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Principal Electrical Engineer

Company: Valdes Engineering Company
Location: Lombard
Posted on: June 29, 2024

Job Description:

Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.Valdes is guided by our purpose statement:We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers.Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:Integrity Critical Thinking Excellence Teamwork PassionValdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE CertificationIllinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP CertificationCity of Chicago - MBE CertificationCalifornia Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE CertificationResponsibilities

  • Principal Engineer is responsible for managing projects budgets and scheduling of department hours
  • Strong technical skills and an ability to mentor and assist staff in all aspects of electrical design, including I&C specifications and selection
  • Supervise and monitor staff ensuring that engineering packages are completed on time and within budget
  • Ability to analyze, design and produce engineering packages for clients and prepare instrumentation specifications for purchase
  • Ability to establish and maintain good business relationships with key client contacts throughout the project
  • Extensive knowledge of design codes and the knowledge to establish design criteria and ensure staff is following proper protocol
  • On-site interface with client engineering representative and other discipline engineers
  • Review, check and analyze design drawings prior to client submittals
  • Responsible for ensuring that documents produced by the team members follow both internal and client quality standards.
  • Medium & High power distribution system design and layout
  • Substation design, short circuit analysis, ARC flash studies
  • Lighting design and grounding and lightning protection
  • Electrical heat trace design
  • Development of wiring diagrams and schematics
  • Application of medium to low voltage transformers
  • Application of uninterruptible power systems
  • Conduit, cable tray and underground duct bank design
  • Utility interface design
  • Electrical calculations including short circuit, load flow, arc flash, motor starting, harmonic, device coordination and voltage drop.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • 10-15 years of Electrical Engineering experience in Medium/High voltage design and application of switch gear and motor controls within a power distribution or engineering consulting environment.
    • 5+ Years of experience working in power distribution or engineering consulting
    • 5+ years' experience supervising staff and managing projects from inception to completion including evaluating scope of work and assigning responsibilities
    • Basic understanding of other discipline work flow and how all departments work together to complete projects
    • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with clients, subordinates and co-workers
    • Personable and able to work easily with others at all levels
    • Ability to handle difficult individuals and remain calm when employees or clients are confrontational
    • Provide leadership to monitor, enforce, and improve quality of work
    • Demonstrate excellent intercultural sensitivity and listening skills
    • Demonstrate effective work relationships with all project and department personnel
    • Represents the highest standard of professional conduct with other groups, department members and clients
    • Eligibility to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the futureValdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.EEO/AAE

Keywords: Valdes Engineering Company, Lombard , Principal Electrical Engineer, Engineering , Lombard, Illinois

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