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Jacobs Senior Electrical Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

Senior Electrical Engineer


Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients and we have established ourselves as the center of excellence for Pulp and Paper facilities. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities, offering environmental and water / wastewater support, energy audits, and hygienic / sanitary assessments. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility's entire life cycle.

Position Summary

The Senior Electrical Engineer, is a critical role for continued excellence in the work our technical teams produce for our clients. This role is responsible for providing mentorship and leadership to the electrical discipline.

This person is responsible for the following in his/her office or area of responsibility.

Safety: Promote an Injury free, healthy, and safe workplace

Quality: Ensure discipline and project standards/templates/tools are used and maintained, and discipline QNQC processes are followed. Provide and facilitate training for staff.

Staff Management & Design Excellence:

  • Identifying staffing needs and recruit talent

  • Assign staff to projects, ensure staff balancing and workload leveling within the department and on projects. Coordinate with other line of business managers globally for work-share opportunities. Promote use of global delivery centers. Utilize resource planning tools.

  • Ensure staff is delivering to scope, schedule, budget, and monitor change through regular check-ins with project leads. Understand the technical status and issues with all projects in the office/area of responsibility and address with Project Manager as required.

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to staff, ensure skill and expertise is aligned with strategic goals.

  • Provide performance reviews for staff being mentored and led.

  • Assist with pursuit staffing and execution strategies.

  • Coordinate with other office leaders to implement new tools and technologies. Identify and implement methods to improve efficiency.

Strategic Planning: Work with Engineering Manager to align longer-term strategies for staffing levels, skill development and technical capabilities required for future success.

Communication: Ensure that staff have an understanding of the line of business strategy, and how their activities are relevant. Pass up communication of challenges and team needs for improved success. Effective communication is a critical aspect of this role.

Support Community involvement: Professional community/organizations


The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 15 years' Electrical Engineering Industry experience:

  • design of building electrical systems

  • application of NFPA 70 (NEC) and applicable local building/specialty codes

  • Professional Engineering License

  • Working knowledge and experience with:

  • Medium and low voltage power system design

  • Large UPS/generator system design o Lighting system design

  • Grounding system design

  • Heat trace and vessel system heating design

  • Able to lead and train staff

  • Work collaboratively to achieve overall project delivery goals.

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 15 years' Electrical Engineering experience in advanced manufacturing facilities or pharmaceutical facilities

  • Engineering leadership experience

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 a collaborative environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Inclusive and Diverse culture as well as our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.



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-Indiana-Indianapolis

Req ID: LIF0000QW