Electrical Principal Engineer
Raleigh, NC 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Electrical Principal Engineer
Job ID 9727 # of Openings 1 Job Location US-NC-Raleigh Category Electrical Relocation Assistance No Service Line IES
Job Description

Our Raleigh, NC office is looking for an Electrical Principal Engineer who will be responsible for providing operational and technical guidance for our design resources in all areas of work we do associated with electrical engineering. The Prinicipal Engineer will assist the Electrical Department Managers within a Business Unit/Office by providing them operational and technical guidance to help meet the client's desires and budget. Work with a team of engineers on a variety of private, public, and federal projects. In addition to working with electrical engineers, this individual will team with architectural, mechanical, structural, and other disciplines to provide full-range services to our local and regional clients. In short, provide operational and technical guidance associated with electrical requirements to accomplish our commitments. Reports to the Chief Electrical Engineer.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Provide high-level direction to senior electrical engineering staff to allow the Business Unit/Office to effectively operate and successfully complete projects, including:

    Office Operations: Supervise all electrical department managers within an office or business unit for successful intra-office operations, by actively helping those department managers that report to you smoothly run their departments.
  • Service Line Operations: Assist the Chief Electrical Engineer leading MEPS Service Line's electrical community of practice to ensure successful inter-office electrical operations, by actively participating in the community of practice events and performing delegated tasks from the Chief.
  • Quality Management: Ensure electrical department managers are consistently applying and complying with corporate quality management processes and procedures.
  • Technical Management: Ensure electrical department managers are providing timely and adequate guidance and quality oversight, including code review, of all project work involving electrical engineering.
  • Staff Development Oversight: Ensure electrical department managers are providing adequate technical training and development of staff by providing guidance and mentoring of managers.
  • Standards Development Oversight: Ensure electrical department managers are establishing and improving standards, practices, guidelines, and specifications for their electrical discipline area. Principal shall lead the development of their office electrical standards and coordinate those standards through the Chief Engineer across offices.
  • Engineer of Record on select projects as needed.
  • Provide 'on-the-spot' advice and decisions - technical and cost estimates. Principal engineer is the top electrical engineer in an office unless electrical issue involves other offices in the service line then the Chief Engineer presides.
  • Coordinates with client/project managers and department managers within an office to resolve electrical engineering conflicts.
  • Office Organizational Management: Assist Office/Business Unit Manager to ensure successful office operations, including advice on staff organizational structure and office procedures.
Required Skills & Required Experience

Accomplished electrical engineer/PE with 25+ years of progressive technical and staff management experience in the design of power distribution, lighting, life safety, and telecommunications systems. Experience should include technical oversight of multiple projects with proven success providing technical oversight on projects that meet contract specifications and technical standards to the client on time and within budget. Strong leader with a track record of building and maintaining electrical department operations. Self-motivated with highly developed verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employee's. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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Dewberry is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. EEO is the law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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