What’s The Difference Between Electrician And Electrical Engineer

Electrician vs Electrical Engineer


You would be forgiven for thinking that electricians and electrical engineers do the same thing, give or take. After all, they both work with electricity and electrical products. There is, however, many differences between the two professionals that you should understand. 


Both roles require extensive training to amass a deep understanding in their particular field. Both electricians and electrical engineers must be qualified to do their job.  


Electrician: What they do


A big part of an electricians job is to run electrical wiring to connect homes and various parts of the house. They are experts in installing and repairing electrical systems and problem solving issues with electrical equipment that isn’t operating as it should. An electrician is a hands-on role in which they will visit commercial and residential properties to complete a host of tasks. 


Electrical Engineer: What they do


An electrical engineer is less hands-on, using computer-aided design software to create and manage electrical product design plans. They create design drawings that electricians can use as instructions for installing and operating an electrical system. They also evaluate customer response to products, evaluate and adapt products to improve them, monitor product production, and ensure products function properly. To be an electrical engineer you needs technical skills, including circuit design, advanced mathematics, linear systems, electrical schematics, and analysis. An electrician also needs technical knowledge but needs to know more basic electrical information about how systems work.


But how do you find the right professional for the right job? Whether you are scoping a large commercial project or perfecting your home renovation electrical plan, Helix Electrical have all the answers and solutions you need. We take residential clients as seriously as our big commercial clients meaning everyone receives a great level of care for a good price with a no hidden tags guarantee. 


We take on all jobs from helping to build new homes to renovation work and even maintenance. Our team offers unmatched customer service and are always happy to answer any questions or lend an extra helping hand. It is our communication that often sets us apart from others, with transparency over costs and schedule. 


No matter what you need, Helix Electrical are here for you. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help. If you need immediate assistance, we’re on call 24/7 to help you with all your electrical needs. 

How Much Does An Electrician Cost?

What does an electrician charge?


When you are looking for a trusted electrician to employ to complete a job in your home or commercial property you’ll want someone who first and foremost will do a great job and secondly you’ll want to know how much this will cost. Balancing quality with budget can be problematic which is just one reason using a reputable and well-known company such as Helix Electrical is recommended.


Sometimes, independent contractors can inform you of their hourly charge which is commonly between $50 and $100, with specialist jobs costing a little more than that. The problem with this is you don’t know how long the job will take and leaves an open-ended question over how much you’ll be charged at the end. If you would prefer a clear outline of costs and schedule from the get go, that’s exactly what we offer.


Our no hidden tags guarantee on projects means you can feel secure in the knowledge that we will complete the job to an agreed schedule, for the price set out at the start and, most importantly, to the highest standard. Up front, honest and crystal clear pricing comes with the guarantee of sticking to the original quote or we’ll take the amount off your final bill. 


Who do we work with?

We love working with business as they are the backbone of our nation. At Helix we understand the need to run a business efficiently and stick to a budget. We work with commercial clients to provide large scale projects as well as ongoing maintenance. Our commercial service offering includes electrical support for daily running equipment, machinery, devices or emergency lighting in new construction or commercial renovation projects. No matter the size or complexity of the job, we can prepare you to get your job done on time, every time with the right experience. 


We also take private clients as seriously as our large commercial clients. Building a new home or renovating means additional support from our experienced electricians in Auckland will make your project easier to manage. We will always listen to any questions or concerns you may have – remember that there are no stupid questions.


No matter the scale of the job you will reap the rewards of working with Helix. So reach out to Helix Electrical today. We are on call 24/7 to help you with all your electrical needs. Contact us now and receive quality work for an affordable price.