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Jacobs Senior Electrical Engineer-Communications in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Electrical Engineer-Communications


Primary Job Responsibilities:

The Jacobs Chicago office provides the planning, design and implementation of numerous transportation related infrastructure and building projects. The

Senior Electrical Engineer would lead a team to develop the electrical and communications networking needs over a broad spectrum of transportation related projects.

It is anticipated that this candidate would have a strong core of knowledge of several of the electrical and networking skill sets required to perform the

job and be able to learn, seek out and manage other electrical skill sets, and identify future business opportunities. Design experience needs include: fiber

optic cabling, wireless networks, network design, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), traffic signal systems, and providing electrical and systems

engineering for transportation facilities. This candidate would be expected to manage projects, interact with clients, and manage electrical engineering


Typical work tasks include:

  • Perform calculations and evaluations in the design of solutions and systems for public infrastructure applications.

  • Develop plans, specifications, cost estimates and schedules for use during construction.

  • Design of fiber optic and wireless communications systems and associated network diagrams

  • Perform cable sizing, power and voltage drop calculations.

  • Maintains effective communication with project team members across disciplines and with the customer through all phases of project execution.

  • ITS / Networking field installation, configuration, and troubleshooting


  • 10 years related experience required.

  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field, required

  • IL Professional Engineering License preferred

  • Cisco Certifications (CCENT, CCDA, CCNA) or CompTIA Network A preferred

  • Knowledge of fiber optic and wireless networks design, desired

  • Experience with intelligent transportation systems (ITS) desired

  • Experience with Electrical Systems for Transportation Infrastructure, preferred

  • Knowledge of modern data-communications networking standards associated with Ethernet, wireless, and serial communications preferred.

  • Experience with IL DOT, IL Tollway, Chicago DOT, INDOT, Metra, and CTA, preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

Other Essential Functions:

Position is primarily based in an office environment. Some domestic work related travel, outdoor field integration and oversight will be required.

Candidate should be eager to learn, willing to take on new tasks, interact with clients, and grow professionally with Jacobs


At Jacobs, 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 Jacobs. Developing People through Challenging Projects.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Chicago

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: BI 0005BV