Senior Electrical Engineer -- Water/Wastewater
Denver, CO  / Fort Collins, CO  / Colorado Springs, CO 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

The Job:

We are seeking an experienced electrical engineer to take a lead role in the electrical engineering for water and wastewater projects in Colorado. This includes performing, leading, and directing the electrical engineering on multiple concurrent small- and mid-size projects or a smaller number of large projects. You will be involved in projects from initial conception through all design phases and the end of project construction and will be expected to be the engineer of record and sign/seal electrical engineering documents for the projects you design.

The initial core of the role is electrical engineering for municipal water and wastewater projects, but additional cross-training opportunities will be available in other industries (mining, data center/mission-critical, power generation, federal etc.) to provide professional growth and stimulation.

You may be a good fit for this job if you have well-rounded experience in municipal electrical engineering and are confident in your skills and abilities. You enjoy the depth and nuance of electrical engineering on water and wastewater projects, while seeking to broaden your experience with new project types in new industries. We'll count on you to bring your experience and skills to the job, while keeping an open mind about alternative approaches to engineering design, production, and problem-solving.

The Team:

You will join a rapidly growing Electrical and Instrumentation & Control team in Colorado. We work as an integrated team fluidly supporting complex engineering projects across a wide range of industries. We come from many backgrounds and believe that our combined experiences and expertise make us a stronger and more valuable team. The majority of our team is based in our Denver office, but a position based in either our Fort Collins office or our Colorado Springs office may be available for a well-qualified candidate.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer.
  • 10+ years municipal/industrial electrical engineering experience.
  • 5+ years in lead electrical engineer roles on municipal water and wastewater projects.
  • Conceptual knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes, and the machinery and systems that support the treatment processes.
  • Working knowledge of Instrumentation & Control system design and how I&C and electrical systems interact.
  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code and NFPA 820, and application of both to water/wastewater projects.
  • Experience managing CAD and engineering production of drawings, specifications, and calculations.
  • Proficient in standard electrical engineering practices and tools: load calculations, cable and equipment sizing, SKM/ETAP or similar power system modeling, lighting design, one-line diagrams and schedules, specification editing.
  • Experience and confidence in designing a wide range of equipment operating at 480V and lower.
  • Curiosity and open-minded approach to new engineering techniques and problem-solving methods.
  • Good interpersonal skills, and ability to proactively coordinate with other disciplines.
  • An enterprising attitude and intrinsic commitment to being an active participant in our unique and dynamic employee-owned culture is a must.

Ideal Qualifications (in addition to the Minimum Qualifications):

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado.
  • 10+ years in a lead electrical engineer role in municipal water and wastewater projects.
  • A known entity in the Colorado municipal water/wastewater engineering industry.
  • Broad client contacts and client-facing roles in the Colorado municipal water/wastewater industry.
  • Experience and ability to manage staff in direct-report roles.
  • Ability and willingness to mentor and train junior electrical engineers and electrical designers.
  • Knowledge and experience of medium-voltage systems 35kV and lower as applied to industrial and municipal campus settings.
  • Experience in Quality Control and design review roles.
  • Experience in project marketing and scope/fee development.
  • Experience with alternative project delivery formats - CMAR, Design-Build, Owner's Engineer.
  • Experience with BIM-based project design development.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Benefits and Compensation:

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success; which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $115, 00 -$145,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.


Primary Location: United States-Colorado-Denver
Other Locations: United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs, United States-Colorado-Fort Collins
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Building Electrical
Job Posting: Sep 22, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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