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Jacobs Electrical Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Electrical Engineer


Jacobs Buildings, Infrastructure & Advanced Facilities (BIAF) line of business is a global network of employees serving both the private and public sectors, including our nation’s vital Defense and Intelligence Community components. Our employees work to shape the communities in which we work and live by creating and delivering world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to deliver exceptional, integrated services to our clients, while providing growth opportunities to our employees working together to deliver global solutions to our clients’ programs.

Our BIAF Federal team is Headquartered in Arlington VA with another major office in Herndon VA. Collectively, these offices consist of over 700 employees dedicated to delivering built environment solutions to the Intelligence Community and other Federal agencies. Our services include planning, design, construction oversight, and commissioning for highly mission-critical building and infrastructure systems directly supporting and sustaining the Intelligence Community’s mission. We are in immediate need of the following skilled professionals to further enhance our offerings to the Federal government:

Our Electrical Engineers provide technically complex and robust power distribution systems to support mission-critical environments, including expansive back-up power, UPS systems, SCADA systems, and grounding systems. You will be exposed to and become proficient in overall power system architecture, fault analysis, and Uptime requirements. Additional requirements include power system planning, power distribution system design, short circuit analysis, coordination studies, arc flash studies, lighting design, grounding system design, lightning protection system design, and construction administration services.

Your daily job function will include one or more of the following:

Design and perform calculations for power distribution system design

Perform short circuit analysis, coordination studies, and arc flash analysis using ETAP or SKM software

Perform lighting system design and lighting controls system design, including analysis of systems using lighting software

Prepare load analysis for initial and ongoing stages of design

Prepare drawings detailing the system designed utilizing AutoCAD and REVIT

Prepare basis of design analyses and reports for each project

Prepare and document Energy compliance calculations and forms

Select equipment and fixtures

Coordinate work with engineers of other disciplines and architects



  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • EIT preferred; PE highly preferred

  • US Citizenship

  • 10 years for senior level in the design of building electrical systems

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit

  • Security Clearance – Top Secret required, TS/SCI highly preferred

Our diverse set of clients and projects allows us to prepare people for new opportunities and challenges on and ongoing basis. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Arlington

Req ID: BIA0006K1