Electrical Engineer (Design Engineering) in San Francisco, CA at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 3/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Watch your work come to life in landmark projects around the world when you partner with Syska Hennessy Group. As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and commissioning services, we specialize in highly technical buildings and the systems that bring them to life. We are seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our team in San Francisco, CA.

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, and competitive compensation, to our flexible work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Job Responsibilities

As an Electrical Engineer you will be responsible for the design of power and lighting systems including systems analysis and Title 24 energy calculations on a variety of different types of projects including commercial office,  healthcare, hospitality and higher education.  You will coordinate with the designs of other trades (architectural and engineering / internal and external) and attend client meetings under the guidance of more senior technical staff.  This role will be expected to take ownership of the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the work assigned. Individuals in this position must demonstrate the ability to progress from basic design work assignments to more complicated and involved projects working in conjunction with a technical team.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Represent Syska Hennessy Group and work in close contact with and effectively interact with the internal design team as well as external clients and consultants (including owners, builders, developers, program managers, architects, vendors, etc.)
  • Create basic designs under the direction of the senior engineer and/or senior designer, develop specifications, system narratives and system layouts for a variety of projects and project sizes
  • Begin to establish system application, design and operational parameters / sequences under the direction of the senior engineer and/or senior designer
  • Participate in / Ensure / Oversee QA/QC process for your work and the work of others
  • Assists senior engineer and/or senior designer in the on-going determination of project scheduling requirements, manpower requirements, and project budgets
  • Perform construction administration and field investigation tasks for assigned projects including conducting field inspections and subsequent detailed inspection reports
  • Assist the senior engineer / senior designer in processing RFI’s, Change Orders, Bulletins, and Addenda

Job Requirements

Successful candidates for the Electrical Engineer role should have the ability to use AutoCAD and Revit to produce electrical plans as well as a working knowledge of the National Electrical Code.  The use of SKM and/or ETAP electrical distribution system analysis software is a plus. Someone who exhibits a basic understanding of the practical application of LEED and other sustainability principals to our building designs would be a good fit for this dynamic role.

Additional requirements include:

  • Bachelor\u0026#39;s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an Accredited Institution
  • Experience ranging from 2 to 4 years of relevant experience in the MEP field
  • Project design experience with one or a combination of markets such as federal, healthcare, hospitality, commercial, or higher education
  • Current E.I.T. certification, highly preferred
  • Latest version of AutoCAD ME and REVIT is required
  • Proficient in design and calculation software
  • Possesses basic understanding of proper system selection and exhibits thorough understanding of applicable codes
  • Demonstrates ability to understand the work of other trades


As an employee with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be part of a global firm with an amazing history! We are committed to being the best, to advancing engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all of that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide you with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy Group includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Roth IRA 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs such as gym discounts, flu shots, and biometric screenings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional Development Incentive Bonuses
  • Opportunities for community outreach through internal networks
  • A Generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Monthly business phone stipend, if applicable
  • Transit/parking program
  • Flexible summer work schedules

At Syska, we have cultivated a community that supports learning and provides guidance for professional development and further our culture of excellence. We promote an environment that is committed to embedding diversity and equality into the core of our business and culture. We empower our employees so they can take ownership for their work and development and strive to continually improve themselves and our firm. We rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here for our success! Syska is a place where you can build an exceptional career and have a lasting impact on the world.

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