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Principal Electrical Engineer

New York, NY

Are you a visionary Electrical Engineer with a passion for innovation and a proven track record of successful project leadership? We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Level Engineer to join our dynamic team at our company. As a Principal Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in providing technical expertise and leadership to our Building Environments Group.


  • Provide exceptional leadership for project teams as well as the broader group, driving successful outcomes and ensuring project objectives are achieved.
  • Mentor and coach colleagues, fostering a culture of innovation, creativity, and meaningful delegation within the team.
  • Work closely with clients, architects, and other team members as part of a dedicated and skilled group, collaborating to deliver world-class solutions.
  • Oversee the production of coordinated detailed design drawings, specifications, site observation reports, schedules, and other project deliverables to ensure the highest quality standards.
  • Take ownership of building and sustaining productive client relationships, proactively addressing client needs and ensuring overall client satisfaction.
  • Direct multiple projects across the group, ensuring the successful implementation of engineering solutions while ensuring financial success.
  • Continually maintain and develop the highest standards of technical quality, staying at the forefront of industry advancements and best practices.
  • Ensure engineering practices, policies, and services align with the client's best interests and comply with current legislation and building codes.
  • Actively contribute to delivering profitable projects, monitoring financial performance, resourcing, and expenditure.

Technical Expertise:

  • Possess 15+ years of extensive experience in Electrical Engineering design within the building services and construction industry.
  • Hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant field.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of building codes and mechanical design principles.
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery in various sectors and regions.
  • Possess excellent technical knowledge of electrical systems, including and good technical knowledge of other MEP building systems, with an ability to investigate and provide effective solutions to technical challenges.
  • Good understanding of the impact the shift towards electrification will have on the design of electrical building systems; specific technical knowledge relating to renewable energy solutions, battery storage, and SMART Building integration are highly favorable.
  • Be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or hold equivalent professional certification.
  • LEED AP accreditation is preferred, reflecting a commitment to sustainable design practices.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard software like Revit for detailed design drawings and analysis tools, such as SKM and SAM, to develop innovative and energy-efficient solutions.


  • Proven experience in a leadership capacity within an MEP Engineering Consultancy or related field.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to present technical information to diverse audiences, including non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, teams, and deadlines while ensuring client satisfaction.
  • A self-starter with a founder’s mentality with the ability to work independently, combined with the flexibility to collaborate effectively within a team-based organization.
  • Expertise in mentoring and coaching junior engineers to foster growth and development within the team.
  • Proven success in business development, client acquisition, and maintaining long-term client relationships is an advantage.

What we offer:

  • Generous benefits package
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Generous PTO 5 weeks in addition to 10 paid holidays
  • 401k with company match
  • Hybrid working & summer hours
  • Reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees
  • Global network of experts
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Be a part of our Young Employees Forum, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, BH Women's Network, and/or our Black at BH ERG

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