Electrical Department Head

Date Posted


Nashville, TN


Job Description

A leading, privately held engineering design and consulting firm with over 400 employees across multiple locations throughout the U.S. is seeking to hire an Electrical Department Head to work out of their Nashville, TN office. This individual will provide staff management, production scheduling, and technical quality for the electrical discipline within the office. He/She will ensure that engineering products, initiatives, and processes conform to the firm’s policies and procedures.


  • Performs resource management duties for the department
  • Manages the staffing levels and utilization of the department, tracks department performance statistics, maintains communication with team members, and facilitates employee reallocation
  • Determines specific project staffing needs and discusses staff performance successes and areas for improvement with CRMs and PMs
  • Assures that design engineering services correspond with firm standards, client requirements, and corporate objectives
  • Maintains knowledge of new technical developments in the electrical discipline and assists technical leaders in the dispersion of this knowledge
  • Oversees and guides project teams in carrying out design and engineering tasks
  • Responsible for the technical quality of work performed within the department, overseeing the technical staff’s implementation of project QAQC plans developed by project managers
  • Reviews unusual or complex design problems and provides guidance
  • In collaboration with other department heads, establishes expectations and processes to achieve effective inter-discipline coordination and communication
  • Resolves disputes and conflicts that develop within the department or with other departments, and improves processes to alleviate future disputes
  • Evaluates the performance of technical staff and provide salary/bonus recommendations
  • Leads the recruitment, selection, and development of engineers and designers for the discipline
  • Maintains technical expertise within the department through technical training, including facilitating development through internal department training
  • Communicates and interacts with clients and vendors
  • Performs senior engineer and project manager responsibilities on projects as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Management experience
  • 3+ years of experience managing projects

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