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Section Lead (Substation Design)

Department: Electrical Power
Location: Chicago , IL

Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. is an Engineering and Architecture professional full service consulting firm offering a full spectrum of engineering design services including civil, construction, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and structural as well as construction management services and complementary architectural services. These services are provided across multiple markets including Aviation, Construction, Education, Energy, Healthcare, Transportation and Water Waste/Water.

Job Summary

The Section Lead Engineer is responsible for the profitability, quality, and schedule of substation design projects. They will lead a design team of engineers and designers and assist in design activities. The section Lead Engineer will coordinate all design activities of the project team, interface with key cross-functional groups (PM, CAD, Accounting, etc.), and report project status to management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-          Serve as the technical lead on assigned projects.
-          Ability to manage / lead several simultaneous projects.
-          Perform Reviews for direct reports
-          Approve Time Sheets, PTO, and Teamís Expenses
-          Support project team assignments with collaboration between GM and other SLís
-          Maintain Self Utilization Target (?%)
-          Maintain Team Utilization Target (88%)
-          Client Interface
-          Stamp Drawings    
-          Proposal write up / reviews
-          Write / Review Change Orders
-          Participate on project walk-downs
-          Manage Quality / Perform QC Checks
-          One White Paper / Year
-          Maintain 16hrs of Training Requirements for team members
-          Manage Project Budgets along with Project Management
-          Coordinate Activities Between SLís
-          Support Recruiting Efforts for Section and Division
-          Mentor Engineers
-          Available to Travel 10% - 20%


1.     Education and Experience:

a.     Bachelorís degree in Engineering and a minimum of 7 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and demonstrable                   experience.

2.     Leadership Skills:

a.     Experience leading cross-disciplinary design teams consisting of 3 to 7 engineers.

b.     Well developed, detail oriented organizational skills.

c.     Strong interpersonal and written / verbal communication skills.

d.     Ability to work with management to set and achieve goals based on priorities.

e.     Ability to support internal and external customers.

f.      Possess a sense of strong self-direction

g.     Ability to diffuse problematic situations with internal and external customers.

3.     Technical Skills:

a.     Ability to prepare relay drawings including relay panel arrangements, single lines, three lines, AC schematics, DC schematics, equipment wiring,         relay panel wiring, bill of materials, and grounding studies.

b.     Ability to design substations utilizing client standards.

c.     Ability to perform QA/QC checks

d.     Possess PE or ability to acquire it within 2 years of taking assignment (If leading Engineers).

Milhouse Engineering and Construction is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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