The world today would not be able to function without electricity, so the demand for electrical engineers is constantly on the rise. Electrical engineers are in charge of designing and developing electrical systems and products. The products and systems they work on are incredibly varied in scope, ranging from huge factories down to the household goods and appliances. Like all areas of engineering, their job essentially involves turning ideas into reality.
Electrical engineers work with transformers, circuits, electrical parts and wiring to create products that rely on electricity to function. They are often given project specifications from their employees to whom they have to work, usually in a team with other engineers and related people.
They have many roles within projects, including creators, planners, designers and managers. They are involved with projects from start to finish and oversee every part of the process. Some of the processes that electrical engineers may be involved in include: Anticipating and identifying customers needs and translating them into design specifications; building prototypes, identifying and monitoring milestones along the projects development, supervising construction plans, designing and drawing electrical systems, selecting appropriate materials, and developing maintenance schedules. They have a great diversity in their careers.