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Graduate Engineer - Electrical - Austin, TX

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  • The ideal candidate for the Graduate Engineer - Electrical position in Austin, TX should have a BSEE from an ABET accredited institution, 0 to 3 years of experience, US driver’s license and work authorization, ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary teams, strong technology skills, understanding of Office365 and remote communication software, ability to quickly come up to speed on in-process projects, experience collaborating with a team, excellent communication skills, persistence, adaptability to change, and preferred qualifications such as EIT certification, CAD-based software experience, knowledge of three-phase power systems, and prior engineering internship experience, project management, surveying/field work, and/or construction experience.
  • The candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing medium and low voltage power systems, managing projects from initiation to completion, communicating with stakeholders, and performing engineering calculations and field walkdowns.

Graduate Job



  • Since first opening our doors in 1998, HBK Engineering has quickly emerged as a leader in the utility infrastructure space through our experience on smart grid, modernization, resiliency, communications, fiber to the home (FTTH), and microgrid projects. Today, we’re a Quanta Services Company—a team of 43,000 dedicated individuals offering end-to-end solutions for the utility, energy, and construction industries. 
  • Team members at HBK Engineering are committed to designing the future we want to live in, and safety is at the center of everything we do. HBK Engineering offers a professional environment where you’ll work alongside some of the best talent in the industry. We offer excellent benefits, competitive salary, employee resource groups, and a community-focused environment where our staff members believe in giving back. At HBK Engineering, you’ll discover a culture where the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are exemplified by all. Better outcomes are achieved when we bring our authentic selves to work daily. 


  • BSEE from ABET accredited institution.
  • 0 to 3 years of experience.
  • US driver’s license.
  • US work authorization.
  • An ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Strong technology skills and an understanding of the Office365 suite of tools.
  • Understanding of remote communication software.
  • Ability to come up to speed quickly on in-process projects and hit the ground running.
  • Experience collaborating with a team in order to complete a larger project.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The persistence to see projects through to completion.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • EIT certification.
  • Experience using CAD-based software.
  • Knowledge of three-phase power systems.
  • Prior engineering internship experience.
  • Project management, surveying/field work, and/or construction experience.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Design medium and low voltage power systems in compliance with relevant specifications, codes, and client requirements for applications including new business, smart grid, resiliency, communications, modernization, and subsurface utility projects.
  • Deploy creative and unique solutions to address a wide variety of complex electrical, structural, civil, and construction-related challenges.
  • Perform engineering calculations relating to power flow, thermal ampacity, load diversification, wind/ice loading, cable pulling, and protective device coordination.
  • Own all phases of the design lifecycle from initiation through construction completion and project closeout.
  • Work with project management and engineering leadership to manage project risk.
  • Work with project management and engineering leadership to identify and engage all relevant project stakeholders including system planning, construction, community members, governance authorities, and client project management to guarantee project success.
  • Communicate complex engineering matters to a variety of project stakeholders.
  • Independently manage time and schedule to achieve project milestones.
  • Prepare detailed design documents using a variety of software tools including AutoCAD, GIS systems, and client-specific enterprise asset management platforms.
  • Prepare materials and equipment purchase specifications.
  • Prepare reports and studies meeting client requirements that present technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Perform field walkdowns with internal staff, clients, customers, governance authorities, and construction partners.
  • Travel as needed, typically <25%.


Work type

Full time

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