IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

Job Locations US-MD-Germantown
Design - Electrical Engineering
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time
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Position Responsibilities

At IPS, you’ll apply your knowledge, skills and passion to make a difference in the lives of people, solving complex challenges related to pharmaceutical, biotech, and animal health research and manufacturing facilities. We’re looking for an experienced, creative Senior Electrical Engineer, recognized for technical expertise, to work independently on various design projects concurrently. Responsibility will include oversight of the entire design process or assisting as a technical expert on a specialized design. 


As an experienced electrical engineer, you’ll assess the requirements of a project, break it into tasks, and work with a Project Manager to determine scope of work, budget and staffing. After assigning work to the project team, you’ll regularly review their progress and alert the PM to any changes in scope. Maintaining quality in accordance with company production and design standards is critical.


Based in Germantown, MD, you’ll research design options and write electrical design scopes of work based on preliminary reviews and meetings with clients. You’ll also prepare engineering studies and schematic designs for new systems and analyze operation of existing systems. Some drawings you’ll create yourself, and other sketches will be incorporated into drawings by drafters. You may create specialized drawings such as electrical riser diagrams. Knowledge of local codes and industry standard equipment and ability to specify it for proper applications is important. You’ll also do estimating, review contractor application for payments, review construction budgets, and coordinate document completion.


As a leader on the electrical design team, you’ll share knowledge with and mentor junior staff who will be excited to learn from you! You will regularly interact with clients, listening to their needs, and positively demonstrating the IPS focus on client experience. You’ll build strong relationships with internal design teams and external clients as you work to provide solutions, all while building life impacting facilities.


You’ll be able to work locally from home or from the Germantown, MD office. You’ll be expected to travel for occasional meetings and site visits (around 5-15% of your time).

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Minimum 8 years' previous design experience.  Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Nutraceutical or Life Science industry experience is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Registered Professional Engineer is strongly preferred.
  • Expertise in computer operation for engineering design programs and computer aided drafting (AutoCAD, Revit, etc.)
  • Experience with design of building electrical systems, such as: building service, power distribution, generators, lighting, fire alarm, security and other low voltage systems is a must.
  • Must also have a strong understanding of the National Electric Code (NEC), NFPA 70E, NFPA 72, IBC and other related building codes and standards.
  • Experience with medium voltage systems, electrical hazardous classified areas, and telecommunications systems is a plus.

Company Overview

About Us


IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. With the newest acquisition of Linesight, IPS has over 2,700 professionals in 45+ offices across 17 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Linesight specializes in cost, schedule, risk, program, and project management services in various market sectors, including datacenters, life sciences, and high-tech industrial.




Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


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