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Electrical Designer

Fargo, ND

The Electrical Designer – Commercial plays a key role in the successful execution of projects, focusing primarily on the production of AutoCAD drawings and/or 3D modeling.  Reporting to a Senior Project Manager, the Electrical Designer is responsible for producing quality construction documents and coordinating design work with other engineering disciplines. The successful candidate will also be expected to work within a team environment and collaborate with other project team members.

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Lighting layout and design (interior, exterior, landscape, specialty, egress/exit and lighting controls)
  • Utilize and create spreadsheets for electrical calculations
  • Gather electrical data from clients, architects and other disciplines
  • Coordinate work with other external stakeholders (civil and structural engineers, architects, food service companies, etc.)
  • Estimate building electrical loads
  • Size rooms (electrical, telecommunications equipment rooms and closets)
  • Size motor feeders and starters
  • Perform voltage drop calculations, short circuit calculations
  • Layout electrical equipment ( panelboards, transformers, receptacles)
  • Write construction observations, reports, etc.
  • Edit master schedules (panelboards, motors, lighting fixtures, lighting controls)
  • Effectively estimate hours and scope of work, thereby contributing to the creation of budgets and project schedules

Additional qualifications the successful candidate will possess include:

  • Five plus (5+) years design experience in a consulting and/or construction capacity.
  • Basic understanding of Architectural, Electrical, Civil, and Structural Engineering construction practices.
  • Working knowledge of Codes (e.g., NEC, NFPA, IBC, IFC, Energy Code, Life Safety Code, etc.).
  • Application of Electrical Engineering Principles (e.g., Ohms’ law, selective coordination, grounding, harmonics, etc.).
  • Knowledge of arc fault analysis (SKM Power Tool and Windows).
  • Experience in the design of Low Voltage Systems (security, nurse call, telephone/data, paging, CCTV, MATV, other A/V) is preferred but not required.
  • Also desired, but not essential, is design experience with medium voltage systems.
Key Performance Characteristics

Understanding the Business

  • Knows the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands the “KFI way” – our Mission, Vision and processes. Learns new methods and technologies easily.

Getting Organized

  • Is well organized, resourceful, and planful; effective and efficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; is able to get things done with less and in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles.

Focusing on Action and Outcomes

  • Attacks everything with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom line; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to finish everything he/she starts.

Focusing on the Customer

  • Identifies and anticipates customer requirements, expectations, and needs. Creates systems and processes that make it easy for customers to do business with the company. Ensures that customer issues are resolved.

Communicating Effectively

  • Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across.

Influencing Others

  • Ensures that proposals or arguments are supported by strong logic and a compelling business case, addressing all relevant factors. Identifies the agendas, concerns, and motivations of others.

Builds Relationships

  • Treats people with respect; relates well to people regardless of their organization level, personality, or background. Encourages others to express their views, even those contrary to current thinking.
Education

AAS Degree/Diploma in Design/Drafting is required.

Compensation

Recognizing the importance of this position to KFI, a competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

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