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

This position is eligible for a Department of Defense SkillBridge Program Internship for active duty servicemembers transitioning out of the U.S. Military.

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.

Job Description

The Design Engineer (DE) is an entry-level engineering position. The DE is required to have passed or is preparing to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.

The Design Engineer works in a collaborative team environment under the supervision of more senior engineers. The Design Engineer performs routine engineering assignments requiring knowledge and application of basic engineering principles to complete project requirements. The Design Engineers are assigned specific tasks on a project and are expected to use their education, intelligence, and critical thinking to perform certain job responsibilities. The DE will learn the different aspects of a project and learn how to complete the different tasks required to assemble a set of plans.


  • Perform Electrical design calculations, interpreting building codes
  • Documenting all project communications
  • Instructing drafters on how to turn designs into completed electrical drawings
  • Assist in Electrical engineering evaluations, reports, analyses, and designs for existing and new facilities and other related opportunities
  • Prepare various permit applications and assist with calculations and report writing.
  • Participate in site visits
  • Review of contractor’s submittals.
  • Review shop drawing submittals and request for information.
  • Research and identify governing criteria, codes, guides, and best practices
  • Work under the supervision of project managers, senior electrical designers, and other senior-level team members
  • May be asked to travel to out-of-town assignments


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or related undergraduate degree)
    • Adheres to Northwind I & T, LLC Corporate Values
    • Preferred Non-Technical Skills:
      • U. S. Citizen
      • English Language.
      • Listening and following directions
      • Self-motivated and process driven
      • Critical thinking
      • Communicates well
      • Can Do Attitude
      • Ability to adapt to changes
    • Preferred Technical Skills:
      • Basic understanding of Revit
      • Proficient use of Engineering Design Software
      • Basic knowledge of engineering design principles and methods
      • Basic knowledge of construction and constructability practices and principles
    • Physical Demands:
      • 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

      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.