Jacobs Senior Electrical Engineer in Irvine, California

Senior 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.

Position Summary

At Jacobs our Senior Electrical Buildings Engineer have exceptional design and analysis skills, to plan and design electrical systems for buildings and facilities, including airports, Data Centers, hospitals, laboratories, high rise offices, educational facilities and other commercial and institutional projects

Our design office in Irvine, CA provides consulting electrical engineering services related to vertical building construction in coordination with in-house architects, structural engineers, and the MEP disciplines.

  • Project types include: military bases, mission critical, commercial, and Federal/State/County facilities.

  • 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.


  • Minimum 10-15 years of facility-related electrical design experience required

  • BS or MS Degree in Electrical Engineering required

  • PE is required

  • Experience including the implementation of engineered designs for the production of contract documents for Federal, Military, and Private Sector clients is required

  • Proficiency with electrical calculations, including short circuit, day-lighting, Title 24, and coordination studies, required

  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills required

  • Proficiency with Autocad and/or Revit software preferred

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