SMMA seeks an Electrical Engineer to join the firm’s Engineering team, a talented group of designers and problem-solvers. This position is for a mid-to-senior engineer who will lead the electrical design through all project phases. Given SMMA’s integrated and multidisciplinary composition, the role affords a chance to coordinate and work closely with staff across numerous areas of design expertise and provide exposure to various projects and client types.
The candidate will lead and be active throughout projects’ full lifecycles — from concept design to final construction documents and during construction administration. The position includes performing specific electrical engineering tasks and priorities associated with electrical building design.
We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth. The candidate will be encouraged to provide new ideas and share knowledge to advance the firm’s mission and his/her professional career.
Develop electrical construction documents (e.g. power distribution, lighting, and fire alarm systems) for commercial, residential, laboratories, and institutional projects.
Perform service, voltage drop, and short circuit calculations
Perform light level point-to-point calculations
Coordinate designs with all disciplines
Develop construction details
Create and modify specifications tailored for each project
Attend meetings with utility companies, contractors, building department officials
Participate in construction administration activities
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
5 plus years’ experience
Registration as an EIT or Professional Engineer is preferred
Experience with a variety of design software and programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, and MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
Knowledge of applicable building and electrical codes (e.g. NFPA, NEC, IBC, IECC)
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
About the Firm
SMMA remains one of the area’s most unique design firms due to its composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since its incorporation in 1955, the firm focuses on creating lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.
The firm was founded by MIT alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, SMMA continues its dedication to a flexible integrated approach while remaining guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility.
SMMA is organized into five studios of market focus: Corporate and Commercial, Federal Government, Higher Education, K-12, and Science and Technology. At SMMA, studios represent specialized communities of practice working together to foster knowledge flow around common interests. Together, the firm’s studios form a larger design ecosystem, sharing best practices and nurturing professional growth and project excellence.
SMMA does not offer H-1B visa sponsorship for this position.
Internal Number: 2221
Since 1955, SMMA has forged extraordinary relationships with clients, established an enviable record of success, and designed award-winning environments. From our two locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, we are an employee-owned firm that remains true to our founders’ vision of approaching design as a deeply collaborative process.
The unique multidisciplinary nature of our practice serves as a strength. Our culture places design at the forefront through visual artistry and unlimited access to multidisciplinary design talent and leadership. We maximize our value through early involvement and a convergence of artistic and technical focus that speaks directly to the needs of our clients. As pioneers of an integrated design methodology, we strive to redefine the way our industry works.