Electrical Engineer

Futures Consulting
Baltimore, MD
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time
Driven by a unique workplace culture and a passion for sustainability, My client is a rapidly growing MEP/FP firm whose mission is Smart, Sustainable Design. We take pride in being recognized throughout the industry for our friendly and professional service and have carefully cultivated our team and culture to position our firm for success. Our firm is growing to meet the expanding needs of the high-performance building sector. And we are committed to making them the best place you have ever worked. My client has more than doubled in size over the past two years. In 2019 we added in-house electrical engineering capability to serve our clients more seamlessly. Having full MEP/FP services in-house has enhanced our appeal to existing and new clients. We currently employ six Certified Passive House Consultants, a testament to our progressive, whole building approach to our work. We are currently working on several occupied deep energy retrofits. We are also collaborating on more than 15 Passive House projects ranging in size from 24,000 to 340,000 square feet and from 25 to 330 units. Notable among these projects are Finch Cambridge, which is widely acclaimed as an early adopter of Passive House, as well as a number of multi-phased, affordable multifamily projects like Old Colony. In the past three years we have also increased our workload in assisted living, with 10+ projects currently completed, in construction, or in design. Other sectors where we have a long history of experience include health care, campus, wastewater and water treatment. We are working to increase our repeat client base and broaden project types in order to sustain growth and build resiliency. We believe that our progressive approach, our success in the Boston market, and our professionalism provide a solid basis for being optimistic about our vision for continued growth. Role Overview The Senior Electrical Engineer will lead the electrical engineering project processes from bidding and early permitting phase through conceptual and schematic design, design completion and overseeing construction administration support through project completion. When new projects are awarded, the Senior Electrical Engineer works with Project Managers and Project Engineers to successfully get the project off the ground and help to define approach, conceptual and schematic narratives and smoothly transition the work to the production team, and provide senior support for all aspects of the project. The Senior Electrical Engineer also serves as a technical resource and mentor to junior staff. The Senior Electrical Engineer has a strong work ethic, a passion for engineering and continuous improvement, and is a good client steward who believes in servant leadership. He/she also demonstrates a clear passion for my client's mission : Smart Sustainable Design. A' Required Skills and Qualifications ? Minimum 15 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, with experience serving as senior EE in a client-facing role. ? PE Licensure. ? Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. ? Previous experience with responding to Requests for Proposals, including estimating electrical design fees. ? Strong aptitude in engineering design ? Ability to work with minimal supervision. ? Excellent problem-solving skills. ? Strong interpersonal skills essential for team-based working. ? Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels. ? Ability to adapt to changing project demands and prioritize your own workload and that of others to meet multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines. ? Ability and willingness to mentor and coach more junior staff. ? Strong interpersonal skills - ability to collaborate effectively with clients, project team members and internal employees. ? Adaptability and flexibility - willingness to shift from higher level management to "in the weeds"A' support of team members as needed. ? A passion for my client's mission - Smart Sustainable Design - and ability to be an ambassador for our brand. Responsibilities Technical Serve as a technical lead electrical engineer. This includes the ability to act as the Engineer of Record, lead the quality review process of work products developed by others, and lead a team of electrical designers and electrical engineers. Develop and evaluate system concepts and options to determine best design and engineering solution for each project based upon project scope. Develop design drawings and specifications of electrical systems for building electrical, lighting, and fire alarm systems, including preparation of all engineering calculations, equipment selection and layout throughout life of the project. Lead and coordinate with Project Engineers and Designers. Perform systems analysis and prepare reports and studies. Coordinate with other consultants including architect, civil, landscape and structural engineers to ensure electrical systems are integrated with all trades. Act as the client interface representing the electrical discipline on multi-disciplinary projects. Demonstrate a clear understanding of industry codes and standards, and develop code analysis reports. Preferred code knowledge includes NEC, NESC, IEEE Standards, energy codes, and building codes. Design for electrical power distribution (medium/low voltage), grounding, lighting, fire alarm, communication systems, etc. for multi-family, commercial, government, industrial, and institutional buildings. Prepare technical reports to define projects and provide clients with technical direction. Attend kick-off meetings, walk-throughs of existing buildings/renovation projects, and site visits as needed. Analyze, design and present technical material in traditional and innovative ways for review by technical and non-technical audiences. Understand trends and standard methodologies in the markets in which we work. Participate in the QC process by reviewing drawings and evaluating the need for design changes; make appropriate recommendations. Assist Project Engineer with selection and specification of electrical equipment. Day-to-day management of the electrical engineering team regarding tasks, projects, and issues, and removing roadblocks as appropriate. Communication/Client Relations/Business Development Write reports for internal and external purposes based on findings. Interface effectively with clients and members of the design team; maintain and build strong relationships. Represent company in project activities; direct activities of project team members; nurture relationships and networks to develop business. Attend interviews and preliminary walk-throughs for RFP's. Network and attend key client events (groundbreakings, grand openings, fundraisers, etc.). Budget Responsible for fiscal decision making (proposals, contracts), working with information from Project Managers. Assist in preparing fee estimates and developing proposals. Complete all administrative tasks in order to ensure proper job tracking and invoicing. Coaching/Mentoring/Professional Development Oversee, guide, mentor and provide technical leadership to designers and engineering team. Teach teams to connect their solutions to bigger picture issues. Deliver timely feedback and recognition to others. Conduct staff development activities including work planning, budget development, scheduling in conjunction with the Project Manager. Participate in local Professional Associations. Compensation and Benefits Our salaries and Paid Time Off are competitive with those offered by other MEP/FP firms in the Northeast. In addition, we have historically provided bonuses as the firm's financial performance has allowed. We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and a company 401k with a match of up to 4% based on your contribution of 5% of your salary. Job Requirements:Perform electrical engineering design within engineering standardsMaintain electrical schedule and electrical personnel attendancePerform various electrical tests for electrical and systems engineeringComplete assigned electrical engineering tasksApprove electrical engineering construction packagesPrepare electrical drawings and specificationsConduct electrical technical reviews and electrical development phase reviewsUpdate electrical drawings and standardsBuild and other electrical systemsDevelop electrical schematics and layout drawingsPerform standard electrical engineering calculations to size and design electrical systems based on projects requirementsSolve plant electrical/power system problemsPerform electrical engineering studies and calculationsProvide support for electrical engineering divisionRead electrical schematics and circuit diagramsCreate cost estimates for proposed electrical control projects and electrical distribution projectsImprove the electrical architecture design processEnsure electrical and special systems designsPerform troubleshooting of electrical/electronic control systemsMaintaining plant electrical one-line drawings

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