VDC Engineer - Full Time

With a large portfolio of active projects across 9 major market sectors throughout Illinois and the surrounding states, Connelly Electric, Co. is the leading design build & plan/spec electrical contractor in the Chicagoland area. Connelly Electric is seeking an up-and-coming VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) Engineer professional who is confident, self-motivated, and passionate about what they do. Virtual design and construction engineers manage the planning, visualization, and 3D modeling of building projects. VDC Engineers work closely with project managers, engineers, clients, and field staff to create a coordinated construction plan and to support field and pre-fabrication operations. VDC Engineer tasks will include 3D Modeling of electrical systems and supporting other departments per the description below.

Essential Duties

  • 3D Modeling of electrical systems for commercial, industrial, and healthcare buildings
  • Perform 3D Model-based coordination amongst other construction trades such as architecture, structural, mechanical, and plumbing
  • Provide coordinated 2D shop drawings for field use and pre-fabrication
  • Layout and export points to the Remote Total Station for field layout
  • Read and understand construction documents
  • Review and evaluate new technologies and software


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering preferred
  • Autodesk Software experience preferredĀ 
  • Revit, AutoCAD & Navisworks experience preferred
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, including Electrical Engineers, Project Managers, and field staff
  • Ability to manage multiple projects that require organization, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to be self-motivated, proactive, and an effective team player
  • Willing to educate themselves above and beyond training to gain expertise for a long-term position in the construction industry

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