Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
This position is located within Facilities Development and Capital Budget(FDCB) in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. FDCB and the division support Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
As our Project Manager- Electrical Engineer, you will serve as the institution’s electrical engineering representative to manage the programming, planning, design, construction, and acceptance of varied and complex, major and minor public works electrical projects and electrical engineering for in-house electrical projects for Western Washington University.
Your responsibilities will include:
Desigining of electrical system projects
Providing technical advise and services as well as technical and program related direction and information
Conducting consultation selection process
Coordinating the planning, design, and construction of large-scale electrical projects
Overseeing work of consultants and contractors
meeting with and keeping clients and project committees informed of project process
Presenting project status to the Board of Trustees
Reviewing pay applications, workmanship, and project compliance of contractors
working with public agencies and groups for master planning, neighborhood plans, etc
Representing the University to Federal, State and local planning and regulatory agencies
Ensuring design and construction compliance with International Building Code, Electrical Code, and Fire Codes, Americans with Disability Act (construction portion) and other codes and regulations
Serving on internal department committees regarding maintenance and upkeep of records of all buildings, grounds, utilities and other built-environment belonging or leased to the University
Participating in interview committees, other campus committees, professional affiliations, and other related activities
Licensed electrical engineer, with ability to obtain Washington State licensure within six months of beginning employment
Professional experience as a licensed engineer with five or more years of experience with building and site electrical systems
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage time well and under pressure
Experience managing multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously
Ability to work effectively with employees of diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization, and with outside agencies
Working knowledge of electrical engineering, construction and project management
General knowledge of scheduling, budgeting, and hazardous materials used in construction,
Ability to obtain Washington State driver's license within six months of beginning employment.
Minimum of five years electrical engineering project management experience related to a University setting.
LEED certified professional.
RCDD certified professional.
NICET certified professional.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, relational databases, and page layout programs.tem one
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins June 26, 2018; position is open until filled
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); email@example.com
WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.