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Senior Electrical Designer

Company: Gresham Smith, Inc.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Gresham Smith - Chicago Office
Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Consistently ranked in the Top 10 in the Industrial Sector by Building Design + Construction, Gresham Smith is a growing architectural, engineering, and program management firm with 25 offices throughout the US. Join us and you'll work on some of the most dynamic and diverse projects for some of the world's largest clients in industries such as EV battery, automotive, food + beverage, advanced manufacturing, data centers, aerospace + defense, consumer products, tire + rubber, and metals. You'll see firsthand our commitment to our employees recognized by our "Best Firm to Work For" awards and our overall 94% employee retention rate.Our carefully selected team is what sets us apart from other firms. We are driven to provide the best environment for our employees - the latest technology, thorough training, easy access to leadership, and a comprehensive benefits package that is sure to impress. We empower our employees to strike a total life balance by offering flexible schedules and hybrid work arrangements. Clients and partners regard us as innovators who are always pushing for creative and comprehensive solutions that optimize the bottom line, and a passion for genuine client service.We are looking for a Senior Electrical Designer to join our Industrial team!Responsibilities:

  • Determine, analyze, and interpret clients' needs and requirements.
  • Identify all project inputs needed to proceed efficiently on assigned tasks.
  • Estimate discipline man-hours required to complete the design requirements of a project.
  • Determine electrical design scope, schedule, budget, and phasing, and explore site issues.
  • Research codes and apply knowledge of code requirements and standards to designs.
  • Design electrical components and systems for industrial facilities.
  • Provide leadership and assign electrical design job functions to designated designers and engineers and supervise their efforts in completing the project on time and within budget.
  • Produce contract documents including drawings and specifications, review designs, proposals, shop drawings, and contractor comments for sound electrical engineering practice and conformance with established safety and design criteria.
  • Perform calculations and complete layouts and arrangements. -
  • Prepare project cost and schedule estimates.
  • Visit construction sites to observe existing conditions to obtain design information and identify solutions to problems that may arise during construction.
  • Conduct inspections for quality control and assurance programs and report findings and recommendations.
  • Provide technical assistance when problems are encountered before, during, and after construction.
  • Collaborate with others to identify, define, and solve design issues.
  • Review preliminary and final electrical design with other disciplines for function, clearances, coordination, and final design selection.
  • Reviews design deliverables for constructability. Checks shop drawings for compliance with design documents, and coordinates with other disciplines. Answers RFIs from contractors during construction. Performs construction inspections and develops final punch list.
  • Assist in starting up and commissioning of communication, security, instrumentation, and controls projects. Minimum Qualifications:
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in electrical design for facility and infrastructure projects. Experience shall include the design of power, lighting, grounding, and fire alarm systems. Experience in the design of communications, access controls, and security systems is preferred. Experience with the design of medium voltage power distribution systems preferred.
    • High school diploma but prefer an Associate's degree in Applied Science/ Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology, Architectural/Engineering, or equivalent
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Strong team player that effectively coordinates with other team members throughout the design.
    • Communicates effectively. Skilled in both verbal and written communication.
    • Previous design and detailing experience using REVIT, and AutoCAD.
    • Experience with lighting calculation software such as AGI, ElumTools, and/or Visual.
    • Experience with power system analysis software such as SKM Powertools, or ETAP.Gresham Smith is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Gresham Smith provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability or any other classification protected by law. -Gresham Smith will not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, headhunters, contract recruiters, search firms, or employment agencies. An executed GRESHAM PLACEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT (PSA) is required prior to any payment obligation for either a referral or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously executed PSA, GRESHAM SMITH explicitly reserves the right to recruit and hire those candidate(s) at its discretion, and without any financial obligation whatsoever to the recruiter or agency. Any such unsolicited resume or candidate contact information, including those submitted directly to GRESHAM SMITH'S hiring managers or any other employee, shall become the property of GRESHAM SMITH

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