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TKDA | Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Job Description

Are you an Electrical Engineer seeking the opportunity to work on a variety of industrial power / lighting / signal system design projects throughout the country? If so, then we have an exciting opportunity available for you to join our Rail team as a Graduate Engineer in Saint Paul, MN!

As a member of our team, you will work alongside a multi-disciplined team of Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Structural) and Architecture professionals to provide services for Class I, short line, and passenger railroads throughout the country. From schematic design through construction, you will work on a variety of project types, including fueling facilities, loading and unloading facilities, maintenance facilities, tank farms, pump houses, and more. With these projects, you will assist with the development of detailed construction documents, including site plans, equipment layouts, floorplan layouts, industrial controls and control systems, primary and secondary electrical distribution, transformers, lighting, communications, and energy conservation.

Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass any background, security, and drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and state and/or federal agencies.

Required Qualifications.

* Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program and successful completion of EIT / FE Exam.
* Professional with 1-5 years of experience designing building electrical systems - power, lighting, and signal (phone, fire alarm, and security).
* Proficiency with electrical drafting using AutoCAD or AutoCAD Electrical.
* Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
* Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to write specifications and reports and participate in project team meeting discussions.
* Ability to travel up to 30% (up to 50% maximum based on workload) for team meetings, client consultations, site assessments / inspections, etc.; Occasional overnight travel will be required.

Preferred Qualifications.

* Previous experience or coursework related to designing electrical systems for industrial facilities, site operations, site utility and yard lighting, or industrial control systems.
* Previous experience or training with Visual or similar lighting software.
* Previous experience preparing electrical fee estimates for Requests for Proposal responses.
* Previous experience working on a multi-disciplined team; understanding of drafting knowledge associated with other disciplines; Architecture, Civil, Mechanical, Structural, etc.

If you have an interest in working in a challenging and highly-collaborative environment, then look no further! Submit your resume for consideration by applying on-line today.

About TKDA

TKDA provides communities, public agencies, and businesses with engineering, architecture and planning services in five key markets: Aviation, Rail, Surface Transportation, Municipal Services, and Facilities. Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota since 1910, our project teams serve clients nationwide from Saint Paul and four additional office locations. With over 200 employees, TKDA's multi-disciplined resources provide access to a broad range of planning and design professionals. Challenging projects, a diverse, 80% repeat client base, opportunities for professional growth, and the long-term stability of the firm attract professionals to TKDA who are serious about building their career with a solid, reputable company. Focus on project management and innovative, cost-effective planning and design drives our teams to meet client goals on every project.

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