Tuesday, June 16, 2015


CSHQA is an architecture and engineering firm of 90 professionals based in Boise, Idaho with regional offices in Denver, Sacramento, Phoenix and Tucson.  We design retail, healthcare, commercial, aviation, education, hospitality, multi-family, civic and government facilities for clients in all 50 states, plus Alberta and British Columbia. 

With the resurging economy we are seeing new and exciting work in all offices, and our staff, which ranges from AITs and EITs to 30-year veterans, works in a dynamic, fast-paced environment in studio-style teams.  The engineering group includes electrical, communication, mechanical, plumbing, civil and structural engineers.  Our full-service capabilities are further complimented by teams of landscape architects and interior designers.

CSHQA is known for the quality of our design and our advocacy of energy efficiency and sustainability.  Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of our process to deliver high value solutions to our clients. 

We are people who listen ~ creating design that speaks.

Section 2: What we are looking for:


Opportunity for an Electrical Engineer (PE) at A/E Design Firm in Boise!

Share our promise to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that exceed our client’s expectations! Our Boise office is seeking a talented Electrical Engineer (PE) to provide leadership on an engineering team while designing technical solutions on power distribution and lighting systems for institutional, retail and commercial building projects. 
You should have the ability to perform detailed electrical systems design with minimum supervision by a Senior Level Electrical Engineer. Your technical skills should show an awareness of effective system design and the ability to design and optimize a process for maximum efficiency. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and should be motivated, articulate, self-starting individuals able to interact positively with team members and clients.

·         Electrical engineering of electrical systems for institutional, retail and commercial building projects including design of lighting and power distribution.
·         Researches and analyzes data to determine feasibility of design and application.
·         Develops and manages project scope, budgets, schedules, QA/QC reviews and client expectations ensuring that cost, customer service, quality, schedule and safety are incorporated into the design from commencement through completion.
·         Creates and edits designs, specifications, sketches and diagrams of electrical systems.
·         Performs and prepares engineering calculations including energy, load, photometrics, voltage drop, etc.
·         Constructs well-coordinated, technically sound construction documents that are cost-effective, clear, efficient and constructible.
·         Researches non-routine code compliance issues and makes determinations of code interpretations consistent with local administrative authorities.
·         Performs field observations of electrical systems, attends meetings, and makes recommendations for design systems.
·         Construction administration including review of shop drawings, response to RFI’s, and coordination with contractors, design team, building officials, owner, etc. through the construction phase of the building project.
·         Meets client schedules and internal design and construction administration time budgets.
·         Produces effective and accurate written documents, reports, and technical memorandums.
·         Communicates and coordinates with architects, owners, other engineering disciplines, vendors, consultants, etc. throughout the design phases of the building project.
·         Coordinates the works of designers and engineers-in-training


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree program
·         Registration and designation as a Professional Engineer (PE)
·         A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the engineering of electrical power systems
·         Knowledge of the National Electrical Code and other industry standards
·         Proficiency in MS Office Suite


·         Working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Revit
·         Working knowledge of SKM or equivalent systems analysis program for evaluating electrical systems
·         Working knowledge of low voltage systems (fire alarm, telecommunications, etc.)


As an organization, we strive to sustain a positive and productive work environment. Our goal is to work hard, be engaged in our jobs, and have fun. Employees are encouraged to provide input that will help CSHQA continue to be a great place to work. We inspire personal and professional development in a positive, creative and stable work environment. We believe we are most effective in our jobs when we achieve balance between our personal and professional lives.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, adequately see and talk or hear. The employee will communicate with co-workers, read, work on a computer, using a computer keyboard and mouse, as well as operate the phone system, fax machine, and/or copy machine. The ability to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, generally at waist level or below and occasionally up and down a ladder may be necessary. Occasional travel (<15%) required.

The work environment and physical demands described is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

FLSA Status: Exempt

CSHQA is an Equal Opportunity Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled.

Section 3: How to Apply

For more information about CSHQA and our application process, please visit our website at www.cshqa.com.

Please Submit your cover letter, resume AND complete on-line application which can be found at http://www.cshqa.com/career.php to hr@cshqa.com.  No calls please.