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Jacobs Staff Design Electrical Engineer in Macdill Afb, Florida

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Jacobs is seeking a Staff Design Electrical Engineer to support the Civil Engineering Operations program at MacDill Air Force Base.

Program Mission:

The Department of the Air Force 6th Contracting Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, FL has a continuing requirement for base civil engineering services. This includes base operations support, engineering, management, maintenance and repair of facilities and infrastructure systems, construction management, minor construction, emergency management and response, environmental requirements and programs, real property management; material procurement and management, Civil Engineer (CE) deployment training and management and exercise support.

Primary Responsibilities:

The electrical engineer researches, develops, designs tests, and evaluates electrical components, equipment, and systems, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.

  • Designs, and may direct engineering personnel in, fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment, and determines methods, procedures, and conditions for testing products.

  • Provide design and technical expertise in Electrical engineering. Perform project electrical design tasks including calculations and analysis related to power, lighting, communications, fire alarm system, electronic security, cybersecurity, and CCTV electrical systems.

  • Prepare construction contract plans, specifications, and cost estimates, and supporting documents.

  • Use and become familiar with National Electrical Code as well as other engineering codes and industry standards.

  • Coordinate system designs and equipment with other Engineers and Architects to meet customer needs and ensure projects are properly constructed.

  • Prepare research, technical reports, and correspondence for project designs and studies

  • Participate in periodic inspection and evaluation of electrical systems and equipment at existing facilities to examine repair needs, determine costs, and write inspection reports

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs.: 10%

  • Climbing: 10%

  • Crawling: 0%

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): may be required to wear PPE – steel toed shoes, safety glasses and vest when entering construction sites. 20%

  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (50%), Standing (30%), Bending (10%), stooping (10%)

  • High noise level: Active Air Force Base 20%

Description of Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily indoors in an office setting – 70%

  • Inspections and surveys are outside – 30%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: 20%

  • Hazardous conditions - Exposure to work sites 20%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: May require occasional local travel - 10%

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks:

  • Computers, fax machines, copiers, cell phones, and video conferencing - 100%

Criticality of Attendance:

  • Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of workdays to cover weekends if required.

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%

Other Essential Functions:

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, and background check.


Here’s what you’ll need :

Required Education / Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from a program certified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or in architecture from a program certified by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB)

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in buildings related structural design.

  • Proficiency with structural design and analysis software (e.g., ETABS, RISA, RAM)

  • Thorough knowledge of building codes and standards (e.g., IBC, ASCE) including lateral load (e.g., seismic, wind) development

  • Experience with construction support services for building projects

  • Desire to take independent initiative and ownership of work, and an eagerness to learn

  • Experience with Federal (DoD, Federal Civilian, or Defense Contractor) projects

  • Familiarity with Design-Build or Early Contractor Involvement project delivery

Certificate / License / Registration:

  • Professional license in one of the States or US territories

  • Valid Driver’s License

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