Title

Senior Electrical Engineer 


Description

Summary Ability to make independent decisions on engineering problems and methods. Requires the use of advances techniques and the modification and extension of theories and practices of the field. Supervision and guidance related largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters. Generally become involved with the management of smaller projects or phases and tasks within large projects, as well as the supervision, coordination and review of the work of Assistant Engineers, Associate Engineers and Engineers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures that company technical policies and procedures are practiced during the execution of projects for clients.
  • Takes lead in developing design approaches and concepts on assigned projects and requests assistance from the senior technical staff when needed.
  • Performs specific engineering studies and design analyzes and assists the project manager in establishing budgets, cost estimates and project schedules.
  • Reviews shop drawings, record changes and communicate directly with suppliers, contractors and client representatives as required.
  • Performs on-site inspections during construction and coordinates design requirements with contractors and equipment suppliers.
  • Make and/or supervise the scoping, implementation and design of plans.
  • Plan other consultation services. Maintain highest quality of design and review.
  • Assists Project Managers in the coordination of project designs with other disciplines including attendance at project meetings.
  • Assists in proposal writing and client presentations for future work.
  • Provides feedback to Project Managers in regards to technical staff performance for mid and end-of-year review periods.
  • Develop a specialized niche of company's marketing targets.
  • Maintain overall group schedule of project deliverable milestones, billing objectives and activity codes.
  • Actively participates in professional organizations and/or client groups where the technical reputation and image of the firm may be enhanced.
  • When directed by the President, Project Manager or Chief Engineer assume other duties.

Supervisory Responsibilities        

Informal Task and project management and supervision of CAD operators, designers, Junior and Associate engineers at the direction of the project manager.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

SERVICE & LOYALTY

Customer Service- Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills- Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication- Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

Ethics- Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Quality- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improves performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quality Management- Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen- Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Ethics- Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Motivation- Set and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Attendance/Punctuality- Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability- Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate

COLLABORATION & TEAMWORK

Project Management- Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Teamwork- Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Visionary Leadership- Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilize others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Delegation-Delegates work assignment; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Leadership- Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People- Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Diversity- Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educate others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Professionalism- Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

SOLUTIONS & FOCUS

Analytical- Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design- Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving- Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills- Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Oral Communication-Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication- Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.

Cost Consciousness- Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Strategic Thinking- Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Quantity- Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security- Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Innovation- Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

RESPONSIVENESS & FLEXIBILITY

Change Management- Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Organizational Support- Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities.

Judgment- Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing- Uses time efficiently; Develops realistic action plans.

Adaptability- Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

 

Position Requirements

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.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's (B.S.) Engineering degree and at least 15-25 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Professional Engineering License required; may require valid driver's license as per assigned projects.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as logarithms, higher order linear equations, calculus and economical analysis. Ability to apply knowledge to electrical, mechanical, or civil/structural design problems.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge/ability to learn ACT (CRM), RQ Assessment, MS Outlook Contact Management systems; Access Database software; AUTOCAD or MicroStation Design software; MS Project Management software; MS Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word, MS PowerPoint Word Processing software.

Other Qualifications 

Must be able to attend client site surveys and/or client meetings which would occur 50% of the time. Ability to pass a criminal background check. Ability to pass a drug screen as required by a client assignment.

Physical Demands

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk;

 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Position Senior Engineer  

Number of Openings 1  

Number Filled 1  

Open Date 3/22/2013  

Location New York, NY  

About the Organization The Burns Group is a leading engineering and construction management firm with a 50+ year reputation of exceptional customer service, employee commitment, and technical quality.

Consistently awarded a best place to work, Burns attributes its strength as an organization to its staff of talented, driven, and caring people. Our team is proud of what they do, and their enthusiasm enables us to deliver high-quality engineering solutions to our clients, while also making this a great place to be every day.

Burns' business approach is centered around providing our clients with solutions. Every client is served by professionals who have substantial expertise in, and knowledge about, how our clients' businesses and facilities operate. Our staff develops relationships with clients to further gain unique understanding and insight into their needs, enabling us to provide them with value-added services that help their businesses run better. This approach is integrated into every aspect of our organization.

Company Values
Burns places emphasis on both the customer and employee experience to ensure consistent delivery on our promise of 'Solutions That Build Your Future'. To accomplish this, our business is strongly aligned around our core company values:

Collaboration and Teamwork' We promote honest communication that builds trust and accountability throughout our organization and with our clients. We provide an inspirational and balanced workplace for our staff so they can achieve their full potential.

Service and Loyalty' We keep our promises and we watch out for our clients' best interests. We engage in, and give back to, the communities we serve.

Solutions and Focus' We provide our clients with the right solutions, and we execute them the right way.
Responsiveness & Flexibility' We make ourselves available and we adapt to our clients' needs.
 


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