Electrical Design Engineer

at Actalent in Hanover Park, Illinois, United States

Job Description

+ Specify automation and electrical components to meet customer specifications, application requirements, and industrial standards.

+ Create custom control panel layouts and bills of materials.

+ Design wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, and one-line power distribution drawings.

+ Perform IO checkout and validation.

+ Perform enclosure FLA and heat dissipation calculations.

+ Create and maintain AutoCAD Electrical templates, blocks and symbols library.

+ Organize and maintain project drawings and technical information.

+ Work with project managers and operations manager to schedule and prioritize tasks.


+ Proficiency with electrical design software, preferably AutoCAD electrical.

+ Ability to design to UL and IEC requirements, including certification.

+ Familiarity and ability to design to NEC.

+ Working knowledge of PLCs, IO Modules, VFDs, Motors, and other standard automation equipment.

+ Working knowledge of industrial communication networks.

+ Ability to size power components, including breakers, fuses, VFDs, Disconnects, etc.

+ Ability to determine and layout power distribution.

+ Ability to create PDF drawings utilizing cross reference clicking.

+ Ability to size panels and calculate heating/cooling requirements.

+ Ability to create BOM from high level requirements.

+ Generate Loop Drawings.

+ Generate one-line drawings.

+ Microsoft Excel.

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

+ Hiring diverse talent

+ Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

+ Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

+ Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.

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Job Posting: JC261229177

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jun 27, 2024

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