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Senior Building Electrical Engineer

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Design, Engineering, Technology, Research and Development
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Senior Building Electrical Engineer

Job Description

Join PCI Skanska and be part of a team that provides valued solutions that build success for our clients and employees. Your role will include building and managing relationships with in-house teams and contractors while providing design and consulting services that are needed by facility managers and owners.

The general markets that PCI Skanska services include:

  • Commercial
    • Office Facilities
    • Educational Facilities
    • Laboratories
    • Healthcare Facilities
  • Warehousing
  • Manufacturing Facilities and Processes
  • Industrial Facilities and Processes
    • Metals
    • Chemical
    • Plastics
    • Pharmaceutical
  • Power Generation Facilities and Processes

Overall we look for employees that have excellent problem solving and communication skills, that can learn on the fly, adapt to change, and can find solutions to challenges. We also look for people that are sensitive to the need to change their personal and interpersonal behavior quickly to effectively communicate with and influence others. We want people that can be counted on when times get tough and not shirk their responsibilities; and people that will adhere to our core values and beliefs at all times.     

We intend to fill this position with a person who has the leadership skills necessary to lead our Building Electrical design group. As a Senior Electrical Engineer on projects you will be required to demonstrate a high standard of professionalism and client focus/customer service; be resourceful and flexible, effective at handling multiple tasks; have good computer skills; have strong presentation, written, and verbal skills; and be able to effectively delegate or be delegated to while working in a collaborative format with multiple team members.

You will be required to:

  • Listen to our clients’ needs and independently provide value to our clients by evaluating options based upon the client’s needs and desires, first cost, life cycle cost, and energy usage.
  • Communicate your design recommendations to our clients, project team, construction contractors, and vendors in presentations, meetings, via email and phone as necessary.
  • Work alone on projects, or work on or lead project teams with other technical staff, assuring that the work is accurate and coordinated and that the quality assurance measures have been followed.
  • Provide timely services that meet the needs of the clients and the overall project schedule requirements.
  • Maintain appropriate contact with our existing clients so that they think of our firm when services are needed.

Specifically, you will be required to:

  • Lead or Assist with the pursuit of projects.
  • Provide the technical assessment of potential project opportunities to aid in project go/no-go decisions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in quantitative analysis, sustainable practices, green technology, and related industry trends.
  • Develop and refine engineering methodologies, tools, and standards.
  • Stay abreast of relevant industry developments and technological advancements.
  • Understand complex building electrical systems including primary and secondary power distribution systems, lighting and lighting controls, communication and alarm systems, grounding and lightning protection systems; and have the ability to design those systems and to evaluate and troubleshoot them.
  • Forensically evaluate existing energy-consuming systems and detect and evaluate deficiencies, quantify energy losses, provide new system alternatives, and provide life-cycle cost analysis.
  • Lead and contribute to energy efficiency retrofit, demand response, recommissioning, monitoring-based commissioning, and commissioning projects.
  • Work with clients and contractors to identify and develop projects from initial identification, proposal development, and evaluation through installation and measurement, and verification.
  • Manage the development and design of energy conservation projects to ensure acceptability of budgets and timelines and conformance to federal and state laws and adherence to approved specifications.
  • Ensure development of consistent and high-quality project deliverables
  • Coordinate with clients and contractors during the implementation of energy efficiency projects ensuring projected energy savings will be achieved upon installation

Requirements and Preferences

Applicants should have a minimum of a BS in Electrical Engineering, and a minimum of 8 years of design experience. Applicants should have a working knowledge of Energy Modeling Software (DOE-2, eQUEST, Energy Pro, Trane Trace, or other), and have a working knowledge of SKM, Visual, and BIM strategies using Revit. A Professional Engineering license is required.

The following are preferred but not required at the time of hire:

  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Certified Energy Manager
  • Qualified Commissioning Agent
  • Experience working on Design-Build teams as a Lead Electrical Engineer or Project Manager
  • Experience providing construction level coordinated MEP design models and documents.
  • Project management experience

The Physical and Ergonomic Requirements of this position are as follows:

  • Lifting/carrying:  Carrying light loads related to field measurement equipment, equipment cases weighing 15 lbs. or less.
  • Dexterity:  Ability to type using a keyboard with relative efficiency, ability to make handwritten notes and sketches indoors and outdoors at industrial plant and construction sites at any time of the year.
  • Walking/Climbing:  Ability to use multi-level stair towers and rung ladders unassisted.
  • Visual Acuity:  Ability to discern single line and 3-dimensional computer images representing objects being designed or drafted.
  • Hearing:  Ability to hear safety alarms and signals while wearing hearing protection.
  • Physical exertion:  Ability to walk up to one mile on industrial plant and construction sites outdoors at any time of the year.  Ability to work in protective clothing which may elevate body temperatures by several degrees Fahrenheit for periods of up to 15 minutes without a break.
  • Breathing:  Ability to work while wearing a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus.

History and Core Values

Skanska USA Inc. is a leading provider of construction, pre-construction consulting, general contracting, design-build, self-performance, public-private partnership, commercial and infrastructure development services to a broad range of public and private clients in the following markets including science and technology, healthcare, education, high-tech, aviation, transportation, sports, entertainment, mechanical, industrial, marine, foundation and environmental.  Our Core Values that Matter are Care for Life, Act Ethically and Transparently, Be Better-Together and Commit to Customers is the core strength for our 10,000 employees in the USA.  Skanska USA Inc. is headquartered in New York with 34 offices across the country.   

EEO Statement

Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.

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