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Electrical Engineer (Power/Lighting/Building Systems)

Company: Ghafari
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Ghafari Associates, LLC., is looking for an Electrical Engineer to join the team. The candidate can work remotely or hybrid, depending on project needs, from any of our following offices: Chicago, Dearborn, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Dallas/Ft. Worth , or Birmingham , AL.
The Electrical Engineer , with some supervision from the Senior Electrical Engineer or Manager of Electrical Engineering, will provide design and analysis for lighting, power, low voltage and control systems for new construction and/or renovation of industrial, commercial, educational, governmental and healthcare structures in conformance to client requirements and standards and applicable codes. The Electrical Engineer will provide engineering to develop construction documents for the installation, interconnection and control of architectural, electrical and mechanical components.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Possess / demonstrate the engineering knowledge and understanding to design and analyze electrical systems for the installation, interconnection, and control of architectural, electrical and mechanical components using applicable codes and standards, including lighting and power distribution systems, low voltage systems (e.g. fire alarm systems, telecommunications/data networks, lighting control systems, power monitoring systems, etc.), sizing of equipment, etc.

  • Review and/or establish project scope, electrical budget, design approach, and applicable constraints with the Project Manager or client as appropriate

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the NFPA standards, as they apply to the electrical design

  • Able to adhere to project quality, budget, and schedule

  • Prepare feasibility studies and schematic design packages of lighting, power systems, etc.

  • Possess / demonstrate the graphic ability to produce construction documents per company and clients' standards

  • Communicate and work with all other disciplines to produce coordinated construction documents

  • Conduct field measuring and checking at the construction site

  • Maintain organized project file containing project calculations, schedules, correspondence, appropriate reference materials, etc.

  • With assistance, edit and draft project specifications

  • Review project submittals (shop drawings) for conformance with contract documents; specify action required for conformance

  • Respond to RFIs

  • Prepare project cost estimates

  • Perform related duties as assigned


    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineeringor Architectural Engineering is required;Master's degree in Electrical Engineering preferred

    • Professional Registration is required

    • LEED accredited professional qualification preferred


      • 5+ years related and progressively more responsible experience in electrical engineering field

        Skills /Competencies:

        • Revit and/or AutoCAD required

        • Engineering software for lighting design, experience with short-circuit analysis and coordination (e.g. AGI32, ETAP or equal) preferred

        • BIM360 and/or ProjectWise a bonus

        • Excellent written and verbal communication

        • Strong attention to detail

          Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.
          Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain's Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .
          Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.
          Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.
          Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari's global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (
          Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:
          Connect to our job portal (
          By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources
          By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources
          In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.
          By email at
          If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.
          It is Ghafari Associates, LLC's policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.
          Working Options
          Fully Remote, Hybrid, In Office
          Job ID 2022-2042
          Job Location US-IL-Chicago
          Category Engineering

Keywords: Ghafari, Chicago , Electrical Engineer (Power/Lighting/Building Systems), Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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