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Ghafari Assistant Manager- Electrical Engineering in Dearborn, Michigan


In addition to acting in a primary, full-time role as Senior Electrical Engineer, the Assistant Manager, will act as secondary support to the Discipline Manager in the leadership of the Electrical Engineering department.

The Assistant Manager will collaborate with other group Managers and Assistant Managers to effectively allocate resources to deliver projects on time and within budget, and support all quality related initiatives. The Assistant Manager will also act as a resource to staff and as a liaison between staff and Discipline Manager.

  • Secondary support activities include: supervision of day-to day department operational issues, staffing assignments, deliverable quality, production efficiency, cost effectiveness, annual review assistance and client service.

  • Resource and liaison functions include: interaction with department staff to advance their professional development, champion their involvement in professional organizations, and develop their design and technical capabilities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist Discipline Manager in planning aspects of projects; help to coordinate department scope of work and project requirements with Project Management and other disciplines.

  • Support the Discipline Manager, the Director of Quality and other departments in the development, advancement and enforcement of the firm's standards, policies and procedures.

  • Assist Discipline Manager with the overall management and staffing of the group; help assess staffing needs and provide input regarding hiring, promotions and disciplinary actions. The Assistant Manager will also act as a temporary discipline manager in the Discipline Manager’s Absence.

  • Support Discipline Manager in establishing and maintaining relationships with clients, consultants and other essential interests to ensure high customer satisfaction.

  • Assist Business Development, Marketing, and Project Management in responding to new business opportunities, including preparing proposals and participating in presentations.

  • Stay abreast of new technology and effectively apply it to achieve consistent, efficient and competent production of deliverables.

  • Assist in developing department competencies and take an active role in staff career development. Recommend training to staff and assist Discipline Manager in planning for development of same. Encourage and support licensing, professional society membership and continuing education of staff.

  • Assist with annual performance reviews by providing input for yearly staff evaluations and participating in performance discussions, as requested.

  • Mentor staff in gaining an understanding of the appropriate level of professionalism, including communication, composure and appearance.

  • Actively participate in professional organizations and activities, including after-hours functions, events, and promotions.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Employment Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering; Master’s preferred

Professional Registrations/Affiliations:

  • Current Professional Registration in discipline of practice

  • Professional society affiliation

  • LEED preferred


  • 15+ years related discipline experience with progressively more responsibilities, including some supervisory duties


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Office, ProjectWise

  • Project management and supervisory skills preferred


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

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:

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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 status, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

Job ID 2018-1315

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering