Electrical Associate II

Michael Baker International
November 15, 2020
Newark, NJ
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Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit https://mbakerintl.com/.


Consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as a Top 20 transportation firm, Michael Baker International offers clients an integrated team of professionals versed in all aspects of transportation planning, design, permitting, and construction management and inspection.  In addition, Michael Baker International is a recognized leader in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation infrastructure.


The Electrical Associate II is responsible for performing, developing, and reviewing electrical engineering aspects of infrastructure improvement projects.  Assignments will include intelligent transportation systems (ITS), traffic signals, lighting applications, and broad range of electrical distribution systems. You will leverage your engineering knowledge and skills to lead the preparation of engineering plans, one line diagrams, schematics, power distribution calculations, lighting design (illuminance) calculations, technical specifications, and construction estimates and schedules. You will be supported by a successful management team and team of designers to advance your technical skills. The best part being an Electrical Associate II at Michael Baker is that no two days will be the same. You will face different challenges every day, some of which will be extraordinarily complex.

  • Essential functions will include the preparation of engineering designs for highway and other outdoor lighting systems, security systems, and intelligent transportation systems; voltage drop, short circuit and illuminance calculations; power distribution diagrams; utility service coordination; protective relaying; arc flash hazard analysis, key interlocking, and grounding calculations.

  • You will be responsible for all aspects of electrical system designs, task budget expenditures, task schedules. You will work directly with project leadership staff to scope projects and to identify and mitigate potential constructability or other design issues.

  • On some days, you will make field visits to project sites to investigate and photograph existing site conditions.

  • You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping Michael Baker International provide innovative solutions to transportation challenges, big and small, and Making a Difference for the clients and communities we serve! 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and 4-8  years of progressive electrical design and lighting design experience. Experience with High, Medium and Low voltage distribution systems is highly desirable.   

  • Experience working with NJDOT, NJTA, NJTPA, NYSDOT, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey preferred.

  • Professional Engineer’s license or the ability to obtain future licensure is required. 

  • Knowledge of codes and standards such as NEC, IEEE, electrical safety code, IES, and AASHTO lighting standards.

  • Organized, goal oriented, quality focused and determined; build relationships with a wide variety of people. Time management skills; the ability to multitask and prioritize competing project obligations.

  • Proficiency in engineering software such as CAD lighting design, and power systems analysis. Excellent English language skills, written and verbal.

  • Adapt to our policy, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company’s service offerings, and the client’s standards and procedures relevant to your projects.


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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