Professional Engineer, Electrical

Minnesota - Saint Paul (HQ) / Washington - Seattle / Illinois - Downers Grove
Rail – Electrical /
Full Time (40) /
Our employee-owned and multi-disciplined team of engineering and design professionals is looking for a Professional Electrical Engineer who has extensive experience with building and industrial power/lighting/signal system design to join our Rail team. 

As a member of our team, you will work alongside a multi-disciplined team of Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Structural) and Architecture professionals to provide an array of services for a number of new or renovated facilities for Class l Railroads and Mass Transit organizations throughout the country.

As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for implementing the electrical engineering portions of projects to produce reliable, safe, and efficient designs meeting customer requirements, including the development of site, power, lighting, and signal plans; one-lines; panel board, conduit/cable, and equipment schedules; and detail drawings. You will also assist with construction administration responsibilities including responding to contractor questions, shop drawing review, and observations to confirm compliance to plans and specifications.

For this opportunity we are seeking a qualified professional who resides within a regular commuting distance of one of our office locations in Saint Paul (MN), Downers Grove (IL), Seattle (WA). Candidates must have the ability to travel as needed based on project assignments and respective responsibilities. Flexible work arrangements will be considered for those who have demonstrated an ability to work successfully in a hybrid work environment by displaying self-motivation, initiative, teamwork, and strong communication skills. 

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
    • Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota or the ability to obtain registration within twelve to eighteen months of employment.
    • Minimum of four years of progressive experience in power, lighting, and signal system design for commercial and industrial facilities.
    • Previous experience with basic layout and design of electrical distribution equipment including panel boards, transformers, lighting, fire alarm, security, data.
    • Previous design experience with 208/120 and 480/277 volt systems.
    • Basic knowledge of National Electrical Code.
    • Previous experience and strong working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit.
    • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
    • Basic experience/knowledge associated with Mechanical, Civil, Structural, and Architectural disciplines.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to participate in discussions during project team meetings and client consultations.
    • Ability to travel as needed (up to 10%) for team meetings, client consultations, and site inspections/visits; Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Advantageous Qualifications

    • Previous experience with private owner underground/overhead medium voltage (13.8kV) site power distribution.
    • Previous experience with industrial power system designs for motor and process equipment control including motor control full voltage, soft start, and variable frequency drives.
    • Previous experience with business development responsibilities; scoping electrical design for proposals, fee estimates for electrical design, and interview participation.
Upon acceptance of a conditional offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete a standard pre-employment background screening, which consists of Social Security verification, educational verification, review of criminal convictions, and driving history.

Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass any background, security, and drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and state and/or federal agencies.

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