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Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

The Mott MacDonald Electrical Group is on track to becoming one of the nation’s leading electrical engineering consultancy groups. The variety of markets that we work in will always keep the brightest high achievers interested, we design electrical projects from large road/rail tunnels to water treatment plants.

The electrical engineering group is in a growth phase at present which provides excellent opportunities for all staff from the junior electrical engineer to the seasoned electrical project manager. Designs are always completed to the highest ethical standards and include high levels of sustainable design.

Our Arlington, VA or Washington, D.C. office is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer who will manage electrical projects and staff in the DC area. The person will take the lead role in growing an electrical team by strategically identifying new opportunities with existing and future clients.

Responsibilities include:

1. Project Coordination and the monitoring of project budgets, schedules, quality of deliverables
2. Management of on-site electrical inspections and reporting
3. Prepare responses to electrical “Request for Proposals” and make presentations relating to obtaining electrical work
4. Contributing to electrical and control system plans in the area of tunneling, SCADA, rail stations, water & waste water treatment, airports, roadway lighting, and building systems.
6. Draft electrical construction cost estimates
7. Witness electrical and control system construction commissioning and startup
8. Witness electrical and control system construction projects
9. Review electrical and controls system shop drawings
10. Operate as the Electrical Engineer of Record for a number of different projects
11. This position will be responsible for delivery of design, the remaining time will be spent in administration and customer coordination activities.

Candidate Specification

  • 10-15+ years experience in electrical design ideally for infrastructure projects
  • Responding to government and local municipal “RFP” relating to electrical engineering services
  • Making presentations relating to RFP responses Developing electrical scopes and fees related to governmental electrical projects
  • A proven track record of successful financial management of electrical engineering projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to write engineering reports and specifications
  • Have the ability to make formal and informal presentations to customers and potential customers
  • Design experience in both low (both underground and overhead distribution) and medium voltage electrical distribution systems. Experience should include customer owned substation equipment.
  • Electrical analysis experience in performing electrical load flow, breaker coordination, short circuit, and arc flash calculations using SKM Power Tools Design experience related to emergency generator sizing and load calculations.
  • This design experience needs to include utility grade generator paralleling.
  • Design experience relating to variable frequency drives. The VFD experience needs to include IEEE-519 harmonic experience including 6 and 18 pulse drives in both low and medium voltage.
  • Design experience with electrical motors of 500 hp and greater Design experience with low voltage power services 3000 amps and larger.
  • Design experience using intelligent motor control centers
  • Experience in performing electrical load studies and field investigations to obtain required electrical data.
  • Be able to evaluate the condition of electrical equipment in the field and make recommendations to customers related to required electrical upgrades.
  • Have a thorough understanding of NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E
  • Have experience in in the use of IESNA standards associated with lighting.
  • Have experience in both interior and exterior lighting.
Education & Licensure
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from four-year college or university or equivalent required.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License required, with the ability to obtain a PE in boarding states
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