Project Engineer - Electrical

HOK   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


5 - 7 years

Posted 42 days ago

Job Description

HOK Gulf Coast Region is seeking an Electrical Project Engineer to join our team. As an Electrical Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of small to medium size building projects as well as working as part of a large team responsible for an area on major projects, including developing concepts and producing the design.



  • Looks for ways to improve engineering design and design processes in a particular discipline.
  • Looks for new trends in Engineering design in a particular discipline and how to apply them to our projects.

Technical Improvement

  • Development of typical details, specifications, and drawing standards, including development of Revit standards in coordination with the Design Technology team.
  • Keeping abreast of industry and technology changes and trends, and recommend changes in approach and services as appropriate.
  • Improvement of analytic processes and documentation, common solutions, and critical solutions.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.


  • Responsibility for the project engineering of small to medium sized projects (less than $80m in construction cost) from concept and schematic design through construction documents to construction and commissioning.
  • Responsibility for the project engineering of segments of large (over $100m) projects, supporting a Senior Project Engineer.
  • Provide design inputs and reviews of other engineer’s projects.
  • Attend meetings with clients and promote positive client contact with current or prospective clients.
  • Participate as a team member, contributing ideas and possible solutions, and leading on issues where appropriate.
  • Perform site visit surveys to determine engineering strategies for renovation, and to document and evaluate existing systems.
  • Visit project sites during construction for reviews of quality, progress, and compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Project reviews at all stages of design
  • Responsibility for the quality and timely delivery of the projects to budget.
  • Seeks input from more senior staff on technical matters to improve the overall project.

Performance measured on project results

  • Efficiency and profitability of the Engineering Discipline in that office or region and its contributions to firm-wide success.
  • Quality of design solutions, as measured by level of integration, unique solutions, achieving high sustainability goals, and recognition by peers as excellence.
  • The quality of work produced, as measured by completeness of design, absence of change orders and client satisfaction.
  • Cohesiveness of the discipline team, as evidenced by ease and amount of work share, consistency of quality and delivery tools and standards, including drawings and specifications, and team communication.
  • Client repeat business.
  • Contributions to bringing in new work.

Required Skills


  • Design of medium, and low voltage systems.
  • Design of electrical systems for small complex buildings.
  • Design of Fire Alarm and Life Safety systems for small complex buildings.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form, with an understanding of industry communication protocols.
  • Set, monitor and deliver to budgets.
  • Strong project management skills for the particular discipline.
  • Ability to understand multi-disciplinary coordination issues.
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers and technicians.
  • Able to work creatively to reach solutions to complex problems.
  • Proficiency with Revit and AutoCAD.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in engineering degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Licensed PE.
  • LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.
  • Experience in delivering projects over $20m and up to $80m in construction value.
  • 5 years project engineering experience, from design development to opening, with one completed high profile project included in the mix.
  • Experience in working in integrated teams.
  • Experience in design and delivery of LEED Silver or higher projects.
  • Experience with architecturally significant buildings is a plus.
  • Experience with potential project types in commercial, corporate, institutional and civic, justice, aviation, and healthcare sectors is a plus.
  • Experience with complex analysis tools for electrical design.
  • Experience with architecturally significant buildings, controls and commissioning, central plants, multi- emergency generator systems, and mission critical buildings a plus.