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Electrical Leader


At Arup, our spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways developing many of the world's most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects. Arup is a privately held global engineering and consulting firm of over 15,000 creative minds. Our integrated approach to engineering and design brings together the best specialists to meet our clients' needs.

We are currently seeking a strong leader for incorporation into our Los Angeles Buildings Practice to help drive our already steep growth trajectory and serve the Southern California market place. Specifically, we are seeking a market-facing, senior electrical engineer / leader. The hired candidate will help lead a multi-disciplinary SMEP team consisting of nearly 150 engineers and delivering work, especially in our local strategic markets: aviation, healthcare, embassy, property, and transport.

The role will include but is not limited to:

  • Contribute significantly to business development, operations, and quality initiatives for LA Buildings
  • Handle current and future performance of a portion of the overall multi-discipline team by developing and mentoring the team for growth
  • Win and lead work. Run the overall design of large, complex projects - coordinating large multi-disciplinary project delivery teams, facilities, and resources, etc., within tight time and budget constraints. Predict and plan for future resources. Lead both technical and financial performance.
  • Procure and negotiate major contracts and lead our internal bid review process for all work you bring into the office
  • Ensure Arup competes effectively through a detailed understanding of external market conditions (method of procurement, fees, scope of service, conditions, competitor benchmarks)
  • Identify and pursue business development opportunities; ensure Arup has proper market visibility
  • Connect with clients, keep them informed, seek feedback, listen to complaints and praise, manage expectations and respond appropriately
  • Listen to clients to determine level of satisfaction and figure out what they really care about
  • Recruitment, performance, development, morale and motivation of specified staff
  • Identify gaps and recommend enhancements related to specific staff, technology, processes, and services based on a broad view of the organization
  • Interface and contribute to Los Angeles office market / business activities



  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • A sound knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals as they relate to large buildings projects
  • PE license (preferably California)
  • Minimum 15 years of proven experience
  • Experienced large-project project-manager
  • Thorough understanding and exposure to multidisciplinary environment
  • Good communication skills essential for team-based working, and excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborative, “can-do”, service minded, customer-focused attitude
  • Experience in the application of the NEC (preferably the CEC too)


Success Profile:

Consistent track record of success in which there is evidence of exceptional:


Interpersonal Skills

  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels
  • Deliver timely feedback and recognition to others
  • Maintain positive relationships across clients, employees, and partners
  • Deliver additional value by understanding the client's needs
  • Articulate the value of our contribution in terms that project partners understand
  • Build and maintain high performance, engaged and motivated teams


Commercial Acumen

  • Broker reasonable contract terms, scope, schedule and fees
  • Proactively manage contracts to protect the firms' interests while maintaining positive relationships
  • Supervise project progress, validate earned value, maintain profit and cash in line with plans
  • Identify, manage and mitigate risk
  • Maintain a high degree of education and awareness of commercial matters among the project team


Project Planning

  • Experience with planning the end-to-end management of a project, including: estimating delivery requirements and duration, allocating work, staffing, and defining and aligning landmarks across sophisticated work streams
  • Experience as a large multi-discipline Project Manager repeatedly demonstrating success


Technical Knowledge

  • Broad technical knowledge to judge the status and quality of all elements of the project scope
  • Good understanding of process automation and technology to apply it beneficially on projects
  • Raise awareness with our project team and other project partners of our integrated design approach (we call it “total architecture”)



Arup is an employee-owned company that offers an excellent benefits package. Outlined below are a few of the benefits Arup has to offer you as a FT employee of the firm:

  • Global Profit Share - paid out bi-annually
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • 10% 401K matching
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow. EOE including disability/veteran.

Job Number: LOS0000H2
Category: Building Services - Electrical
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date Posted: Feb. 26, 2021