Electrical Staff Engineer

Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
ID 2024-5429
Electrical Engineering
Position Type


Electrical Staff Engineer

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking an Electrical Staff Engineer to join our team in our Charlotte, NC office.  Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and/or wind systems.
  • Lead electrical engineering portions of commercial projects and utilize scale solar and/or wind projects.
  • Coordinate with other project disciplines including civil engineers, geotechnical/structural engineers, and surveyors.
  • Perform electrical calculations and studies such as short circuit, load flow calculations and voltage drop.
  • Coordinate with clients, utilities, and code enforcement officers.
  • Provide quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of design work performed by interns, graduate engineers, and staff engineers.
  • Maintain awareness of currently available equipment and industry best practices and collaborate with and support electrical engineering teams in other offices as projects and workload sharing between offices dictates.
  • Support construction of the project by responding to contractor and owner requests including RFIs and submittal review.

Required Experience

  • Master’s degree in Energy, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or closely related field and three (3) years of experience in design of electrical, PV, or wind systems.
  • Will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Energy, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or closely related field and five (5) years of experience in design of electrical, PV, or wind systems in lieu of the Master’s and three (3) years of experience requirements.
  • Additional experience must include:
    • National Electrical Code.
    • Alternating current to direct current (AC/DC) design theory.
    • AutoCAD
    • Reading construction drawings and specifications.
    • Microsoft Office.
    • Electrical system modeling software such as ETAP.
    • Electrical conductor thermal analysis software such as Cymcap.
    • PV layout software such as Helioscope.
    • Writing electrical system study reports (short circuit, arc flash, conductor sizing).
    • Photovoltaic energy modeling software such as PVSyst.
    • Analysis of photovoltaic system production guarantees.
    • Medium voltage underground circuit design and layout.
    • Battery energy storage systems (BESS) collection design and layout.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification.
  • Must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.



Apply online at https://westwoodps.com


About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many of the markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multidiscipline professional engineering firm and serves wind, solar, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from multiple offices across the U.S.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30 respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-wining projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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