Electrical Designer (5)

Portland, OR 97201

Posted: 01/10/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 168973 Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description:

The Designer will be accountable for preparing engineering drawings from sketches or engineering information, budget, schedule and technical quality of assigned routine design tasks.

Gain familiarity with the client’s expectations, scope, budget and schedule for assigned tasks

Recognize and communicate scope and design changes promptly

Utilize BIM software to provide layouts, general arraignments, profile views, and details

Provide guidance to less experienced designer / drafters

Coordinate work activities with other staff members and the discipline lead

Produce equipment specifications with engineering review and approval

Produce electrical installation specifications with engineering review and approval

Provide on-site assistance during startup

Draft installation details, single lines, electric room layouts, motor control elementaries, connection diagrams, control panel layouts and grounding, lighting, power plans


High School diploma or GED required

Two Year Technical Degree or Non-Technical Bachelor’s Degree

A minimum 15 years of relevant experience in design utilizing 3-D modeling / drafting with 20 years being more common.

Knowledge and application of the National Electrical Code

Knowledge and application of relevant codes and standards such as the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), etc.

Knowledge of electrical construction materials, components, and practices

Familiarity with and application of engineering design and CADD drafting standards

Knowledge and application of Article 500, Hazardous (Classified) Locations

Able to perform zonal cavity and point-to-point lighting level calculations

Able to size wire, conduit and overcurrent protection for both lighting and power applications

Able to perform voltage drop calculations

Able to route conduit and cable tray

Able to calculate tray fill

Able to determine distribution, branch panel, and motor control center loading

Familiarity with specification and installation details of construction bulk materials and equipment

Able to develop electrical installation specifications

Ability to create accurate electrical installation documents from the information found on vendor equipment drawings

Knowledge and understanding of work flow/information flow between disciplines

Knowledge and understanding of schedule constraints and information requirements for the production of all electrical deliverables

Able to accurately estimate completion of assigned tasks

Able to develop a construction cost estimate, a detailed engineering schedule and an effort hour budget for a small project or an area for a larger project

Proficient in Revit and 2D AutoCAD or Microstation

Proficient in Microsoft Mail, Word, Excel, OneNote, and Access

Familiarity of power modeling software (EasyPower, SKM, ETAP)

Familiarity with a third party lighting design software package

Good listening, writing and communication skills

Good presentation skills

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

Ian Jackson

Ian Jackson is a technical recruiter at HKA Enterprises. His favorite part of the job is "hearing how excited a candidate is when he/she receives and accepts an offer."

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