Company: Wood
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our Life Sciences team within our Philadelphia office to develop life-changing and in many cases, life-saving solutions for our clients.

While this position will report into our Philadelphia location, we have a hybrid office with employees around the United States.

On a global scale, Wood serves the Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, Federal, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mining, and Power Industries. Our Philadelphia office has become the Center of Excellence for our global Life Sciences network, providing full-service pharmaceutical and biotechnology engineering, design, procurement, and project management services.

We're looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual with the ability to execute all phases of project design. Project sizes will vary and will include both existing building improvements and new construction. Excellent oral and written communication skills, decision making capabilities, problem resolution skills, and a sense of initiative are important for this industry.

  • Work with an electrical design team through all phases of design: feasibility & concept development, preliminary design, detailed design, and construction documentation.
  • Develop electrical design documents for biotech and pharmaceutical facilities, including:
    • Incoming electrical services and coordination with local power companies
    • Main and MCC single-line diagrams and associated distribution systems
    • Emergency and back-up power distribution systems (Generators, UPS, etc.)
    • Electrical panel layouts and wiring diagrams
    • Power and lighting plans, calculations, and schedules
    • Electrical load studies and motor and electrical load lists
    • Electrical equipment layouts
    • Elementary diagrams and wiring diagrams
    • Grounding and lightning protection plans and details
    • Telecommunications plans
    • Fire alarm plans
    • Security and door interlock plans and details
  • Work is reviewed for adequacy and accuracy by a Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Coordinate with multiple disciplines in 2-D and 3-D environments for cable tray routing, lighting fixture layouts, panel locations, and power to end users.
  • Prepare specifications for electrical equipment.
  • Prepare electrical design criteria and basis of design documents.
  • Perform field surveys and evaluate condition of existing equipment and systems.
  • Review submittals and shop drawings.
  • Assist in the generation and maintenance of Instrument Index and Input/Output (I/O) lists based on review of P&ID's.
  • Response to construction Requests for Information (RFIs), develop final construction documents including plans, specifications, schedules, and details.
  • Work with Construction Management Team to remove roadblocks during all phases of a project.
  • Establish effective working relations with colleagues, clients and officials.
  • Show up motivated and willing to learn and grow.


Skills / Qualifications

  • Must possess ability to multitask with strong communication skills
  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering
  • Recommend experience of 3+ years
  • Hybrid Working Office Environment (employee can select days working from home or from the office)
  • Required computer skills: MS Office, AutoCAD, and Revit 3D modeling
  • Flexibility to travel (max of 10% annually)
  • Knowledge of cGMPs preferred
  • Willing to cross-discipline train and assist in electrical/mechanical/process design is preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License or Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate preferred.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.