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Career Profiles - Dictionary for Architects and Engineers


Electrical designer


What is an electrical designer?

An electrical designer assumes various tasks in the field of electrical design and construction.


What tasks does an electrical designer perform?

In Germany there is no clearly defined area of responsibility for the electrical designer. Therefore, the profile and the area of responsibility are strongly dependent on the specific position and the client. Among other things, the electrical designer plans electrical systems and also takes over the installation. He checks the local conditions and plans lighting systems, gate drives and control units for the ventilation and water systems.


When must an electrical designer be commissioned?

The electrical designer can be commissioned by companies to install, test and maintain electrical systems. His clients are electrical installation companies and plumbers as well as industrial companies, hospitals and service companies.