Parsons Corporation Senior Electrical Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina

Senior Electrical Engineer


Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Ready to be part of a team that tackles infrastructure challenges?Want to take your Engineeringexpertise to the next level to work on tough projects that will make a huge impact on the community?Parsons is now hiring an experiencedElectrical Engineer for our Charlotte, NC office.

Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your engineering knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Leadership opportunities to work on marquee projectsas you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team-oriented environment and who have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills.

This role is primarily to support the design functions on refurbishment and renovation of electrical equipment and systems. This role will apply electrical engineering techniques and analyses and the selected candidate will be proficient in electrical engineering schematics and standards. You will work with electrical CAD designers to review drawings and provide technical input on drawings and specifications suitable for electrical procurement and system installation.


  • The successful candidate will be issued directives formthe client and apply electrical engineering skills to plans and preparedesign layouts, details of various electrical equipment and systems, andassist in developing bid and contract documents.

  • You will be instrumental in designing electricalcontrol, equipment, power generation and electrical systems for multipleprojects.

  • This position may also entail preparing schedules,budgets and status reports.

·Good communication and willingness to work as part of a team will be keys to your success.Develop Electrical deliverables for all phases of a project including: conceptual design, preliminary design, and detailed design.

·Develop the design of medium and low voltage facility power distribution systems from the electric utility interface point.

·Develop the design of emergency and uninterruptable power generation and distribution systems.

·Develop the design of miscellaneous Electrical systems such as lighting, grounding, electrical heat tracing, fire alarm, public address, security, card access, etc.

·Develop typical Electrical engineering and design drawings such as: single line diagrams; power, lighting, grounding, fire alarm, and other systems plans; electrical area classification plans; electrical equipment arrangement plans; cable tray layout plans and sections; conduit and cable schedules; motor control schematics.

·Develop typical Electrical specifications such as: electrical equipment (MV/LV switchgear, MCC’s, power transformers, standby/backup generators, UPSs, etc.); electrical installation – general requirements, testing, and commodities

·Develop typical Electrical databases/spreadsheets such as: motor and electrical load lists; panel schedules.

·Develop typical Electrical calculations such as: load flow studies; voltage drop calculations; lighting calculations; short circuit and protective device coordination analyses; arc flash calculations and label creation.

·Participate in the development of Electrical engineering and design effort hour estimates, material takeoffs, and construction cost estimates.

·Participate in the development of Electrical construction bid packages.

·Participate in procurement activities associated with Electrical systems and equipment. Procurement activities include preparing technical data for inquiry packages, preparing technical bid evaluations, and review of vendor drawing and document submittal reviews.

·Perform construction administration activities such as contractor submittals review, respond to requests for information (RFI), site reviews, and inspections.

·Perform inspections of Electrical installations and Electrical equipment for conformance with engineering documents, equipment specifications, and safety standards.


  • 8+ years of Electrical Engineering experience withdesigning power distribution systems for industrial facilities. Mission criticalfacility / data center design and operating experience is a significantplus.

  • 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering isrequired.

  • FE/EIT certification is required and an activeprofessional engineers (PE) license is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Electrical engineering and designpractices including drawings, specifications, codes, building materialsand costs, and construction techniques.

  • Working knowledge of applicable electrical power systemanalysis software packages such as ETAP, EDSA, and/or SKM.

  • Working knowledge of NFPA, NEC, and applicableElectrical Codes as well as applicable Industry Codes and Standards (e.g.IEC, ANSI, IEEE, ISA).

  • Experience in facility medium and low voltage powerdistribution system design and the preparation of Electrical equipment andsystems procurement and installation specifications.

  • Experience in emergency and uninterruptable powergeneration and distribution systems design and the preparation ofassociated Electrical equipment, procurement, and installationspecifications.

·Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team of engineers and designers on multiple, concurrently executed projects.

·Good organizational and communication skills. Expresses ideas concisely and clearly, both orally and in writing.

·Accepts responsibility for own actions and honors commitments.

·Willingness and ability to travel to client offices, other Parsons offices, and project sites for meetings, performing inspections and walk downs, and to assist field personnel and construction team with Electrical technical issues.

  • Proficient in the use of office personal computers,office networks, and the Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Access).

  • Proof of US Citizenship and ability to pass abackground check

  • Relocation is not offered for this opportunity, localcandidates are preferred


  • 8 to 10 years of electrical engineering design experience with facilities such as warehouses, dormitories and office space, preferably for military bases or installations

  • Expertise in using Bentley Microstation V8 software including 3-D building modeling using Bentley BIM products

  • Thorough knowledge of electrical building codes, testing methods, and safety practices

  • B.S. in electrical engineering from an accredited university

  • Proof of US Citizenship and ability to pass a background check

  • Relocation is not offered for this opportunity, local candidates are preferred

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.