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Electrical Engineer, P.E. – Commercial Design

Tri-City Electric Co. is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer for an immediate opening. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for electrical design of commercial (retail, food service, office) and institutional (education, healthcare) power distribution systems. They will be an integral member of an estimate/design team for rapid design-build projects. Design–Build relies on a single point of responsibility contract and is used to minimize risk to the project owner and reduce delivery schedules by overlapping the design and construction phases of a project. The Engineer will also coordinate with architects, project managers and other contractors during the build phase to ensure project requirements are satisfied when design changes are required. This position will be based out of our Davenport, IA or Des Moines, IA office (per the candidate’s choice).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Electrical equipment specification
  • Power distribution system design and layout
  • Electrical service and equipment load calculations
  • Coordination with other trade contractors to develop electrical service and equipment requirements
  • Development of necessary documents for construction and service connection permits
  • Stamp and seal electrical design documents as required for construction permits

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with at least five years of related experience in electrical design of commercial, health care, multi-family, and hospitality projects, strong communication skills both orally and in writing, strong attention to detail and safety, and be able to represent the company with professionalism and integrity. Registration as a Professional Engineer, preferably in Iowa or Illinois. Tri-City Electric Co. will reimburse the candidate for all required professional fees and continuing education requirements required to maintain the candidate’s professional license. Tri-City Electric Co. will pay to register the candidate’s credentials with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) for application for reciprocity licenses in additional states and/or territories as needed.

Qualified candidates should also have a thorough knowledge of NEC as applied to commercial electrical design, experience with AutoDesk, AutoCAD and Revit for development of electrical construction plans, experience with SKM Power Tools for Windows or EasyPower Software for short-circuit, load flow, coordination and arc flash hazard analysis. Candidates with experience with commercial lighting systems and controls and/or experience with HVAC and environmental systems and controls, including building automation systems is preferred but not required.

Qualified candidates should submit a copy summary of their qualifications and a resume. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen. Tri-City Electric Co. is an equal opportunity employer.

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