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SMMA Entry to Junior Level Electrical Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SMMA has an exciting opportunity for an entry to junior level electrical designer to work on stimulating projects at our Cambridge office. SMMA is an integrated design firm that unites a dynamic mix of architects, engineers, interior designers, technologists, researchers, and industry experts, driven to provide responsible, well-crafted, venturesome, and beautiful design solutions to clients in the Boston area and beyond. United by a common purpose, we thrive on cross-discipline collaboration and welcome good ideas from wherever they come.

The entry to junior level electrical designer will assist the Lead Electrical Engineer in the development of plans and specifications for projects of various types and applications. A balance of technical, communication and organizational skills is needed for this role as well as an inquiring mind that thrives in an ever-changing electrical field.

We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth. Working alongside a project leader, the entry-level electrical designer will be encouraged to provide new ideas and share knowledge that will advance each project, the firm’s mission, and their professional careers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist mid and senior-level engineers develop electrical construction documents (e.g. power distribution, lighting, and fire alarm systems) for commercial, workplace, laboratories, and institutional projects.

  • Performing production for senior engineers using Revit and AutoCAD.

  • Create and modify details tailored for each project.

  • Participate in construction administration activities such as reviewing submittals and performing construction punch lists.

  • Engage in technical discussions with the project lead or as part of a project team meeting.

  • Review plans with all disciplines to ensure development of well-coordinated construction documents.

    Minimal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-4 years of experience in building electrical systems using Revit and AutoCAD.

  • Basic knowledge and fundamental understanding of electrical systems  (e.g., power distribution, lighting, and fire alarm) and applications.

  • Eagerly pursuing Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification.

    About the Firm

    SMMA is one of New England’s most unique design firms due to our composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since our incorporation in 1955, we offer an integrated, multidisciplinary environment driven by collaboration between architects, engineers, technologists, researchers, and industry experts. We focus on building lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

    As an employee-owned firm, we believe that good ideas are welcome from anywhere. Our work straddles seven markets— K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Commercial, Life Science, Federal Government, and Advanced Technology—with the opportunity to work across a wide range of projects and specialisms. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth.

    SMMA was founded by MIT and Rensselaer alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, we remain dedicated to this flexible, integrated approach. We are guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence, sustainability, and social responsibility.

    Company Perks

  • Employee-owned firm with Employee Stock Ownership Program

  • Hybrid work-from-home policy

  • Competitive benefits including paid time-off, company-funded MA Paid Family and Medical Leave, company-paid dental plan, company-paid life insurance, and 401(K) matching

  • Employee Assistance Program (includes confidential emotional support, legal guidance, and financial resources)

  • Mentor/protégé program

  • Educational reimbursement

  • Licensure and membership reimbursement

  • “Lunch and Learns” with internal and external speakers

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