The Electrical Engineer (Engineer II) functions as a lead worker to perform engineering work of an innovative, complex nature within the Capital Projects and Energy Division of the Department of General Services.
The Electrical Engineer (Engineer II) performs complex engineering analysis for the Department of General Services Division of Capital Projects and Energy. Specifically, this individual will develop electrical engineering estimates and specifications in-house, review designs and plans against electrical engineering standards and policies, manage consultants, and advise on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Key Words: Electrical engineering, capital projects, design, energy, interconnection, electric vehicles, load balance, sub-stations, construction, green buildings, sustainability, electrification, renewable energy, building codes, professional engineer (PE)
Baltimore City Department of General Services’ main headquarters is located in the heart of downtown within close proximity of the Inner Harbor, the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, and the free Charm City Circulator bus service.
General Services Mission Statement
The Department of General Services delivers cost effective, high quality, reliable and sustainable services by managing quality facilities, ensuring efficient fleet operations, and maintaining exemplary administrative customer service that support Baltimore City agencies in the advancement of their goals.
· Develop electrical engineering plans, specifications and estimates for occasional in-house engineering of small capital projects or maintenance projects, and apply for building permits as required
· Examines, evaluates, and analyzes complex engineering plans, designs and specifications for compliance with code and engineering standards and to meet agency needs. Conduct site visits to develop scope of work and to verify compliance with building codes and standards.
· Examine, review and evaluate design proposals, engineering plans, designs and specifications for compliance with electrical engineering standards, policies, technical requirements, and City, State and Federal codes.
· Conducts investigations on major capital projects (ongoing) and provides written documentation of findings. Writes technical reports based on results. May makes recommendations and adjustment plans based on findings.
· Examines city buildings’ electrical systems/components to address/consider building upgrades focusing on economy, life/safety, reliability, quality, as well as sustainability, Minimal system design work. Engineer will usually work with outside consultants from project concept and design development through implementation.
· Examines all cost saving opportunities in the city’s electrical and building systems and presents written findings/suggestions. Perform load calculations and evaluate power distribution systems to optimize performance of designs.
· Manage design consultants from drafting of proposal until project completion, including preparation of Expenditure Authorization Request (EAR) for professional services tasks based on proposal and review on monthly invoices and preparation of payments.
· Assists Contract Administration personnel in preparation of bid documents for project to be put out to bid
· Advise, review, and evaluate energy projects, including renewable energy design, submitting. interconnection requests, engaging utility personnel, evaluating electric vehicle charging locations, and diagnosing and designing solutions to load imbalance and power quality concerns. Review existing designs and operations, data from internal energy management systems (EMS), peak load and power factor from utility providers and provide recommendations and design solutions for optimized performance of: EMS, load balance, power factor correction and optimized performance of City owned sub-stations.
· Coordinates with Energy Program Manager on all electrical projects to address energy saving/conservation opportunities, ensures compliance at all times.
· The engineer will work/consultant with a multi-disciplinary project team, including Consults with other engineers, contractors, architects, and other project -related disciplines and project planners to solve engineering problems and devise/oversee designs to achieve the project’s goals/advice.
Assigns work to outside consultants as needed, reviews, and approves all related work. Assists consultants with project design when needed.
Oversees drafting of engineering project proposals.
May lead subordinate engineering personnel; assigns work as needed; review and approve all related work.
Oversees drafting of engineering project proposals, assists with design when needed.
· Knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices.
· Knowledge of the methods of engineering analysis.
· Ability to develop electrical engineering plans, designs, specifications and material and cost estimates.
· Ability to assign, review and approve the work of electrical engineering personnel.
· Ability to write technical reports.
· Ability to communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.
Education and Experience
· A Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university and four years of experience in performing engineering work.
· A Master’s degree in electrical engineering may be substituted for the Bachelors of Science degree in electrical engineering OR for two years of the experience requirement.
Experience reviewing, designing and optimizing commercial, and industrial electrical systems and owner sub-station systems. Experience with power systems ranging from 120V up to 13,800V.
Licensure, Certification, and or Registrations
Professional Engineer (PE) from the State of Maryland with registration as an Electrical Engineer (EE).
Applicants must provide sufficient information on your application to show that they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Successful applicants will be placed on the employment certified eligible list for at least six months.
The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete supplemental questions to further examine specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.
NOTE: Those eligible, who are under final consideration for appointment, will be required to authorize the release of criminal conviction information.
City of Baltimore
7 E. Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Submit Applications via : Welcome to General Services | General Services (baltimorecity.gov)
Click on “Job Postings.” You will be directed to DHR
Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer