Senior Electrical Engineer

Beaverton, Oregon

Direct Hire

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Job Id: 63295

Senior Electrical Engineer
Our client is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to assist their organization. This role requires the ability to oversee project designs and apply knowledge of electrical equipment, systems, and principles to commercial, industrial, and municipal project types of various sizes and scopes in the production of permit construction documents including drawings and specifications. Applicable code knowledge and understanding is essential for this role. Writing proposals, project memorandums, engineering reports, and the like are all vital elements. This role will require regular interaction with clients and partnering design firms to achieve successful completion of projects. The role will generally require project management skills and experience, oversight of project design level staff, project quality assurance for electrical power distribution, lighting, and/or instrumentation & controls, and advising/mentoring design staff. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, capable of taking ownership of projects, and able to effectively communicate with utilities, other project disciplines, and clients. They would ideally have some experience with the development of PLC/HMI/SCADA system designs and programming, and/or be able to perform power system studies and evaluations.

This role is onsite in Beaverton, Oregon.

Senior Electrical Engineer Responsibilities

  • Provide instruction or assistance to designers who may be assisting with project design.
  • Review and/or supervision of checking design plans, documents, and quantities.
  • Project design quality assurance/control review and comment.
  • Develop electrical schematics, layouts, one-line diagrams, details, and other electrical construction permitting documents.
  • Project site visits, including data collection and analysis of electrical systems for design and/or system evaluations; overnight trips on occasion based on project needs and location.
  • Perform indoor and outdoor photometric analysis.
  • Perform technical calculations related to load demand, voltage drop, conductor & conduit sizing, etc.
  • Coordination of new and/or upgraded utility services.
  • Write and review electrical specifications.
  • Write technical reports for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Perform assigned project designs from start to finish with minimal oversight from the Project Manager or Project Engineer of Record.
  • Sealing project design documents with PE
  • Lead project construction phase activities including submittal reviews, answering contractor Requests for Information or Clarifications (RFI’s / RFC’s), site visits, punch list reports, record drawings, and related tasks.
  • Attending project meetings.
  • Work and communicate effectively with clients, project owners/managers, and contractors.
  • Work and communicate effectively with internal design team members and project managers.

Senior Electrical Engineer Qualifications

  • Knowledge and use of MS Office products, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to determine specific project tasks/needs and provide team direction where applicable.
  • Ability to multi-task and address the needs of multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to travel to project sites. The estimated percentage of time spent traveling is 10%.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with supervisors, coworkers, and clients.
  • Experience using Bluebeam or similar PDF editing software.
  • Capable of making project design decisions relative to code requirements and client design direction with minimal input from a project manager or other senior level staff.
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of electrical power and power distribution systems design.
  • Experience and knowledge of commercial electrical design and lighting systems.
  • Experience and knowledge of the overall commercial/municipal/industrial construction project process.
  • Firm understanding and experience with the application of the National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Familiarity with the State of Oregon and Washington Energy Code.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and/or Revit drafting software.
  • Familiarity with Visual, AGI, or similar photometric analysis software.
  • Familiarity with SKM, EasyPower, or similar power system study software.
  • Ten years or more experience in electrical and/or instrumentation & controls (I&C) consulting field.
  • Active PE certification for the State of Oregon held for 5+ years.


  • Experience and knowledge of water/wastewater electrical systems design.
  • Experience and knowledge of instrumentation and control design for municipal and industrial-type projects.
  • Experience with PLC/HMI/SCADA programming.
  • Experience with California Title 24.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Revit drafting software.
  • Proficiency with Visual, AGI or similar photometric analysis software.
  • Direct experience with applied use of SKM, EasyPower, or similar software in the preparation of power system studies.
  • Active PE certification for the State of Washington, and the State of California.

Salary: $100,000-$125,000/year. (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and can include coverage for medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401k with employer match, and wellness programs.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies’ staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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