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Traction Power Engineer - Chicago, IL

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Traction Power Engineer - Chicago, IL

For decades, CH2M HILL has been a global leader in engineering, consulting, design, program management, construction and operations, working on the most challenging and impactful projects around the world. Through these challenging projects, we develop our people — who transform complex and creative ideas into reality, every day. Join us and together we can work to build a sustainable world. We support you to reach your greatest career goals through continued professional development, a positive work life balance and undeniably cool engineering projects. Join employee-owned CH2M HILL and discover why our diverse team has been consistently ranked as one of the leading employers and repeatedly recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”.

Transportation Jobs at CH2M HILL

At CH2M HILL, we know life moves fast; and each day the pace picks up. From increased population to growing global businesses, as part of the Transportation Group, you will be providing solutions that help keep the world in motion. Whether it is aviation, highways and bridges, transit and rail, or ports, you will be working on the most challenging projects, leaving a positive impact for generations to come. Ready? Let’s Get to Work.

CH2M HILL Traction Power Engineer Jobs - Chicago, IL
The challenge? Helping our communities stay safely on the move.   Administers, directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the Traction Power Division within the Maintenance and Engineering Department; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; provides highly complex administrative support to the Group Manager, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; and performs related duties as assigned. 
This single position manages, through subordinate supervisors, traction power engineering and construction activities, whether accomplished by CH2M HILL or contract staff.  

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Traction Power Engineering Division including design, rehabilitation, construction activities, and maintenance support.
  • Oversees the design work the traction power system rehabilitation, maintenance, and construction projects to ensure technical and code conformance to established standards.
  • Manages and oversees traction power system rehabilitation and other contracts, including engineering consultant contracts, traction power engineering projects; including the System Rehabilitation Programs; reviews and approves final project plans, specifications and cost estimates.
  • Serves as the liaison for the Traction Power Division with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; provides technical assistance to the Legal Department and serves as an expert witness; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Oversees traction power engineering project contracts including progress reviews, payments, claims, submittals, and correspondence.
  • Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents periodic and special reports regarding division activities to management staff or other departments and other necessary correspondence.
  • Directs the preparation of and approves final plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals and bid documents; conducts or directs analytical studies.

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable traction power engineering experience, which must have included at least (2) two years of administrative and supervisory experience
  • Recent experience directly with the Chicago Transit Authority
Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive traction power
  • engineering program.
  • Principles and practices of traction power engineering.
  • Principles and practices of project scheduling and management.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Construction materials, methods and equipment used in electrical and mechanical engineering projects.
  • Principles and practices of contract and construction management.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Related building codes, regulations and provisions.
  • Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
United States
Full Time
Bachelors or 4 Year Degree
5% to 10%

At CH2M HILL, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M HILL. Ready? Let’s get to work.

Developing People through Challenging Projects
CH2M HILL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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