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Power Systems Designer II

Harrison French and Associates

Harrison French and Associates

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2024

Job Details

Bentonville - Bentonville, AR
Fully Remote


HFA is seeking a Power Systems Designer II to work on our Power Systems team!

The ideal candidate will have between 3-5+ years of lighting and power design experience in REVIT and will have previous experience in SKM and Arc flash studies.

You will be a part of a team that collaborates and coordinates with other professional disciplines within engineering and architecture and will work under a licensed professional engineer in a team environment. The successful candidate with be working with a key client of ours on facilities throught the US.

This is a remote role.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designer will work with Power Systems Engineer and/or Power Systems lead to evaluate power distribution systems for safety and reliability, provide analysis calculations, and design recommendations.
  • Designer should utilize education and experience to independently create, review, and verify one-line diagrams, perform short-circuit calculations, protective device coordination, and arc flash incident energy calculations, as well as provide incident energy mitigation recommendations with oversight from Power Systems Engineer or Power Systems Team Lead.
  • Designer should utilize education and experience to develop, implement, and draft construction documents for most project and/or project type (or at least major portions), as well as solve medium to difficult design challenges that arise on a project or simple projects.
  • Designer should be able to apply their knowledge of NEC, NFPA 70E and other national standards to projects, with minimal oversight from Power Systems Engineer or Power Systems Team Lead.
  • Designer should be capable of using power system analysis software with minimal oversight from Power Systems Engineer or Power Systems Team Lead.
  • Designer should be comfortable conducting onsite power system surveys and understand the information required to conduct power system analysis.
  • Designer will work with Power Systems Engineer and/or Power Systems lead to communicate with client, deliver completed studies and construction documents, and assist in construction administration as required for most project types.
  • Designer will review equipment submittals with oversight from Power Systems Electrical Engineer
  • Designer will be involved in technical communications with the customer and/or vendor

Job Duties:

  • Designer should be proficient in SKM Systems Analysis and can perform power systems studies and evaluate low voltage systems.
  • Designer will develop skills and begin to be efficient in AutoCAD and/or REVIT.
  • Designer should be able to train new employees on company standards, power systems studies, drafting techniques, and answer basic questions on NEC, NFPA70E, national standards.
  • Designer will work in a collaborative environment with other Engineers to perform power systems studies and develop construction documents based on a clients' requirements, including performing project management functions, quality control, or other duties as necessary.
  • Designer should be able to provide a high level of quality control on all their projects and possibly others, for final review by the Power Systems Engineer or Power Systems Lead.
  • Designer will, in some cases, have some level of direct client contact.
  • Designer will be able to work within established budgets. Depending upon supervisor and client needs, Designer will also be responsible for financial success of projects.
  • Designer should be able to interpret and edit specifications for small to medium size projects.

About HFA
HFA is a multidisciplinary architectural, engineering, and interior design firm who thrives in a people first driven environment. We build partnerships based on the integration of design thinking and project delivery. We believe that our people are our greatest asset, and we have developed a people-centric culture where we value our people at all levels. With a focus on well-being, we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, a 401(k) with company match, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and a flexible work schedule.

Our team members have access to professional development opportunities and learning stipends to pursue professional growth, and we take any chance we can get to recognize and reward our people for their amazing work.


Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering from an ABET Accredited College is preferred
  • 3-5 years of electrical power systems experience using SKM Power Systems Analysis or similar software
  • Proactive, professional, timely, and detail-oriented approach to managing project schedules, and deliverables to exceed client expectations.
  • Team oriented with the ability to independently manage projects and deliver results.
  • REVIT experience is a HUGE plus.