at Metra in Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service.
Engineering is responsible for building and maintaining the majority of Metra's fixed assets, such as buildings, stations, bridges, track, electrical, telecommunications and signal systems. The Engineering Department also monitors the condition of and assists in building and maintaining the fixed assets on the freight lines where Metra trains operate.
Reporting to the Director, Electrical Engineering, the Senior Electrical Engineer applies specialized expertise in the performance of electrical design, construction, and project management functions; provides technical guidance on the repair and maintenance of newly installed equipment to maintenance electricians working on Metra commuter railroad lines, facilities, and stations; and trains less experienced staff on division operations. Manage consultants including: developing and maintaining project schedules, leading planning and progress meetings, monitoring and approving tasks, visiting job sites to inspect work-in-progress for compliance with contract specifications and quality standards, and resolving technical issues. Prepare design packages including drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and technical calculations for power distribution projects, electrical equipment purchases, and lighting systems, ensuring compliance with federal and local codes, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and electrical industry standards. Prepare contract documents required to solicit projects for bid; participate in pre-bid meetings to respond to scope, specification, and technical questions; review vendor bid proposals for compliance, feasibility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness; and make recommendations for contract awards. Perform contract administration duties including: reviewing invoices for contract compliance, accuracy, and supporting documentation; evaluating change orders and contract modifications for cost effectiveness and necessity; and approving or resolving payment discrepancies. Manage contract files according to Metra quality management plan, keep orderly and accurate records of all project related correspondence, and prepare detailed project status reports. Coordinate team's day-to-day activities, assign tasks/projects and monitor performance, and provide guidance and training, but is not a supervisor. Works under both inside and outside environmental conditions under prevailing conditions of heat, cold, rain, and snow.
Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
In addition to #1 above, must have a minimum of eight (8) years experience including both: the design of electrical power distribution systems with some railroad specific electrical systems, lighting, and control; and project management experience that includes engineering design or construction.
Experience in the design of railroad engineering projects, specifically DC traction power is preferred.
Considerable knowledge of electrical engineering principles and standards.
Considerable knowledge of electrical systems and equipment.
Considerable knowledge of specification writing.
Good knowledge of the National Electric Code, Chicago Building Code, and NFPA standards.
Knowledge of DC train traction power.
Considerable skill preparing and interpreting engineering plans, cost estimates, and technical drawings.
Good math, analytical, organizational, and problems solving skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good inter-personal skills to work with various engineering departments, freight railroads, and governmental agencies.
Proficient in AutoCAD or Microstation software and Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to manage multiple tasks in a demanding environment.
Ability to work as a team leader or... For full info follow application link.
Metra is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.