Electrical Designer

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What does an Electrical Designer do?

  • Develop and design electrical designs based on project requirements including residential and commercial building types 
  • Ensuring buildings adhere to industry codes, standards and regulations
  • Create schematic diagrams and layouts for power distribution, lighting and low-voltage systems
  • Collaborate with Contractors, Engineers and Architects to ensure comprehensive integration of electrical systems
  • Generate technical reports, project documentation, and compliance documentation as required by regulations and industry standards
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What skills are needed to be an Electrical Designer?

  • 0-3 years of experience in AEC industry with emphasis on MEP 
  • Knowledge of safety codes that relate to their electrical systems
  • Strong analytical and problem – solving skills with attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering principles, electrical power distribution, lighting systems, fire protection systems, and energy efficiency
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google workspace, and Autodesk Construction Cloud

What software is essential for proficiency in an Electrical Designer role?

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Revit is the global BIM standard. Revit is used by 75% of architects for their 3D projects.

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AutoCAD is the global CAD standard. AutoCAD is used by 85% of engineers and architects.

Introduction to Navisworks

Navisworks integrates Revit, 3D AutoCAD and compatible programs into a 3D model to create clash detection between architectural, structural, MEP and fire-suppression systems.

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Bluebeam is utilized by AEC professional for creating, collaborating, and sharing PDF documents.

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What is the average salary of an Electrical Designer?

The typical salary range for an Electrical Designer is approximately $80,000 to $90,000. Salary may vary depending on which state you reside in.

Can an Electrical Designer work remotely?

An Electrical Designer typically operates on-site, although the work schedule can be flexible based on the company’s policies and work flow requirements.

Does an Electrical Designer have to work full time?

The majority of Electrical Designers engage in full-time employment due to the high demand in the field. While there are some part-time or contract opportunities available, they are not as prevalent as full-time positions.