Position Open: May 30, 2019 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.
Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. 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 U.S. 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.
We seek an Electrical Engineer PE in our Virgnia Beach, VA office 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. The ideal candidate will possess an RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) certification.
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)
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
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.
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 profession
Internal Number: N2019-041
About Clark Nexsen
Clark Nexsen is an international full service architectural and engineering design firm that is deeply committed to providing design excellence to U.S. and global clients. Clark Nexsen was ranked 11th on the 2013 Architect 50, a list of top firms in the U.S., and in the Top 20 Architecture/Engineering firms in Building Design + Construction’s 2014 Giants 300 Report. The firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 475 employees in 10 additional office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development, and have been recognized locally as one of the “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.