Electrical Engineering Professional

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, IL

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Electronic Engineering/Computer Science
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $110,960.00 - 164,560.00 / Year*
SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as a Electrical Engineering Professional for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Position Overview:

The MEP Sustainable Engineering Group of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP is currently seeking a Junior Electrical Engineer who is willing and eager to lead the charge into the future utilizing their skills in electrical engineering, life safety systems and sustainable design under the supervision of a senior engineer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to detailed preparation of design and construction documents and solutions to general engineering problems.
  • Exhibits understanding of design philosophy of projects and relate assigned tasks to that philosophy.
  • Coordinates work with the project team.
  • Incorporate or consider sustainable strategies in all project assignments.
  • Assist with preparation of LEED or other green building rating system certification or documentation.
  • Computes and compiles calculations and narratives to define system requirements.
  • Respond to RFIs and review product data and shop drawings.
Job Requirements:
  • Completion of four-year ABET accredited Bachelor s Degree in Architectural Engineering or Electrical Engineering or advanced degree program.
  • Completed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) preferred.
  • Assist the Electrical project lead with all technical design aspects of projects including: Design, calculation, specification and analysis of building systems (power, emergency power, lighting, fire alarm, life safety, earthing and lightning protection systems); Design and coordinate electrical system with other disciplines (architectural, structural, mechanical, civil, security, audio, lighting, life safety, etc.); Develop engineering studies and options for various systems.
  • Sound knowledge of electrical fundamentals as they relate to building systems with a minimum two years of experience in electrical engineering design development and documentation.
  • Design experience with Electrical power distribution including understanding of branch power, lighting and fire alarm systems.
  • Demonstrated general knowledge of building codes including City of Chicago and NFPA.
  • Professional proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit and functional proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and publishing programs.
  • Professional proficiency systems evaluation programs such as AGI32/Elum Tools and PTW/ETAP. Daylighting analysis experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sustainable and green building design and/or construction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of the LEED Green Building Rating System and/or other green building rating systems.
  • LEED accreditation is preferred.
  • Proactive, forward thinking; Well organized and detail oriented; Highly creative problem solver.
  • Reliable and responsible, able to prioritize and manage tasks and responsibilities for themselves and for others in the project Electrical team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Interested in researching new technology and applying it to daily work.
SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.

At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline: www.som.com/employment_opportunities_and_policy

For more about SOM: www.som.com

Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed. Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.
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