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Electrical Engineering Leader

Department: Engineering
Location: Cleveland, OH

The best integrated design firm in the world has an opening for a creative and innovative Electrical Engineering Leader. 


  • Cleveland, OH

As an Engineering Leader at DLR Group you will be responsible for mentoring and leading a staff of Electrical Engineers in the development of electrical systems design from schematics through construction administration on a wide range of building types. As part of our integrated design teams you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design. 

If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset this might be the position for you. DLR Group is 100% employee owned and as such youíll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen to grow the Firm profitably.

Position Summary 

You'd be responsible for leading a team of Electrical Engineers and participating in the design process of building electrical systems, including the preparation of detailed electrical engineering design drawings and calculations.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Recruit, mentor and retain staff within the electrical discipline.
  • Assign and schedule work flow.
  • Assist in developing project objectives, goals, and documentation policies.
  • Coordinate electrical design requirements with architecture, structure and other disciplines.
  • Lead and perform analysis, design and documentation of large and/or complex building electrical systems including power distribution, lighting design, fire alarm, security, audio/visual and telecommunications systems. 
  • Serve as electrical systems specialist, conduct research in problem areas of considerable scope/complexity and devise solutions. 
  • Conduct quality control review of projects. 
  • Enforce guidelines, standards and details. 
  • Meet with clients, project teams, code officials, contractors and others to address electrical discipline issues and to develop effective working relationships. 
  • Visit construction sites as required for observation, answering contractor questions, or representing the owner in preparing punch lists. Prepare, review and approve CA field observation reports. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Licensed Professional Engineer.
  • Prior experience leading a team of Engineers.
  • Bachelorís Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Proven experience as an Electrical Engineer designing unique electrical systems on complex projects.
  • Experience with direct client contact.
  • Experience with specification writing, construction administration, multi discipline coordination, scheduling, and management of multiple electrical engineering projects.  
  • Previous experience with a consulting engineering or A/E firm as an electrical engineer designing electrical systems for Commercial, Educational (K-12 and Higher Education), Civic Projects, or Government projects (State or Federal).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • MS Degree in Engineering.
  • LEED Accredited Professional with experience participating in LEED projects. 
  • Experience and interest in sustainable building design.
  • An appreciation and understanding of architectural design and how architects work and think.
  • Experience with BIM work flow.

DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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