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Senior Electrical Engineer in San Francisco, CA at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 4/5/2019

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 experienced Senior Electrical Engineer to join our growing team in San Francisco, CA Office.

The capability to fully design electrical systems for higher education, aviation, commercial, laboratories, cultural and government, or a combination of these markets, would be a good fit for this dynamic role.  This candidate should also have the desire to help grow our team and to manage and develop our young mechanical engineers.

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.

Senior Electrical Engineer (Design Engineering)

Job Responsibilities

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for representing the Firm in all interactions with clients, contractors, architects, and other project team members. This role will also focus on growing our team by conducting business development activities, participating in various trade organizations, and preparing presentations.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Designing large projects, preparing reports and specifications, and providing a high level of technical leadership.
  • Performing calculations, equipment selection, equipment specification, system design, system layout, field investigation, and construction administration
  • Providing consulting services, including preparation of due diligence reports, gap analyses, and feasibility reports
  • Producing drawings consistent with client requirements and standards
  • Conducting due diligence reports that comply with group and company standards and procedures
  • Establishing design standards, specifications, and criteria for projects
  • Preparation of proposals and administering project contracts between SHG and the client, including Add Service Agreements
  • Establishing project budgets and schedules
  • Participating in QA/QC process of completed work by staff
  • Performing staff resource management and review
  • Assuming responsible charge for the overall economic well-being of the assigned projects

Project Manager Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the function of projects. Take ownership of the client’s and the firm’s project goals in terms of: project contract management, including financials, understanding and managing client expectations, tight project schedule control, billing and collections, and ensuring optimal project information flow (internally and externally)
  • Work closely with trade-specific project engineers to ensure all the items above are delivered in a coordinated product.  Develop staff skills along the lines of project management

Senior Electrical Engineer (Design Engineering)

Job Requirements

Successful candidates must have a solid, and stable work track record with a minimum of 7 years' design experience working in a consulting firm. This role will also require a minimum of 3 years of experience in managing projects. Candidates with a PE license is highly preferred.   

Additional requirements of the Senior Electrical Engineer include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Candidate should possess a strong ability to coordinate between MEP and Low Voltage trades
  • OSHPD project design experience is a huge plus
  • Ability to understand the technical aspects of other trades at a high level
  • The latest version of AutoCAD and REVIT experience
  • LEED accreditation preferred

Senior Electrical Engineer (Design Engineering)


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 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs, including gym programs, 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)
  • Transit/parking program
  • Monthly business phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules

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