Director, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Design

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Chicago, IL, United States

Phone: 312 / 322-8914
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Director, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Design


Chicago, IL 



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Reporting to the Senior Director, Capital Project Delivery, the Director, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Design plans, directs, and controls electrical, mechanical, and traction power capital design and construction projects on all eleven Metra commuter rail lines including yards, shops, railroad facilities, administrative buildings, and  Metra headquarters. 

The primary duties include function as Metra's lead engineer for mechanical, electrical, and traction power design packages, coordinating the work of consulting engineers and other professional staff performing planning, design, or investigative functions.

Direct staff of engineers engaged in the design, planning, field studies, preparation of documents including specifications, drawings, technical calculations, scope, schedule, and budgets for the procurement of electrical, mechanical, and traction power designs and systems.

Review electrical and mechanical plans of other departments and coordinate work with officials or public and private agencies. Identify, investigate, estimate, and recommend replacement of antiquated, obsolete, and inefficient electrical and mechanical systems in yards, facilities, and at the agency's headquarters.

Review designs and technical drawings, change orders, and contract modifications  for accuracy and compliance with federal and municipal regulations and codes, design standards, and project specifications; and negotiate costs. 

Approve time off, coordinate staff schedules, fill vacancies as necessary, and ensure compliance with departmental and company policies and objectives. Decide/implement staffing decisions, performance evaluations, and performance improvement, disciplinary, and/or termination procedures. Make recommendations regarding hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary and/or termination procedures.