Electrical Designer

Midlothian, VA /
Electrical /
/ On-site
Progressive Design, Inc. is currently seeking an entrepreneurial spirited Electrical Designer. This is a full time/direct hire position located in Midlothian, Virginia- (Richmond, VA area) however open to considering hybrid role for experienced candidates.

Key Requirements:
· Knowledge of the heavy industrial field
· Experience with AutoCAD software
· Working knowledge and experience validating NEC and related NFPA code requirements into designs.
General Responsibilities:
· Responsible for performing electrical design duties on assigned projects including power distribution, machine control
design, and instrument and control design.
· Work closely and develop working relationships with Project Managers, Engineers and Clients toward developing and
executing safe, compliant, effective and cost-effective solutions.
· Understanding Company and Client standards, develop electrical power, controls and instrumentation integration concepts
through final project documentation requirements.
· Develop Construction Cost Estimates.
· Create materials lists and obtain quotations for design components.
· Assist Engineers and Project Managers in developing schedules, specifications, design concepts
· Perform fieldwork and technical research.
· Understanding of field construction phases and supporting constructability reviews.
· Maintain project design files; including supplemental vendor documentation and calculation sheets.
· Certify accuracy and completeness of all deliverable products in assigned areas of responsibility.
· Collaborate with Engineers and Project Managers toward allocating tasks within department resources.
· Maintain budget and schedule tracking on multiple concurrent assigned design activities.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
· Knowledge of the heavy industrial field
· Experience with AutoCAD software.
· Associate’s degree in relevant field or applicable certifications
· 3D CAD experience preferred
· Bentley MicroStation design software experience
· Experience in an industrial chemical processing environment is a plus.
· Ability to read power and motor control circuits.
· Experience in power, controls and/or instrumentation design (Conduit sizing, loop diagrams, signals & communications
integrations, etc.).
· Experience in performing fieldwork for locating and identifying electrical components, instrumentation and/or related
· Knowledge of grounding requirements and practical applications for instrumentation and electrical equipment.
·Working knowledge of hazardous areas; including Class I and Class II locations.
· Working knowledge and experience validating NEC and related NFPA code requirements into designs.
·Experience in project construction and design-hours cost estimating.

We offer a fast paced, exciting work environment with a competitive compensation package including: Health Care Benefits, Paid Time Off & Holidays, Flexible work schedules, Work life balance, Paid overtime, Performance based bonus, 401K match and Tuition reimbursement.

Company Overview:
We hire the best in Engineering & Design!  Hands-on experience, years of industry knowledge, continuous training, and commitment to excellence are some of the attributes that make Progressive Design’s professional staff the best at what we do.  The company has experienced consistent growth and on-going success from hiring the right people that focus on client success, embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrate the highest integrity.

Progressive Design, Inc. (PDI) is a private, family-owned, Heavy Industrial Engineering & Design Consulting firm that provides valued engineering services.  Founded in 1986 by Robert Ranson, Progressive Design has grown to become one of the largest privately held multi-discipline engineering firms in central Virginia. In 2021, Robert’s daughter and Progressive Design President, Erica Burgess, acquired ownership and established Progressive Design as a Woman-Owned business.
Our team’s knowledge and hands-on experience can take projects from concept to startup. As a full service, multi-discipline engineering consulting firm, we support manufacturing facilities and clients in many key areas including: EPC/Turnkey projects, project feasibility studies, process improvement analysis, new process design, process upgrades, air pollution abatement technology and integration, environmental compliance, product design, industrial capital projects, and detailed project/construction estimates.
We serve Fortune 500 companies in industries such as chemical, tobacco, power, films, fibers, plastics, paper, pharmaceuticals, metals, food and beverage, and discrete manufacturing.

$30 - $50 an hour
Hourly rate depends on background and years of experience. Paid 1.5xOT for hours over 40. Eligible for up to a 9% performance based bonus.