Electrical Designer - Industrial Automation

  • Chicago, IL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: BI32-2689923

Electrical Design Engineer is needed for a premier engineering consulting and systems integration firm with 8 locations; Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, New York City, St. Louis, and Boston. Work on a wide range of projects in a variety of industries from automotive to healthcare to food and beverage. Become first in a new design department!

Why work here?
  • Hit the ground running on projects on week one!
  • Project responsibilities and interactions with clients to solve real-world problems!
  • Fun culture with offices locations in premium areas!
  • Be surrounded by super-smart humans!
  • Competitive compensation and bonuses!
  • Full benefits, 401k matching, Profit-sharing!


  • Specify automation and electrical components to meet customer specifications, application requirements, and industrial standards.
  • Create custom control panel layouts and bills of materials.
  • Design wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, and one-line power distribution drawings.
  • Perform IO checkout and validation.
  • Perform enclosure FLA and heat dissipation calculations.
  • Create and maintain AutoCAD Electrical templates, blocks and symbols library.
  • Organize and maintain project drawings and technical information.
  • Work with project managers and operations manager to schedule and prioritize tasks.
  • Traveling to customer sites as needed.



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or related field
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience
  • U.S. citizen or national


Required Skills

  • AutoCAD electrical
  • Ability to design to UL and IEC requirements, including certification
  • Familiarity and ability to design to NEC
  • Working knowledge of PLCs, IO Modules, VFDs, Motors, and other standard automation equipment.
  • Working knowledge of industrial communication networks
  • Ability to size power components, including breakers, fuses, VFDs, Disconnects, etc.
  • Ability to determine and layout power distribution
  • Ability to create PDF drawings utilizing cross reference clicking
  • Ability to size panels and calculate heating/cooling requirements
  • Ability to create BOM from high level requirements
  • Generate Loop Drawings
  • Generate one-line drawings
  • Microsoft Excel


Nice to Have Skills

  • Experience programing or configuring PLCs, HMIs, or SCADA systems
  • Familiarity with safety PLC wiring
  • Familiarity with PL and SIL electrical design requirements
  • Ability to read and understand P&ID drawings
  • Familiarity with industrial communication network design
  • Familiarity with National Instruments or DAQ equipment
  • Understanding of noise mitigation and signal integrity considerations for panel design
  • Knowledge of high voltage and high-power component design (both AC and DC)
  • Familiarity with quality control standards such as ISO9001 and AS9100
  • Understanding of FOD (foreign object debris) protection procedures, ESD protection standards, other important safety, and quality control best practices
  • Ability to do basic mechanical CAD
  • Ability to do software testing
  • Familiarity with PCB design and able to develop simple PCB schematic
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