Electrical Project Engineer I – Sustaining

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US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Project Engineer Sustaining I


Participate in design improvement projects to existing products.


  • Lead technical side of the project from the idea to the completion of the validation tests.
  • Design components for Medium Voltage switchgear per specification
  • Interface with purchasing and vendors in the selection and approval of component parts and assemblies.
  • Construct and test prototype components or assemblies as required in the change Management, validation, and approval processes.
  • Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results and project activity as required.
  • Provide Engineering support to Sales/Marketing and Manufacturing on new and existing products and processes.
  • Develop schedules, coordinate and manage projects of minor to major size with little to no supervision.
  • Give direction to lower level technical personnel such CAD Designers, CAD Operators and Technicians.
  • Consult with Customer representatives to discuss product requirements and specifications when design or manufacturing problems are involved
  • Prepare budgetary and resource information regarding projects or parts of projects in area of responsibility.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 1-3 year’s progressive experience in Engineering design and/or development.
  • Work on highly technical and involved projects constantly challenged with new problems with some supervision
  • Some experience with project management and team management
  • Root-cause analysis and computer analysis programs (FEA, kinematic & dynamic analysis).
  • Able to create innovative designs
  • Able to use small hand and power tools.
  • Some experience with PRO-E or other 3-D CAD systems.
  • Some experience in PCB Design
  • Some experience in schematic design and electrical systems
  • Good understanding of statics and material properties.
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Able to read and interpret technical standards
  • Able to write technical documents, like test reports, engineering standards and technical papers with some supervision.
  • Wide degree of creativity
  • High degree of initiative to finish tasks on time
  • Drive to learn new methodologies

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

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