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Jacobs Electrical Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Electrical Engineer


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating 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 successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

We are currently seeking Sr. Electrical Engineer to be based in our Boston, MA office. The projects associated with this position will focus on low and medium voltage distribution systems for buildings, with a focus on life science and labs building. The applicant should be able to work independently and be able to apply advanced engineering techniques and analysis within the discipline. This position allows for considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Effective written and oral communication with project team members and with the customer is a key component of this position. May direct and coordinate various engineering disciplines for large scale engineering projects. Some domestic travel is required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Carry out the responsibilities of a Lead Engineer on medium to large sized projects or provide technical support / leadership on small to medium size project.

  • Perform studies and develop scope of work and execution of the engineering work

  • Coordinate project electrical activities with a utility and other disciplines for their area of responsibility

  • Develop and maintain electrical project schedule, progress reports and cost estimates. Execute change management process

  • Supervise Juniors & Intermediate electrical engineers and designers. Interface with design group to monitor and control project schedule, electrical hours and electrical cost for their area of responsibility

  • Ensure consistency and integrity of electrical design throughout project and review design for logic and functionality

  • Perform Short Circuit Coordination Studies and Arc Flash Analysis.

  • Develop detailed electrical specifications for the project.

  • Perform / witness test at factory / site for all specified electrical equipment as required

  • Perform pre-commissioning and start-up activities for electrical systems

  • Field oversight of construction activities



  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related discipline is required

  • At least 12 years' experience with specifications, engineering, design, construction and start-up oversight for low and medium voltage systems is required

  • At least 10 years of specialized work experience in a comparable consulting or A/E design firm

  • Knowledge of NFPA Codes and Standards, i.e.; 70,70E,130,502,101,110, etc.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Professional Engineering certification is required

  • At least 7 years AutoCAD and/or Revit experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using SKM and/or eTap Power Tools

  • Experience using Bentley BIM

  • Experience with Agi32 or equivalent lighting design software

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. 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.

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Job Electrical

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Boston-US MA Boston - Jacobs

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: BI 0008HJ