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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 Water is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our growing Chicago, IL office. This role will lead and support design efforts for a variety of water infrastructure projects including treatment facilities, pump stations, and conveyance.

Job Description:

  • Approves and signs off on design and construction phase work.

  • Presents complex technical solutions to clients.

  • Participates in development of technical proposals.

  • Design low voltage and medium voltage electrical distribution systems and building services.

  • Prepare and develop engineering studies, reports, calculations, designs, specifications, and construction cost estimates in compliance with applicable code and standard requirements.

  • Establish electrical equipment performance parameters based on project requirements and coordinate with equipment vendors to refine preliminary selections.

  • Use computer software as a tool to solve engineering problems.

  • Manage designs during construction including shop drawing review, information request response, and punch list generation.

  • Provide quality assurance oversight and independent quality control reviews to support deliverables developed by others including calculations, plans, specifications, and engineering reports.

  • Develop engineering fee estimates, assist with technical proposal preparation, and participate in client presentations.

  • Direct the efforts of junior engineers, graphics staff, and interns.

  • Work within a project team environment, interfacing and coordinating with other disciplines and design team members.

  • Collaborate with design professionals and project managers in other US offices. Occasionally collaborate internationally.

  • Occasional light local and national travel to project sites.

  • Experienced with large, multidisciplinary projects in a lead engineering role.

  • Interested in and capable of managing, mentoring, and recruiting engineering and support staff.

  • Perform electrical system designs including:

  • Switchgears,

  • Switchboards,

  • Motor control centers,

  • Variable frequency drives,

  • Generators, transformers,

  • Distribution panels, and

  • Other electrical distribution systems components.

  • Perform design for lighting, fire alarm, telephone, security and grounding systems.

  • Prepare design drawings including single line diagrams, electrical plans, wiring schematics, schedules, etc.


Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of Electrical design experience, preferably relating to water treatment facilities, pump stations, or water infrastructure.

  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Illinois, or ability to become licensed through reciprocity. Maintains an NCEES Credential Record.

  • Proficient with electrical design software, including AutoCAD, Revit, SKM, and Amp Calc.

  • ​Capable of technical standards development.

  • Interested in and experienced with project management ranging from small, discipline specific type to larger multidiscipline type.

  • Highly motivated self-directed professional.

  • Proven problem solver able to grasp complex concepts readily.

  • Ability to apply passion and leadership in a collaborative and progressive team-oriented work environment.

Additional Information

Offered rate of compensation (Illinois locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $130,000 -$180,000.

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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: J10102762

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid