Senior Electrical Engineer - Water/Wastewater

Posted Date 9 months ago(9/12/2023 10:35 AM)
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Our MEPS Infrastructure team is growing and seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer for our Richmond, VA office to specialize in W/WW projects. The successful candidate should have experience specifying, designing, and implementing electrical power systems. Experience in WW/W is preferred however industrial, chemical, and mining experience is acceptable. This position offers opportunities for growth into project management for complex water/wastewaster projects.


Dewberry has one of the strongest electrical teams in the Raleigh area with over 30 electrical design professionals. You will be joining a team of highly skilled, experience, and dedicated electrical professionals focused on designing reliable and resilient electrical infrastructure for water and wastewater facilities in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, and Florida. At Dewberry you will expand your technical knowledge in electrical distribution, motor controls, SCADA, and power system studies as you execute a full range of services to shape water infrastructure that services your communities. In addition to traditional W/WW designs you will also assist in developing the way renewables energy is utilized by our clients in meeting their decarbonization and electrification goals.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.



  • Provide electrical power system engineering and design for W/WW projects.
  • Lead multiple design projects and manage junior engineers to execute projects.
  • Design opportunities included low voltage electrical power distribution, motor control, VFDs, lighting systems, equipment layout and related activities.
  • Provide electrical specifications, drawings, and cost estimates.
  • Review and approve contractor submittals.
  • Execute redline markups from engineers.
  • Sizing conduit and wire, laying out electrical distribution equipment, and designing lighting systems.
  • Coordinate with engineering staff to successfully execute electrical designs.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • BS in electrical engineering or related degree.
  • 10+ years of design or WW/W operation experience on industrial projects.
  • PE preferred. 
  • Must have experience designing electrical systems and producing design documents in AutoCAD. Revit experience preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter with initiative, drive and determination.
  • Candidate must have a good working knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes, and other related Codes.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal skills are essential for coordination with other disciplines, and client interface.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employee’s. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


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