Position Open: May 30, 2019 Position Close: Until filled
Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.
Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.
Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.
Generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.
We seek to hire a Senior Electrical Designer in our Virginia Beach, VA office who will supervise and coordinate the preparation of Electrical Engineering design and construction documents on multi-discipline building design projects of moderate to large scope. The ideal candidate will possess an RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) certification.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing various electrical engineering design services as a senior or lead designer, including Conceptual Studies, Program Requirements, Design Analyses, Calculations, Equipment selection and layout, and System selection and layout for building design and site electrical utilities independently with minimal direction from supervising engineering staff.
Meeting with clients to prepare proposed scope of work as directed.
Providing oversight and coordination of projects, and working with assigned Project Managers and Senior Engineers to meet client’s budget, contract fees, goals, objectives, and deadlines
Coordinating and communicating all aspects of electrical design within multi-disciplinary teams as requested by the Senior Electrical Engineer.
Providing input to senior engineer and project manager for project evolution
Developing project schematic designs, design development designs, and construction documents
Supervising and mentoring junior electrical engineering designers and CADD technicians
Complying with quality control policies and procedures
Providing support services during the bidding process, i.e., preparing addenda, amendments, and responding to RFI’s
Performing construction phase services including representing the firm on-site, answering RFI’s, reviewing shop drawings, preparing as-builts, etc. as directed
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from senior engineers and project managers
Working independently with limited direction
Supervising and mentoring junior staff in the Electrical Engineering Department
Performing other responsibilities as assigned by the Department Director, Senior Engineer, Project Managers, and senior management.
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Perform Engineer or Senior Engineer tasks as directed
Responsible for document organization and clarity
Responsible for discipline drawing coordination
Assisting with the preparation of fee proposals
Drafting of plans, partial plans, sections, details
Create schematic-level plans and details for approval by the Project Engineer
Developing an accurate, three-dimensional model of the structure with the necessary level of detail using the required Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package, when BIM is a project requirement
Develop design options for resolution of system conflicts
Assist with electrical systems calculations and LEED templates
Participate in electrical system selections
Participate in building code analysis process
Coordinate work product with other disciplines
Adhere to project budget and schedule
Have earned a high school diploma, or equivalent, and completed coursework in AutoCAD, Microstation, and/or BIM software packages from a technical or vocational school; or
An Associate’s Degree in a field of study related to drafting and design; or
A Certificate in a field of study related to drafting and design; or
A four-year undergraduate degree in a field of study related to drafting and design
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
The following certifications may be given additional consideration:
Applicable Autodesk certifications
Active membership in drafting or modeling-related organizations (local or web-based)
Certificate of Management for Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM)
Lighting Certified (LC) and Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) certifications
Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices and pursuing LEED AP accreditation
Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process
A Senior Electrical Designer should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management.
Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to utilize the software in the development of project documents and interact with other project team members in their use of the software is highly desirable.
A Senior Electrical Designer should typically have 12 years or more of significant A/E consulting experience as a CAD or BIM Technician, Designer or Senior Designer working under the supervision and guidance of a licensed Electrical Engineer (PE).
Experience in federal, state, municipal, healthcare, commercial, higher education or similar projects plus experience in Design/Build and CM at Risk project delivery methods is desirable.
Ability to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence.
Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups and communicate effectively with others.
Have a can-do attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
Internal Number: N2019-042
About Clark Nexsen
Clark Nexsen is an international full service architectural and engineering design firm that is deeply committed to providing design excellence to U.S. and global clients. Clark Nexsen was ranked 11th on the 2013 Architect 50, a list of top firms in the U.S., and in the Top 20 Architecture/Engineering firms in Building Design + Construction’s 2014 Giants 300 Report. The firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 475 employees in 10 additional office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development, and have been recognized locally as one of the “Best Places to Work”. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.