Ghafari Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
Design and engineer lighting and power systems and low voltage for new construction and/or renovation of industrial, commercial, educational, governmental and healthcare structures in conformance to client requirements and standards and applicable codes. Provide the engineering to develop the construction documents for the installation, interconnection and control of electrical, architectural and mechanical components.
Essential Job Functions:
Possess / demonstrate the engineering knowledge and understanding to design and analyze electrical systems for the installation, interconnection, and control of electrical, architectural and mechanical components using applicable codes and standards including lighting & power distribution systems, low voltage systems (fire alarm systems, telecommunications/data networks, lighting control systems, power monitoring systems etc), sizing of equipment, etc.
Manage or lead a project team.
Review and/or establish project scope, electrical budget, design approach, and applicable constraints with the Project Manager or client as appropriate.
Possess / demonstrate full understanding, application, and interpretation of the NEC and the other NFPA codes and standards.
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 standards.
Review permit/construction documents for submittal to authorities having jurisdiction.
Communicate and work with all other disciplines to produce coordinated construction documents.
Edit or draft project specifications.
Develop and mentor less experienced staff.
Develop accurate project cost estimates.
Conduct field measuring and checking at the construction site.
Maintain organized project file containing project calculations, correspondence, appropriate reference materials, etc.
Review project submittals (shop drawings) for conformance with contract documents; specify action required for conformance.
Respond to RFIs
Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required; Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
Professional Engineer’s License is required
LEED accredited professional qualification preferred
10+ years of related experience in power distribution/lighting design
Experience with short-circuit analysis and coordination (e.g. ETAP or equal)
Knowledge and application skills for design of facilities power and lighting systems; design team leadership.
Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and Bluebeam
Proficiency in AGI32, ETAP or equal and ProjectWise
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.
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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.
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