Electrical Engineer

Chantilly, VA

Posted: 11/12/2021 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Industry: Electronics Job Number: real_street-2172 Pay Rate: 0.00 USD HOUR

Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects. As a leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.

We currently have a great assignment for an entry-level Electrical Engineer . This individual will support our client, a leading MEP Engineering firm based out of Northern Virginia, with projects across the globe. The position provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid holidays, paid time off, an extensive insurance plan and a 401(k)-retirement plan with a generous company match (additional benefit details listed below).

Job Responsibilities

The Electrical Engineer will become a part of our client’s Specialized Design Group in Chantilly, VA. This group works as a team in a fast-paced, hands-on environment to meet client needs on specialized, mission critical projects.

The responsibilities of the Electrical Engineer include:

  • Supporting senior engineers in tasks such as:
    • Power / controls circuit and schematic design
    • Hands on fabricating to assist in creating electrical circuitry and other facilities-based solutions; e.g. retrofitting commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products
    • Minimal software programming on systems such as IMCS (an internal propriety monitoring system) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
    • Designing, integrating, testing and supporting unique heating, cooling, power and monitoring solutions for mission critical facilities 
  • Identifying and helping to resolve technical and operational challenges
  • Participating in meetings with senior engineers and clients to provide project status updates
  • Coordinating with team members and interacting with contractors and customers to ensure project success and ongoing client satisfaction
  • Preparing manuals, parts lists, proposals and design documentation
  • Helping research and development keep up with current electrical advances using new technologies

Job Requirements

The Electrical Engineer must be a self-starter with a willingness to learn, have good time-management skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and must be comfortable with a broad scope of cradle-to-grave design engineering. 

Specific qualifications for the Electrical Engineer role include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited college
  • One (1) or more years of broad scope, cradle-to-grave engineering experience is preferred, but not required. Ideal experience and knowledge could be garnered through college coursework, internships or on-the-job experience, and could include:
    • Facility engineering experience
    • Industrial, manufacturing or control systems design
    • Experience with industrial or network communications protocols
    • An understanding of single and three-phase power systems
    • A general knowledge of control systems, including physical design and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) / Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, preferably the most recent version
  • Experience using design software is highly preferred, such as:
    • AutoCAD
    • SKM
    • SolidWorks
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen 


RealStreet offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with generous company match
  • Medical Insurance Plan which includes prescription coverage
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability

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