Electrical Project Manager

Irvine, CA
Engineering – Electrical Engineering /
LPA is seeking a passionate Electrical Project Manager to join our integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and master planners. As a member of our electrical engineering team, you will work on a broad range of projects from office, education and recreation buildings to complex laboratories, health care facilities, and performing arts centers. Our award-winning projects aim to have a positive and enduring environmental, economic and social impact.
You will join a high-performing, multi-disciplinary design team, and you will impact projects at each stage of design.  We offer numerous education and mentoring opportunities including software training, tech talks, and monthly LPA-U courses centered around innovative and sustainable design practices.  Join a firm where your voice is heard, creative design ideas are encouraged, and your work is highly regarded.

What you will do:

    • Prepare or oversee complete drawings for schematic design, design development and construction documents in collaboration with other team members, architects, clients and consultants.
    • Lead the electrical design effort and coordination with other disciplines to determine their needs for equipment power, lighting and any special systems throughout the building or project scope.
    • Understand the design and code requirements related to medium voltage and utility systems.
    • Participate in multiple project types, size and complexity, including the most complex projects and those employing new technologies in the industry.
    • Provide unique and creative electrical design solutions based on engineering judgement and information provided by other team members, clients and consultants; compare alternative schemes for electrical distribution based on cost, efficiency, space requirements and other criteria.
    • Estimate hours and fees for projects, review cost estimates, write and edit project specifications and develop new specifications as needed.
    • Provide feasibility reports for existing facilities and electrical systems, including load analysis, capacity and requirements for electrical loads; specify metering and field surveys as required.
    • Assist with construction administration including punch-lists, RFIs and submittal reviews.
    • Understand special systems including photovoltaics, emergency power systems, battery storage systems, fire pumps and grounding; have a basic understanding of low voltage and fire alarm systems. 

What we will do:

    • Provide mentorship from Managing Directors and Design Directors as well as other in-house disciplines on all projects
    • Provide career growth opportunities including licensure incentives, professional development grants and our professional development process
    • In-house management and leadership training opportunities
    • Education opportunities including LPA+U and LPA Tech Talks

Electrical Project Manager Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
    • 10+ years of experience in electrical engineering and the design of building power and lighting systems
    • Electrical Professional Engineer (PE) License
    • Exposure to AutoCAD and Revit preferred
    • Have a good understanding of the electrical code and energy code layout, common sections used in design and where to locate relevant tables and requirements.
    • Have a good understanding of how to value engineer a project as needed, to reduce costs if requested by the client or owner, including approximate estimates of construction costs.
    • Extensive knowledge of electrical, building and energy code requirements and key client owner standards.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
LPA is an integrated design firm with offices in California and Texas. We specialize in creating innovative, sustainable environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. We provide a vibrant and rewarding work environment—one that values and fosters creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, community engagement and ongoing career development and growth. LPA is also committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance. LPA offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans.
The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $170,000 and is eligible for an annual bonus. If you are hired at LPA, your base salary is based on factors such as geographic location, skills, education, experience and/or project complexity. We believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as part of any final offer.
Please note that LPA does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed contract, LPA will not agree to pay any recruiter fee. In the situation an agency or recruiter submits a candidate or resume without a previously signed agreement and/or without LPA’s request, LPA explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of LPA.