Senior Project Engineer-Electrical-Mission Critical Facilities-Chicago

A global company, ESD is a leader in Improving Society Through the Built Environment. We create solutions that produce economic, environmental and experiential benefits for our clients, many of whom are the biggest names in the worlds of business, technology — and beyond. We embrace technological change and are in the forefront of developing Intelligent Buildings. We emphasize innovation, adaptability and sustainability when providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, life safety and technology engineering. For more information, please visit www.esdglobal.com.

Position Summary

We are looking for a Senior Project Engineer in our Chicago office who wants to join us in Improving Society Through the Built Environment. Collectively, we apply our knowledge, expertise, and critical thinking skills to develop solutions impacting people’s health, comfort, productivity, safety, and connectivity. 

We are able to make a difference for our clients and society-at-large within a framework of regulations, budget and schedule realities, and at the speed of change. This requires our team to collaborate, continuously improve, and innovate to earn trust among our colleagues and clients. 

If you are a person who enjoys making a difference for your colleagues and clients through excellence – this is an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge, work with some of the world’s highest-profile clients, enjoy social and charitable activities, and build your career.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Manages ESD’s technical project process and scope of work within own discipline; reviews schedule and budgeted hours; finds and resolves all inconsistencies with project manager. 
  • Delegates tasks to project engineers and designers within own discipline as appropriate.
  • Follows ESD’s quality management process; conducts project reviews and approvals before all QA/QC reviews done by the technical authority.
  • Maintains strong client relations; able to understand and articulate project and design requirements, progress, and troubleshooting to clients and technical staff. 
  • Coordinates well with all disciplines to fully integrate work and client requests into design.
  • Acts as supervisor and resource to technical design team; supports and assists staff education and development. 
  • Actively participates in the engineering/professional community to build personal knowledge and professional growth (e.g. attends meetings / seminars / conferences and/or write articles for trade magazines.)

Qualifications / Skill-sets

  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering practices and principles in own discipline and basic knowledge of practices and principals in other disciplines. 
  • Able to conceptualize and develop solutions for multifaceted systems and interactions with varied disparate components. 
  • Strong communicator who effectively conveys scope, schedule, and budget to clients, co-workers, and technical teams (e.g. work plan, statement of work, and 2-way communication.) 
  • Adept at writing comprehensive reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.
  • Equipped to analyze, problem solve, and train others; organized and attentive to detail; flexible and collaborative. 
  • Able to independently resolve complex problems within the engineer’s discipline.
  • Experience with Power System Studies.

Education / Certification / Experience

  • Accredited engineering degree or equivalent experience required. 
  • Minimum 7 years related industry experience 
  • Registered professional engineer (PE) license or other professional certification based on expertise required.

AA / EE / Veterans / Disability

We are an equal-opportunity employer.