Electrical Engineer

Lombard, IL
Electrical Engineering – Electrical Engineering /
Full Time /
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification


    • Knowledge within the Electrical Engineering discipline with capabilities and the initiative to perform the following with little supervisory assistance 
    • Design and layout of Low & Medium power distribution system
    • Knowledge of substation design, short circuit analysis, ARC flash studies
    • Experience with lighting design and grounding and lightning protection
    • Design of electrical heat trace, wiring diagrams and schematics
    • Application of medium to low voltage transformers
    • Application of uninterruptable power systems
    • Conduit, cable tray and underground duct bank design
    • Utility interface design
    • Electrical calculations including short circuit, load flow, arc flash, motor starting, harmonic, device coordination and voltage drop
    • Instrumentation & Controls Duties:
    • P&ID development
    • Instrument selection and specifications, control valve and primary element sizing
    • Instrument loop diagrams, location plans and installation details.
    • Interconnection and wiring diagrams
    • System architecture development
    • Control system hardware specifications
    • Development of sequence of operation and functional description documents
    • Development of cause and effect diagrams


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering 
    • 2- 5 years of experience working in power distribution or engineering consulting 
    • Ability to effectively resolve technical design problems with little coaching
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong Microsoft Office experience
    • Familiar with SKM electrical modeling software, Smart Plant Instrumentation (InTools) and AutoCAD
Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.