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Electrical Engineer
Req ID 10106
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Electrical Engineer


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!

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.  As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our Atlanta Design Center in Kennesaw, GA.  The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for developing electrical engineering designs, for new facility construction and repairs, upgrades, and recommissioning of existing facilities, independently or in a supporting role, including drawings, plans, specifications and studies. 

Individual will work primarily be low and medium voltage facility power distribution system design, switchgear, motor control centers, drives, wiring diagrams, emergency and standby systems, power studies, and other related equipment for facility power. 

Your Impact

  • Works under the supervision of a Senior Engineer
  • In this role, your design delivery responsibilities will include power system coordination modeling, conceptual design development, layout and selection of equipment, development of contract drawings, bid package preparation, field investigations, I&C design, and support during construction both in the office and the field
  • The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for developing electrical engineering designs, electrical equipment upgrades, arc flash hazards analysis, low and medium voltage facility power distribution system design, motor control centers, drives, wiring diagrams, and related equipment for facility power
  • Design requirements include construction plans, specifications, cost estimates, schedules, record drawings, material submittal reviews, construction inspection and development of construction programming documents
  • Types of projects may include primary and secondary electrical distribution, voltages up to 15kV,  transformers, wiring, interior electrical systems, communications, lighting, industrial controls and control systems, instrumentation and energy conservation. Must be familiar with low and medium voltage switchgear, switchboards, transformers, load break switches and heavy industrial equipment and manufacturing equipment
  • Executes facility electrical engineering designs in accordance with applicable codes and standards
  • Performs field assessments, site investigations, inspections, facility condition assessment and sustainable infrastructure assessments
  • Generates workload plans, design analyses, drawing plans, specifications, cost estimates and estimated construction schedule
  • Significant AutoCAD, Revit and Microstation work

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • BS or Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience: minimum 3+ years’ experience in performing electrical engineering designs for low and medium voltage electrical distribution systems
  • Expertise through past experience in developing construction plans, specifications, cost estimates, schedules, and construction planning documents.
  • Skilled in developing construction designs for construction and repair of primary and secondary electrical distribution, transformers, wiring, interior electrical systems, communications, lighting, industrial controls and control systems, instrumentation and energy conservation
  • Experience heavy industrial and/or manufacturing power distribution is a plus
  • Position is based in Kennesaw, 25% travel estimates, but may involve up to 50% travel to Client offices during projects  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in industrial and/or manufacturing power distribution
  • Experience in industrial power systems design, manufacturing, service entrance, feeder and branch circuits, lighting, emergency power and power distribution equipment
  • EIT registration 
  • Industrial Manufacturing experience 
  • Solid knowledge in the application of the National Electrical Code
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of electrical safety systems, NFPA 70E
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Able to multi-task, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and work independently with a willingness to learn 


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: 25%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: KENNESAW - BIG SHANTY RD NW
  • All locations: US-GA-Atlanta, US-GA-Kennesaw

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 15,000 employees in over 300 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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