The Principal Electrical Engineer will primarily design electrical equipment and systems for U-Construction projects, and provides technical support to internal University customers (CPPM, Energy Management, other staff). The engineer will prepare all engineering calculations, create all required design documents, and certify them for construction. Responsibilities
This position requires a thorough knowledge of electrical engineering design practice including budgeting, scheduling, planning, working drawings, specifications, codes, building materials, costs, and construction techniques. As a professional electrical engineer, you will assure the electrical design is compliant with all applicable codes. As staffing levels warrant, the engineer may be responsible for review, coordination and certification of project work prepared by others under their direct supervision. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: 80% Design Reviews new projects for feasibility, electrical scope, and cost effectiveness. Prepares construction documents (using AutoCAD), calculations and project specifications for a high volume of small construction projects. Prepares load flow studies and calculations; short circuit and protection device coordination analysis, arc flash calculations, lighting calculations, wiring and raceway sizing. Designs and specifies low voltage wiring and raceways from communication closets to data ports. Effectively communicates project requirements to construction team and customers, code authorities, Energy Management, and others to assure coordination and compliance with of project electrical needs, client criteria, University standards, codes, and utility requirements. Specifies electrical equipment, lighting, raceway and other related items as required. Performs site surveys and construction observations for compliance with construction documents. Evaluates electrical systems, products, components, and applications, reviews shop drawings. Provides technical support, construction support and coordination with U-Construction project managers, architects, estimator, and construction trades. Consults with University stakeholders such as building codes department, energy management, maintenance and others as required for all projects.
10% Review Reviews designs and documents prepared by staff and outside consultants to ensure conformity with University Construction and Design Standards, principles, and procedures.
5% Leadership & Customer Service Participates in various University projects, feasibility studies, and what-if scenarios relating to building construction or modification across the state-wide University system. Supports a customer focused culture with all members of Facilities Management, University Services and the University community.
5% Project Cost and Schedule Planning, schedules, conducting and coordinates the technical and organization aspects on assigned projects. Accountable for the quality of service and profitability on assigned projects. Keeps department manager informed of all circumstances that could affect projects or clients. Assists with cost estimates and installation questions.
Work is performed in an office setting, as well as out in the field. This position may be exposed to confined spaces, tunnels and potentially hazardous conditions where hearing, visual protection and other personal protective equipment may be required. Must be able to walk and climb to physically access and view various sites.
BS in electrical engineering from accredited college or university Professional engineering license in the State of Minnesota Eight years electrical design engineering experience Master Electrician License preferred (or willingness to obtain)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
COMMUNICATION: good written and verbal communication, negotiation, active listening, organized thought processes, polite and respectful of others, adapts presentations to the audience. ANALYSIS/PROBLEM SOLVING: thoroughly thinks out and evaluates alternatives, innovative problem resolution, pro-active approach, initiative to resolve problems. WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT: works with little direction and supervision, timely completion of projects, makes time for unplanned assignments, adapts to changing priorities. ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: perceived fairness; tolerance; honesty; consistent in application of policies and procedures. CONCEPTUAL THINKING: applies common sense, theory and experience to decision-making; interprets data for discrepancies and trends, and recognizes subtle patterns; identifies key issues or uses inductive reasoning in complex situations. INNOVATIVE: generates and explores different, creative, imaginative or unique approaches; challenges conventional practices; thinks outside the box. PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION SKILLS: engages the participants, creates interest and excitement while taking the complex and making it simple for effective understanding and learning of the information and message. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office suite Thorough knowledge of applicable Codes and Standards, such as, International Building Code (IBC) with Minnesota amendments, NEC, and Minnesota Accessibility Code.
Internal Number: 324071
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