JOB TITLE:          Engineer – Electrical Group


LOCATION:          Chicago Office and Onsite Client Office in Chicago


REPORTS TO:     Chief Electrical Engineer


FLSA STATUS:    Exempt


SUMMARY:        The Engineer – Electrical Group will be responsible for investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of electrical engineering related issues in the power industry. This position offers the opportunity to be a part of a project team consisting of professional engineers and designers involved in the design, modification, planning, and analysis of new and existing utility systems.



  • Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of electrical engineering related issues

  • Act as a team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of power engineering work

  • Perform designs for utility infrastructure using underground and overhead utility engineering guidelines

  • Lead efforts to ensure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

  • Coordinate design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements

  • Prepare materials and equipment purchase specifications for client recommendations

  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements

  • Performs other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Required: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Preferred: BSEE from an ABET accredited university

  • 0 to 5 years of experience

  • Understanding of electrical codes and standards: OSHA, IEEE, NEC, and NFPA70/70E

  • Preferred: EIT certification (passed the FE exam)

  • Preferred: proficiency in AutoCAD and MicroStation

  • Preferred: prior internship experience

  • Preferred: exposure to power distribution



  • Customer service – the individual is responsive to employee and customer requests and is proactive in preventing potential schedule issues.

  • Attention to detail – this individual achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved.

  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Interpersonal skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.

  • Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.

  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality.

  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Ability to interact with employees and customers in a professional manner and with strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Detail oriented, professional attitude and reliable

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Self-motivated team player with a customer service orientation

  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Safety related activities are performed primarily in the field for construction projects. For design and engineering phases of safety work, a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions is to be expected.



  • Work is performed in a standard office environment at the Chicago office or client’s facility (Chicago and Oak Brook), commuter travel is not reimbursable

  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information

  • Vision – See in the normal visual range with or without correction

  • Hearing – Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction


This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties. This job description may be revised from time to time and does not constitute a contract for employment.


TranSmart is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. TranSmart utilizes E-Verify for employee work eligibility verification.

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