Expert Electrical And Low Voltage Contracting Since 1934.

Electrical Designer

Role & Responsibilities

Reports to: Director of Field Operations
Based in: Norwood, MA


The Electrical Designer will lead the electrical design efforts for projects and work closely with the project team throughout (layout, rack, pipe runs, electrical rooms). They will partner with the BIM team to ensure accurate information is loaded into the model and coordinated with all trades, and all drawings are signed off on. They will work with the Prefab Manager and Foreman to identify all Prefab opportunities. They will also work with the Prefab Design team to create build books for the Prefab shop.


  • Review project with Project Manager / Outside Superintendent and ensure you understand how project was estimated including workforce hours, the schedule, the specs, all drawings, and the submittals
  • Develop the most effective way to build our projects
  • Identify prefab opportunities and collaborate with Prefab manager
  • Prioritize tasks to be done and use a 6 week schedule to manage workload
  • When GF/FM is assigned, ensure they understand the plan and seek/utilize their input
  • Review any Install drawings you do for the field with GF/Foreman and Design Team
  • Use common tool sets (ex. assemblies) to get field install drawings more consistent
  • Utilize model in software to create a Bill of Material
  • Visit jobsites and ensure the field understands the intent of prefab and how to install it.
  • Train new crews of prefab means and methods
  • Seek feedback from the field on ways to improve and incorporate constructive feedback into new projects and processes
  • Communicate regularly with the PM and Field and ensure company standards are shared and followed. They are your customer.
  • Attend project Coordination meetings and represent Gaston as the technical expert
  • Work towards “On Time Deliveries”
  • Be Accountable (take ownership of your role) and hold others accountable to ensure we avoid unnecessary delays or issues on projects


  • Previous experience managing/running projects and 8-10 years electrical field experience;
  • Familiar with all electrical systems
  • Thorough understanding of Electrical, Fire Alarm, Low Voltage systems and their field/prefab/coordination constructability
  • Able to layout electrical systems.
  • Able to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment but has a desire to lead.
  • Proactive and likes to think critically to solve problems; analytical
  • Able to communicate effectively and professionally – verbal and written
  • Comfortable using and learning new technology: MS Office (required), Bluebeam (preferred), Navisworks (not required), MS Teams (internal communication tool) (not required)
  • Able to handle and prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy