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Senior Engineer - Electrical

HBK Engineering is searching for a Licensed Electrical Engineer. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.

This position offers the opportunity to lead a project team consisting of engineers and designers involved in the design, modification, and analysis of new and existing distribution systems.



  • Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of electrical engineering issues.
  • Act as the Electrical team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of electrical engineering work.
  • Lead efforts to ensure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.
  • Coordinate systems design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements.
  • Prepare documentation for design input for drawing production.
  • Interface with vendors to prepare materials and equipment purchase specifications for client recommendations.
  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements.
  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.



  • A BSEE degree required, MSEE preferred.
  • PE license required in either the state of Illinois
  • 10+ years of experience in electrical design of institutional buildings is required


Essential skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of engineering standards including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE and ANSI.
  • Experience in the design of electrical engineering systems in a project team environment for electrical distribution systems including the selection of equipment (transformers, metal clad switchgear), materials, and the preparation and assembling of calculations and specifications.
  • Three or more years of experience in leading an engineering design team through all phases of a project design.
  • Technically knowledgeable of available equipment and proven pre-engineered systems to execute systems design.
  • Overhead and underground electrical utility distribution infrastructure design (primary or secondary)
  • Experience working within and utilizing existing utility standard designs
  • Experience with creating construction work package designs, scheduling, unit estimating systems, outage analysis and joint use work.
  • Experience with cable and joint replacement as well as line and facility upgrade projects
  • Experience with complex urban underground network systems including circuit development, neutral networks and switch layouts
  • Experience with serving as firm/client liaison in a support or lead engineering role.
  • Experience in reviewing design drawings created by others.


Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • PMP Certification.
  • Construction and start-up experience a plus.
  • Commissioning experience a plus.
  • Owner specific design interfaces / tools, for example ComEd has TED, Passport
  • Involvement with system planning / system improvements
  • Overhead electrical transmission line design experience.
  • Surveying experience is a plus.
  • Use of appropriate surface geophysical methods (i.e., pipe and cable locators, terrain conductivity methods, resistivity measurements, metal detectors, Ground Penetrating Radar, etc.) to designate existing subsurface utilities or to trace a particular utility system.
  • Familiarity with ASCE Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data CI/ASCE 38-02
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