Location: Knoxville, TN
Title: Electrical Fire Systems Engineer
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As Needed
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

At LBYD Federal, “Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Responsive”, is our motto we live by and practice each day. With the capability to produce high quality designs in a fun, supportive and exciting atmosphere, we recognize our employees are our greatest asset. We offer an exciting variety of opportunities for employees to develop and grow their careers, working alongside diverse and supportive team members to achieve success. We maintain our responsiveness to clients and partners by allowing our employees the autonomy to achieve success.

Along with a competitive benefits package and 401(k) matching, we strive to maintain a 98% employee retention rate, by providing our employees endless growth opportunities. Unique opportunities such as a formalized mentorship program, professional development through North Wind University, a wellness program, celebrating our employees time with us through our employee service awards program, and many others meant to enhance the employee experience ultimately led to high employee satisfaction. Additionally, we strive to support the communities we live, work, and enjoy by taking part in community fundraisers, and volunteering through local and national organizations.

We give you the flexibility to achieve your best work by offering hybrid working options, while fostering a culture of inclusivity, equity and diversity, creating a workplace we feel everyone can achieve success. We take pride in the impact our employees make as leaders, no matter the level within the organization. You will be connected with like-minded, high achieving individuals upon joining our organization leading and participating in the most challenging designs across the world.


The Senior Electrical Engineer will work on multiple electrical and fire alarm projects. The work will be all over the country on federal, manufacturing, and commercial facilities. This position provides a unique opportunity to be fully immersed with multi-discipline engineering teams, construction teams, operations teams, and production/manufacturing teams.


  • Develop building electrical as well as fire alarm systems complying with NFPA 72, NFPA 72e, the national electrical code (NFPA 70) and fire life safety designs for new facilities and retrofitting existing facilities
  • Support Staff Fire Protection Engineer and develop fire alarm designs for new or existing facilities.
  • Perform electrical load calculations.
  • Perform lighting systems specifications and design.
  • Perform photometric calculations.
  • Perform power distribution designs.
  • Prepare specifications.
  • Perform voltage drop / short circuit calculations.
  • Review and comment on shop drawing design packages developed by contractors.
  • Coordinate with various disciplines (mechanical, electrical & plumbing) during the design process.
  • Support construction team to develop field solutions.
  • Perform field observations to document existing conditions for assigned projects and infrastructure improvement.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or related undergraduate degree)
  • PE – Professional Engineer license
  • 8 years electrical engineering experience
  • 5 years fire alarm system design experience
  • 5 years MEP electrical design experience
  • Extensive experience with fire detection/alarm as well as fire suppression system and inspection.
  • Experience with electrical design software such as SKM power tools is a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Revit (preferred but not required)
  • Experience in Construction Observation

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of electrical and fire alarm engineering design in full compliance with the national electrical code; NFPA 70, NFPA 72, and NFPA 72e.
  • Strong working knowledge with NFPA standards and building codes.
  • Strong communication skills to explain complex technical challenges and solutions clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally
  • Ability to work well under pressure


  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Must be proficient in written and verbal communication in English language


  • Listening and following directions
  • Self-motivated and process driven
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Can Do Attitude
  • Ability to adapt to changes


  • Exerts up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time


Office environment

    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

    Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.