Jacobs Senior Electrical Engineer (Buildings Design) in Irvine, California

Senior Electrical Engineer (Buildings Design)


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.

Position Summary

Our Electrical Buildings Engineers have exceptional design and analytical skills to plan and design electrical systems for buildings and facilities, including: Federal and DOD programs, airports, data centers, hospitals, laboratories, offices, educational facilities and other commercial and institutional projects.

Candidates must be able to apply intensive and diversified knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices to prepare construction drawings and specifications for submission to jurisdictional plan check and permitting. Engineered systems include, but are not limited to, low-voltage power distribution, lighting systems and controls, branch circuiting, and fire alarms systems. Knowledge of security and IT systems is desirable.

  • Design complete electrical systems, including power, lighting, fire alarm and low-voltage systems

  • Design and perform calculations for lighting systems and associated controls

  • Prepare load analyses and studies (eg, coordination, short-circuit, arc flash)

  • Prepare detailed design drawings and specifications

  • Prepare Basis of Design reports

  • Prepare and document energy compliance calculations and forms (eg, Title 24)

  • Select equipment and light fixtures

  • Manage work with engineers of other disciplines and architects

  • Lead meetings and communicate with clients to establish their needs and discuss design issues

  • Manage quality and schedule of work and interface with clients


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) required

  • PE required

  • 10-15 plus years working in building-related electrical design

  • Knowledge of building codes and the federal Unified Facilities Codes (UFCs) required

  • Knowledge of Revit and Autocad required

  • US Citizen required

  • Experience working on military bases, federal buildings, airports, data centers, generator systems, and medium voltage distribution projects preferred

  • LEED certification desired

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.


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-California-Irvine

Req ID: BIA000042