Electrical Engineer I - Data Center

Data Center Group


Company Overview:


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.


Our foundation and culture are based upon our values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.


It all starts with our extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" over 40 times since 2002…


…What are you waiting for?


The Big Picture:


Join a team committed to crafting inspiring spaces and developing new ways to build.  Mortenson is seeking Electrical Engineers for our Data Center business.  This position is a field – based position and is responsible for providing electrical and technical support throughout the entire construction project. 


Mortenson by the numbers


2019 revenue


employees across
11 offices + field


year founded


What will you be doing?

  • Provide technical lead and support for electrical portions of work project
    • Determine best layout of collection system; including consideration of constraints such as overhead/underground, follow roads/cross country, and junction box locations
    • Review manufacturer’s data to determine extent of scope for electrical portion of project; including wiring requirements and electrical characteristics (i.e. grounding requirements, power factor ranges, lightning protection requirements, generator outputs, etc.)
    • Verify that construction is in agreement with electrical engineering design drawings, including preparatory meetings, and QA/QC
    • Manage and lead the electrical engineering design and equipment procurement through use of submittals, transmittals, and requests for information
    • Provide technical expertise to all parties concerned
    • Ensure subcontractors understand the scope of project during bidding process and provide electrical engineering resource throughout the project
    • Communicate with local utilities to ensure the project can interconnect to the electrical grid
    • Perform loss calculations (100% output/annualized)
    • Develop one-line diagrams of collection a system and substations, as well as standard details of electrical construction that are typical to Mortenson projects
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Maintain relationships with all visitors to the site:  customers, architects, union representatives, subcontractors, et al.
    • Manage site work and logistics efficiently, providing suggestions for improvement
  • Effectively work and build relationships with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels

Additional Information:

Data centers are fast, large, complex projects that impact billions of people every day. They push the boundaries of what's possible and bring hundreds of hands together daily to make it happen. Join a team that will not only push the construction industry to new places but allow you to quickly grow both technical and interpersonal skills.


It is likely and anticipated for Mortenson team members to participate on traveling project assignments throughout their careers. Project assignment will be determined by the business and overall needs of the organization. We are currently seeking individuals to join us in summer 2021.


Project Assignments:

New Hires may have the opportunity to join our Data Center team in one of the following, but not limited to, locations; placement will be determined by business needs:

  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Utah

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Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering by summer 2021
  • Have the right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
  • Are willing to be mobile/relocate
  • Possess a current driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have previous related internship experience
  • Are detail-oriented, organized, and can effectively handle multiple tasks
  • Are passionate about working effectively with teams of diverse backgrounds and varying organizational levels
  • Demonstrate strong collaboration and communication skills and show initiative and leadership
  • Demonstrate a propensity to identify and solve issues in the field
  • Showcase a positive and professional attitude and exemplary customer service skills
  • Have a basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Have working knowledge of NEC code and NE safety code

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