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Electrical Engineer PE
Title:Electrical Engineer PE
Job Location:Macon, GA; Virginia Beach, VA; Charlotte, NC; or Raleigh, NC
Department:Electrical Engineering

Position Open: May 26, 2021
Position Close: Until filled

Clark 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.

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Firm Description

When you come to work for Clark Nexsen, you’ll experience a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment where big thinking is encouraged. We are a national, integrated architecture and engineering firm, but we believe that our role in making the world better isn’t limited to design. Our vision and values drive our culture, our work, and our commitment to giving back to our communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.

With 11 offices spanning Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas, our people shape the future by discovering opportunities to transform the way we live in and experience our world. We believe the best ideas come from collaboration, working across disciplines to inspire innovation and deliver high-performing projects for U.S. and global clients.

We offer generous compensation and benefits, including health, dental, vision, 401k, short and long term disability, paid time off, Aflac, flexible benefits, and legal resources. To learn more about our culture and expertise, please visit

Job Description

We seek to hire an Electrical Engineer PE in our Virginia Beach, VA; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; or Macon, GA offices 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.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing all aspects of electrical engineering design as a lead engineer, including Conceptual Studies, Program Requirements, Design Analyses, Calculations, Equipment selection and layout, and System selection and layout  for building design and site electrical utilities
  • Meeting with clients (internal and external) to prepare and/or validate proposed scope of services
  • Directing and supervising the work of EIT’s assigned to the project, particularly where engineering judgment on the part of the EIT is exercised and unusual or difficult problems are encountered
  • Obtain guidance from senior engineers and the Department Head as necessary to resolve technical and coordination issues and conflicting criteria
  • Complying with the Company’s quality control policies and procedures
  • Providing and supervising electrical support services during the bidding process, i.e., preparing addenda and amendments as required
  • Performing and supervising electrical construction phase services including representing the firm on-site, answering RFI’s, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings.
  • Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Project Managers, Managing Principals, Design Principals, Department Directors, and senior management
  • Participate in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
  • Directing, supervising and training junior electrical staff as directed
  • Mentoring and monitoring the professional development of junior electrical staff

Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform Senior Engineer tasks as directed
  • Serve in the role of Design Manager on projects as assigned
  • Preparing scope and fee proposals for the electrical portion of multi-discipline projects or single-discipline, electrical-only projects
  • Conduct project code analysis for review by the Project Engineer
  • Selection and layout of the building electrical systems, including consideration of alternative systems
  • Preparing accurate, complete, and code-compliant drawings and specifications for schematic, design development, and construction document submittals.
  • Develop details of electrical system components
  • Reviewing calculations and work products produced by EIT’s assigned to the project
  • Reviewing  all work products produced by support staff  assigned to the project
  • Develop discipline specifications for review by the Senior Engineer
  • Coordinate work product with other disciplines
  • Incorporate responses to QC and Gray Team comments into the project documents
  • Assist in responding to RFI’s, Dr. Check comments, etc.
  • Review and respond to CA submittals
  • Perform discipline QA/QC review on assigned projects
  • Adhere to project budget and schedule


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

Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations

  • Must be a fully licensed Professional Engineer in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction
  • Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices with LEED AP accreditation preferred
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD), or Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP), certifications are desirable
  • 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 process
  • Active participation in IEEE, IES or other related professional organizations is desirable

Software Skills

An Electrical Engineer should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management.

Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to understand the capabilities and limitations of the programs and interact with the support staff in their use of the software is highly desirable. 

Career Experience

An Electrical Engineer should typically have 4 years or more of significant design and practice experience in a leadership role with a Electrical Engineering firm or a multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm with substantial knowledge of applicable energy codes and standards.

Strong experience in the design of building power distribution, lighting, communications and security systems is desirable.

Experience as a lead designer or Electrical Engineer 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 and Considerations

  • Ability to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence.
  • 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
  • Be dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profression
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