KLH Engineers
Position:  Electrical Engineer
Location:  Ft. Thomas, KY
Job Id:  157
# of Openings:  1

Title:                        Electrical Engineer
Studio:                    Assigned Studio
Reports To:            Studio Leader / Studio assigned upper level designer or engineer
 
 
I. Summary
Electrical Engineers work under general direction, applying their skills and expertise to generate solutions that require development or sustainment of new or improved techniques, procedures, or products. Responsibilities include assisting with planning, conducting, and evaluating approaches to meet project objectives in a timely, cost-effective fashion.
 
II. Essential Duties & Responsibilities 
Core Function
  • Perform engineering tasks and work with designers to produce projects in design. 
  • Assist CA representative in reviewing submittals and answering questions from projects in the field.
General
  • Develop working knowledge of miscellaneous office equipment technology such as phones, copiers, plotters, scanners and computers.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability.
  • On time and dependable.
  • Keep accurate records of billable time and submits timesheets on time.
  • Completes tasks thoroughly and on time.
  • Effectively understand and can reiterate technical information.
  • Understand and follows company structure.
  • Understands and follows department standards and procedures.
  • Understand floor plans, sections, details and architectural concepts.
  • Able to delegate drafting information to electrical designers and coops when needed.
  • Preparation and modification of engineering drawings using computer-aided systems such as AutoCad or Revit. Modification includes complex drawing cleanup, in depth electrical calculations and electrical distribution setup.
  • Work within multi-discipline project teams to develop drawing and specification documents for issuance to architects, contractors and building owners.
  • Proactively communicate any concerns, problems, or technical decisions that impact the project. Offer solutions and value engineering where required.
Electrical Engineering
  • Understand service voltages utilized and electrical principals used in design.
  • Understand branch circuiting and panel schedule calculations including diversity calculations.
  • Understand electrical system layout and connections well enough to delegate for drafting. Typical systems engineered at this level are lighting, and lighting controls, distribution layouts, power devices, electrical distribution and emergency generation systems, fire alarm, lightning protection and life safety systems.  An understanding of the NEC is required.
  • Perform electrical calculations such as voltage drop, fault current, diversity, etc.
  • Perform lighting calculations and manipulate to obtain a required light level.
  • Motor connections and coordination with mechanical, plumbing and technology disciplines
  • Develop sketches or schematics, layouts, details, and/or drawings as required.
  • Take company technical training to gain understanding of process and knowledge of field.
  • Create trainings to teach others basic tasks within the department.
  • Takes part in collaboration on projects to develop a plan for actions required to meet deadlines.
  • Performs and demonstrates lighting energy compliance using ComCheck, Title 24, FlaCom and other energy compliance software and provides supporting documentation.
  • Understand and apply basic building codes, life safety code, NFPA and the NEC.
  • Understand the risks associated with electricity and follow all safety precautions set forth.
  • Perform basic opinion of costs.
  • Perform detailed electrical surveys.
  • Research and prepare basic reports for feasibility studies, life cycle analysis, and other similar reports.
  • Able to edit specifications with assistance from senior engineers
Expectations of all electrical engineers
  • Demonstrate acceptance of responsibility; show pride in work performed; demonstrate flexibility in acceptance of assignments and schedules; maintain professional behavior and appearance; exhibit dependability. 
III. Supervisory Responsibilities 
There may be direct supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.  Studio directors may assign electrical designers or electrical coops to be under engineer’s supervision.
 
IV. Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Culture
Is aligned with our culture and core Mission/Vision/Values.
Communication
Possesses ability to clearly, confidently and effectively communicate with staff
Motivation
Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.   Motivates all KLH team mates, toward excellence in customer; service, care and “why” based solutions.
Technical Skills
Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Teamwork
Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
Innovation
Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Adaptability
Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
Quality Management
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Leadership
Demonstrated skills and abilities needed to coordinate, facilitate, and participate in a collaborative approach to the completion of tasks or assignments.  May include supervision of others.
Professional Knowledge
Possession of a designated level of technical skill, knowledge, and the ability to keep up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.  May be acquired through academic, apprenticeship or on-the-job training or a combination of these.   Possession of knowledge of statutes/codes/regulations, including program procedures, methods and practices and their application to specific situations, usually acquired on the job or in lower level positions in the same or similar career path.
Engineering Review, Decision Making & Analysis
Knowledge of and ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions.  Ability to make decisions and take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences.  Identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources, and identify alternate solutions. 
Engineering Analysis
Identifies and plans for resources. Approves engineering designs and/or program/project specifications of other engineers/design professionals to meet desired compliance with engineering principles, standards, statutes, codes, regulations and design.
 
V. Qualifications
Education 
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S) from a four-year university or equivalent experience is required.    
Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate preferred with goal of obtaining a P.E. license.
            To be an Engineer in training requires passing of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
 
Experience 
Any previous consulting engineering or construction field experience is preferred.
Preferred similar co-op experience.
 
Communication Skills 
Verbal – Convey easily and quickly any message; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens attentively and seeks clarification; Maintain professional nonverbal communication analogous to situation 
 
Written - Writes clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; Presents numerical data effectively.
 
Computer Skills
Basic computing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Access.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Design Master – Electrical, Visual or AGI32 and Revit is desired.
 
VI. Performance Metrics
  • Accuracy of completing tasks
  • Timeliness of completing tasks
  • Willingness to help and go the extra mile
  • Attitude
  • Punctuality
  • Consistency in performing and completing tasks
  • Ability to gain engineering knowledge and consistently apply it
  • Thoroughness and accuracy in completing calculations
  • Attention to drafting detail
  • Understanding and application of company standards
  • Provides departmental process improvement ideas for optimizing efficiency
  • Attends department technical meetings
  • Provides input to department meetings

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