Company: Jacobs
Skills: Student / Recent Grad, Electrical Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Herndon, Virginia, United States

We share a common purpose - to make the world more connected and sustainable. And we're excited about the innovative ways we can change the world. If you are also interested in turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good, then Jacobs is where you belong.

We are currently seeking an Entry Level Electrical Engineering Professional to be based in our Herndon, Virginia Office. The projects associated with this position will focus on low and medium voltage electrical distribution systems primarily for water and wastewater treatment-related facilities which typically include process treatment structures and buildings, but also can include administration and operations buildings, laboratories, maintenance buildings, and site lighting. Responsibilities include electrical design services of systems in areas of power distribution, emergency back-up power including generators, lighting, fire alarm, life safety, communication, and security systems.

Your duties will typically include technical writing, construction drawings and specification production, shop drawing review, and responding to requests for information during construction. You will have career growth opportunities that include working with multidisciplinary teams, managing drafting and drawing production, and continually learning new skills.

Jacobs is a company like no other, and is proud to proclaim a culture of innovation, with multi-faceted client services and solutions that encourage new ideas and inclusive approaches from all of our people. Global Initiatives such as "Beyond If" and "Innovation as a Solution (IaaS)", as well as worldwide "Community of Practice" Groups encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing with people that do similar work; it is our unique blueprint for building social value into our projects, with a focus on digital expertise in all areas of our practice that is a testament of our leadership commitment in sustainable, futuristic development.

Job Responsibilities and Expectations:
  • Work under the supervision of senior level engineers
  • Possess an outgoing and positive attitude, dependable and able to meet all assigned project deadlines
  • Perform routine assignments which are clearly defined and require the application of standard design engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Provide design support in producing deliverables, contract documents, design calculations and analysis, and assisting lead electrical engineers in a team environment
  • Coordinate project electrical activities with a utility and other disciplines for their area of responsibility
  • Perform technical writing for studies and pre-design deliverables
  • May conduct site testing and make recommendations for design systems
  • May assist in preparing estimates and proposals; and prepare technical reports


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Coursework should have an emphasis on Power and Energy
  • EIT Certification in the United States or one of its territories
  • Ability to learn, adapt and work as a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred
  • CAD experience (Microstation and/or Revit) preferred

Ideally, here's what you'll also have:
  • Some working knowledge of broad range of electrical systems is preferred, including power system design, fire alarm design, lighting design, load flow studies, communications design, grounding design and equipment selection
  • Some experience producing sizing calculations with minimal supervision is preferred
  • Familiarity with the NEC and NFPA 820