Electrical Engineer

at urban-gro
Location Lafayette
Date Posted May 5, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


We are looking for an Electrical Engineer with experience in engineering Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA) facilities and/or indoor cultivation facilities. The Electrical Engineer is a key part of our MEP offering through which we get to engineer the high performance CEA facilities across the world where our clients efficiently grow food and medicine. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for detailing and/or checking of construction drawings and reviewing project design plans and specifications within a CEA facility or application. Develop lighting & daylight controls designs and any associated analysis, drawings, and/or other required documentation within CAD or REVIT software. It is important that you can work with the rest of the engineering and design teams to capture any electronical engineering requirements for our specific CEA and indoor farming applications.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
  • Design, implement, or maintain equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial and industrial purposes.
  • Direct or coordinate construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements.
  • Compile data and write reports regarding existing or potential electrical engineering studies or projects.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish construction, or installation standards or specifications.
  • Prepare specifications for purchases of materials or equipment.
  • Estimate labor, material, or construction costs for budget preparation purposes.
  • Supervise or train project team members, as necessary.
  • Conduct field surveys or study maps, graphs, diagrams, or other data to identify and correct power system problems.
  • Investigate customer or public complaints to determine the nature and extent of problems.
  • Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational, safety, or environmental standards.
  • Plan or implement research methodology or procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
  • Design electrical systems or components that minimize electric energy requirements, such as lighting systems designed to account for natural lighting.
  • Plan layout of electric distribution lines or stations.
  • Assist in developing capital project programs for new equipment or major repairs.
  • Collect data relating to commercial development, population, or power system interconnection to determine operating efficiency of electrical systems.
  • Coordination with local utilities and coordination with mechanical and plumbing.


  • Effective Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Initiative
  • Mathematical Ability

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel to cultivation facility job sites as required.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
  • Electrical engineering application in lighting and control systems for horticultural applications and facilities.
  • EIT is required to be considered for this position.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Professional Engineer certification in Colorado is preferred.

EEO Statement

urban-gro, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants in all Company facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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