Senior Transmission Engineer

  • Chicago, IL
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our client is a leading national provider of technical services to the electric utility, power generation, industrial, renewable and energy industries. These services include planning and system studies, design and engineering, maintenance and testing, program management, construction, and turnkey EPC projects. Built on 50 years of experience handling large scale complex projects; our client is unique in that we are a turnkey Engineering, Construction, and Testing company that specializes in medium and high voltage electrical infrastructure.

Job Description

Performs engineering work with a focus on transmission line design including both civil and electrical practices. Requires knowledge of transmission systems from 34.5kV to 500kV with familiarity with basic principles related to line design and practices related to this specialization.  Successful candidates may be placed in job titles ranging from Senior Engineer, Project Engineer, or Senior Project Engineer based upon experience and knowledge in the field.  

Employee may be called upon to perform any or all of the following functions:

    Generate cost effective designs for high voltage electrical transmission lines
    Represent the Engineering department and participate in inter-department meetings
    Attend meetings with customers as needed to support the Sales department and the engineers
    Monitor team progress and activities to ensure projects remain on schedule, within budget and exceed customer expectations
    Able to perform transmission line engineering work independently.
    Balance innovation and standardization of work processes
    Project Engineer or Senior Project Engineer level individuals will ensure that projects meet quality and schedule objectives
    Travel out of town for short periods of time as required by assignments
    Other duties as required



Bachelor degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.  Knowledge and demonstrated experience in transmission line design; successful candidates will have at least 7 years experience in transmission line design with more senior level positions requiring 10 years or more in hands on design.  Must be a licensed professional engineer with ability to become licensed in multiple states or must be able to gain license within one year of hire.Minimum 7 years experience in actual hands on design work.

Experience in preparing cost effective designs in an EPC environment 

Effective oral and written communication skills

Knowledge and understanding of transmission engineering, including routing issues, conductor selection, structure determination, plan and profile development, material takeoffs, etc

Knowledge and understanding of structure and foundation design

Knowledge of common engineering application software, particularly such tools as PLS-CADD

Knowledge and understanding of engineering standards including NESC, IEEE, ASCE, ACI and ANSI that apply to transmission design

Extensive knowledge of design documents and drawings necessary to complete a project 

Additional Information

Our client provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.  The company provides life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and an employee assistance plan at no cost to the employee.  Benefit offerings also include a choice of traditional PPO or HDHP, with corresponding FSA or HSA, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401K with immediate vesting and more.

Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent green card holder.