Electrical Systems Designer

Posted Date: March 14, 2019

About the Company

Meow Wolf is an art collective and production company creating and operating immersive, interactive multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages to fantastical realms of storytelling. Founded in 2008 by a small group of artists, writers, musicians, and makers looking to create an egalitarian space for artistic expression, Meow Wolf’s first exhibits were created in warehouses on shoestring budgets. Since then Meow Wolf has created 25 exhibitions throughout the United States working with with hundreds of artists.

The current job offering is for a position within Meow Wolf Creative Studios, an interdisciplinary, collaborative nexus focused around the creation of immersive art experiences – combining architectural design, art, custom technology, fabrication, and digital content development.
The ethos of the company is often described as radically inclusive; collaborators are given space to be expressive, creative, and effective. Unlike a traditional corporate setting, this produces an environment where no job is too low for anyone and no ambition too high.

Job Description

The Electrical Project Designer is a foundational role in the Infrastructure department. This position will oversee all electrical systems design for Meow Wolf projects. This includes drafting and review of all line voltage (primarily 120-208VAC), low voltage (5-48VDC), and network systems. This position is half drafting and half project coordination. In addition to design, this person will be the point person for electrical infrastructure conversations and liaise with the Meow Wolf Design and Tech teams as well as external project architects, engineers, and contractors to ensure the success of our electrical systems for all projects.  Should have understanding of Exhibition/Show technical systems such as Show Lighting, A/V and Show Control Systems.

This position requires excellent design, communication, and organization skills, as well as a high level of focus and follow-through. Initially this position will work closely with the Infrastructure Director and Lead Electrical Systems Designer to learn Meow Wolf’s organizational design standards, process, and culture. Once established, there will be opportunity to grow with the organization and take on more responsibility as is pertains to electrical systems design and construction.

We are in the process of developing our department and streamlining our workflow. The ideal candidate will be an integral part of this growth. As we are in the beginning stages of the department’s expansion, this is an exciting opportunity to get involved and participate in building a strong, effective team that supports the entire company.

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of professional experience drafting electrical packages
  • working on commercial scale projects through all phases of construction: schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction, and as built documentation.
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD. Experience with schematic, one-line, and construction drawings along with understanding the electrical integration of exhibition/show lighting, A/V and controls.
  • Detail oriented design skills and digital abilities, evidenced by portfolio.
  • Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and ability to design collaboratively as part of a large creative team.
  • Proactive/forward looking
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, self-managing, patient with yourself and others
  • Must be receptive to receiving direction and can perform well within a team environment
  • Able to make solution-driven decisions in a fast-paced work environment
  • Adaptable to changing needs and possess the ability to take on new tasks

Required Technical Skills & Expertise

  • High proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Software
  • Experience with Exhibition/Show Lighting, A/V & Control system wiring integration.
  • Able to perform the calculations necessary to determine conductor and conduit size for line voltage and/or low voltage systems
  • Familiar with NEC and other local code requirements where you’ve designed electrical systems in your previous work
  • Experience with Google: Docs, Sheets, Drive, and Calendar
  • Computer savvy and capable of learning new computer programs

Preferred Education

  • 5-7 years of professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer’s license is a plus but not required
  • Recommended certifications and credentials (not required).
    • Electrical Journeyman/Master certification
    • BICSI RCDD
    • Electrical Safety

Job Responsibilities

  • Drafting line voltage, low voltage, and network SD, DD, & CD drawings for all Meow Wolf projects.
  • Draw/markup/manage electrical schematic and one-line drawings for Meow Wolf projects.
  • Draw/markup/manage electrical sheets on Meow Wolf project architectural plans in coordination with the exhibition/show technical drawing packages.
  • Work closely/as needed with Infrastructure Director, Lead Electrical Systems Designer, Tech GM, Project Architects, and Project Managers to ensure all electrical needs are accounted and designed for.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsLiaise with contractors, stakeholders, site managers, etc. to make sure line voltage and low voltage infrastructure are delivered as drawn on site plans as well as answer questions and make accommodations for change orders as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role also includes standard equipment for immersive experiences such as sensors, microcontrollers, computers, lights, sound, video, and electromechanical elements.

Physical Demands

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel

There is potential travel to work on the Denver and/or Vegas exhibitions in 2019. Work related travel may be needed for meetings, project coordination, site visits, vendor coordination, partnership development, and other trips related to job.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Time Commitment

Full Time

Location

Business Unit

Benefits

Full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Health Insurance
  • Free gym membership (Santa Fe only)
  • 2 classes per semester at Santa Fe Community College
  • As a rapidly growing company, our benefits will be expanding and a more comprehensive package is soon to follow.

This is an opportunity to become a part of a dynamic and collaborative culture, a beacon of creativity and community in the global economy. Meow Wolf employees are given the space to be expressive, creative and effective. Unlike a traditional corporate setting, this produces an environment where no job is too low for anyone and no ambition too high.