Electrical Engineer


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Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Electrical Engineer (Short)

Electrical Engineer

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Working with Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Electrical Engineer Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Electrical Engineer test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:17-2071.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Architecture and Engineering
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$69,320 or less
Bottom 25%:
$83,200 or less
$106,950 (Average)
Top 25%:
$137,140 or more
Top 10%:
$172,050 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:11,000

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Written Expression
  • Information Ordering
  • Category Flexibility
  • Oral Expression
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Automation Engineer, Cable Engineer, Circuits Engineer, Controls Engineer, Design Engineer, Distribution Engineer, Distribution Field Engineer, District Plant Engineer, Division Engineer, Division Plant Engineer, Electrical Controls Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Electrical Designer, Electrical Electronics Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Integrator, Electrical Products Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer, Electrical Prospecting Engineer, Electrical Research Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineer, Electrical Test Engineer, Electrolysis and Corrosion Control Engineer, Electrolysis Engineer, Electrolysis Investigator, Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Field Engineer, Geothermal Electrical Engineer, Hydroelectric Plant Electrical Engineer, Illuminating Engineer, Induction Coordination Engineer, Induction Coordination Power Engineer, Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineer (I&E Reliability Engineer), Instrumentation Engineer, Laser Engineer, Lighting Engineer, Line Construction Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Meter Engineer, Outside Plant Engineer, Photovoltaic Power Systems Engineer (PV Power Systems Engineer), Photovoltaic Solar Cell Designer (PV Solar Cell Designer), Plant Engineer, Power Distribution Engineer, Power Generation Engineer, Power System Electrical Engineer, Power Systems Engineer, Power Transmission Engineer, Project Engineer, Protection Engineer, Radio Frequency Engineer (RF Engineer), Relay Engineer, Results Engineer, Rural Electrification Engineer, Service Engineer, Smart Grid Engineer, Test Engineer, Testing Engineer, Transmission Engineer, Utility Engineer, Wind Farm Electrical Systems Designer, Wind Turbine Electrical Engineer

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