Electrical Designer/Drafter
Portland, OR 
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Job Description

Technical Competencies:

  • Familiarity with the National Electrical Code
  • Familiarity with relevant codes and standards such as the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), etc.
  • Familiarity with electrical construction materials, components, and practices
  • Familiarity with and application of Jacobs engineering design and CADD drafting standards
  • Able to perform zonal cavity and point-to-point lighting level calculations
  • Able to size wire, conduit and overcurrent protection for both lighting and power applications
  • Able to perform voltage drop calculations
  • Able to route conduit and cable tray
  • Able to calculate tray fill
  • Able to determine distribution, branch panel, and motor control center loading


  • Proficient in Revit and 2D AutoCAD or Microstation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Mail, Word, Excel, OneNote, and Access
  • Familiarity with a third party lighting design software package

Good listening, writing and communication skills

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This is a subordinate position. You will be accountable for preparing engineering drawings from sketches or engineering information, budget, schedule and quality of assigned elementary drafting tasks.
  • Your duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Gain familiarity with the client's expectations, scope, budget and schedule for assigned tasks
    • Recognize and communicate scope and design changes promptly
    • Utilize BIM software to provide layouts, general arraignments, profile views, and details
    • Provide on-site assistance during startup
    • Draft installation details, single lines, electric room layouts, motor control elementaries, connection diagrams, control panel layouts and grounding, lighting, power plans

Overall Expectations:

  • Actively cooperate with members of your project task force, client personnel and members of your department, as appropriate
  • Establish a professional and, if possible, a personal relationship with key client personnel with whom you interact
  • Understand client expectations, as determined by the team, and constantly strive to achieve or better these
  • Meet commitments that you make to the client, individually or as a team, to complete work by certain dates or within agreed effort hour or cost budgets
  • Produce flawless work with minimum rework
  • Look for ways to reduce project cost and schedule and for ways to improve our work processes

Education & Experience:

  • High School
  • Two Year Technical Degree or Four Year Non-Technical Degree
  • This position requires a minimum 2 years of relevant experience in design utilizing 3-D modeling / drafting with 5 years being more common.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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