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Senior Electrical Engineer - NY (2632) in New York, NY at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job Description

BuroHappold Engineering is an international, integrated engineering consultancy operating in 23 locations worldwide, with over 50 partners and 1,800 staff including some of the world's leading consulting engineers. For 40 years we’ve been building our reputation for delivering creative, value led building and city solutions for an ever changing world.

Are you a talented, innovative Senior Electrical Engineer looking for a new challenge?

Type of contract


Area of Expertise
Building Environment


Office / Project Location
New York

Closing Date

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The purpose of this role is to provide a high level design engineering service to the Group acting as a proactive Project Leader on projects, as required.

The Senior Electrical Engineer will work closely with clients, architects and other Buro Happold Engineers and/or design team members as part of a dedicated and skilled team. Duties include the production of coordinated detailed design drawings, electronic models, specifications, written reports, site observation reports, schedules etc. on a variety of projects within the electrical discipline, as well as the coordination with utility companies and obtaining the necessary electrical permit approvals from Plan Check. 

What will I be doing?

  • Act as Job Leader.
  • Work competently on an independent basis.
  • Communicate directly with Clients.
  • Organize technical and financial proposals for new work.
  • Manage workload of Project Discipline Engineers and Technicians (including verification of quality).
  • Take responsibility for concept and preliminary engineering solutions for detail design.
  • Prepare Technical Specifications.
  • Monitor financial performance of jobs.
  • Set up and manage job/project administrative systems, including planning and monitoring job resourcing/expenditure (adjusting these as necessary).
  • Keep senior staff informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and the objectives of the client are achieved.
  • Inform all relevant BH staff of client matters.
  • Continually ensure practices, policies, strategy and services represent the client’s best interests and that BH policy is in keeping with current legislation and the relevant building codes for the relevant state etc. 
  • Responsible for planning, organising and managing personal workload in order to meet deadlines in line with client commitments.
  • Proactively raising concerns regarding workload and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain an overview of the project team’s workload and commitments in order to successfully meet deadlines and balance resource utilisation. 
  • Actively contribute towards delivering profitable projects in the context of project finances.
  • Monitor financial performance of jobs, with the setting up and managing of job/project administrative systems, including planning and monitoring job resourcing/expenditure (adjusting these as necessary).

 What can I bring to the role?

  • Typically over 7 years’ experience of electrical engineering design in the building services and construction industry.
  • Ability to accept a high degree of responsibility in a team-based organization, combined with ability to work independently.
  • Registered Professional Engineer or Chartered membership of a professional institution.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the building codes
  • Broad electrical design knowledge, from working on a wide range of projects.
  • AutoCAD, REVIT and lighting design software, such as AGI or DIALux.
  • Excel (a detailed understanding including the use of macros).
  • The applicant will need to have strong interpersonal and organisational skills.


Desirable Experience

  • Ideally, the candidate will also have considerable experience working on international projects, as well as domestic projects.
  • Experience with wide range of projects, including the design of the following systems: Power Distribution, Emergency Lighting, Generators, Fire Alarm Systems, Utility Coordination, etc.
  • Experience dealing with Plan Check and obtaining electrical design approvals.
  • Understanding of ICT and lighting design specifications


  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).
  • LEED AP accredited preferred.
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ experience working on US or international projects
  • Relevant first and typically further degree qualification.
  • REVIT experience desired
  • Familiarity using computational analysis tools such as electrical fault analysis and lighting design software. 

BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.  We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role.


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