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Electrical Design Manager

Electrical Design Manager

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AVCON, INC. is a Florida-based full-service engineering and planning firm established in 1988 specializing in airports, transportation facilities, and site development projects. As a growing firm, we continually look for talented engineers in the civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical disciplines. We have a staff of over 80 professionals headquartered in Orlando, Florida with regional offices in Niceville, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our projects range from facility master plans to pavement evaluation and design, power distribution, building lighting and electrical systems design, airfield lighting, navigational aids, hangar developments, security and low-voltage electrical projects, roadway designs and traffic assessments, utility and storm water improvements, residential and commercial site planning, HVAC design and plumbing, fire protection, and structural design.

AVCON is the second largest engineering firm headquartered in Orlando according to the Orlando Business Journal 2015 Book of Lists. The firm has ranked within the top 20 of the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families seven years in a row.

AVCON transforms today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality.


The Electrical Design Manager provides individual and technical supervision to the Electrical team using expertise and experience with complex technical activities, provides guidance on unconventional or complex programs, direction on modified techniques, and new approaches to assignments with conflicting criteria.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (may include but are not limited to):

  • Managers the design and analysis of power distribution, lighting, low voltage (power limited) and telecommunications design including security and access control, CCTV, telecommunications with wireless access, high speed data access, voice/data/video, and structured cabling standards related to aviation, structures, and site development projects. 
  • Oversees site investigations and inspections and provides suggestions for electrical engineering projects to ensure that standards and requirements are met.
  • Ensures the accuracy and QA/QC of technical documentations such as blueprints, specifications, and reports.
  • Develops blueprints or specifications for use during construction and ensure all projects comply with applicable building codes and safety regulations.
  • Performs power analysis of distribution systems including arc flash and circuit breaker coordination analysis.
  • Performs mathematical calculations and verifies quantity takeoffs.
  • Communicates directly with clients, contractors, and designers concerning project cost, staffing, and scheduling.
  • Prepares project status reports, plans, specifications, and engineer estimates including the collections, assembling, and organizing of project data.
  • Plans and coordinates detailed aspects of engineering work; works on multiple projects of moderate size and portions of major projects using time efficiently to stay within budget and produce deliverables on time.
  • Seeks out new clients and projects to pursue and assist with the marketing efforts of these projects.
  • Manages the workload of the Electrical team and recommends staffing needs to upper management.
  • Assists in the hiring process of the Electrical team by assisting in the preparation of job descriptions, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and recommending candidates for hire.
  • Manages project including the preparation of project scopes, tasks, budgets, and schedules.
  • Oversees the preparation of proposals including bid documents, project reports, studies, and other documentation.
  • Attends project meetings and presents specific aspects of engineering assignments/projects.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 10+ years of formal training and experience in Electrical engineering with at least five (5) years as a Technical Team Leader.
  • Must have experience as a group leader or project engineer on complex, multi-discipline engineering design or projects.
  • Sufficient knowledge of AutoCAD and REVIT to manage work of staff using these computer software products.
  • SKM Systems Analysis knowledge a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Outlook, MS Excel, and MS Word.
  • Knowledge of MS PowerPoint, MS Project, and MS SharePoint a plus. 


  • Must have  proven track record of accomplishments as leader design engineer on electrical projects and be capable of supervising and directing a team of engineers, designers, and support personnel.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical engineering and design and be familiar with applicable Codes, standards, and TIA/EIA industry standards.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and clients. 
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect privileged client information and documents appropriately.
  • Knowledge of correct English usage including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively in a high-volume office environment under pressure of heavy deadlines. 


  • Valid drivers’ license and maintenance of satisfactory driving record.
  • Florida Professional Engineer licensure or ability to obtain Florida licensure within six (6) months of hire.
  • Ability to become licensed in multiple states. 


There are supervisory responsibilities associated with this position. 



Due to the collaborative nature of this position and accessibility for in-house client meetings, it is important that this position physically work in the office. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 


Not applicable 


Work usually takes place in a clean, pleasant, and comfortable office setting. 


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 


AVCON, INC. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, AVCON complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment at every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


AVCON expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of AVCON’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.