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Senior Consultant, Electrical Engineer (Mission Critical/Data Center)
Req ID 8394
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Senior Consultant, Electrical Engineer (Mission Critical/Data Center)


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!

Great people. Great places. Great projects. kW Mission Critical Engineering, a WSP company, is a high-performance, fast-paced consulting engineering firm designing data centers and mission critical environments across the globe. We hire smart, responsive, team players to work in collaborative and mentoring office settings. Our mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, controls, telecommunications, and security building system designs keep many of the world’s top Fortune 100 financial, technology, enterprise, hyperscale, and colocation companies up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

We work on innovative, award-winning, large-scale projects. We travel to construction sites to see our designs being built. As part of WSP, we are able to offer our employees increased professional development and career opportunities in addition to kW MCE’s office culture which is consistently recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work.”  Join our great people at our great places designing great projects.

This Opportunity

kW Mission Critical Engineering, a WSP company, is looking for a Senior Consultant, Electrical Engineer for our offices in Troy, NY; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA;  Milwaukee, WI; Tempe, AZ.  As an Electrical Engineer with us, you will design complex power and other building systems including generator plants, medium voltage distribution, uninterruptible power systems, lighting, fire alarm, and grounding. 

Your Impact

  • Design electrical systems for buildings including lighting, receptable, general, essential, and critical electrical infrastructure 
  • Work in a team or independently, planning and executing engineering tasks within projects  
  • Demonstrate significant understanding of the range of services provided by the kW MCE engineering teams & related practices 
  • Independently, support the team during design and construction stages of projects 
  • Lead the electrical design of complex projects 
  • Work within multi-discipline project teams to develop drawing and specification documents for issuance to architects, contractors and building owners 
  • Attend client meetings and contribute to discussions
  • Lead and mentor entry-level and junior engineers 
  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal project discipline team members, equipment vendors, and manufacturers  
  • Communicate complex electrical engineering concepts and decisions to clients and stakeholders
  • Integrate complex electrical engineering requirements into facility designs  
  • Interact regularly with clients to maintain current relationships and develop new relationships 
  • Lead meetings with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Research & recommend fundamental components identified in electrical designs 
  • Develop equipment rooms layouts, floor plan, and one-line diagrams 
  • Schedule equipment
  • Prepare short circuit, coordination and arc flash calculations 
  • Perform construction administration tasks  
  • Survey and evaluate existing conditions 

Who You Are

The ideal candidate has familiarity with Building Information Modeling using Revit, has strong communication skills, and an interest in liaising with internal and external design, client and construction team members. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with electrical building systems emphasis 
  • 5+ years of experience in designing electrical systems for the high performing, commercial, industrial or mission critical/data center buildings. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, teamwork, and communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Proficiency with applicable software packages including AutoCAD, Revit, SKM, eTap or Cyme. 
  • Knowledge of building, electrical and energy codes. 
  • Ability to organize and present design information to project staff 
  • Attention to detail, highly organized, self-starter   
  • Ability to travel to project sites   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EIT or Registered Professional Engineer (PE), if applicable
  • Experience with the analysis and modeling of short circuit, coordination, and arc flash analysis 
  • Experience with the design of highly reliable, robust and concurrently maintainable Medium and Low Voltage infrastructure 
  • Mission Critical/Data Center experience
  • Experience with international projects


Compensation and Benefits: 
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. 

Expected Salary: $78,300 - $157,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


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: 20%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: ATLANTA - PERIMETER CENTER
  • All locations: US-AZ-Tempe, US-GA-Atlanta, US-NY-New York, US-NY-Troy, US-WI-Milwaukee

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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