Electrical Project Engineer

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Henry M. Jackson Foundation
United States

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Electrical Project Engineer


Bethesda, MD 

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Join the HJF Team!


The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.


HJF is seeking an Electrical Project Engineer to support client facilities organization. Involved in facility infrastructure planning, design and construction projects and responsible for multiple site/building electrical systems that may include power distribution, lighting, mechanical systems, access control systems/intrusion detection systems, fire alarm/life safety systems/building automation systems, emergency and standby power supply in accordance with all applicable codes and standards.  


This position will be in support of the Facilities Department located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Facilities Department.


Note: This work site requires that Non-US Citizen incumbents have lived in the US three out of the past five years. 


  • Review preliminary construction documents for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.
  • Serve as the Facilities Department’s technical consultant concerning electrical aspects of energy conservation and new construction and repair projects, including investigation, criteria, design, construction, implementation and fuel utilization.
  • Performs construction administration and field investigation tasks for assigned projects including conducting field inspections and subsequent detailed inspection reports.
  • Develop the Scope of Work and Construction Cost Estimate.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to the Sustainment and Asset Management Division (SAD) on technical problems encountered during operation and maintenance activities.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lead, learn, and work in a fast paced environment under limited supervision.
  • Capable of working as part of a team to meet deadlines.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient Computer and Software Skills. Knowledge of Windows, MS Office Suite, AutoCAD (2015 edition minimum).
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to adapt to changes and willingness to be flexible.
  • Working knowledge of National Electrical Code and electrical equipment standards is required.
  • Conversant in engineering, architectural, and construction principles.
  • Experience with construction and design on electrical systems for facilities in the United States required (i.e. laboratories, exam rooms, clinics).
  • Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) systems experience preferred.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a T1/Public Trust background check.

Physical Capabilities 

  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to climb, pull, and lift heavy objects.
  • Operating motor vehicles, machinery, and/or power tools.


Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering or strongly related field of study, minimum of 6-8 years experience required.


  • Master's Degree (undergraduate and/or graduate field of study Electrical Engineering or strongly related field of study), minimum of 3-5 years experience required.

Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.


Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.