Electrical Engineer (P&C)

Chicago, IL

Provides senior level support of detailed design and activities related to the preparation of plans, specifications, reports, and other documents for engineering projects within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties.  Typical advancement is based on the quality performance of essential duties and responsibilities.  Discretionary advancement is based on employee’s actions and accomplishments.   


  • Provide engineering and technical direction to Project Managers and other engineering staff in the preparation of electrical studies, reports, plans, specifications, and construction drawings.    
  • Perform engineering and design calculations, equipment and construction specifications and procurement documents.    
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, sketches and specifications.    
  • Possess strong analytical skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues.    
  • Possess the ability to interpret wiring and schematic drawings, one and three-line diagrams, as well as control and logic diagrams. 
  • Provide substation P&C design documents including general arrangements, cross sections and details, as well as Bills of Material. 
  • Ability to respond to complex technical inquiries, questions form the client, or members of the project team. 
  • Provide guidance and direction in creating drawing packages for substations that includes both physical and protection and control documents. 
  • Provide direction to project staff to ascertain coordination, completeness, and accuracy of critical technical requirements.    
  • Perform specific work assignments in accordance with established and modified progress schedules and within prescribed budgets.  
  • Capable of being assigned complicated projects from new and existing clients and performing all design tasks with no supervision.    


In reference to technical issues, responsible for indirectly supervising other engineers within the department, as well as providing guidance to staff technicians and designers. 


A typical employee would possess a Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent education from a four-year college in the field of Engineering and a minimum of ten years’ experience in design, management, or construction of Engineering Projects. 

Have a thorough working knowledge of utility, transmission, and power distribution applications and theory.  Have an extremely solid grasp of design modifications for schematic, wiring and interconnect diagrams. 


  • Exhibit good verbal and written communication skills.   
  • Be detail oriented, adaptable and enthusiastic. 
  • Exhibit flexibility to work on multiple projects and react to changing client expectations.   
  • Be able to take direction and function independently.   
  • Ability to write technical reports, memos, or other correspondences that conform to prescribed style and format of the client and of the firm.   
  • Ability to effectively present information to the management, the client or potential clients.   
  • Participate and become an active part of a project team. 


  • Possess a formidable grasp of engineering principles and practices as applied to transmission and distribution systems in the electric utility industry. 
  • Possess a working knowledge of electrical theory and the concepts, including parallel and series circuits, voltage and current laws, as well as load flow and short-circuit analysis, sizing, rating and derating of conductors and protective equipment.    


Candidates MUST hold a Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) license and/or be registered as an Engineer in Training (EIT). Professional Engineer (PE) License is HIGHLY preferred.