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Lead Electrical Engineer


Cincinnati, OH
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Job Title:Lead Electrical Engineer


Lead Electrical Engineer

Job Number: 210095

Category: A - Immediate/Urgent Need


The responsibilities listed are fundamental to the position and must be performed successfully to achieve the key performance objectives of the role. Other responsibilities may be assigned

+ Discusses the following with PM and Client (as directed by the PM) and assists in the preparation of proposal documents:

Project scope • Budget • Design and construction schedule • Phasing • Construction cost • Level of design and detail to meet budget and schedule • Client standards/expectations, including details and specifications • Understanding of existing conditions • Site location and field investigations • Project reviews • Type of specifications • Construction-phase services • Record drawings

+ Assists in training the project team and other less experienced discipline personnel.

+ Directs the interaction with project team to coordinate project specifics.

+ Interacting with clients and vendors to develop project details.

+ Operational Responsibilities

+ Develops a project execution plan for the Electrical Discipline to achieve project scope, schedule and budget.

+ Confirms approved scope, schedule and budget for designs with the PM. Follows company standards for project and drawing coordination, documenting decisions made during the course of the project.

+ Establishes provisions for and preparing a design control sheet for the following information:

Future expansion • Anticipated hours of operation • Occupancy profiles • Power diversity • Power capacity • Backup power or equipment requirements • Equipment selection • Lighting requirements and controls • Utility services required • Client’s special requirements • Metering needs • Site utility information • Code and insurance requirements • Known areas of potential interference • Special systems requirements • System control • specific site requirements • Applicable utility companies • hazardous classification requirements

+ Obtains owner's standard details and specifications and design standards from PM. Shares with the project team and incorporates into final design.

+ Manages request for site utility information, design conditions, special needs data and other outside consultants and submits to PM.

+ Develops construction cost comparison and complies with level of estimate and items to be included per client, PM specifications or contract specifications.

+ Monitors Electrical Discipline project budget and progress. Notifies PM immediately if design budget or schedule cannot be met, or additional scope items have been identified.

+ Manages project documents per company and electrical discipline standards.

+ Coordinates or performs field investigations following company guidelines.

+ Develops preliminary conceptual design consistent with project criteria as directed by the PM for electrical discipline specific items: Electrical distribution equipment and controls • Lighting and controls • Special systems • Fire alarm and security systems.

+ Efficiently utilizes design software whenever possible, provide detailed design or supervise the design of the following items (use company checklists as required):

High Voltage –power distribution, substations, transmission

Medium Voltage –distribution, switchgears, switch boards, transmission

Power Distribution –arc flash, short circuit, overcurrent coordination, load calculations, distribution panel boards, motor control centers, branch circuit panel board distribution, branch circuit design, conductor applications, raceway applications, grounding

Motor Control– application, equipment selection, schematic design, VFD PLC,

Lighting– calculations/design, control

Systems– data/communication/LAN system design, fire alarm design, security system design, CCTV system design, computer room design, lightning protection design

+ Submits final construction cost estimates to PM as requested.

+ Supervises the electrical discipline project team in preparation of the design package for issue.

+ Reviews preliminary design with other disciplines for function, clearances, coordination and final design selection.

+ Monitors detail design and check for code compliance, constructability and adherence to Client objectives.

+ Participates or leads internal and external project meetings as requested and provides information to the project team.

+ Prepares or verifies specifications are completed, incorporating Client and Company standards and coordinated with project drawings.

+ Conducts or coordinates quality review of final design drawings and specifications following company processes.

PERFORMANCE FACTORS:The performance factors described here are core abilities that translate into desired on-the-job behaviors which contribute to the employee successfully achieving the performance objectives of this job and carrying out the assigned responsibilities.

+ Results Orientation:Maintains focus on goals; identifies and acts on removing potential obstacles to successful goal attainment; implements thorough and effective plans and applies appropriate resources to produce desired results; follows through on all commitments to achieve results.

+ Personal Accountability:Accepts personal responsibility for the consequences of personal actions; avoids placing unnecessary blame on others; maintains personal commitment to objectives regardless of the success or failure of personal decisions; applies personal lessons learned from past failures to moving forward in achieving future successes.

+ Teamwork:Respects team members and their individual perspectives; makes team mission and objectives a priority; works toward consensus when team decisions are required; meets agreed-upon deadlines on team assignments and commitments; shares responsibility with team members for successes and failures; keeps team members informed regarding projects; supports team decisions; recognizes and appreciates the contribution of team members; behaves in a manner consistent with team values and mission; provides constructive feedback to team and its members; responds positively to feedback from team members; raises and/or confronts issues limiting team effectiveness.

+ Flexibility:Responds promptly to shifts in direction, priorities and schedules; demonstrates agility in accepting new ideas, approaches and/or methods; effective in juggling multiple priorities and tasks; modifies methods or strategies to fit changing circumstances; adapts personal style to work with different people; maintains productivity during transitions, even in the midst of chaos; embraces and/or champions change.

+ Self Management:Independently pursues business objectives in an organized and efficient manner; prioritizes activities as necessary to meet job responsibilities; maintains required level of activity toward achieving goals without direct supervision; minimizes work flow disruptions and time wasters to complete high quality work within a specified time frame.

+ 6. Problem Solving Ability: Utilizes logic and systematic processes to analyze and solve problems; defines the causes, effects, impact and scope of problems; identifies the multiple components of problems and their relationships; prioritizes steps to solution; develops criteria for optimum solutions; evaluates the potential impact of possible solutions and selects the best one.

+ Customer Focus:Consistently places a high value on customers and all issues related to customer; objectively listens to, understands and represents customer feedback; anticipates customer needs and develops appropriate solutions; meets all promises and commitments made to customers.

The employee will continuously work (67 - 100% time on job) indoors. The employee will occasionally (6-33% time on job) be required to work in temperatures below 55 degrees or work alone. The employee will infrequently (2-5% time on job) be required to work outdoors, in temperatures above 90 degrees, work around moving vehicles, with ladders, or travel by car. The employee will rarely (1% time on job or less) be required to work around vibrations, in heat over 100 degrees, with grease or oils such as lubricants, with chemicals such as laboratories, around water in the form of mist, below ground, in a confined space or travel by plane and have 1-3 overnight stays.

The employee will occasionally (6-33% time on job) be required to wear eye protection or hard hat. . The employee will infrequently (2-5% time on job) be required to wear hearing protection or safety shoes/boots. The employee will rarely (1% time on job or less) be required to wear gloves.



+ Experience: Rated as an E-3 or higher (5-10 years of practical engineering experience).

+ Reasoning Development:Apply engineering principles to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Deal with multiple abstract and concrete variables.

+ Mathematical Development:Proficient in applying mathematical operations and concepts to analyze, interpret and assess possible engineering solutions to meet the client’s objectives.

+ Language Development:Ability to read and interpret applicable codes, technical journals, legal documents, workplace rules and procedures; prepare business letters, summaries, and reports, using a prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style; speak with poise and confidence, using correct English.

+ Licensures and Certifications: Registered Engineer.

+ Education:Bachelor’s degree or higher from an ABET accredited Engineering school.

Location: Cincinnati , OH

Minimum Experience (yrs): 5

Required Education: Bachelor (BA, BS...)


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Location:Cincinnati, OH, 45217, USA

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