CDM Smith Electrical Engineer 4 in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Job Description:

This position requires an individual who is fully competent in all conventional aspects commonly employed in electrical engineering design. Your typical duties will include planning, scheduling, conducting or coordinating portions of a major project or a complete project of moderate scope. The complexity of the work associated with this position requires a broad knowledge of electrical engineering and a good working knowledge of its principles and practices related to the design of industrial process type facilities or water/wastewater treatment systems and facilities, and transportation systems and facilities. You will be expected to mentor junior staff which will include supervising the work of junior engineers, designers and CADD Operators who are assisting on assigned work.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

• Performing limited AutoCAD tasks for electrical design drawings.

• Performing technical electrical calculations for electrical systems using electrical systems analysis software.

• Performing design tasks including lighting layouts, communications, fire alarm, and security systems.

• Developing the electrical plans and specifications for small to medium sized and complex projects with minimal supervision.

• Performing site investigations to confirm and/or identify existing conditions for use in developing electrical design.

• Coordinating with the client, utilities, fire marshal or code enforcement officers.

• Reviewing shop drawings and assist with general construction services.

• Performing short circuit, coordination and arc flash studies using power analysis software.

• Assisting in the development of project scope and budget as input for proposals.

• Assisting senior staff in the development of sales proposals.

• Attending client meetings for defining the project scope during a proposal phase and review design development documents during project execution.

• Determine code requirement working clearances around electrical equipment.

• Aiding senior staff in the development of the Engineer’s opinion of probable construction cost estimates

• Ability to select and specify various electrical system components including motor control centers, switchgear, transformers, etc.

• Experience in the supervision and coordination of the work of CADD Operators, technicians and others assisting in specific assignments

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Electrical Engineer 4



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Minimum Qualifications:

• 5-7 years of experience since B.S.

• B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related field

• Certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) by successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination is required or the ability to obtain within 18 months

• Experience in the supervision and coordination of the work of CADD Operators, technicians and others assisting in specific assignments

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point)

• Candidate must have excellent writing and communication skills.

• Knowledge of NEC and other NFPA codes

Preferred Qualifications:

• Proficiency with SKM Power*Tools or other electrical system analysis software is preferred

• Proficiency with Visual Lighting design software or other lighting design software is preferred

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Massachusetts - Boston

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position