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AECOM Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an experienced Senior Electrical Engineer to be based in our Chicago, IL office.

About Buildings + Places:

Our Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building and system engineering, urbanism, and planning (inclusive of landscape design), strategy +, economics, technology solutions, asset advisory, and cost and program management. This diverse team assists our clients from strategy through project realization, creating positive outcomes for those who occupy and use the buildings and environments we help to create. Our Chicago studio focuses on the Commercial/Corporate, Science and Technology, Higher Education and Federal market sectors. We look to combine beauty, sustainability, resiliency, equity, and innovation in our projects and believe these values can be instilled in any project regardless of size or budget.

Some of our recent projects include tenant build-out spaces, water reclamation office building and lab facility, Joint Public Safety Training Center, Package distribution warehouses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities. 

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

Senior Electrical Engineer will work in a highly collaborative environment on a wide range of projects. The ideal candidate will have a passion for designing building electrical systems and supporting junior staff. The Engineer will be responsible for performing the technical calculations and design, understanding the project requirements and the effort required to complete the work and applying critical thinking to quickly recognize issues and be part of the solution.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrical engineering from conceptual design through construction administration and post-occupancy including writing reports for internal and external purposes based on findings.

  • Stays current on codes and technologies appropriate to the electrical and fire alarm disciplines.

  • Researches, develops, designs, specifies, and witnesses the testing of electrical systems, equipment, components, and materials, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.

  • Organizes and conducts site visits for the purpose of data collection and evaluation of electrical systems, equipment, components, and materials for projects with and without well-defined scopes of work.

  • Coordinating with the client and multiple disciplines, acting as electrical engineer point of contact to ensure that projects are delivered within budget and on schedule.

  • Assist in proposal preparation and discipline plans that meet project requirements in conjunction with the senior leadership.

  • Manage and work on multiple projects with other team members, acting as mentor and reviewer of work.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering, Architectural Engineering or similar +6 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration with 8+ years of experience.

  • Strong electrical code knowledge including National Electric Code (NEC), ASHRAE and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

  • Competent in all conventional aspects of electrical building engineering systems and conducts work in a professional manner while collaborating with other team members.

  • Experience in the following markets: Corporate Workplace and Commercial buildings, Federal Civilian and DoD, Healthcare, Mission Critical, Justice, and Higher Education projects.

  • Experience with sustainable design and certification in LEED and/or WELL.

  • Analyze equipment energy use for optimizing systems selection.

  • Ability to manage and work on multiple projects with other team members.

  • Power system studies experience utilizing SKM, ETAP or Easy Power.

  • Lighting calculation experience with Visual, AGI32 or Elumtools.

  • Strong Revit and CAD experience.

  • Excellent communication skills: articulate, assertive, and confident.

  • Creative thinker with effective teamwork skills.

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $110,000- $165,000

  • This will be a hybrid position with 2-3 days a week in the office and the remaining work from home. We cannot consider remote only applicants for this role.

  • Relocation is available for this role

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10102087

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid