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Ghafari Electrical Designer- Building Systems in Dearborn, Michigan


Ghafari Associates, LLC., is looking for an Electrical Engineer to join the team. The candidate can work remotely or hybrid, depending on project needed, from any of our following offices: Chicago, Dearborn, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Dallas/Ft. Worth , or Birmingham , AL.

The Electrical Designer , 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


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.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

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.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

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, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, 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.

Working Options

Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2168

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering