Regional Design Lead Electrical Engineer – Water/Wastewater Projects – Arlington, VA


Dovre Group is pleased to present the following opportunity: Regional Design Lead Electrical Engineer – DC Metro.

This position is based in Arlington, VA. Virtual opportunities and locations between Arlington, VA and the Client’s Virginia Beach, VA office may also be considered.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead Electrical design for water/wastewater projects
  • Provide technical guidance on client standards and expectations to engineering and technician staff in the regional design centers that are supporting project detailed design
  • Serve as technical expert in electrical power distribution and miscellaneous plant electrical systems for client consultations
  • Support business development related to enhanced Electrical services
  • Build business relationships with clients to understand needs and drivers

Additional Project Opportunities:

  • Studies – Energy Optimization, Power System Coordination and Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, and Electrical Reliability Analysis
  • Construction inspection and resolution of electrical construction issues
  • Coordination with local electrical utilities on project technical needs
  • Review of supplier submittals
  • Act as a liaison between the local design team, client and remote design teams for Instrumentation and Control design
  • Startup and testing of major electrical equipment


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience
  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program
  • Professional Engineer’s license in VA or another US jurisdiction
  • 5+ years in electrical design, planning and construction services
  • Consulting and Water/Wastewater experience preferred
  • Experience in medium and low voltage power distribution equipment, including variable frequency drives and standby diesel generators
  • Understanding of PLC hardware and software setup, network configuration, HMI, SCADA system, instrumentation and fiber optic cabling
  • Experience in a client-facing/business development role
  • Power system analysis experience in SKM, ETAP, or other analysis software a plus


  • Most positions – depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division – will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment


  • Collaborates
  • Communicates effectively
  • Courage
  • Directs work
  • Instills trust
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Organizational savvy
  • Customer focus
  • Decision quality


Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Geanine McGrath

Cherie Taylor

Natasha Hanlon



Job ID: #27650