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Arup Senior Electrical & Energy Engineer in Seattle, Washington

Senior Electrical & Energy Engineer

Americas Region

Apr 27, 2021 Post Date

Arup is a 15,000-person strong, global firm of designers, engineers, planners and consultants, who regularly come together to devise solutions that benefit not just our clients, but also the world. Arup’s culture looks a lot like the future: globally-linked, locally-focused, and radically innovative.

Our Seattle office is looking to add a Senior Electrical and Energy Engineer to our multi-disciplinary team. At Arup, we use the latest design technologies and methods to deliver projects which make a significant impact. Sustainability, carbon reduction, and resilience are at the core of what we do. We are looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer who is adept in building electrical system design, and also passionate about energy systems, from electrification of buildings, to microgrids and storage, to resilience and renewable energy.


  • Lead medium to large-scale complex building projects (commercial, healthcare, higher education, and laboratories)

  • Lead and/or support energy projects (master planning, microgrid design, renewables, battery storage, decarbonization policy, electric vehicle supply equipment infrastructure, etc.)

  • Gain experience working on diverse projects across all of our major business sectors including property, healthcare, science and industry, and energy

  • Mentor junior staff and collaborate with outstanding multi-disciplinary teams using our experience at the local, regional, and global levels

  • Work directly with our clients and manage key relationships

  • Design electrical systems for commercial building projects, including power systems, lighting, and fire alarm

  • Prepare and review drawings and specifications

  • Coordinate with multiple disciplines

  • Work with project managers to deliver quality work within commercial metrics

  • Produce work and reports for internal and external purposes

  • Present technical material for review by technical and non-technical audiences

  • Understand trends and standard methodologies in the field

  • Participate in local industry Professional Associations

  • Connect solutions/ideas to bigger picture project goals

  • Deliver timely feedback and recognition to others


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Architectural Engineering

  • 6 or more years of experience designing electrical systems for buildings and/or energy projects

  • Experience with design and analysis of renewable and distributed energy systems

  • Ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work, and exceptional organization skills are required for our constantly evolving environment

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working

  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels

  • Experience with 3D BIM software - Revit MEP

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with design and analysis of renewable and distributed energy systems

  • Professional Engineering License in US

  • LEED accreditation

  • Experience with medium voltage design, master planning, and/or microgrid design

  • Experience with power system modeling using SKM

  • Experience with Energy software such as HOMER, REOpt, PVSyst, SolarResilient

  • Project management experience


Arup is an employee-owned company that offers an excellent benefits package. Outlined below are a few of the benefits Arup has to offer you as a FT employee of the firm:

  • Global Profit Share - paid out bi-annually

  • Personal Health Insurance

  • 401(k) - with a dollar for dollar company match up to 10%

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Professional Membership and Certification reimbursement

  • Short Term and Long-Term Assignment Career Opportunities around the Globe

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow. EOE including disability/veteran.

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