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Ghafari Electrical Designer - Building Systems in Dearborn, Michigan


General Summary:

The Electrical Designer D3, with some supervision from the senior staff and/or the Manager of Electrical Engineering, will provide electrical analysis, design and drafting skills for lighting, power and control systems,and low voltage systems such as IT, fire alarm and nurse callfor 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 Designer D3 will provide design and engineering to develop construction documents for the installation, interconnection and control of architectural, electrical 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 architectural, electrical and mechanical components using applicable codes and standards, e.g. lighting & power distribution systems and sizing of equipment

  • Possess basic engineering knowledge of the low voltage systems (e.g. fire alarm, telecommunications, and lighting control systems)

  • Knowledge of the NFPA, ANSI/IEEE and IES standards, as they apply to the electrical design

  • Able to adhere to project quality, budget, and schedule given the design approach and constraints

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

  • Possess/demonstrate the graphic ability to produce construction documents per company 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

  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field required; Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • LEED accredited professional qualification preferred


  • 3+ years of experienceinpower distribution/lighting design

  • Experience with short-circuit analysis and coordination (e.g. SKM or equal) preferred


  • Possess the Engineer-In-Training Certification from any of the 50 states


  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and Bluebeam

  • Proficiency in AGI32 or equal, SKM or equal and BIM 360

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Strong attention to detail


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 2021-1490

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering