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Engineering Studies Manager

Flexibility Option:  Remote Position
Job Req Id:  29079

Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you’re empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.
This position will be located in: Phoenix , AZ ***CAN WORK REMOTELY FROM ANYWHERE WITHIN THE US*** 


Job Summary

Responsible for managing Engineering Studies within Border States Engineering Services to ensure Service Excellence is provided to all internal and external customers. Coordinate with team to ensure projects are within budget and meeting project deadlines. Communicate with customers to ensure satisfactory results and look for additional opportunities. Work with branch and other Border States leadership to identify sales opportunities and provide solutions to internal and external customers. 


Essential functions

  • Provides end-to-end project management for the execution of arc flash and short circuit study packages for all project sizes and types such as residential, commercial and utility.
  • Meets with customers to determine their needs.
  • Performs arc flash and short circuit studies.
  • Creates contracts and invoices when required. 
  • Manages all aspects of projects from start to finish, including planning, scheduling, and supervising work crews. 
  • Reviews arc flash and short circuit studies with Electrical Engineering staff to ensure all goals are met for design and plan check.
  • Leads the establishment in the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical, and performance parameters. 
  • Monitors project costs and scheduling for on-time completion of projects. 
  • Manages the flow of project information amongst the team, through regular meetings and written communication. 
  • Collaborates with internal Border States teams to design, develop, and implement projects. 
  • Monitors and reports on project KPI metrics. 
  • Communicates with clients, allied trades, Border States teams, and project stakeholders to bridge any identified gaps or perceived risks to project delivery. 

Non-essential functions

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with clients to ensure satisfaction on work performed.
  • Develops detailed project plans and monitors progress against project schedule. 
  • Communicates with clients throughout the construction process to ensure satisfaction with their project’s progress. 


  • Minimum four-year engineering, technical, or business degree preferred or the equivalent in work experience. 
  • Seven plus years of prior work experience preferred with good knowledge of electrical, utility, industrial or communication wiring products and systems preferred.  
  • Must have a current Professional of Engineering (PE) license within the United States.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.  
  • Must be proficient in performing arc flash and short circuit studies using software such as ETAP and SKM.
  • Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint), Internet, Email, and SAP software. 

Skills and Abilities

  • Highly motivated and results oriented. 
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Ability to convey urgency and drive initiatives to closure during critical project stages. 
  • Ability to manage a team of 6 or more people.
  • Demonstrates flexibility, integrity, and credibility with partners and internal contacts. 
  • Strong communication skills, effective planning, organization, and teamwork ability.

Physical Requirements

Frequency at which you would carry/lift in a typical day:
Occasionally 0 – 33% Frequently 34 – 66% Continuously: 67 – 100%

  • Lift from Waist:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Not at all
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Lift from Floor:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Frequently
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Frequently
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all
  • Carried for Distance:
    • < than 10 lbs. - Not at all
    • 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all
    • 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all
    • 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all
    • 100+ lbs. - Not at all

Physical Activity

Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day:

  • Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) - Continuously
  • Standing (for sustained periods of time) - Frequently
  • Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) - Frequently
  • Bending/stooping (downward and forward) - Occasionally
  • Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) - Not at all
  • Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) - Frequently
  • Reaching (extending arms in any direction) - Frequently
  • Crouching/squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) - Occasionally
  • Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) - Occasionally
  • Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) - Occasionally
  • Repetitive motion (substantial movement (motions) or the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) - Continuously
  • Pivoting (movement in any direction with one foot, keeping the other in contact with the floor) - Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) - Occasionally
  • Grasping (Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) - Continuously
  • Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working with primarily fingers and not whole hand) - Continuously
  • Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) - Continuously
  • Driving (the control and operation of a motor vehicle) - Occasionally
  • Desk work (work usually performed at a desk) - Continuously
  • Use of a computer - Continuously
  • Use of a telephone - Continuously
  • Hearing (Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) - Continuously
  • Exposure (to adverse weather & temperature conditions) - Occasionally
  • Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) - Occasionally

Additional Information

This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer’s discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Our History

Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with over 120 locations in 31 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers’ needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.

As a Border States employee-owner, you’re responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.

Our Purpose
We believe unstoppable businesses shouldn't go it alone. We are owners - of relationships, of outcomes, of every moment these unstoppable businesses need to deliver.

Service Philosophy
We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.

Service Standards
Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .

Your career
Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?


Border States has a competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Disability Benefits
401(k) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays
Paid Volunteer Time
Personal Leave time and more!
Border States provides bonuses to their employee-owners upon the achievement of branch and company goals.


Equal Opportunity For All

It’s not just the law.  It’s something  we’ve believed in since our founding.  We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and will always be an equal opportunity employer.


Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace


Nearest Major Market: Fargo