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EMCOR Group Sr. Electrical Designer in Norwood, Massachusetts


About Us

Gaston Electrical is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. EMCOR is the world's leading provider of mechanical and electrical construction and facilities services, including planning, consulting, and operations and maintenance. Since 1934, Gaston Electrical, a union contractor, has provided expert electrical and low voltage contracting services to the commercial, institutional, life-sciences, hospitality, and retail markets in New England. Our company leadership and skilled electricians build trust through best-in-class services, quality workmanship, safety practices, and reliability.

Position Overview

Gaston Electrical is looking to hire a Sr. Electrical Designer who 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties will likely be assigned.

  • Review project with Project Manager 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 communicate with Prefab Manager

  • Prioritize tasks to be done and use a six week schedule to manage workload

  • When GF/FM is assigned, ensure they understand the plan

  • 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


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Requirements/Preferred Skills, Education and Experience

  • Previous electrical design experience or 8-10 years commercial electrical field experience

  • Independently design multiple projects

  • 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 confidently, 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


Must have the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in English, cooperate, and collaborate with multiple levels of customer, employees, unions, government agencies, vendors and suppliers, and other contractor organizations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, see, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is may be required to commute to field locations. The employee must have the ability to navigate around job site locations.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee should expect to sit for long periods in front of a computer and also travel to field locations as needed.

While visiting field locations, the employee may be required to work outdoors, be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical and electrical parts; high, precarious places; dust, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions, extended exposure to sunlight; cold and heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

No agencies please.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled







  • 5 years: Electrical design experience (with constructability) or

  • 8-10 years: Commercial electrical field experience