Electrical Engineer Job Openings - 105 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,990

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    Sr. Electrical Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

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    Electrical Panel Builder
    Manpower Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,150

    Solutions Eng Exec Advisor
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

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    Data Center Electrical Field Engineer
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

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    Data Center Electrical Field Engineer
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,150

    Solutions Engineer
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,000

    NEW
    AV Post - Sales Engineer
    MCW Solutions

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    FPGA Design Engineer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

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    Electrical Engineer,
    Obxtek Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,485

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    Electrical Engineer
    Latitude Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

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    Electrical Engineer for Army PEO Soldier
    Caci International Inc.

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Electrical Engineer
    Leidos

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Electrical Engineer (Facilities)
    The Talley Group

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

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    Electrical Engineer III

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,920

    Electrical Engineer
    Vencore

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

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    Supervising Electrical Engineer
    Syska Hennessy Group

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

    Mid level LCAC SSC
    ICI Services

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

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    Mechanical Electrical
    Smithsonian Institution

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

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    Mechanical Electrical
    Smithsonian Institution

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,825

    Electrical Engineer - Photonics
    Harris Corporation

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

    Electrical Engineer for Army PEO Soldier
    Caci International

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,825

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    Electrical Engineer - CCA Design
    Harris Corporation

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,005

    Electrical Engineer
    Metron, Inc.

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

    Electrical Engineer Principal
    Dyncorp International LLC.

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

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    Electrical Engineer - Facilities
    Aecom

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

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    Electrical Engineer III
    Aecom

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

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    Electrical Engineer - May 2018 Graduate
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

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    Engineer Electrical 3
    Northrop Grumman

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

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    Electrical Engineer
    Pae

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    Power Electrical
    Leidos

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,000

    NATSC Electrical Engineer I
    Leidos

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

    Electrical Engineer
    Advanced Technology & Research

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

    Electrical Power
    Leidos

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

    Electrical Engineer
    Page Southerland Page, Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

    Electrical Engineer - Facilities
    Aecom

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

    Entry Level Physicist
    The KeyW Corporation

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

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    ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
    Naval Sea Systems Command

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,900

    Electrical Engineer Job
    SAIC

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,907

    Electrical Engineer
    Bae Systems

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,047

    Engineer Electrical 2
    Northrop Grumman

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,000

    Electrical Engineer
    MPR Associates

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

    Power Electrical
    Engility

    Tysons Corner, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

    Electrical Engineer
    MTEQ

    Lorton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

    Electrical Engineer
    MTEQ

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,005

    Electrical Engineer
    Pae, Inc.

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

    Electrical Engineer
    Cannondesign

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

    Electrical Engineer III
    Aecom

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,005

    Electrical Engineer II
    Raytheon

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,005

    University Programs: Electrical Engineer I
    Raytheon

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

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    Electrical Engineer
    Vencore

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,907

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    Electrical Engineer
    Trillium

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,005

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    Electrical Engineer
    Pae

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

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    Microelectronics
    Technical Staffing Specialists, Inc.

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

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    Patent Attorney with electrical engineering experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,900

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    Electrical Engineer
    Booz Allen

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,679

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    Electrical Engineer - Mid Level
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,871

    NEW
    Electrical Engineer
    SAIC

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,797

    NEW
    Electrical Engineer,
    Obxtek Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,485

    Electrical Engineer II
    Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,485

    Electrical Engineer - Interface Coordination (Experienced)
    Bae Systems

    Rockville, MD

Electrical Engineer Jobs

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$83,327

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What does an Electrical Engineer do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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how to become an Electrical Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Real Electrical Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Electrical Engineer Worleyparsons Group, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 08, 2015 $275,475
Patent Agent/Engineer-Electrical Engineering Lee & Hayes PLLC Vancouver, WA Sep 07, 2015 $206,000
Director, IBX Electrical Engineering Equinix, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 19, 2016 $170,000
Director, IBX Electrical Engineering Equinix, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 01, 2015 $170,000
Electrical Engineer Vibrant Genomics, LLC San Carlos, CA Sep 19, 2016 $167,565
Electrical Engineer Vibrant Sciences, LLC San Carlos, CA Sep 19, 2016 $167,000
Electrical Engineer HRI Energy Services, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 15, 2016 $160,000
Electrical Engineer Elysium Digital, LLC Boston, MA Jun 22, 2015 $150,264
Electrical Engineer Gerling & Associates, LLC Sunbury, OH Sep 20, 2015 $150,000
Electrical Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Oct 31, 2016 $150,000

Top Skills for a Electrical Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

HardwareControlSystemsVoltageDropLayoutAutocadSafetyPCBElectricalSystemsLABElectricalSchematicsFacilityElectricalDesignCADTransformersElectricalEquipmentRFTestProceduresProjectManagementTroubleshootNEC

Top Electrical Engineer Skills

The three most common skills for electrical engineer jobs are:
  1. Hardware
  2. Control Systems
  3. Voltage Drop

NEC is the least sought after skill at the current time for electrical engineer jobs.

Layout, Control Systems, NEC, Safety, PCB, Autocad, CAD, Hardware, Transformers, Electrical Systems, RF, Project Management, Electrical Equipment, Troubleshoot, Electrical Schematics, Voltage Drop, Electrical Design, Facility, LAB, Test Procedures

Top Electrical Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Electrical Engineer Employers

At the current time, Electrical Engineer candidates have been hired at 10 firms around the country.

Other companies that have hired for Electrical Engineer positions are:
  1. Lockheed Martin
  2. GE Healthcare
  3. Rockwell Collins
  4. Jacobs Engineering

Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, GE Healthcare, Rockwell Collins, Jacobs Engineering, The Boeing Company, Bae Systems, Duke Energy, L-3 Communications, Huntington Ingalls Industries

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