Burns & McDonnell Senior Electrical Specialist - Distribution Modernization (Chicago) in Chicago, Illinois
The Senior Electrical Specialist will lead electrical design project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects including power, process, corporate, healthcare, pipeline, airports, institutional, industrial, manufacturing, government and military facilities. The Senior Electrical Specialist will lead the electrical design team throughout the design and construction process, adapting electrical plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.
Lead electrical design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers under the direction of a licensed professional engineer.
Prepare electrical specifications and data sheets, Request for Qualifications (RFQ's), technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.
Review equipment vendor drawings; data interface with suppliers, clients other engineering disciplines, detailers, designers.
Participate in development of electrical design project schedule, scope, budget staffing planning and construction planning. Responsible for effective management of change orders.
Applies expert knowledge of commonly used electrical concepts, practices, codes and procedures within the electrical engineering services industry.
Applies knowledge and experience to complex projects to find non-standard design solutions.
Conduct quality review of production drawings for a variety of projects and project related data as required by the project managers to verify corrections are made within multiple CAD related software.
Responsible for construction administration of electrical related elements, including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, calculations, field inspections and testing of electrical systems.
Leads field inspections, installation, measurements or calculations for public and private clients.
Prepare and present technical reports for clients and industry publications.
Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are met.
Participate in sales and marketing efforts and identify key pursuits.
Lead the development of cost proposals and qualification statements to achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.
Prepare and present project budgets and cost estimates. Report project performance.
Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the electrical engineering practice. Mentor and guide less experienced engineers.
Provide performance feedback to managers about staff performance. Participate in recruitment and development of staff.
Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.
Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines.
Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology or related degree from an accredited program.
14 years electrical engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred.
Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong skills in engineering design software including electrical equipment design codes (ASME, ANSI, API, PIP, NACE).
Strong skills in engineering design software including AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), 3D Rendering Programs and electrical analysis programs. Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.
Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.
Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.
Ability to travel.
Job Electrical Engineering
Primary Location US-IL-Chicago
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Req ID: 221552