Electrical Designer

March 16, 2021
Bentonville, AR
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This is an entry level position where you’ll gain experience in electrical systems for commercial, industrial, assisted living and retail buildings. Successful candidates will be involved with: construction document creation; technical design; execute project production schedules; coordination with other professional disciplines and will work under a licensed professional engineer in a collaborative team environment.

For the first three-six months, you' will learn the basics with regard to the analysis tools used in the profession and by our firm through on-the-job training including:

  • Engineering analysis for a variety of building and system types
  • HFA electrical design and drawing standards
  • HFA CAD / BIM standards
  • Electrical load calculation procedures and software
  • Navigate through electrical codes (NEC) and energy codes as well as industry standards and guidelines

The tasks you'll perform involve:

  • Electrical load calculations
  • Electrical system sizing and specification
  • Create single-line diagrams; panel schedules
  • Working on projects using AutoCAD and REVIT, creating construction documents and models
  • Attend meetings and learn from listening, asking questions and discussion
  • Coordinate with other design disciplines, vendors (equipment suppliers) and clients in order to execute project work plans and gain industry knowledge

Within the first year, you'll be putting together preliminary layout drawings, calculations and reports to more complex construction documents and reporting. You'll also learn about multi-disciplinary design and will gain an understanding of the building design and construction industry. You may assist in construction administration on contractor submittal review and addressing contractor questions. By the end of your first year you will continue the development of your detailed design, modeling and engineering design skills and you will begin to teach skills to new hires/graduates.

Some travel within the continental US is required to confirm scope of work and photograph existing conditions of electrical systems, switch gear, lighting etc approximately 15% of the time.

We encourage our EIT's to pursue professional licensure and support that with:

  • Professional encouragement and mentorship
  • Reimbursable support upon passing licensing exams
  • Maintain a current library of testing/study materials


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET Accredited College or technical/trade school education is preferred
  • Electrician experience will be considered
  • 1-5 years experience with electrical design
  • Proactive, professional, timely, and detail-oriented approach to managing project schedules, and deliverables to exceed client expectations
  • Knowledge of building electrical codes
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way
  • AutoCAD experience a plus
  • REVIT experience is a huge plus