Senior Electrical Engineer Leader

Arup in Los Angeles, CA

  • Industry: Engineering - Electrical Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $121,820.00 - 179,460.00 / Year*
position filled
Multi-discipline Leader, Los Angeles Buildings Practice

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways developing many of the world's most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects. Arup is a global engineering and consulting firm of over 14,000 creative minds. Our integrated approach to engineering and design brings together the best professionals to meet our clients' needs.

We are currently seeking a strong leader for incorporation into our Los Angeles Buildings Practice to help drive our already steep growth trajectory and serve the Southern California market place. Specifically, we are seeking a market-facing, senior electrical engineer / leader. The hired candidate will help lead a multi-disciplinary SMEP team consisting of nearly 150 engineers and delivering work, especially in our local strategic markets: aviation, healthcare, embassy, property, and transport.

The role will include but is not limited to:

* Contribute significantly to business development, operations, and quality initiatives for LA Buildings
* Manage current and future performance of a portion of the overall multi-discipline team by developing and mentoring the team for growth
* Win and manage work. Manage the overall design of large, complex projects - coordinating large multi-disciplinary project delivery teams, facilities, and resources, etc., within tight time and budget constraints. Predict and plan for future resources. Manage both technical and financial performance.
* Procure and negotiate major contracts and lead our internal bid review process for all work you bring into the office
* Ensure Arup competes effectively through a thorough understanding of external market conditions (method of procurement, fees, scope of service, conditions, competitor benchmarks)
* Identify and pursue business development opportunities; ensure Arup has proper market visibility
* Connect with clients, keep them informed, seek feedback, listen to complaints and praise, manage expectations and respond appropriately
* Listen to clients to determine level of satisfaction and determine what they really care about
* Recruitment, performance, development, morale and motivation of specified staff
* Identify gaps and recommend enhancements related to specific staff, technology, processes, and services based on a broad view of the organization
* Interface and contribute to Los Angeles office market / business activities


* Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
* A sound knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals as they relate to large buildings projects
* PE license (preferably California)
* Minimum 15 years of relevant experience
* Experienced large-project project-manager
* Thorough understanding and exposure to multidisciplinary environment
* Excellent communication skills, dynamic personality
* Collaborative, "can-do", service minded, client focused attitude
* Experience in the application of the NEC (preferably the CEC too)
* Work from our new downtown Los Angeles offices

Success Profile:

Proven track record of success in which there is evidence of exceptional:

Interpersonal Skills

* Present the work of the firm and convince those around you of the merits of working with the firm
* Communicate in meetings to multiple stakeholders including clients, sub-contractors, and the team
* Skillfully manage conflict to positive outcomes, with project stakeholders who aren't getting their way
* Maintain productive relationships across clients, employees, and partners
* Advocate for the firm in all circumstances
* Deliver additional value by understanding the client's needs
* Articulate the value of our contribution in terms that project stakeholders understand
* Build and maintain high performance, engaged and motivated teams

Commercial Acumen

* Negotiate reasonable contract terms, scope, schedule and fees
* Proactively manage contracts to protect the firms' interests while maintaining positive relationships
* Monitor project progress, validate earned value, maintain profit and cash in line with plans
* Identify, manage and mitigate risk
* Maintain a high degree of education and awareness of commercial matters amongst the project team

Project Planning

* Experience with planning the end-to-end management of a project, including: estimating delivery requirements and duration, allocating work, staffing, and defining and aligning milestones across complex work streams
* Experience as a large multi-discipline Project Manager repeatedly demonstrating success

Technical Knowledge

* Broad technical knowledge to judge the status and quality of all elements of the project scope
* Good understanding of process automation and technology to apply it beneficially on projects
* Raise awareness with our project team and other project stakeholders of the benefits of our integrated design approach (we call it "total architecture")

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive.
Associated topics: design, electric, electrical, electrician, kv, msee, plc, renewable, signal processing, wire

* Estimated salary

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