Electrical Staff Engineer, EV Charging

Job Locations US-MN-Minnetonka | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-CO-Westminster | US-WI-Middleton
ID 2024-5807
Electrical Engineering
Position Type


Electrical Staff Engineer, EV Charging

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking an Electrical Staff Engineer to support our Electrical Engineering Team. The position is for an electrical engineer to support interconnection and design of EV charging facilities and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Facilities, which includes: BESS sites layout, EV charger site layout, selecting and sizing appropriate distribution/collection equipment and conductors, and determining interconnection requirements. As an Electrical Staff Engineer the individual will coordinate with the Project Lead, and Senior Engineers, to maintain firm standards and consistency as well as oversee interns, electrical designers, and drafters on the project.


This position can be based in our Denver, Minneapolis, Madison, or Fort Worth offices. 

Duties and Responsibilities

• Support electrical engineering portions of EV Charging Facilities and Energy Storage Projects
• Review utility service/interconnection requirements for various utilities and assemble technical portions of service/interconnect applications for clients.
• Coordinate with other project disciplines including civil engineers, geotechnical/structural engineers, and surveyors
• Perform electrical engineering design and creation of construction documents for projects
• Responsible for performing electrical calculations and studies such as short circuit, load flow calculations and voltage drop.
• Maintain awareness of currently available equipment and industry best practices
• Collaborate with and support electrical engineering teams in other offices as projects and workload sharing between offices dictates.

Required Skills

• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Renewable Engineering Program
• Knowledge of NEC requirements
• Knowledge and proficiency in the use of an electrical power system modeling program(s)

Required Experience

• Approximately 2 - 6 years of experience in the design of electrical distribution, generation, and or general electrical construction
• Working knowledge and ability to read and create service/interconnection application packages, construction drawings and specification packages
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
• Professional appearance with excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to write detailed technical reports with minimal oversite
• Must have a strong work ethic along with a positive attitude
• Must be a supportive team member, able to work in a collaborative environment
• Must be self-motivated with an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
• Ability to use AutoCAD in at least a limited capacity

Preferred Experience

• Experience and knowledge of overall design and construction of renewable power projects
• Experience with EV Chargers
• Experience in lighting design and photometrics analysis using AGI32 or Visual Lighting
• Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D
• Electrical PE License or ability to be licensed in the future
• Experience with energy storage systems (battery, flywheel, or capacitor)
• Experience with ETAP, CYMCAP, WinIGS, and/or DigSilent PowerFactory to model electrical power systems and perform load flow, short circuit, voltage drop, grounding, thermal, and protective device coordination studies and analysis.
• Experience with Homer Grid/Pro modeling software
• Experience with microgrid design, back-up reciprocating generator system design, or data center design
• Experience with PSS/E, PSCAD, EMTP, or similar software and performing transient/dynamic modeling and studies or power systems

Compensation Range Minimum

USD $80,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range Maximum

USD $90,000.00/Yr.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


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 the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning 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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