Jacobs Electrical Controls Designer in Hampton, Virginia

Electrical Controls Designer


Jacobshas partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40years. While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, otherindustry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites asdirected by the Contracting Officer (CO). The Center Maintenance, Operations,and Engineering (CMOE) contract comprises of three major categories of work –operations, maintenance, and engineering (OME), as described below.

  • Maintenance – Research and institutional facility maintenance includes, butnot limited to, preventive maintenance, trouble calls, repairs, ReliabilityCentered Maintenance (RCM), Facility Condition Assessment (FCA), andmaintenance/operation of central utilities (e.g., electrical powerdistribution, potable water, storm water drainage)

  • Operations – FacilitiesOperations support includes, but not limited to, wind tunnels, laboratories,and test stands testing, instrumentation calibration/repair; plant andutilities (e.g., high pressure air, Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and Steam Plant);technology development and administration, including, but not limited to,Facility Automation Systems (FAS) and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS)

  • Engineering – Facility engineering includes, but not limited to, engineeringstudies, design, construction, construction management, configurationmanagement, tactical engineering, pressure system recertification, projectmanagement/planning support


  1. Provide technical controls and instrumentation system designs and drafting; Coordinates work with project management; senior engineers and drafters

  2. Performs creative design from general concepts, basic and independent engineering analysis, liaison, and field monitoring.

  3. Performs complex drafting assignments with general instructions and working from furnished or self-generated computations and sketches.

  4. Evaluates functional feasibility of designs and their conformance to specifications; uses company and/or client drafting standards and specifications and engineering computations and sketches to assess the accuracy and acceptability of drawings prepared by other drafters, or designers. Instructs originators in the correction of noted deficiencies and certifies completeness of final drawing packages.

  5. Prepares sketches to be drawn by others; maintain drafting standards and suggest new standards or changes to existing standards; proficient in operating CAD and ReVIT software in preparation of design documents.

  6. Provides technical guidance to assigned team assisting senior engineer, senior designers, project managers in providing design support to projects including Perform electrical controls assignments and work from designs of others. Prepares design concepts/layouts; independently performs basic engineering analysis to size and select equipment and materials.

  7. Compile data, perform elementary design computations, prepare estimates, prepare equipment arrangement plans, conduit / cabling diagrams, select components and develop bill of materials, develop controls and instrumentation schematics, ladder logic diagrams, interconnection wiring diagrams, Support P&IDs development, PLC controls, I/O list, instrument devices, control panel assembly and layout diagrams, consult manufacturers, vendor research, evaluate materials, write specifications, prepare construction cost estimates, provide professional electrical/controls engineering support within allocated task resources, and work under supervision. AutoCAD experience in release 2015 or better and knowledge of National Electrical Code is preferred.

  8. Plans drafting work to be accomplished in support of specific projects; prepares drawing lists and coordinates job with engineers, detailers, and checkers.


U.S. Citizenship isrequired.Two (2) years of college with courses in engineering or associated disciplines, and eight (8) years of related experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of theexperience. Communication skills, both oral and written, should be commensurate with the position. Demonstrated ability to lead and direct work of others. Position requires specialized andextensive knowledge of engineering principles gained through long and varied work in field of specialty.Should be able to use computing technology for problem analysis andsolution.

Requires knowledge in the use of drafting instruments and equipment, andin the application of drafting principles (descriptive geometry, freehandlettering, dimensioning, layout, detail, etc.)

  • General working knowledgeof shop and field erection processes associated with mechanical/structural,electrical or architectural design

  • Previous experience with computer terminals

Essential Functions:

Work Environment

Office Environment. (90%)

Test/Industrial Environment – May be exposed to areas of highnoise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals and industrialfacilities. Travel between facilities and test sites is required. (10%)

Physical Requirements:

Must have sufficient mobility to enter into confined spaces,crawl into or onto various assemblies while maintaining a clear vision ofsafety is required. Potential exposure to high noise levels, hazardouschemicals, propellants and the like. Appropriate PPE and training will beprovided for all conditions (20%). Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist andsit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs.

Equipment and Machines:

Standard office equipment - PC, telephone, fax, copier, etc.

Software: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) (50%)


Regular attendance mandatory (100%)

Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (<20%)

Other Essential Functions:

U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to work in a teamatmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivityand promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriatefor the position and must not impose a safety/risk hazard to the employee orothers. Must be able to balance scope, schedule and budget to insure projectsuccess. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work withindividuals at all levels of the company and the client. Must be able to obtainand maintain a security clearance as required. A valid driver’s license isrequired.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Hampton

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: AER00010K