Astute recognizes that our business is about people. The people we work with, the people we serve, and the people who live and work in the facilities we design. As such, we are always on the lookout for best people who share our love of engineering and our vision for technical leadership.

We recognize the contribution that each individual makes to our success. In turn, we strive to provide a stimulating work environment that fosters innovation, creativity and teamwork. We also provide in-house training and professional development programs to help you reach your full potential.

Astute offers all qualified employees a competitive benefits package.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume to

Current Openings

Lead Project Engineer


Master’s w/ 3 yrs exp or Bach w/ 5 yrs exp; Majors: Mech Engg or equiv - Vienna, VA. Job entails working w/ & reqs exp incl: Engg & coordination of mechanical HVAC & plumbing systems related to electrical system design projects; Design calculations: Carrier HAP, ASHRAE 62.1, building air pressure relationships, static pressure calculations, & duct & piping design; Revit, AutoCAD, MicroStation, & Navisworks. Relocation & travel to unanticipated locations within USA possible. Send resumes to Astute Engineering PLLC, Attn: HR, 8450D Tyco Road, Vienna, VA 22182.

Electrical Engineer - Mid Level Experience


Reports to the Chief Engineer. Works in a project team environment with other engineers and designers involved in the detailed electrical design and project management. Takes an active role in project conceptualization, work planning, and project execution. Works on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of electrical engineering issues. Prepare reports that present technical and project information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements and Astute formats. Travels to client sites as needed.

  • Education:

    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Knowledge:

    Ability to prepare load calculations substation grounding calculations, direct stroke shielding calculations, battery & charger sizing calculations, etc. Physical layout and protection & controls experience. Ability to work with Designer to develop power distribution system &substation single line diagrams, relaying & metering diagrams, DC schematic diagrams, plans, elevations& sections, grounding plans, MCC & panelboard schedules, cable & conduit sizing and schedules, conduit routing & underground distribution systems, etc. Familiarity with NEC/NFPA/ANSI/IEEE/NEMA codes &standards as they relate to distribution system &substation design. This includes the National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI - C2).Should have basic understanding of AutoCAD. Familiarity with specifications is essential. Ability to prepare specifications is preferred.

  • Skills:

    Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, professional telephone manner, and interpersonal skills to interact with prospective or current clients. Requires ability to prioritize work. Excellent follow-up tasks management and organizational skills. Operating knowledge of AutoCAD is desired but not essential.

  • Work Experience:

    Requires 8-10 years of engineering experience including minimum 2-3 years of field experience for an Electrical Engineering Baccalaureate (undergraduate degree) or 5-7 years of engineering experience including minimum 3-4 years of field experience for a graduate degree holder

  • Software & Computer Skills:

    AutoCAD Design Tool, Microsoft Office, Cost Estimating


Works in a normal office environment where there are no physical discomforts due to temperature, noise, dust and the like. Requires using a keyboard to interact with computer systems and visual acuity (including close vision and some color vision for close computer work) and long stretches of sitting at a work station in a busy office environment with attention to detail. Work requires undertaking frequent field visits for indoor/oudoor electrical equipment and infrastructure surveys (including undergroundmanholes, handholes, ductbanks, cables & conduits, etc.), opening and handling panelboard covers, reaching and grasping objects, stooping, bending,.