Lead Electrical Engineer in Columbia

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Columbia, Maryland View on Map
  • Apply Before : February 14, 2023

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Lead Electrical Engineer, Apply WSP jobs Columbia Maryland. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below,


Position : Lead Electrical Engineer

Work location : Columbia, Maryland

Job Type: Full-time

Job id : 8284

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Lead Electrical Engineer for our Columbia, MD location to work on projects involving electrical systems design including power distribution, emergency power systems, lighting, fire alarm, communications, and site electrical systems for healthcare, higher education, laboratories, commercial and industrial facilities. At WSP, we are inspired by bringing together best in class talent to ideate, design & deliver future-ready solutions that support our vast client base.  Across the world, the importance of power and power systems touches every aspect of our lives. Our global reach and local knowledge allow us to deliver some of the most iconic & complex projects in the US and internationally.  
Your Impact

Oversee complex new construction, renovation, and electrical infrastructure projects including review and approval of electrical infrastructure design plans, ensuring data integrity and compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Apply high-level electrical engineering techniques and processes for various  project phases including concept development, preliminary design, final design, procurement, construction, and operation.
Plan and incorporate future-ready techniques, concept development, operating strategies, and various electrical design requirements.
Prepare and review electrical calculations for loads, equipment sizing, grounding touch and step potentials, short circuit study, overcurrent protective device coordination, one-line diagram development, and protective relaying.
Lead electrical engineering projects including preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, supervising subcontractors, task completion, cost and quantities of materials/equipment/labor, and technical calculations.
Develop and review plans, specifications, and cost estimates, and updating electrical infrastructure layout plans that require coordination with owners, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.
Prepare comprehensive technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, concepts, and recommendations. 
Provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Remain current in latest electrical engineering techniques and practices.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.


Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with electrical emphasis.
7+ years of post-education experience as an Electrical Engineer including design deliverables for projects in complex buildings such as healthcare, laboratories, mission critical, data centers, or science and technology.  
Professional Engineer license required.
Proficient with electrical engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to permitting and project work-related issues.
Experience with electrical infrastructure planning, design, and construction management including comprehensive experience working with adjacent disciplines such as mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering.
Ability to plan and conduct inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of facilities or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies.
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to express ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
High-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software. 
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

Preferred Qualifications:

LEED Certified.
Experience with healthcare projects.
Project management experience.

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 10%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-MD-Columbia

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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