WHPacific Electrical Engineer in Anchorage, Alaska

Description/Job Summary


Responsible for applying design and electrical engineering skills to a variety of diverse and challenging projects throughout Alaska in a multi-disciplinary environment. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in the electrical engineering design consulting business, with demonstrated arctic and commercial or industrial /oil and gas design capabilities.


  • Prepares and monitors project budgets for projects.

  • Responsible for project schedules and timely completion of assigned projects.

  • Serves as a project manager or project engineer and as a designated client contact.

  • Coordinates pricing, estimating, scoping and marketing strategies for proposed projects.

  • Prepares engineering agreements for his/her projects within the department.

  • Prepares design computations and quantity estimates

  • Develops probable construction cost estimates for his/her projects within the department

  • Attends client meetings - days or nights.

  • Responsible for keeping management informed about work in process, ensures accurate client billings, and monitors outstanding accounts receivable and collection efforts on his/her projects.

  • Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, and tests to plan and design project.

  • Directs and supervises other engineers activities as needed.

  • Handles routine contract administration.

  • Prepares or modifies reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules and designs for project.

  • Instructs draftspersons/technicians to convert designs to working drawings.

  • Visits construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents.

  • Serves as onsite project representative.

  • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.

  • Responsible for project manager and/or project team quality system tasks as defined in the quality manual.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

  • Required Qualifications*


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university required

  • A minimum of eight (8) years experience in electrical engineering, including experience with the A/E design process and specifications leading to construction documents.

  • Must have demonstrated knowledge in the design of medium voltage distribution systems, low and medium voltage variable speed drives, arc flash analysis, and short circuit and protection coordination.

  • Demonstrated success as project manager/designer of record on projects valued up to $5M

  • Proficient in the use of EasyPower.

  • Proficient with MS Office software; including MS Word, and Excel

  • Experience preparing graphical representations of designs

  • Experience in lighting, power, signal, communication, controls and fire detection systems

  • Experience in performing design calculations and preparing equipment or material specifications

  • Experience with all phases of project management and production

  • Experience in project delivery of Alaska projects

  • Experience in budgeting, scheduling, planning, design specification and working drawings

  • Experience with having project authority to direct, control and monitor all activities

  • Working knowledge of applicable electrical and design codes and arctic design

  • Demonstrated ability to sell services and increase project backlog

  • Demonstrated success as project manager/designer of record on projects valued up to $20M

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-track environment

  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills to peers, managers, and clients

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Must be able to travel to remote locations in arctic environment as needed

  • Experience in commercial, state and federal facility design desirable

  • Industrial, oil and gas facility design desirable

  • Project management professional, earned value project management experience, LEED desirable

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Alaska PE required

  • Valid AK drivers license required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, dealing effectively and reasonably with stress in the workplace without lost time or undue strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds.

The position will require the employee to travel to rural Alaska at various times of year. Air travel from hub airports to village airfields is often via small aircraft, and weather conditions can vary from summer conditions to arctic winter. In winter conditions, the employee may be required to carry additional arctic gear to perform the work.