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BSI Engineering Electrical Designer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Electrical Designer

Our Electrical Engineering team has many years of experience designing dynamic systems and controllers for manufacturers in many different industries. Our Electrical Engineers work closely with our full-service team to ensure a fully integrated package of the highest quality is provided. They assess client needs and create electronic designs that can handle the burden. Because we are a design-build firm, we can help clients conceive of and implement their project. By retrofitting our client’s factories and manufacturing plants, they will improve the efficiency of their plant and save money.


  • Gathers field data and develops and supervises the use of design criteria document(s) to meet the project objectives

  • Ensures quality and technical accuracy of project deliverables

  • Follows the BSI Standard Operating Procedures and Client Standards

  • Identifies necessary content for a complete design drawing package

  • With minimal supervision, performs or ensures all the necessary calculations and design effort to prepare drawings and deliverables

  • Ensures discipline's design is accurate and coordinated within the 2D drawings and/or 3D model and/or site scans

  • Manages discipline’s schedule and budget objectives on assigned projects

  • Assists in cost estimating

  • Provides clear direction to team of project scope, schedule, budget and expectations of quality.

  • With supervision, writes and produce additional project-based documents; including but not limited to studies, and project notes

  • Participates in construction support, startup and commissioning efforts

  • Identifies individual training needs and goals, receives training from others and may attend outside seminars and mentor others

  • Performs design of low voltage (600 and below) power distribution systems, design of medium voltage systems is desired, but not required

  • Assists in short circuit/arc flash/coordination and load studies, and in detailed checking of the entire electrical design package

  • Performs the design of MCCs, including single lines and layout of MCCs, the design of motor controls, including hardwired, PLC and DCS systems

  • Performs the specification of low voltage distribution equipment, specification of medium voltage distribution equipment is desired, but not required

  • Performs the design of electrical heat tracing and lighting systems

  • Performs the design of grounding and lightning protection systems

  • Obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval

  • Performs the design of cable tray and conduit systems

  • Performs the design of special systems, this includes telephone, data, fire alarm and communication

  • Interfaces with other design discipline counterparts and project management as needed

  • Interfaces with client as primary point of contact for your discipline

  • Considers other disciplines and overall project requirements during the project lifecycle

  • Participates in interactive planning sessions to ensure scope, schedule, costs and quality are aligned to project objectives

  • Participates in multi-discipline squad checks of deliverables before issuance

  • Continually monitors and communicates forecasted staffing requirements for their assigned projects

  • Strives to achieve the targeted billability goals for position

  • Executes of assigned tasks to support business development; may participating in sales presentations

  • Provides regular updates of individual marketing resume

  • Provides direct, timely feedback to supervised team members and peers


  • Associate (Discipline) Engineering Technology Degree and/or Computer Drafting and Design Degree preferred but not required; High School Diploma required

  • 5+ years of industry experience

  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Revit 3D

  • Proficient in MicroStation V8i

  • Proficient written and oral communication skills

  • Good presentation skills

  • Strong decision-making and leadership skills

  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks

  • Positive conflict resolution skills

  • Knowledge or exposure of arch flash studies using EasyPower and/or SKM software

  • Knowledge of IECC design requirements is desired, but not required

  • Possess a solid understanding of the National Electrical Code and hazardous area classification requirements

    BSI Core Values

  • Ethical – you operate in a professional manner and follow good moral standards

  • Honest – you are trustworthy and truthful

  • Respectful – you treat others with respect regardless of their position or your own

  • Service – you have a serving mindset and look for ways to help (both clients and coworkers)

  • Positive Attitude – you look for the best qualities in those with whom you work, that you take on challenges willingly, and approach issues and communications in a positive way

  • Accountable – you can be counted on by others and you take ownership of your responsibilities

  • Continuous Learning – you are willing to take the time to learn new skills

  • Takes Initiative – you look for opportunities to do more

  • Cooperative – you have the ability to get along with others and help them succeed

  • Stewardship – you are good steward of company and client finances

  • Safety – you are expected to protect yourself and others. Learn and follow appropriate safety practices

  • Resourceful – you will proactively look for creative solutions

    About BSI

    By forming strategic alliances with others who share a similar vision, BSI Engineering is now capable of providing full service consulting and detailed design, design-build, or EPCM services catered to meet any budget or schedule. Our mantra is: “Serve the client, satisfy the employee… and the rest will take care of itself.” More than anything, we believe if we attract the most service-oriented professionals in our industry, then we will truly be seen as best in class by all those who make use of the services we offer. For more details, check out our website at


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