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Electrical Engineer II

Company: Chicago Transit Authority
Location: Chicago
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Description SALARY
$29.051 - $41.503

Performs electrical engineering work involving the application of a comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists in the design of various new electrical systems relating to but not limited to electrical power, control, equipment.
Evaluates electrical equipment, electronic circuitry, and components submitted by contractors for compliance with electrical engineering design principles, applicable policies, codes, and ordinances, and the latest industry standards and practices.
Prepares sketches, drawings, cost estimates, specifications and technical reports through the application of engineering principles.
Prepares and maintains records of current and future projects, maintaining and accurate log of budgetary analysis, work schedules and status reports.
Acts as liaison between and interacts with municipal agencies, utility companies, manufacturers, contractors and consultants and other firms in order to assure project will meet requirements of municipal agencies, utilities, CTA requirements etc. .
Responsible for the general results of electrical engineering assignments relating to fixed electrical property, power supplies, distribution, signal equipment, control schemes, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), Building Automation Systems (BAS's), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's), and other facilities and equipment involving independent thinking in making adaptations and modifications while ensuring work conforms to all criteria, codes, standards and regulations.
Gathers and analyzes pertinent information and provides logical, comprehensive and intelligent solutions relating to active projects of a non-routine nature.
Monitors and audits active projects evaluating for completeness, efficiency and compliance to pre-established standards
Troubleshoots problems in electrical systems relating to but not limited to electrical power, control, equipment and recommends a solution using engineering and mathematical principles and techniques
Conducts inspections of equipment to identify potential problems, ensure compliance with standards and codes, and recommend solutions to identified problems.
Establishes energy savings analysis.
Tests field equipment for proper design, operation, safety, and code compliance and makes changes as needed.
Prepares comprehensive reports relating to the findings of inspections and tests
Provides technical support to Facilities Maintenance and assists lower-level engineers, draftsmen, technicians, QI personnel and interns in complex assignments.
Performs related duties as required.

Reporting to this position are the following jobs:
Job Title

Providing maintenance design plans which meet all local, state and federal standards, codes and requirements.
Prioritizing duties on a daily basis and completing projects on time.
Designing equipment for maximum useful life.
Keeping abreast of changes in scientific knowledge and engineering technology and utilizing changes in solving theoretical or practical electrical engineering problems.


Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field, plus three (3) years of experience related to this position or an equivalent combination of training and experience, provided the degree requirement is met.
Required to have prior experience as an Electrical Engineer or in a closely related field
Must be an Engineer intern, having passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration.
Valid Driver's License required.


Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer key boards.
Light physical effort; walking, bending, climbing to investigate systems.
Move on track elevated structures, in subway tunnels and at grade conditions, after proper safety training.


Working knowledge of electrical engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
Ability to apply engineering knowledge to complex electrical engineering problems.
Working knowledge of electrical components, methods, and techniques.
Working knowledge of related building codes and guidelines - Chicago and surrounding suburbs, municipal codes, NFPA standards, NEMA standards, and ordinances as applied to the design, development, repair and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.
Advanced math skills including Algebra, Calculus and Geometry.
Good research skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good critical thinking skills to assess how one change can affect the entire project.
Advanced skill using Auto Cad to create drawings for various purposes including permitting.
Intermediate skill using personal computer, engineering applications, and data management software.
Ability to negotiate and resolve conflict.
Good surveying skills.
Intermediate skill using personal computer, engineering applications, databases and data management software.


General office environment.
Works outdoors, in or near shop/garage/terminal areas and on elevated or ballasted track areas adjacent to energized contact rails and moving trains.
May be required to work various extended or irregular hours in order to meet project deadlines or respond to CTA emergencies.
May be required to travel to various CTA, vendor, and transit property locations.
Subject to prevailing weather conditions, moving vehicles, electrically energized contact rail, ballasted track and elevated structures when performing duties including but not limited to conducting field inspections.


Computer Systems, AutoCad, Engineering/Drawing software, MS Office, engineering calculators, technical manuals, scales, codes, technical manuals, and field testing equipment.
Additional Details Employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.

Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification.


No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.


    Failure to respond to correspondences during the hiring process in a timely fashion may result in your application being closed out for non-responsiveness.

    CTA Benefits

    Primary Location: USA-Illinois-ChicagoJob: EngineeringJob Posting: Jul 5, 2024, 1:31:30 PMPosition Type: Full-time Permanent (FTP)

Keywords: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago , Electrical Engineer II, Engineering , Chicago, Illinois

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