Electrical Department Manager - Water/Wastewater

Posted Date 3 months ago(2/14/2024 11:42 AM)
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Dewberry's MEPS Infrastructure team is seeking an Electrical Department Manager for our Raleigh, NC specializing in Water/Wastewater. The successful candidate will be responsible for knowing how to successfully complete projects by leading a team of skilled electrical engineers and designers. A department manager assists Project/Client Managers by providing engineering resources to complete projects on schedule and in budget. Duties include mentoring, training, and leading an effective team of electrical engineers and designers.


The Department Manager's primary goal is to develop a technically strong team of engineers with the ability to execute projects in the W/WW market by providing mentorship and growth opportunities.


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.



Department manager responsibility is to lead a team of engineers in order to execute projects. A successful department will need the following technical knowledge:

  • Technical and Quality oversight of all project work for discipline area.
  • Establishing/improving standards for discipline area.
  • Adherence to project design schedule.
  • Notification to Project/Client Managers if established project design schedule cannot be met. Notify in enough time to appropriately handle the situation, preferably at the latest 2 weeks prior.
  • Adherence to discipline project budget. Review and provide updates on project budgets at milestone dates. Reviewing discipline budgets weekly.
  • Attention to project scope during the design process to identify potential additional services.
  • Identify staff performing design of the project, along with a senior staff member if required.
  • Identify Engineer of Record.
  • Identify milestone dates when each discipline should provide information, at each phase, to allow sufficient time to good design coordination.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • BS in electrical engineering.
  • 8-12 years of design or WW/W operation experience or industrial projects.
  • PE is required. 
  • Must have experience designing electrical systems and producing design deliverable
  • Proven leadership skills delegating to engineering and design staff.
  • 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, writing 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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