Electrical Engineer I (Building Power Systems)

Salt Lake City, UT

Job Summary

The Building Electrical Group is responsible for all building electrical systems including lighting, fire protection and low voltage for our design build, industrial projects.  We design and build food and beverage production facilities.  Our building electrical team is involved with designing the electrical systems, calculating power loads, determining, and selecting equipment sizes, and vetting and selecting suitable vendors, suppliers, and sub-contractors.  The professional will have technical responsibility for scoping, performing, and delivering multiple concurrent project assignments. His/her specific responsibilities will include, but not limited to:


  • Designing electrical systems for building power, i.e. normal, emergency, and standby power distribution systems for 208v, 480v, and medium voltage for industrial facilities.
  • Documenting all necessary calculations for the design such as short circuit, selective coordination, arc flash, generator sizing, steady state and transient voltage drops, load calculations, conductor sizing, raceway fills, etc.
  • Maintains project document organization
  • Manage time and meet commitments
  • Understands Ohms Law, AC/DC, Electric and magnetic fields
  • Understands power system theory – 3-phase vector math, power factor, symmetrical components
  • Understands capacitors, inductors, and resonance
  • Designing lighting for food processing spaces, including lighting calculations for emergency and inspection lighting level needs. Coordinating fixture placement/mounting with other trades.
  • Designing fire alarm systems per NFPA 72, 101, and local building code.
  • Designing low voltage systems such as LAN, phones, PA, Wi-Fi, access control, cameras, etc.
  • Producing bid documents consisting of layout drawings, one-line, riser, schedules, details, and specifications.
  • CAD – add 2D devices to Xrefs
  • Procuring long lead light fixtures and power distribution equipment such as switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, transformers, MCC’s, generators, variable speed drives, and UPS’s.
  • Transformer configurations
  • Estimate weights of main tray/trapezes and equipment needing support
  • Assist in managing electrical bid process for clients, observing construction, and assisting with startup.
  • Project planning and feasibility studies.
  • Actively participating in and supporting department-wide standard development, updates, and maintenance.
  • Researching electrical building/power materials and best practices
  • Supporting talent growth within our organization 

Required Education Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 0-3 years of work experience or schooling in electrical systems for building power.
  • 0-3 years of work experience or schooling in designing lighting, fire alarm systems, and low voltage systems for building spaces, including lighting calculations, and coordinating fixture placement with trades.
  • 0-3 years of work experience or schooling in electrical bid documents and procuring electrical materials and equipment.
  • 0-3 years of work experience or schooling in AutoCAD, Revit or other related design programs.
  • Relevant internship(s) in a manufacturing or construction setting preferred.
  •  FE or PE tracked desirable.
  • Travel to customer project sites for fieldwork, review, audit, and meetings, estimated 25%.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift-up to 15 pounds at times.

Travel Requirement

  • Up to 25% travel required to visit project site and other offices.

About Us

We plan, design, engineer, and build food plants for major brands across the country and the world. For the past three decades, we’ve focused exclusively on the food and beverage industry, helping your favorite brands put your favorite foods in the grocery store. Simply put, food isn’t one thing we do, it’s all we do.

Dennis Group offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with experience. We provide comprehensive employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off including an open vacation policy, as well as bonus, profit-sharing, and retirement plans.

Dennis Group is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

JOB CODE: 1001646