MSA Professional Services, Inc

Electrical Engineering Design Team Leader

Job Locations US-WI-Madison
Type Full-Time
Category 2
Job Code


MSA has an opportunity for an Electrical Engineering Design Team Leader at our Kiel, Milwaukee or Madison, WI office locations. This person will provide management to high performing electrical engineering teams on a diverse array of project types, including: Higher Ed, K-12 schools, municipal buildings, commercial, skilled nursing and many other project types.  They will be expected to scope and fee project efforts, work directly with clients and direct and mentor existing staff. They will work directly with MSA's MEP Discipline Leader.


Who we are & how we help
As a full-service, 100% employee-owned consulting firm, MSA is all about creating communities that thrive. We partner with clients to solve complex and multi-faceted challenges and improve the quality of infrastructure and neighborhoods. Our focus is to provide exceptional service that builds strong communities. Above all, MSA’s purpose is to enable people to positively impact the lives of others.


Our professionals include engineers, architects, environmental scientists, funding experts, urban planners, and surveyors to name a few, and they work together to provide a full suite of professional services to our clients. From bike trails and interstate highways to drinking water and wastewater, we have supported projects from start to finish since the 1930s.


Our core values guide our daily decisions and how we inspire, encourage and support one another.


Honesty & Integrity - We tell the truth, deal fairly with staff and clients, respect our commitments, and behave in an ethical manner.

Commitment to Learning - We support the professional growth of our staff and invest significant resources in ongoing training and technology.

Respect & Care for Employees - We promote employee wellness, personal growth, and provide a safe and respectful work environment.

Openness - We build trust with all employees through an open and informative company culture.

Client Focus - We enjoy our clients, seek to understand their needs, promptly respond to concerns, and help them reach their goals.


We are collaborative, we are impactful, and together as owners – we make a difference.


The work you will do

  • Team management including mentoring, professional development of team, managing workload of staff, setting priorities, managing the team resources, and team financial management. Manage approximate 15 person team
  • Project management including project planning, scoping, budgeting, contracting, design, and QA/QC. 
  • Project design work for design-bid-build projects of various project types and sizes.  Design to  include: power distribution, low-voltage systems, interior and exterior lighting, and standby power
  • Working with MSA leadership on strategic initiatives and MEP Discipline Leader on business strategy
  • Client relations including architectural client management and internal discipline leader collaboration
  • Leading projects from concept through design for electrical portion of projects, working alongside our robust MEP team.


What you bring
Skills & Knowledge / Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering required
  • PE license required
  • Minimum of 10 or more years of electrical design experience required
  • Candidates with additional experience are encouraged to apply
  • Prior experience with electrical design for design-bid-build projects, project management and consulting required  
  • Prior experience with mentoring and managing a team, or desire to step into that role
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills required
  • Strong organizational and communication skills required
  • All of our design work utilizes Revit, so knowledge of Revit is a plus
  • This position requires you to have authorization to work in the United States for any employer. We will not provide sponsorship for this position.


Who You Are:

  • You work well with others. You share ideas and listen with open ears. You can listen to criticism and respectfully disagree with people. You help others succeed. You are comfortable working with colleagues and with busy leaders. You love seeing the team and company succeed.
  • You are a strategic thinker. You see the big picture and the details. You help your team see opportunities, focus on goals, and make paths to success.
  • You are a confident communicator. You can explain complicated things to people in a way that they can understand. You are confident in your communication and people have confidence in what you say.
  • You think like an analyst. You know how to dig into problems, ask questions, find information, and help your team make good decisions.


We tried to narrow it down to just 5 reasons to work at MSA, but we couldn’t stop ourselves! 
All employees have the opportunity to enjoy the following perks:

  • Collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to apply your skills and experiences with an established multi-disciplinary consulting firm
  • Support of over 350 close-knit professionals working toward the same common goal
  • Co-workers with a passion for what they do
  • Casual and flexible work environment
  • Competitive pay and perks
  • Communities of Practice to share information and provide mentoring opportunities
  • Work-life integration – we support a healthy work-life balance, with flexibility to help you meet your obligations
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • STEM outreach and volunteer opportunities


Eligible employees will have the opportunity to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage that start on your hire date (no waiting period!)
  • 8 paid holidays in a calendar year
  • Paid parental leave
  • 100% paid-by-company life insurance, long-term disability and short-term disability
  • Employee ownership – MSA is 100% employee owned! The ESOP model provides employees with ownership benefits and the opportunity to have your voice heard.
  • 401k retirement plan with generous employer match

MSA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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