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Electrical Engineer

Kelly Engineering Resources Chicago Full-Time
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Electrical Engineer Position Available (Direct Hire) - Iowa City Area & Chicago, IL

  Kelly Services is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer for one of their top manufacturing clients in the Iowa City Area. You can also work out of Chicago, IL.   Title:                Electrical Engineer, Project Engineering    Reports To:       Manager, Project Engineering Status:              Exempt       Summary: As a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Electrical Engineer, you will use your knowledge and experience to provide technical services and assistance (assessment/evaluation/ analysis/support) for turbine installations in the USA. In particular, this position will support the design, configuration, installation, and commissioning efforts of turbine electrical and SCADA systems on wind farms.  This position can be physically demanding as projects sites are typically in remote locations, require ascending tall enclosed towers and involve working in cramped enclosures (tower, nacelle & hub) in difficult weather conditions.   Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support during installation, commissioning and early operational stages of projects.

  • Primary responsible areas are wind farm SCADA and SGCS systems, nacelle and tower electrical systems, wiring and cables.

  • Ensure that SCADA and SGCS systems comply with all US based HSE and governmental regulations for electronic systems, including NEC, NERC, and FERC.

  • Ensure all WTG electrical systems comply with UL standards.

  • Data analysis, troubleshooting and documentation for grid code related topics

  • Collaborate with other engineers on project and product specific issues.

  • Troubleshooting electrical problems as identified by field personnel.

  • Investigate component and equipment failures as necessary.

  • Interface with customers, providing them technical reports and details.  Localization of wind turbine components with US suppliers for US production facilities.

  • Respond quickly to inquiries from field personnel.

  • Disseminate knowledge of turbine systems, controls and operation to field technicians.

  • Take initiative in problem resolution.

  • Comply with safe work practices and procedures.

  • Frequent reporting of activities and findings to superiors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or power systems from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

  • Experience with NERC and FERC standards.

  • Knowledge and experience with three-phase low-voltage electrical power systems.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the National Electrical Code, UL and IEEE standards.

  • Experience with control systems, power conversion, motors, electrical panels and wiring.

  • Experience in a field engineering position preferred.

  • Must be comfortable performing technical work on projects in the office and in the field.

  • Strong verbal communications skills. 

  • Clear and concise technical report writing and presentation skills.

  • Experienced with using computers and Microsoft software (Office, etc.)

  • Good command of English as primary language.

  • Proven self-starter abilities.

  • Ability and willingness to travel (20% typical).

  • Ability to work at heights (80m+) and in cramped, enclosed environment.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, stand for long periods and endure difficult weather conditions.

Why Kelly®?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

About Kelly Services®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit URL blocked - click to apply and connect with us on URL blocked - click to apply, URL blocked - click to apply and URL blocked - click to apply.

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