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Electrical Engineer, Discipline Lead

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Posted: 04/19/24 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Number: EB-1797962549

Job Description

Lead Electrical Engineer - Position and Responsibilities
As a Lead Electrical Engineer with Our Client, you will collect and prepare data/information and perform detailed engineering calculations within industrial power systems. The Lead Electrical Engineer performs engineering design for review and approval by senior department personnel. The Lead Electrical Engineer demonstrates technical and professional growth annually by maintaining active membership in professional organizations and participating in technical seminars and/or courses.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Collect and prepare data/information, perform detailed engineering calculations, and write formal engineering and technical reports.
  • Develop technical specifications and data sheets, perform technical evaluation of bids, and recommend best value design which meets client requirements for operability, reliability, maintainability, and safety.
  • Leadership in field work by checking installations and problem-solving activities.
  • Perform calculation checking and vendor drawing reviews.
  • Serve as discipline lead on single and multi-discipline projects by estimating work hours, developing scope of work, making staffing recommendations, and checking drawings.
  • Interact with other departments and suppliers to obtain pertinent information.

Education, Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Professional Engineer license (highly preferred).
  • 5+ years of electrical systems design experience in a consulting organization.
  • Knowledge of single line and schematic diagrams, P&IDs and NEC standards.
  • Experience in food, pharma, or Agriculture industries required.
  • Experience in power distribution, substation and distribution hardware specification, power system modeling, control systems, and hardware interfacing for projects in the food, pharma, or Agriculture industries required.
  • Knowledge of short circuit analysis, ARC flash studies, voltage drop and cable/conduit/cable tray sizing.
  • Experience with SKM electrical modeling software is preferred.
  • Experience with lighting design, grounding and lightning protection.
  • Experience with heat trace design.
  • Understanding of utility interface design.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and be highly organized for effective project planning.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and attention to detail abilities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
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