Electrical Engineer/Designer (Arc Flash)
Parsons Electric Corp
Coon Rapids, MN
Parsons Electric is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN with additional full service offices in St. Paul, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, Rochester, Duluth, and Virginia in MN, along with offices in Fargo, ND; and Phoenix, AZ. Parsons has grown to become one of North America's premier electrical and technology providers. Since 1927, we have established an enduring reputation of providing quality design, construction, service, and maintenance to our customers. Parsons is proud to provide an extensive range of services through our three divisions - Electrical Construction, Electrical Service, and Technologies - to ensure our customers the latest technology, expertise, and proven dedication.

ecs is a separately branded business unit that performs work nationally for customers on a variety of projects. They provide a life-cycle of services including consulting, engineering, construction, commissioning, training and sustainability. In addition to all things electrical, ecs also provides services for Fire Suppression, Fire Alarm, Sprinkler, Security, Card Access and Building Automation systems.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Engineer/Designer (Arc Flash) to join our ecs team at our Coon Rapids, MN location. The Electrical Engineer/Designer will be responsible for Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, engineering studies, circuit layouts, electrical power, communication systems and lighting design services, job scheduling, job completion, quality control, problem resolution, coordination, job communication, job tracking and Company client satisfaction activities. This position is responsible for managing specific assigned portions of projects from inception through completion and job turn over, in alignment with all Company policies, procedures, key objectives and regulations.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Conducts Arc Flash Hazard Analysis using NPA 70E and IEEE standards.

Uses Arc Flash software, such as SKM, to produce analysis reports and conduct report reviews.

Provides the power, lighting and systems design using AutoCAD and lighting software, as assigned to achieve safety, high quality and efficiency of work.

Plans all projects to optimize efficiency of labor, materials, supplies, equipment, software and tools. Prepares construction project documents, material specifications, client information, project schedules, closeout documents and maintenance manuals in a timely and accurate manner.

Specifies materials needed in a planned and coordinated manner. Partners with the project manager to provide the most competitive selections.

Attends job start up meetings with project manager and other design staff to assign tasks, responsibilities and schedule project design. Establishes goals and standards of performance for the design team.

Surveys job sites as needed for scope of work and quality to determine compliance with the prepared documents.

Leads and facilitates the last planner system on assigned projects.

Anticipates changes and events that may impact construction project schedules, budgets or materials/service quality. Effectively communicates these to the appropriate parties in a timely manner.

May prepare proposals for new business development with the assistance of business unit leadership.

May utilize engineering software to calculate and verify equipment A/C ratings and Arc Flash values. Compiles documents, including equipment evaluation and Arc Flash data into final reports.

May prepare and monitor project scope and budget change orders to ensure they are accurately and appropriately communicated with the project manager in a timely manner.

May utilize appropriate software to perform and review electrical power studies.

May track project hours on all assigned projects to ensure work time aligns with established budgets. Effectively communicates these to the appropriate parties in a timely manner.

Stays informed of new electrical codes, materials, technologies, techniques and practices.

Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, specialty contractors, suppliers and user groups that reflect and support the Company’s core values and meet or exceed the customer’s expectations.

Implements LEAN concepts and methodologies for continuous improvement of design processes and activities. Educates others on LEAN approaches.

Maintains compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Accurately and confidentially maintains Company records and other sensitive business and customer data.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies relevant to the industry.

Supports the mission, vision and values of the Company and works creatively to best support the Company’s long-term goals. Champions and models the Company culture at all times.

Provides mentoring, coaching and training to co-workers as needed.

Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.

Follows all guidelines, policies and procedures established by the Company.

Core Competencies

Drive for Results

Project Management


Technical Skills

Decision Making

Building Customer Relationships

Problem Solving

Management Competencies

Change Management

Interpersonal Savvy

Following Plans & Schedules

Planning & Time Management

Listening & Respecting Others

Supervisory Responsibility

No supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in both a professional office environment and in the field setting on construction job sites. The noise level of the work environment on job sites can be loud. The employee can be exposed to extreme conditions including cold and heat. This position is sometimes performed in outside weather conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as desktop and/or laptop computers, photocopiers, tablets and smartphones.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and walking is required. The ability to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl is required. Must be able to lift or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities of close, distance, color, peripheral vision and depth perception and ability to adjust focus are required.

Expected Hours of Work

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, with the expectation to work specific schedules and hours as identified and communicated by management. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Occasional travel required as needed, sometimes requiring overnight trips.

Required Education, Experience and Skills

Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience in electrical engineering, electrical design or a related field.

Minimum 3-5 years of electrical circuit layout and design experience in the electrical construction industry, with a concentration in large commercial construction projects. Extensive experience with industrial, health care and/or multi-housing construction.

Knowledge of electrical and technical construction and general industry safety standards, procedures and regulations, including OSHA, NFPA 70E, NEC and IEEE. Background with Arc Flash Analysis and rough-in layout experience.

Skills to read, interpret and understand electrical contracts, plans, drawings and specifications. Must have solid knowledge of electrical codes - National Electrical Codes and Life Safety Codes.

Experience and proficiency using AutoCAD, Blue Beam, Revit, Navisworks, ElumTools and/or AGI programs, as well as SKM power tools.

Trained and proficient with design techniques, electrical specifications, documentation, scheduling and power, lighting and systems design work.

Basic project management training, experience and skills. Understanding of the project life cycle.

Work experience with LEAN methodologies and applications. Strong process orientation.

Demonstrated enthusiasm for expanding knowledge and skills to meet the needs of a dynamic technology office while directly contributing to the success of others.

Strong critical thinking skills and detail orientation.

Demonstrated strong analytical and mathematical skills.

Effective problem solving, time management and organizational skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including high quality documentation and report preparation. Strong telephone communication skills.

Demonstrated high level of integrity and dependability.

Strong collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Ability to manage workflow and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with multiple and sometimes changing priorities.

Proficient skills in Microsoft Office software applications.

Holds a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in electrical engineering, electrical design or a related field.

LEAN Certification.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AAP/EEO Statement

Parsons is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer: M/W/Vets/Disabilities.

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