Job Opportunity at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Posted on Jun 29

Location: Champaign, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4162802

Engineering Services
Engineering & Construction Services
Facilities & Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Facilities & Services (F&S) provides physical plant, operational, and essential services for sustaining an environment that fosters the research, teaching, and public engagement activities of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The organization employs approximately 1,200 dedicated men and women serving in both Civil Service and Academic Professional positions. The F&S goal is to support the university's education, research, and outreach missions by improving the physical condition of the facilities and grounds, reducing energy consumption through education and use of alternative fuel sources, and increasing customer satisfaction by providing quality services in a responsive, reliable, and customer-focused manner.

Dedicated professionals are needed to meet the engineering demands of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. The Electrical Engineer Specialist position is under direct supervision from the Management Engineers of Design Services and is responsible for the design, development, review and management of electrical oriented projects, including lighting and power systems, for campus buildings. The Electrical Engineer Specialist positon as shall produce and deliver engineering opinions, design reviews, technical decisions, recommendations, and documentation to F&S departments, campus, and other University units.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Electrical Engineer Specialist position is responsible for the following:

  • Support the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles of Facilities & Services;
  • Provide analysis of existing electrical systems of campus buildings for condition assessment, operating capacity, functionality, compatibility with associated systems and use of spaces served;
  • Provide troubleshooting expertise for existing electrical systems that are not functioning properly to identify problems, determine appropriate resolution, and provide recommended corrective work in project program analysis format with clear definition of scope and probable costs;
  • Provide project program analysis to determine detailed scope, schedule, and budget for proposed repair, renovation, remodel, replacement, or new work as assigned;
  • Establish, update, and meet project schedules. Note significant milestones and deadlines, potential construction conflicts, sequencing and phasing concerns and building/site accessibility. Estimate hours and duration required for tasks of self, technicians, and others involved in development of design, construction administration and project close-out;
  • Provide detailed design documents (drawings and specifications) for construction projects for remodeling, renovation, repair, replacement or new work. This includes all necessary engineering analysis, design and layout of complex electrical lighting and low voltage systems, and its coordination with other aspects of the project;
  • Provide technical support to the Crafts for equipment selection, troubleshooting of system problems, development of preventive maintenance needs and answer technical questions;
  • Provide technical support to Commissioning and Inspection group including shop drawing review, contract document interpretations, testing procedures and start-up;
  • Provide technical engineering consultation and support to other Facilities & Services units as well as campus units;
  • Prepare and present reports, programs, displays, or drawings to management or staff as assigned. Provide detailed engineering review of projects designed by outside consultants. Prepare written review comments for items not in accordance with codes, the UIUC Facilities Standards and for items not compatible, coordinated, or acceptable for the use proposed. May participate in formal or informal discussions concerning these comments;
  • Attend meetings as the Design Services representative, as assigned, on projects through completion of warranty phase;
  • Prepare and present training sessions for staff for various topics as assigned;
  • Manage work assignments, establish project priorities, and resolve design issues;
  • Confer with Management Engineers and Associate Director regarding resource needs and schedules;
  • Develop weekly forecast of planned work and provide periodic project status reports;
  • Prepare, review, coordinate, and implement updates to assigned areas of the UIUC Facilities Standards. Provide assessment of new technologies, equipment and systems for related electrical equipment to evaluate applicability to our projects and UIUC Facilities Standards;
  • Participate in the process for the selection of Professional Services Consultants, as assigned;
  • Participate in focus groups, F&S and campus committees, and initiatives as assigned. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, faculty, staff, administration, professional consultants, and contractors;
  • and Additional duties as assigned by the Management Engineers of Design Services.

This is a full-time, academic professional appointment.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for this position, applicants must have the following: Bachelor's degree; Minimum of three years of experience in electrical engineering design for building systems; Strong working knowledge of electrical systems, including lighting and power systems for buildings and applicable building codes and regulations.

It is preferred that the applicant have the following: Bachelor's and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field; Current Professional Engineering license (prefer in the State of Illinois); Minimum of ten years of experience in electrical engineering design for building systems; Experience with institutional buildings; Strong working knowledge of applicable higher education standards, including UIUC Facility Standards, AutoDESK, and Microsoft Office products.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible Academic Professional position. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible following the closing date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Application Procedures:
For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, a copy of your college transcripts, copy of professional engineering, structural engineering, or Architectural license, and the names/contact information for three professional references by July 16, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before July 16, 2018; however no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Nicole McCurry at nmccurry@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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