Electrical Designer I

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/24/2023 7:48 PM)
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NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

NV5 specializes in providing high‐quality mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, telecommunications, audio visual, electronic security, commissioning, and energy and sustainability engineering services. NV5 delivers total building solutions to leading businesses and institutions nationwide and has registered professional engineers in offices throughout the country (https://www.nv5.com/offices/). Our innovative designs incorporate the use of a wide variety of cutting edge, environmentally conscious technologies. Nearly 20% of our staff members are LEED Accredited Professionals and have completed over 140+ LEED certified, platinum, gold and silver projects.

NV5’s Cary, NC office is seeking an entry level Electrical Designer to support our growing Planning and Design Group! The Electrical Designer I is responsible for designing portions of projects in their discipline. This person is assigned specific tasks on the project team and expected to use their education, experience, and other resources available to them to resolve the engineering problems and tasks assigned.

The ideal candidate will have 0-5 years of electrical design experience with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related degree such as an associate degree or trade school certification in electrical engineering, drafting, or electrical design.

The ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of the principles of electrical design and have prior experience with AutoCAD and Revit. The candidate should have reasonable computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.


  • Under the supervision of a senior designer or engineer, is able to design and layout routine electrical lighting, power, fire alarm, and telecommunications portions of a project using AutoCAD MEP, Revit, or other means.
  • Take conceptual rough plan mark-ups and create final design documents, under the supervision of a senior designer or engineer.
  • Perform calculations and utilize various Microsoft and Third-Party software packages related to various portions of the design package as directed by more senior staff members.
  • Performs equipment takeoffs for calculation and cost estimating purposes.
  • Assist in the preparation of studies, performing field surveys, documenting existing conditions, and/or recommending various design solutions.
  • May obtain field data by conducting field visits to project sites both in state and out of state. Documents existing conditions.
  • May require overnight travel.
  • Performs CAD/Revit functions proficiently in discipline and will use AutoCAD MEP and Revit software to transfer design concepts to a format acceptable to the client.
  • Attends in-house seminars and pursues educational opportunities both in and outside of the office.
  • Participates in technical and professional societies.


  • 0-5 years of demonstrated electrical design experience.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related degree such as an associate degree or trade school certification in electrical engineering, drafting, or electrical design.
  • Must be proficient with AutoCAD MEP and Revit software.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the principles of electrical design.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in the operation of a computer and with the use of Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Proficiency with use of design software common in our industry is highly valued.
  • Must be able to commit to a hybrid work schedule with at least 3 days in the Cary, NC office.
  • Must be able to travel to job sites as needed or required.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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