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Sr. Electrical Engineer - Data Center (Hybrid / Portland, OR) at Jacobs

Sr. Electrical Engineer - Data Center (Hybrid / Portland, OR)

Jacobs Portland, OR Full-Time

At Jacobs, we do not settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 

As a 
Senior Electrical Engineer (Data Center), you’ll have a passion for contributing to projects that enable the heart of our clients’ manufacturing (this is a hybrid position supporting our Portland, OR office). Join us and you will have the chance to work on projects focusing on data centers, semiconductor manufacturing and other state of the art manufacturing facilities. You’ll oversee designer work, provide team technical leadership, perform quality reviews of design packages and assist directly with the more complex portions of the design process. You’ll also interact directly with the client, owner, and contractors to assist construction on site. You and the other members of your team will work closely with client owners in a fast paced, dynamic environment to establish design requirements and produce construction documents.

Your responsibilities will include engineering and design oversight for facility power distribution systems, grounding, lighting, Emergency Power Monitoring Systems (EPMS) and low voltage communications systems in some of the most complex industrial facilities on the planet. Design will also occasionally include retrofit of existing building systems to accommodate

With your solid understanding of all phases of construction document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications, you will prepare technical specifications and documents for bidding and construction and will be our Electrical discipline lead or Quality Control reviewer in project meetings. You will participate in project proposals and will suggest solutions to our clients to problems they didn’t even knew they had. 

Bring your curiosity, talent for multi-tasking and collaboration, and extreme organizational skills and we’ll help you grow, pursue, and fulfill what drives you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together. 

  • Bachelor's or Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license and ability to license in multiple jurisdictions
  • At least 15 years of experience in engineering design of building electrical
  • At least 4 years of data center design experience
  • Experience as an electrical team lead
  • Proficiency and working knowledge of NFPA 70 (NEC), IEEE standards
  • Medium Voltage design and incorporation of distributed generation sources
  • Have US citizenship or Green Card (due to strict client security requirements)

Ideally, you’ll also have: 

  • Semiconductor and Mission Critical facilities electrical design experience
  • Working knowledge of Revit or BIM software
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Forward thinking, eager to learn best practices, and contribute with innovative ideas 
  • Displayed ability to learn quickly and driven to broaden knowledge base 
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a variety of teams, including multi-disciplinary teams 
  • Passionate about buildings and construction 



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and [ Link removed ] .

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