Electrical Designer (Wireless Communications)

Clark Nexsen
Vienna, VA
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 25, 2019
Full Time
Position Open: January 30, 2019Position Close: Until filledClark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.Must apply online through corporate website at www.clarknexsen.com.Firm DescriptionClark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for US and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top US firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.Generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.Job DescriptionWe seek to hire an Electrical Designer to join our Wireless Communications division in our Vienna, VA or Richmond, VA office. will perform electrical design services on multi-discipline building design projects of small to moderate scope for commercial and government facilities, as well as single discipline mechanical engineering projects of small to moderate scope.General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Preparation, technical accuracy and coordination of programming documents, schematic documents, design development documents, and construction documents as directed Performing various design services as an Electrical Designer, including Conceptual Studies, Program Requirements, Design Analyses, Calculations, System selection and layout for building design with minimal direction from supervising mechanical staff. Providing oversight and coordination of projects, and working with assigned design managers and project managers, to meet client's budget, contract fees, goals, objectives, and deadlines Coordinating and communicating all aspects of electrical design within multi-disciplinary teams as requested by the Design Manager or Project Engineer. Performing duties associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments and opening and tabulating bids as directed Performing duties associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings as directed Complying with the company's quality control practices and procedures Working with, responding to, and taking direction from the department director, project managers, and senior engineering staff. Other duties as directedProject responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Perform Senior Electrical Engineer or Electrical Engineer tasks as directed Responsible for document organization and clarity Responsible for discipline drawing coordination Assisting with the preparation of fee proposals for design services as directed Drafting of marked-up plans, partial plans, sections, details Completing sections and details produced to a schematic-level of completion by the Engineer Create schematic-level plans and details for approval by the Electrical Engineer Developing an accurate, three-dimensional model of the mechanical systems with the necessary level of detail using the required Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package, when BIM is a project requirement Develop design options for resolution of system conflicts Assist with building systems calculations and LEED templates Participate in building system selections Participate in building code analysis process Participate in development of discipline specifications Coordinate work product with other disciplines Adhere to project budget and scheduleEducation Have earned a high school diploma, or equivalent, and completed coursework in AutoCAD, Microstation, and/or BIM software packages from a technical or vocational school; or An Associate's Degree in a field of study related to drafting and design; or A Certificate in a field of study related to drafting and design; or A four-year undergraduate degree in a field of study related to drafting and designLicenses, Certifications, and AccreditationsThe following may be given additional consideration: Applicable Autodesk certifications Active membership in drafting or modeling-related organizations (local or web-based) Certificate of Management for Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices and pursuing LEED AP accreditation Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation processSoftware SkillsAn Electrical Designer should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management. Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to utilize the software in the development of project documents and interact with other project team members in their use of the software is highly desirable. Career ExperienceAn Electrical Designer should typically have 8 years or more of significant A/E consulting experience as a CAD or BIM Technician, Designer or Senior Designer working under the supervision and guidance of a licensed Electrical Engineer (PE).Experience in federal, state, municipal, healthcare, commercial, higher education or similar projects plus experience in Design/Build and CM at Risk project delivery methods is desirable.Previous experience with wireless communications projects will be given additional consideration for Electrical Engineers assigned to our Wireless Communications division.Other Criteria Ability to prepare effective and concise documents Possess technical precision and creative design skills Ability to make effective presentations to a variety of groups Have a can-do attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole

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