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Entry-Level Electrical Engineer

After training, our Junior Engineer will be responsible for detailed design of mid voltage distribution projects up to and including 34kV. Candidate will interface closely with client and utilize company, OSHA, and IEEE standards to facilitate design projects. Distribution projects may include but will not be limited to 4 to 12kV conversions, Overhead to Underground conversions, smart grid, cable, and conduit design.

Candidate will be responsible for working closely with other engineering and design team members to coordinate overall design basis, providing direction and guidance to drafters and designers, directing the flow of drafting and designer duties, insuring design schedules are met, including regularly providing project status updates to project engineer. Incumbents are expected to work to develop advanced skills and have the ability to work both independently and within a team.


  • BS Electrical Engineering degree
  • Understanding of power engineering theories and principles
  • Understanding of practices of researching engineering and design
    issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing recommendations
  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-
    economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • CAD software knowledge a plus
  • Understanding of building design, power generation plants, and/or
    utility systems
  • Ability to understand complex initiatives across multiple


  • Downtown Chicago (Loop) Office
  • 1 Block from public transportation
  • Team Bonding activities / Pool Table / Nap Room
  • Laidback office atmosphere
  • Excellent training and mentorship programs

Interested in this position? Apply Now.


Sr. Electrical Engineer

We are seeking a knowledgeable Sr. Electrical Engineer with 7+ years of experience. The location of the position is in Chicago, IL and is for a person who needs no supervision to complete complex distribution designs and can also serve as a qualified to give a complete QA/QC check on other designer’s projects.


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • 7 years minimum of experience with Distribution Design
  • PE license preferred
  • Knowledge of industry codes and standards
  • Ability to interface effectively with clients, employees, and management team is essential
  • Motivated to continually take on more responsibility and lead the team


  • Leads projects and project team in the execution of several mid-to-large scale projects
  • Communicates and coordinates project activities with internal team members
  • Perform Quality Assurance (QA) design reviews and Peer Reviews for all project documents
  • Performs peer reviews and mentors project team members
  • Assists in the preparation of scoping documents and fees
  • Prepares and reviews project drawings in TED
  • Resolves design questions and technical concerns
  • Provides excellent client/customer service

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Sr. Civil Engineering Manager

KDM Engineering has a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial minded Sr. Civil Engineering Manager to serve as lead for the growing Civil Department at KDM. The ideal candidate will help expand civil engineering work with existing clients and develop new clients and business, while managing multiple projects and employees. This individual will be open-minded, innovative, and determined to create similar growth alongside the other business units within the company.


  • Minimum BS in Civil Engineering, master’s preferred
  • PE (Professional Engineer) license in Illinois, and willing to become licensed in other states
  • Experience in the Utility Sector
  • Must have experience managing capital projects of at least $5MM
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a civil engineer role
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a manager role
  • Computer proficiency
  • Must be open minded, creative, and confident
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Must be open to travel up to 25% of the year

Job Responsibilities 

  • Develop plans for business development and report to Engineering Program Manager
  • Manage multiple engineering projects at one time
  • Manage capital projects from concept thru completion
  • Lead project scope, budget preparation, process planning, permitting, execution and control of assigned projects
  • Manage a team of other Project Engineers, Technicians, and CAD Designers
  • Assist in preparation of technical reports and permit applications
  • Use of computer-aided design (AutoCAD) packages to design projects
  • Help determine changes within civil department that include new hires and terminations within the project group
  • Train, support, and develop your team members

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