Company: Jacobs
Skills: Design Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States

The TECH Group (JTG) within Jacobs Technology provides design and build services for government and commercial clients worldwide. The market areas served are most notably test facilities and scientific facilities. JTG is looking for a Power Engineer to support projects ranging from small studies to multi-million dollar turn-key supply. The successful candidate must be team-oriented, organized, able to communicate to all levels of the organization, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Duties will include:
  • Participate on teams or alone to design, develop, and deliver power system projects that achieve the technical requirements, are within budget, and within schedule
  • Develop power system design elements for design/build projects including calculations, specifications, and drawings
  • Perform load calculations for sizing electrical components, cables, conduit, and equipment spacing
  • Perform short circuit and arc-flash studies for relay coordination, risk reduction, and compliance with applicable codes
  • Develop drawings including one-line diagrams, elementary wiring diagrams, power system plans, lighting plans, and installation details
  • Specify major electrical system components including substations, switchgear, distribution panels, MCCs, transformers, disconnects, and drives for systems typically ranging from 1 to 10 MW.
  • Design lighting systems for test facilities including specification and analysis of illumination levels and lighting quality
  • Support facility startup, checkout and commissioning, domestically and abroad.
  • Communicate with clients and management regarding status.
  • Coordinate with other engineering discipline and departments to ensure success.


Jacobs Technology Group is a performance unit of our Critical Mission Solutions (CMS) Line of Business. The Jacobs CMS Technology Group specializes in the design, construction, and operation of unique and complex research and development facilities, including, as examples, wind tunnels (aerospace, automotive, and motorsports), rocket test stands, climatic chambers, jet engine test cells, acoustic chambers, altitude test facilities, captive trajectory systems, and nuclear facilities. Our projects span the automotive, motorsports, defense, nuclear, and aerospace markets. Recent clients include Audi, Boeing, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda, General Motors, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy, Volkswagen, and many others in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Our capabilities and some recent project photos and videos can be found in the downloadable zip file at Use "anontg" as both the user name and password.

Applicant must have Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years direct experience in low voltage and medium voltage power distribution design. This candidate shall possess a PE or be on a path toward obtaining PR registration. The candidate must be experienced in engineering software skills such as EDSA or SKM. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs is required. Good communications and interpersonal relations skills are needed.

Successful candidates will have an industrial applications background in electrical power systems, specifically in design of medium voltage and low voltage subsystems, power distribution, motor control centers, drive systems, power monitoring, and design for electrical safety. Experience must include performing load analysis, short circuit calculations, power factor correction, arc-flash and relay coordination studies, and lighting calculations. This position requires total project cycle experience including: design analysis, developing drawings with designers, preparing specifications, construction support, post design engineering services, start-up and commissioning of power systems. Construction estimating and proposal development may also be required.

This position is open to sole US citizens only

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position



% of Time
  • Field Work

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing)

  • Must maneuver in and around facility equipment while obtaining field measurements and performing equipment troubleshooting. 15%
  • May bring candidate in proximity of extreme temperature variations, rotating equipment, and high noise levels. 5%
  • Will likely be in proximity of electrical and other hazards. Appropriate PPE must be worn and may include eye protection, hearing protection, and arc flash protection. 5%

  • Description of Work Environment

  • Examples:


    % of Time
    • Inside? Outside? Where

    • Travel/transportation requirements
    • Other
    • Work will mainly be performed inside in office, lab environment, or indoors on a construction site. 95%
    • Field work may include outside work. 5%

    • Travel will be required to attend customer meetings and perform field work. 20%

  • Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Examples:


    % of Time
    • Office equipment

    • Tools used in trade

    • Work with general office equipment (computers, fax, telephones, copiers, etc) 80%

    • Specialty power system software such as lighting calculation software, short circuit analysis software, arc-flash calculation software
    • Handheld equipment such as digital multimeters and oscilloscopes. 10%

  • Criticality of Attendance

  • Examples:


    % of Time
    • Overtime, regular days, off days
    • Shift, 2nd, 3rd
    • Necessity for regular attendance

    • Occasional overtime required to meet demanding schedules 15%

    • During field assignments, 2 nd or 3 rd shift may be necessary 10%

    • Regular attendance is mandatory to meet schedules.