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FRANK C. BEDTKE

Frank is in his second year at HBK and has worked alongside HBK for 15 years through the Greater Damage Prevention Council of Chicago where he is Chairman. Frank worked for the City of Chicago for 38 years where, as Contract Manager for all of Chicago and O’Hare Airport’s underground infrastructure, he built strong relationships with leaders in the damage prevention industry. Frank's extensive knowledge of utilities underground infrastructure, damage prevention practices and public awareness of damage prevention practices are leveraged to protect our clients’ interests. Frank is currently Damage Prevention Project Manager for HBK’s locate contracts for fiber optics. His current focus is renewing and expanding HBK’s scope of service in the Chicagoland area by ensuring that HBK remains a leader in damage prevention.

Senior Engineer – Electrical: Chicago, IL

HBK Engineering is searching for a Licensed Electrical Engineer. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.

This position offers the opportunity to lead a project team consisting of engineers and designers involved in the design, modification, and analysis of new and existing distribution systems.

Description:

  • Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of electrical engineering issues.
  • Act as the Electrical team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of electrical engineering work.
  • Lead efforts to ensure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.
  • Coordinate systems design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements.
  • Prepare documentation for design input for drawing production.
  • Interface with vendors to prepare materials and equipment purchase specifications for client recommendations.
  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements.
  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.

Qualifications:

  • A BSEE degree required, MSEE preferred.
  • PE license required in either the state of Illinois
  • 10+ years of experience in electrical design of institutional buildings is required

Essential skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of engineering standards including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE and ANSI.
  • Experience in the design of electrical engineering systems in a project team environment for electrical distribution systems including the selection of equipment (transformers, metal clad switchgear), materials, and the preparation and assembling of calculations and specifications.
  • Three or more years of experience in leading an engineering design team through all phases of a project design.
  • Technically knowledgeable of available equipment and proven pre-engineered systems to execute systems design.
  • Overhead and underground electrical utility distribution infrastructure design (primary or secondary)
  • Experience working within and utilizing existing utility standard designs
  • Experience with creating construction work package designs, scheduling, unit estimating systems, outage analysis and joint use work.
  • Experience with cable and joint replacement as well as line and facility upgrade projects
  • Experience with complex urban underground network systems including circuit development, neutral networks and switch layouts
  • Experience with serving as firm/client liaison in a support or lead engineering role.
  • Experience in reviewing design drawings created by others.

Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • PMP Certification.
  • Construction and start-up experience a plus.
  • Commissioning experience a plus.
  • Owner specific design interfaces / tools, for example ComEd has TED, Passport
  • Involvement with system planning / system improvements
  • Overhead electrical transmission line design experience.
  • Surveying experience is a plus.
  • Use of appropriate surface geophysical methods (i.e., pipe and cable locators, terrain conductivity methods, resistivity measurements, metal detectors, Ground Penetrating Radar, etc.) to designate existing subsurface utilities or to trace a particular utility system.
  • Familiarity with ASCE Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data CI/ASCE 38-02

HBK Engineering, LLC has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment. Employment at HBK is contingent upon background check and drug screen.

 

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