Career Opportunity Detail

Network Engineer- Chicago

Location: Romeoville, Illinois
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 04/19/2017
Job Description

Design Group is a leading engineering, systems integration, and technology consulting firm, capable of providing complete operating solutions for consumer products, life sciences, and other industrial sectors. Design Group provides engineering, project management, regulatory compliance, and other technology services to the world’s leading companies. Our organization is staffed by over 1,000 engineering and technical specialists, operating from over 35 offices in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Design Group provides professional engineering, architectural and construction management services through our wholly owned and professionally licensed subsidiary, Design Group Facility Solutions, Inc.

We are focused on providing our professionals with opportunities for leadership and career advancement within a thriving work environment and a unique “people-centric” culture. We offer a robust, centralized learning and development program to improve the career experience for every professional.

  • • Establish/design/configure automation control system network environment, including but not limited to hardware and media selection, traffic analysis, segmentation, redundancy, and security; direct system installation; define, document, and enforce system standards as required.
  • • Consult and advise clients and customers regarding automation control network infrastructure such as topology, media, switching and routing, VLANs and segmentation, loop prevention, convergence with business networks, etc.; collaborate with client/customer network architects on automation control network design and optimization.
  • • Work with project engineers to develop IP addressing range(s), subnets, VLANs, to meet customer/client needs for automation control network devices.
  • • Develop network system specifications for creating bill of materials for networking projects, including estimating labor hours for network build-out/configuration.
  • • Develop and maintain network drawings and related documentation.
  • • Provide on-site support to software and control system engineers in control system integration, including testing and troubleshooting network devices.
  • • Candidates need to possess good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels of management, clients, and vendors.
  • • Candidate should also be self-motivated and capable of working in a project team environment.
  • • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related technical degree. Current CCNA certification - higher/additional certifications a plus.
  • • Minimum 5 years of experience and demonstrated ability to configure Cisco switches/routers, Allen-Bradley Stratix switches required. Experience with Siemens switches/routers a plus.
  • • Experience with the following is preferred but not required: understanding of virtual server technologies and Microsoft Windows Server (2008 & 2012); ability to configure Cisco ASA devices/firewalls/set access control lists; experience installing/terminating copper UTP cable and/or fiber; understanding of manufacturing control systems and PLC communications.

Design Group offers a team focused work environment with a competitive salary, performance based incentive pay, and benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, and 401(k) with matching contributions.


20-40% regional travel required to support installation and start-up activities.

  • • Design Group is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V
  • • All applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
  • • Pre-Employment Drug Screening is part of our employment process.
  • • This organization uses E-Verify.
Contact Information

To apply for this position, please click the “Click Here to Apply” button below and attach your resume and/or cover letter. A Design Group Recruiter will contact you within 5-10 business days if your qualifications meet the requirements of the position.

Design Group operates as an independent and autonomous unit of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, a leading supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology across a broad spectrum of industries. With more than 11,000 team members spread among 100-plus locations around the globe, we remain united by a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. For more information, visit our CEO’s blog at

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