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Director of Electrical Engineering

Clarksville, TN
$120,000 - $150,000
July 11, 2024


Job Description

Skills: professional engineer PE, 15+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering Design, AutoCAD and Revit, electrical, spatial, and building code concepts

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering

Role Description

The Director of Electrical Engineering will be an integral part of the senior leadership team and must have the vision and attitude to help lead our Electrical Engineering Discipline. The position will support the company’s firmwide strategic business initiatives, provide design focused thought leadership, and help grow the firm’s presence within the community.

The Director of Electrical Engineering will work collaboratively to develop overall design concepts, formulate design presentation strategies, and provide creative and process leadership to multiple design teams through all phases of projects. The Director of Electrical Engineering will set the design vision and creative standard for staff and current and prospective clients, working to manifest this standard in all project work across multiple market sectors.

The Director of Electrical Engineering requires an individual with strong character, strategic vision, self-motivation, nimble technical capability, adept team leadership and collaboration skill and solid relationships and community standing in the electrical engineering discipline.

Must be active in local, national professional related organizations.

The Director of Electrical Engineering will need to collaborate directly with team members across different offices, while effectively partnering with office management, project management and practice leaders/discipline directors to align design direction with strategic business initiatives, profitability goals, and company core values.

Summary Of Responsibilities

• Promotes and engages the firm’s mission, vision, and goals through design leadership.

• Establishes a design approach with the electrical engineering practice leadership that focuses on forming appropriate teams and creating strategies that respond to client expectations.

• Implement the design approach through the design process for projects of all scales and types within the practice including guidance of other designers to develop cohesive, innovative, and client-centric solutions.

• Responsible for developing firm-wide design approach and process.

• Provides design direction and support to ensure consistent, high-quality design firm wide.

• Guides strategy for design presentations with leadership.

• Supervises the implementation of the design process at the beginning of project and ensures the design process is followed during the evolution of the project.

• Strengthen our market reputation and image through thought leadership that is based onvalue proposition and a differentiated point of view.

• Promotes the firm’s, mission, vision, core values, and strategic plan.Operations

• Participates in creating goals and strategies for the practice to be presented to the Executive Committee.

• Collaborate with practice leadership to establish budgetary framework and investment strategies for growing the practice.

• Engages the design teams through the Directors to implement policies and promote strategies that support the firm’s mission.

• Participates in practice scheduling and resource allocation in collaboration with practice leaders and project leaders.

• Participates with leadership to identify fiscally responsible budgets for initiatives that support the practice.

• Collaborates with the practice leadership to establish goals and strategies for quality project delivery.

• Guides the design process through reviews, critiques, charrettes, and similar design activities.

• May strategically function as project team member for a single project. Culture

• Promotes a culture of design and encourages dialogue by creating and supporting initiatives in the practice and community.

• Fosters an inclusive culture of respect and collaboration.

• Leads in employee recruitment and retention activities (primarily for design hires).

• Actively mentor staff in their growth in the profession and the practice area.

• Lead annual employee performance evaluations with practice leadership.

• Establishes with the practice leadership, the language used to describe our design process and electrical engineering solutions.

• Active leader and member of varied professional and community organizations Design

• Participates in the process of transforming the program into design solutions that respond to client expectations and the physical and cultural context based on knowledge of electrical engineering, construction methods, integration of engineering disciplines, building costs, and codes.

• Monitor design process of projects firm wide.

• Participates in marketing strategies by guiding design narratives.

• Collaborates with design teams to set the design direction of the project.


• Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

• 15+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering Design.

• Completion of PE Exam is required. Licensed in state of Tennessee is preferred.

• Must possess a thorough knowledge of the Electrical Engineering Discipline with emphasis on understanding client expectations.

• Experience as a lead designer on a variety of project scales and complexities including experience with programming, site analysis, all phases of design, and contract administration.

• Experience with sustainable design and benchmarking.

• Experience in several of engineering practice markets.

• Effective graphic, verbal and written communication skills.

• Problem solving skills, attention to detail, and motivation to learn.

• Collaborative and professional work ethic.

• Understands basic electrical, spatial, and building code concepts.

• Has the ability to develop a level of technical detailing.

• Is proficient in current design software including but not limited to AutoCAD and Revit (preferred), as well as the Microsoft Office suite.