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AECOM Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM Water is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our busy Chicago, IL office.

Job Description:

  • Provide design, construction, and assessment services for building electrical and energy systems in water, wastewater, municipal, government, industrial, and commercial facilities including medium and low voltage industrial power systems including switchgear, switchboards, motor control centers, variable frequency drives as well as process instrumentation and control systems.


Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prepare and develop engineering studies, reports, calculations, designs, specifications, and construction cost estimates in compliance with applicable code and standard requirements.

  • Establish electrical equipment performance parameters based on project requirements and coordinate with equipment vendors to refine preliminary selections.

  • Use computer software as a tool to solve engineering problems.

  • Manage designs during construction including shop drawing review, information request response, and punch list generation.

  • Provide quality assurance oversight and independent quality control reviews to support deliverables developed by others including calculations, plans, specifications, and engineering reports.

  • Develop engineering fee estimates, assist with technical proposal preparation, and participate in client presentations.

  • Direct the efforts of junior engineers, graphics staff, and interns.

  • Work within a project team environment, interfacing and coordinating with other disciplines and design team members.

  • Collaborate with design professionals and project managers in other US offices. Occasionally collaborate internationally.

  • Occasional light local and national travel to project sites.

  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Illinois, or ability to become licensed through reciprocity. Maintains an NCEES Credential Record.

  • Experienced with large, multidisciplinary projects in a lead engineering role.

  • Interested in and capable of managing, mentoring, and recruiting engineering and support staff.

  • Proficient with electrical design software, including AutoCAD, Revit, SKM, and Amp Calc.

  • ​Capable of technical standards development.

  • Interested in and experienced with project management ranging from small, discipline specific type to larger multidiscipline type.

  • Highly motivated self-directed professional.

  • Proven problem solver able to grasp complex concepts readily.

  • Ability to apply passion and leadership in a collaborative and progressive team-oriented work environment.

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10085768

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid