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Senior Electrical Engineer
Title:Senior Electrical Engineer
Job Location:Norfolk, Virginia
Department:Electrical Engineering
Senior Electrical Engineer
Listing 2.04.01v2

Open Date:   January 31, 2013
Close Date:  February 14, 2013

Firm Description

Celebrating over 90 years of success, Clark Nexsen, PC is a full-service, multi-discipline architectural and engineering design firm. We are headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia with offices in Washington DC, Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, Richmond and Roanoke, VA, and Macon, Brunswick, and Atlanta, GA. Our 500+ employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development. We are ranked among the top 200 international A/E design firms by Engineering News-Record and have been recognized many times as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.
Job Description

We seek to hire a senior-level Electrical Engineer who will be responsible for performing, directing, and supervising all aspects of electrical engineering on multi-discipline building design projects of moderate to large scope for commercial and government facilities.

Specific responsibilities include:

o Performing all aspects of electrical engineering design (specifically power distribution) as a senior or lead engineer, including Conceptual Studies, Program Requirements, Design Analysis, Calculations, Equipment selection and layout, and System selection and layout for building design and site electrical utilities

o Preparing fee proposals for building design electrical engineering services

o Meeting with clients to prepare and/or validate proposed scope of work for building design electrical engineering services

o Providing oversight and coordination of electrical engineering projects and the electrical engineering portion of multi-discipline projects, and working with assigned project managers to meet client's budget, contract fees, goals, objectives, and deadlines

o Coordinating, supervising, and communicating all aspects of electrical design within multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that electrical design details integrate properly with all other disciplines represented on the design team

o Directing, supervising, training, and ensuring quality control of junior electrical engineers and designers

o Ensuring compliance with quality control policies and procedures and providing electrical engineering QC reviews for other engineers and designers.

o Preparing and supervising the preparation of accurate and complete electrical project programming, schematic designs, design development designs, and construction documents.

o Providing and supervising electrical engineering support services during the bidding process, i.e., preparing addenda, amendments, open bids, tabulate bids, etc.

o Performing and directing electrical engineering construction phase services including representing the firm on-site, answering RFI's, reviewing shop drawings, preparing as-builts, etc.

o Working with, responding to, and taking direction from project managers, managing principals, Operations Directors, and Senior Management

o Mentoring and monitoring the professional development of junior mechanical engineering staff


The ideal candidate will have the following formal education:

o Graduate of an ABET-accredited 4-, 5-, or 6-year engineering program in one of the following disciplines:
o Electrical Engineering  (Building design or power distribution focus)
o Electrical Engineering Technology (Building design or power distribution focus)
o Architectural Engineering (Electrical Engineering focus)
o Architectural Engineering Technology (Electrical Engineering focus)

Some additional consideration will be given to candidates with the following education:

o Post graduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering

Note:  licensed PE applicants who do not meet the above educational requirements may be considered if otherwise well-qualified

Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations

The ideal candidate will have earned the following licenses, certifications, and accreditations:

o Must be a fully licensed Professional Engineer in at least one US state, preferably in Virginia or eligible for reciprocity in Virginia

o LEED AP Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

o Lighting Certified (LC)

o Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)

Some additional consideration will be given to candidates with the following:

o Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP)

o Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

o Membership in IEEE or other related professional organizations


Software Skills

The ideal candidate will have experience with the following software programs:

o MS Office

o Outlook

o AutoCAD

o SKM Systems Analysis/Power Tools

o Lighting Design software

And familiarity with the following:

o Autodesk Revit

o Autodesk Navisworks

o Bentley MicroStation

o Bentley BIM MEP


Career Experience

The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and substantial (preferably 10+ years) A/E consulting experience as a lead or senior electrical engineer with:

o Building power distribution design

o Lighting design

o Communication systems design

o Lightning protection design

o Security systems design

o Senior designer experience

o Sustainable building design and the LEED certification process

o Significant knowledge of the International Building Code and National Electrical Code

o Experience supervising and mentoring junior electrical engineering staff


Design Project Experience

The ideal candidate will have project management experience in one or more of the following types of design projects:

o Design Build projects

o Commercial facilities

o DOD and Military facilities

o K-12 Schools

o Colleges and Universities

o Hospitals, Medical, or Healthcare facilities

o Industrial facilities

o Laboratories and Research facilities

o Projects exceeding $20 million in construction value

o LEED certified projects

o Projects utilizing BIM principles and software


Other Criteria

The ideal candidate will:

o Live locally or have local ties to the area

o Present an organized application and resume.  Affirmative answers to relevant experience questions in the application should be clearly backed up in the application itself and within your resume (which can be attached) .

o Possess excellent written communication skills, being able to prepare effective and concise documents (Your on-line application and resume will be reviewed for written communication skills, completeness, and attention to detail)

o Possess strong verbal communication skills, being comfortable with and able to make presentations to a variety of groups

o Have an enthusiastic, client-oriented, can-do attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services

o Be dedicated to training and mentoring electrical engineering staff

EOE/AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. We do not typically sponsor H-1B visas.
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