Sr. Electrical Engineer

Company Info
Metra
Chicago, IL, United States

Phone: 312 / 322-8914
Web Site: www.metrarail.com

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Title:

Sr. Electrical Engineer

Location:

Chicago, IL 

Salary:

up to $97,215.00

Job ID:

53585
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Job Description:

Reporting to the Director, Electrical Engineering, the Sr. Electrical Engineer applies specialized expertise in the performance of electrical design, construction, and project management functions; provides technical guidance on the repair and maintenance of newly installed equipment to maintenance electricians working on Metra commuter railroad lines, facilities, and stations; and trains less experienced staff on division operations.

Manage consultants including: developing and maintaining project schedules, leading planning and progress meetings, monitoring and approving tasks, visiting job sites to inspect work-in-progress for compliance with contract specifications and quality standards, and resolving technical issues.

Prepare design packages including drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and technical calculations for power distribution projects, electrical equipment purchases, and lighting systems, ensuring compliance with federal and local codes, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and electrical industry standards.

Prepare contract documents required to solicit projects for bid; participate in pre-bid meetings to respond to scope, specification, and technical questions; review vendor bid proposals for compliance, feasibility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness; and make recommendations for contract awards.

Perform contract administration duties including: reviewing invoices for contract compliance, accuracy, and supporting documentation; evaluating change orders and contract modifications for cost effectiveness and necessity; and approving or resolving payment discrepancies.

Manage contract files according to Metra quality management plan, keep orderly and accurate records of all project related correspondence, and prepare detailed project status reports.

Coordinate team’s day-to-day activities, assign tasks/projects and monitor performance, and provide guidance and training, but is not a supervisor.