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BSI Engineering Electrical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Electrical Engineer

Our Electrical Engineering team has many years of experience designing dynamic systems and controllers for manufacturers in many different industries. Our Electrical Engineers work closely with our full-service team to ensure a fully integrated package of the highest quality is provided. They assess client needs and create electronic designs that can handle the burden. Because we are a design-build firm, we can help clients conceive of and implement their project. By retrofitting our client?s factories and manufacturing plants, they will improve the efficiency of their plant and save money.


  • Develops and writes discipline scope, deliverables, assumptions, and estimates budget for proposals

  • Gathers field data and develops and supervises the use of design criteria document(s) to meet the project objectives

  • Ensures quality and technical accuracy of project deliverables

  • Follows the BSI Standard Operating Procedures and Client Standards

  • With minimal supervision, performs or ensures all the necessary calculations and design effort to prepare deliverables

  • Ensures discipline's design is accurate and coordinated within the 2D drawings and/or 3D model and/or site scans

  • Coordinates work with Engineers and delegates/coordinates work with Designers on a project

  • Establishes and manages discipline?s engineering schedule and budget objectives on assigned projects

  • Provides clear direction to designers of project scope, schedule, budget and expectations of quality for small or medium sized projects

  • Ability to manage or self-perform capital cost estimating

  • Supervises or writes project-based documents; including but not limited to studies, project notes, scope, close-out reports

  • Manages or self performs design of low voltage (600 and below) power distribution systems

  • Perform or evaluate short circuit/arc flash/coordination and load studies

  • Manages or self performs the design of MCCs, including single lines and layout of MCCs, the design of motor controls, including hardwired, PLC and DCS systems, the design of grounding and lightning protection systems, and the design of special systems, this includes telephone, data, fire alarm and communication

  • Manages or self performs the design of cable tray and conduit systems and the specification of low voltage distribution equipment

  • Manages or self performs the design of electrical heat tracing and lighting systems

  • Participates in construction support, startup and commissioning efforts

  • Identifies individual training needs and goals, receives training from others and may attend outside seminars and mentors? others

  • Develops and carries out specific training sessions for others

  • Interfaces with other design discipline counterparts, project management, and clients, as needed

  • Considers other disciplines and overall project requirements during the project lifecycle

  • Participates in multi-discipline squad checks of deliverables before issuance

  • Identifies and communicates scope change for discipline

  • Continually monitors and communicates forecasted staffing requirements for their assigned projects

  • Strives to achieve the targeted billability goals for position

  • Executes assigned tasks to support business development; participates in sales presentations

  • Provides regular updates of individual marketing resume

  • Represents BSI at conferences or other outside functions in a professional manner

  • Provides direct, timely feedback to supervised team members and peers


  • Bachelor?s degree or higher in an engineering discipline preferred

  • 15+ years of industry experience

  • LEED is desired, but not required

  • PE is desired, but not required

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Good presentation skills

  • Decision making and leadership skills

  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks

  • Positive conflict resolution skills

  • Proficient in EasyPower and or SKM software

  • Experience with medium voltage distribution equipment is required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Access

  • Knowledgeable in PLC and DCS design and hardware is t required

  • Knowledgeable in IECC design requirements is required

  • Possess a thorough understanding of the National Electrical Code and the hazardous area classification requirements

BSI Core Values

  • Ethical ? you operate in a professional manner and follow good moral standards

  • Honest ? you are trustworthy and truthful

  • Respectful ? you treat others with respect regardless of their position or your own

  • Service ? you have a serving mindset and look for ways to help (both clients and coworkers)

  • Positive Attitude ? you look for the best qualities in those with whom you work, that you take on challenges willingly, and approach issues and communications in a positive way

  • Accountable ? you can be counted on by others and you take ownership of your responsibilities

  • Continuous Learning ? you are willing to take the time to learn new skills

  • Takes Initiative ? you look for opportunities to do more

  • Cooperative ? you have the ability to get along with others and help them succeed

  • Stewardship ? you are good steward of company and client finances

  • Safety ? you are expected to protect yourself and others. Learn and follow appropriate safety practices

  • Resourceful ? you will proactively look for creative solutions

About BSI

By forming strategic alliances with others who share a similar vision, BSI Engineering is now capable of providing full service consulting and detailed design, design-build, or EPCM services catered to meet any budget or schedule. Our mantra is: ?Serve the client, satisfy the employee? and the rest will take care of itself.? More than anything, we believe if we attract the most service-oriented professionals in our industry, then we will truly be seen as best in class by all those who make use of the services we offer. For more details, check out our website at


  • Cincinnati, OH (Headquarters)

  • Cedar Rapids, IA

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