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Cannon Design Project Electrical Engineer V in Buffalo, New York

CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for a Project Electrical Engineer V based in our downtown Buffalo, NY office. Take a look at the description below. If you think your skills and experience make you a good match for this position, we'd love to hear from you. We're looking for creative, curious, empathetic people to join our Living-Centered Design movement.
CannonDesign is an integrated design solutions firm focused on helping people continuously flourish. Whether designing for innovations in health, new scientific discoveries, equity in education or the next big idea in business, we use our Living-Centered Design approach to help organizations realize widespread change. Our ability to design transformational places, plans and strategies is why Fast Company named us a World Changing Company and one of the most innovative design firms in the world.
You will be a member of our multi-disciplinary team and will perform as a high level specialist in a lead role for the electrical engineering team. Projects may include new construction and renovation in educational, healthcare, sports, corporate commercial and science and technology.
  • Perform electrical engineering systems design for building construction. Initiate project designs and help to develop design goals and systems.
  • Oversee, guide, mentor and provide technical leadership to designers and engineering team.
  • Participate or lead project teamwork planning sessions.
  • May serve as project manager or project engineering leader and lead engineering meetings.
  • Assume project engineering responsibilities and adhere to financial and work goals.
  • Design lighting, power distribution, signaling, communications and/or telecommunication systems for healthcare, education/higher education and commercial clients per applicable codes.
  • Prepare construction documents including drawings and specifications. Guide less experienced team members in execution of drawings. Specify electrical equipment.
  • Serves in QAQC process and as an independent reviewer.
  • Complete quality control checks of engineering documents.
  • Work with the Project Manager to establish and maintain realistic work and labor plans and deliverable schedules that contribute to the project's bottom line financial success and satisfy the project's contractual obligations.
  • Participate or lead value engineering sessions with Architectural/Engineering team.
  • Interface effectively with clients and members of the design team.
  • Recommend improvements with reference standards and processes to improve quality, coordination, and to streamline production efforts.
  • Review and markup of shop drawings and submittals. Respond to RFI's and review of change orders in the preparation of construction documents.
  • Responsible for projects' construction administration. Conduct job site visits to verify existing conditions and observe construction progress. Attend and participate in construction meetings. Site visits frequently require a physical walk-through of site.
  • Applies knowledge of electrical and building codes in building systems design.
  • May perform other related tasks as needed.


  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience.
  • Current PE in electrical engineering in the United States required.
  • LEED accreditation preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical engineering.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to Interface effectively with clients and members of the design team
  • Able to effectively handle multiple projects.
  • Experience in computer applications for engineering design programs (i.e. Revit, AGI32, Visual, SKM Power Tools) required.
The salary range for this position to be filled in the Buffalo, NY office is $106,400 to $133,000 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about.
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us - and focused on the future of design. We advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups and other community advocacy initiatives.
  • We're about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we're ready for you.
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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.

CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly