Lead Electrical Engineer

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MPR is actively seeking a Lead Electrical Power Engineer for a full-time position at our Alexandria, Virginia or East Lyme, Connecticut office. The successful candidate will engage in a variety of challenging engineering projects involving aspects of design, analysis, specification, test, modification, and failure investigation of industrial power systems and equipment.  Projects are associated with different types of industrial facilities, including commercial nuclear, coal, and gas fired power plants, renewable generation facilities, transmission and distribution facilities, petrochemical and steel facilities, and transmission system substations. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to project teams immediately and leverage his or her leadership experience while embracing more complicated technical project management responsibilities. MPR values the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled through participation in military nuclear service.


MPR Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in EVerify.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other classification as required by applicable law.




  • In-depth understanding of electricity, magnetism, and three-phase power system fundamentals
  • Familiarity with industry design standards, codes and regulations
  • Strong analytical skills with fundamental understanding of the underlying first principles of engineering
  • Desire and capacity to simultaneously work multiple dimensions of multiple projects
  • Ability to multi-task across teams of engineers and managers on various projects
  • Ability to manage change and take active leadership in timely decision making
  • Ability to lead and motivate people and encourage teamwork
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with clients and senior management

  • EIT and/or Professional Engineer's license (or desire to obtain a PE in the near term)





  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Master of Science, Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree from an ABET-accredited university with at least 5 years of relevant experience required




  • Contributing role in projects covering specification, design or evaluation of electric power systems
  • Use of design and analysis tools for power systems (for example, power transformers, motors, and generators or equivalent military equipment)
  • Evaluation of system or equipment performance against electrical codes and standards
  • Mathworks MATLAB-Simulink® modeling experience a plus
  • OTI ETAP, EDSA, or SKM Power Tools and experience performing short circuit, load flow, voltage drop, motor starting, and transient stability analyses is a plus
  • Operational Navy nuclear experience a plus
  • EMTP/ATP experience a plus


  • As required by project assignments. Estimated is 10%- 20%.


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