TECHNICAL SPECIALIST OPT E (ELECTRICAL) NONCODE
State of Illinois
Cook County, IL
Description of Duties/Essential Functions

This position is accountable for performing professional electrical engineering duties involving scopes of work concerning the planning, designing and reviewing of all project phases under the jurisdiction of the Capital Development Board (CDB). Under general direction, the incumbent is accountable for providing professional and technical electrical expertise and services in all phases of project development, analyzing A/E (Architect/Engineer) qualifications, reviewing plans and specifications prepared by A/Es, designing in-house projects and conducting research. The incumbent helps to ensure compliance with procedures and policies related to construction codes, legal aspects, and budget requirements. The incumbent is required to have a valid Illinois driver's license and proper vehicle insurance. This position requires moderate travel and overnight lodging.

Reviews construction documents to ensure compliance with all applicable design requirements. Provides professional and technical electrical engineering expertise in all phases of project development.
Conducts field surveys, prepares budget survey documents. Provides detailed scopes of work including materials and quantities and noting factors that could affect the project costs.
Works with A/Es, contractors, and user agencies to resolve project problems and serves as a resource to construction administration management and legal. Assists with code questions and interpretations. Reviews change order proposals for justification, accuracy, and impact on project elements.
Prepares complete electrical working drawings, including details and explanatory notes for new buildings and renovation of existing ones. This includes writing and directing the writing of all pertinent electrical specifications. Makes complete quantity take-offs for estimates of projects. Coordinates with user agencies to ensure project designs meet requirements and continues as a technical assistant and liaison to the user agencies. Provides professional and technical electrical expertise in all phases of project development.
Keeps abreast with latest engineering developments in order to make recommendations to the Administrator of Professional Services regarding construction, maintenance and budgets.
Assists with evaluating, prescreening, and selecting A/Es.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonable within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Minimum Requirements
Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college culminating with a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering. An Illinois certification as a licensed professional engineer is desirable. Requires five years of progressively responsible professional experience in electrical engineering.

Must have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering, building construction and renovation practices, building materials, trade capabilities and construction. Must have extensive knowledge of MS Office products and AutoCAD.

Must have the ability to read blueprints and schematics, research new technologies, understand and interpret relevant codes, exercise sound judgment in independently analyzing, appraising, evaluating and solving problems of a difficult procedural or technical nature, assist in phases of comprehensive building and renovation projects to include feasibility studies and preliminary drawings and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires the ability to pass a background check.
Requires a valid driver's license.
Requires ability to travel.
Requires ability to work overtime.
Requires use of an agency-supplied mobile phone.
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Work Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00 (Flexible & 9 Day Schedule)

Location - Chicago
100 W. Randolph
Suite 14-600 JRTC
Chicago, IL 60601

Agency Contact:
Debbi Denzler
Personnel Administrator
Capital Development Board
Third Floor, Wm. G. Stratton Building
401 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-7222
Email: Debbi.Denzler@illinois.gov

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois Rutan interview process.

How to Apply

Non-Code positions:
This position is non-code and does not require a grade from CMS. Applicants should submit the most current CMS 100 Application (R-07/2019), cover letter and resume to the contact above. Please include the bid number to correspondence.