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Electrical Design Engineer 1

Company: M.C. Dean, Inc.
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Electrical Design Engineer 1
ID 9003
Location Richmond, VA
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Build Your Future at M.C. Dean
We're seeking people driven to excellence and inspired by the way engineering and innovation improves lives, enhances customer outcomes, and changes the world for the better. As an employee at M.C. Dean, you will join forces with more than 5,100 professionals who engineer and deploy automated, secure, and resilient power and technology systems; and deliver the management platforms essential for long-term system sustainability.
In this role, as part of a multidisciplinary engineering and construction team, you will develop and integrate building power and lighting engineering deliverables for complex and challenging electrical construction projects in the mission critical, healthcare, industrial, transportation, pharmaceutical, federal, and fortune 500 sectors. These documents include drawings, specifications, product selection, installation sequence planning, and commissioning testing/commissioning scripts.
This is an entry level, or near entry level, position, and requires limited use and application of basic principles, theories, and concepts. You will be provided with tools required to succeed, including constant access to more experienced engineers, and training on industry standards, codes, and software that will facilitate and drive the requirements of your work.
The M.C. Dean E&C Electrical Systems Engineering team provides comprehensive, fully integrated engineering services and management to the Engineering and Construction Division, in specific support of the Operations Team and the execution of construction. As a member of the team, you will participate in all aspects of electrical power and lighting system design and construction, including preconstruction and estimating, design and engineering, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC/BIM), and electrical construction. You will be heavily exposed to, and actively coordinate with, other building systems provided by MCDean, including telecommunications, electronic security, fire alarm, and electrical automation and control. You will also be exposed to all aspects of construction and expected to coordinate your work as required with other trades, such as architecture and mechanical/plumbing.
Rotations through other M.C. Dean departments, including preconstruction, VDC, and operations, may occur to provide additional training and exposure to the full lifecycle of a project.
Essential responsibilities and activities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute detailed design under the direction and close supervision of Senior Engineers, including the design or integration of the following:

  • Normal power medium and low voltage distribution systems

  • Emergency power generation and distribution systems, including UPS

  • Coordinate device locations with other trades, including mechanical, plumbing, or other (Architectural, Lab, Medical, Kitchen, etc)

  • Lighting layouts, including calculation of lighting levels

  • Project specifications for all equipment and installation methods

  • Perform analysis of electrical distribution systems, including short circuit, overcurrent device coordination, arc flash, cable pull, ductbank heating, etc.

  • Documentation of design work via AutoCAD and REVIT in 2D and 3D platforms

  • Field verify existing conditions as necessary

  • Provide support of construction activities, including but not limited to, responses to Requests for Information, review of project equipment submittals, and technical support of operations management.

  • Travel to project jobsites as required

  • Attend design and owner/architect/contractor meetings as necessary

  • Complete project support within agreed deadlines and budget.

  • Keep senior staff informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and that the objectives of the company and the client are achieved.

  • Coordinate work with other members of the project team.

  • Inform all relevant MCDean staff of client matters.

  • Commitment to self-learning and professional development.

  • Manage your time effectively and support multiple projects concurrently.

    Required Position Qualifications

    • 0-2 years of experience with Bachelor of Science in an Engineering or Physical Sciences discipline from an accredited engineering program

      Preferred Positions Qualifications

      • Familiarity with essential responsibilities and activities

      • Working experience in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry

      • EIT Certification

      • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit software

      • Familiarity with engineering analysis software, such as AGI32, SKM, or ETAP

      • Proficiency in MS Office suite of products

      • Eligible to gain a DOD security clearance

      • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

      • Master's degree in engineering or management


        • Exposure to computer screens for an extended period of time.

        • Sitting for extended periods of time.

        • Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.

        • Have finger dexterity in order to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.

        • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

        • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

        • Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

        • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

        • Identify and understand the speech of another person.

          Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.
          EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
          VEVRAA Contractor

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