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Electrical Engineer
Job Code:2019-ELEC-IL-003
Location:Chicago, Illinois
Department:1250 Electrical Engineering
FT/PT Status:Full-time
Job Responsibilities:



Primary responsibilities include providing for the design and technical systems for small to medium sized projects from schematics through construction administration.



  • Responsible for building and system concepts and documentation process from schematics through construction administration phases within the discipline. 
  • Level 3 Electrical Engineer shall have a working knowledge of primary sectors of design including:
    • Power Distribution 
    • Lighting and Controls
    • Fire Alarm 
    • Specification writing and editing.
    • Energy conservation and sustainability/report technical writing. 
    • It is expected that the Level 3 engineer and supervising staff understand where the level 3 engineer’s abilities are strong, and work toward improving skill level towards Level 4. 
  • Function as Project Discipline Team Leader on small to medium sized projects when assigned by Supervisor.  
  • Responsible for overseeing project team members within their own discipline.  
  • Prepare and monitor project status reports. 
  • Conduct material and product research as required for project development. 
  • Prepare and document required code research for project. 
  • Attend project meetings as necessary. 
  • Interface with other Project Discipline Team Leaders. 
  • Document interpretation and submittal reviews during bidding and construction administration. 
  • Monitor staff to produce quality architectural and engineering services within a project team concept. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and licensure preferred. 
  • Specification format and content writing experience required.
  • Experience with short circuit and coordination analysis studies. 
  • Minimum four years' experience in A/E industry preferred.  
  • Good written/ verbal communication and strong organizational skills. 
  • Possess the ability to motivate and mentor staff in commensurate engineering skills, computer drafting and document preparation.
  • Delegate work assignments to Junior Staff. 
  • Computer and CADD (BIM/ Revit) literate. 
  • Very detail-oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible. 
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations.


  • Capable of traveling to and from project sites for attending client, project and construction meetings. 
  • Ability to access existing and new project sites for observation, investigation and evaluation purposes. 
  • Ability to use equipment for communication and documentation purposes. 
  • Visual acuity to perform responsibilities.

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