • JD Edwards

  • ISA or other professional certifications

  • OSI PI

  • Emerson AMS Asset Management Suite

  • Various HMI, PLC and Control systems including Rockwell, Allen Bradley, and Delta V

  • Various Instrumentation including E&H and Rosemount