Reporting directly to the Manager, Facilities Engineering & Project Management, the Facilities Electrical Engineer develops designs, plans, and operations for new and/or existing electrical systems, including specifications to compliment electrical designs, and layouts for various applications. The Facilities Electrical Engineer participates in new electrical systems projects and/or renovations in developing project scope, parameters, timelines, specifications, and budgets. The Facilities Electrical Engineer also provides technical maintenance support as needed in troubleshooting and evaluating performance and/or failures of installed electrical systems and equipment. In addition, the Facilities Electrical Engineer assists project managers and construction superintendents with electrical systems installations helping to avoid problems and addressing any issues that might arise to reduce downtime.
Additional Responsibilities include:
· Researches systems ideas and draws up plans for these systems, including utilizing computer-aided software (AutoCAD).
· Ensures designs are consistent with University design standards, contract specifications and all relevant regulations and engineering standards.
· Develops electrical systems project implementation strategies and plans. Approves final designs and installations.
· Oversees, reviews, and approves the work of external engineering planning and design consultants.
· Provides activities and guidance on electrical systems processes, designs, and construction.
· Compiles data on electrical systems, monitoring system efficiency and energy and material usage.
· Produces necessary design reports and documentation addressing project progress and details for stakeholders.
· Documents each project by updating the project and drawing files, including specifications, schematics, and diagrams regarding projects.
· Ensures compliance with University Records Retention Requirements.
· Delivers engineered analyses of equipment or system failures and delivers solutions.
· Aids in researching and sourcing new and/or replacement equipment.
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MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS Driver's License — Preferred Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using computer-aided design (AutoCAD) software; adhering to project management guidelines and processes; and compliance with electrical codes in the design of electrical systems. Ability to read technical drawings and understand electrical theories and concepts.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
BS – Electrical Engineering
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Professional Engineer (PE) or obtain the PE within 18-months of hire.
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