Sr Electrical Project Engineer
Houston, TX 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Sr Electrical Project Engineer

HOK is a collective of future-forward thinkers and designers who are driven to face the critical challenges of our time. We are dedicated to improving people's lives, serving our clients and healing the planet. Together, we cultivate a culture of design excellence at the confluence of art and science, blending the power of creative expression with a clear sense of purpose.

We are currently seeking a Senior Electrical Project Engineer to join our team in Texas. This position can be in Houston, Dallas or Austin. As a Sr Project Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of large building projects, including managing and mentoring the team of engineers in a particular discipline on the project, developing concepts and budgets, and producing the design.

HOK's culture is rooted in design and technical excellence. This is where great engineering lives. For over 50 years, we have delivered exceptional design with our architectural partners at HOK and other outstanding practices. We enjoy the challenge of engineering complex projects and succeed by finding creative, integrated solutions to unprecedented design criteria. We have a collaborative, interdisciplinary engineering group that works closely across our regional studios.

You can learn more about HOK's Engineering practice here:

Application must include resume and cover letter.


  • Looks for ways to improve Electrical Engineering design and design processes.
  • Looks for new trends in Electrical Engineering design and how to apply them to our projects.
  • Able to guide the development of Revit tools to improve productivity.

Project Management and Technical Improvement

  • 10% time devoted to Project Management and Technical Improvement initiatives.
  • Project Management tasks shall include project manpower estimates, project communications, budget monitoring and inputs, organizing deliverables, and setting project standards for delivery.
  • Development of typical details, specifications, and drawing standards, including development of Revit standards in coordination with the BIM 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.


  • 90% of time devoted to the engineering of projects, particularly large or complex projects.
  • Responsibility for the project engineering of small, medium or large projects from concept and schematic design through construction documents to construction and commissioning.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for the quality and timely delivery of the projects to budget.
  • Mentoring of engineering staff on projects.

Business Development

  • As needed, provide support to Business Development, including write-up of key aspects of projects and presentation of work at industry events, and prepare fee estimates and assumptions for Electrical Engineering on potential projects.

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

Project Management

  • Ability to engineer and deliver projects from $20m to over $80m in size.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple practices across HOK's organization.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form, with an understanding of industry communication protocols.
  • Must be able to inspire owners and designers
  • Set, monitor and deliver to budgets.
  • Project team leadership skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to understand multi-disciplinary coordination issues.
  • Strong multi-disciplinary project team leadership.
  • Ability to teach and mentor junior engineers and technicians.


  • Able to work creatively to reach solutions to complex problems.
  • Proficiency with Revit.
  • Design of electrical systems for complex buildings and campuses
  • Design of mission-critical systems, including working with clients to establish performance criteria.
  • Design of Fire Alarm and Life Safety systems for complex projects and complex controls strategies.

  • Bachelors of Science in engineering degree, Master's degree preferred.
  • Licensed PE.
  • NCEES record allowing registration in any state preferred.
  • LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.
  • Experience in delivering projects over $20m and up to $80m in construction value.
  • Expert at all aspects of their discipline, including a track record of recent successful major projects over $100m, and one major project over $250m.
  • At least 7 years project engineering experience, from design development to opening, with one completed high-profile project included in the mix.
  • Cover letter including: why you want to work at HOK, an overview of your professional background and what makes you uniquely qualified for the job.
  • Experience in leading or working in integrated teams.
  • Experience in design and delivery of LEED Silver or higher projects.
  • Experience with complex analysis tools for electrical design.
  • Experience with architecturally significant buildings is a plus.
  • Experience with potential project types in commercial, corporate, institutional and civic, justice, aviation, science & technology, and healthcare sectors.
  • Experience with architecturally significant buildings, controls and commissioning, central plants, multi-emergency generator systems, and mission-critical buildings is a plus.

HOK is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits plan to meet their current and future needs. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; 401(K) savings plans; disability, life and accident insurance; paid time off (PTO); and parental leave. In addition, HOK employees enjoy a flexible work schedule with the option to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.

HOK is a drug-free workplace. HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


Additional Locations
  • 717 N Harwood St Suite 2850, Dallas, Texas
  • 1023 Springdale Road, Suite 7B, Austin, Texas

3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 900, Houston, Texas

Position Type

HOK is a drug-free workplace. HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 7 years
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