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Electrical engineering cover letter

View this sample cover letter for electrical engineering, or download the electrical engineering cover letter template in Word.

As an electrical engineer, you know how to supply power to great structures—but how are you at putting together your cover letter? To be considered for top electrical engineering jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for electrical engineering, or download the electrical engineering cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about engineering careers and look for electrical engineer jobs on Monster.

Electrical engineering cover letter template

 

Cindy Jones
Sometown, FL 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | cj@somedomain.com


November 8, 2017

Ms. Carol McConnell
HR Manager
ABC Company
55 Victory Dr.
Sometown, FL 55555

Re: Electrical Engineer Position  n  Advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. McConnell:

I read your posting on Monster for an electrical engineer with great interest. This challenging position focused on heavy industrial projects is a perfect match to my qualifications.

Since earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (BSEE), I have worked for the last 5 years as an electrical engineer for XYZ Corporation, a leading U.S. shipbuilder of Navy aircraft carriers and submarines. In this role, I maintain, troubleshoot, upgrade and repair plant electrical equipment. This experience has given me a strong foundation within the heavy industrial manufacturing sector in addition to proven success in:

  • Improving preventive-maintenance programs and inventory systems to minimize unscheduled equipment downtime by up to 34%.
  • Extending the average life of electronic industrial systems and components by up to 25%.
  • Cutting machinery repair and replacement costs by $250K in a single year.
  • Troubleshooting circuitry, wiring and other electrical/electromechanical issues and implementing design improvements to prevent future problems.

During my tenure at XYZ Corporation, I developed expertise in an array of cutting-edge engines/motors and plant-wide electrical/control systems, including digital signal processors (DSPs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). I am also proficient in using electrical design tools and software such as ETAP, SPEL, SKM Systems Analysis and EasyPower.

I am very interested in being part of your integrated engineering team. Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to set up an interview. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Cindy Jones
Enclosure: Résumé


Electrical Engineer Cover Letter

Electrical Engineers are responsible for the research, design and installation and testing of electrical equipment and systems. Among the many duties performed by Electrical Engineers, the most essential are evaluating electrical systems, undertaking research, analyzing test data, drawing up plans, mapping out circuit diagrams, designing electrical systems, ensuring product quality by testing components and conducting feasibility studies.

Effective cover letters for Electrical Engineering highlight the following proficiencies:

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Thorough knowledge on the workings of circuitry
  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Innovative thinking
  • Computer-aided design competencies
  • Electrical engineering software competencies

The cover letter sample for Electrical Engineer below expresses similar essential skills and experience.

For help with your resume, check out our extensive Electrical Engineer Resume Samples.

For more information on what it takes to be a Electrical Engineer, check out our more complete Electrical Engineer Job Description.

Dear Mr. Booker

I would like to submit an application for the position of Electrical Engineer. I believe I am suitably qualified with a degree in Electrical Engineering, relevant work experience and the skillset required to make a positive and valuable contribution to your company.

My professional background experience includes testing advanced electrical systems, implementing maintenance strategies, designing electrical components and identifying recurrent electrical systems issues and providing recommendations. Working in high pressure challenging environments has developed my capabilities in creative problem solving, multi-tasking and executing design projects of various scopes successfully. My proficiencies in computer-aided design have enabled me to perform high-level tasks effectively requiring minimal assistance. My superior skillset and experience makes me an excellent candidate for the position at XL Electrical Systems.

A few high points in my professional career include:

  • I was appointed the lead project manager in the college robotics club competition and oversaw the design and development of the winning robotic arm.
  • I drew up electrical design plans that achieved significant cost savings during my tenure at Furlough Consulting during a new project design process.
  • I made a positive contribution to the advancement of testing validation procedures that resulted in an impressive 2.6 percent increase in effective sensor reliability.

I hope you find my advanced capabilities, valuable experience and relevant qualifications a suitable fit for the advertised position. I am a self-motivated individual who thrives on succeeding in challenging situations. I am passionate about Professional development opportunities and welcome every opportunity to take my capabilities to a higher level. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person and discuss further the contribution I can make at XL Electrical Systems.

Sincerely
Madison Kelly