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Requisition ID:  14555

Senior Electrical Engineer / Lead Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

This position will act as an expert resource for the electrical engineering portion of Purdue facilities projects. These duties involve providing design, analysis, and field engineering support of select projects and Physical Facilities programs. A successful individual in this role will be a tenured engineer, collaborator, and comfortable providing insight to key project decisions. Often, this individual will be expected to work independently with limited supervision utilizing broad experience and training to solve complex problems.

Project management expectations will encompass a large number of duties including:

  • Collaborate with all members of the project team through planning, design, construction, and warranty.  
  • Collaborate with project managers for resolution of engineering issues on projects.  
  • Review and comment on engineering work of outside architectural/engineering firms.  
  • Provide experienced post-project facility engineering consultation.  

 
Provide design, analysis, and field engineering support of select projects and Physical Facilities programs. Provide facilities engineering support to operations and maintenance staff and other departments upon request.  Provide condition assessment support for the building condition assessment program. Provide support activities in conjunction with the development and upkeep of University design standards. 

 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology with electrical emphasis
  • Five plus years' experience in the field of electrical engineering
  • Design, analysis, condition assessment, project engineering, and facilities engineering experience in building electrical systems
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and techniques of engineering planning; of equipment and materials used in engineering operations; of specialized subjects used in the fields of engineering, such as mathematics, statistics, mechanics, power, physics, and chemistry; and of strength of materials
  • Ability to apply engineering principles to practical engineering problems; to use engineering equipment and tools, including computer applications; to make, read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to relate abstract ideas to actual needs and adopt an effective course of action
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Perform Independent activities with limited engineering oversight, guidance and assistance
  • Analyze and design engineering solutions with limited engineering oversight
  • Exercise seasoned professional judgment within a broad framework

 

Preferred:

  • FE desired
  • Experience with electrical metering, arc flash analysis, short circuit coordination studies, and lighting and power design
  • Experience with energy efficient design concepts
  • AutoCAD or Microstation drafting experience
  • Additional Information:
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary https://bit.ly/3Bkhz3q
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

 

Lead Electrical Engineer

This position will act as a key leader for the electrical engineering portion of Purdue facilities projects. These duties involve providing design, analysis, and field engineering support of select projects and Physical Facilities programs. A successful individual in this role will be a subject matter expert, collaborator, and comfortable with leadership. 
Project management expectations will encompass a large number of leadership duties including:

  • Give direction to ensure electrical project scope is executed successfully and in accordance with the customer's desired results and the University's standards.  
  • Work in partnership with all members of the project team through planning, design, construction, and warranty.  
  • Collaborate with project managers for resolution of engineering issues on projects.  
  • Review and comment on engineering work of outside architectural/engineering firms. 
  • Deliver expert post-project facility engineering consultation.  
  • Provide expert electrical project engineering support through review, research, analysis, design, communication, coordination, and field observation activities.  

 

In addition to project expectations, this position will deliver facilities engineering support to operations and maintenance staff and other departments upon request. This process will involve providing condition assessment support for the building condition assessment program. Ultimately, they will offer expertise with activities concerning the development and upkeep of University design standards.

Required:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology with electrical emphasis
  • Indiana PE Registration or ability to attain within 90 days
  • Minimum four years post-PE registration experience in the field of electrical engineering 
  • Design, analysis, condition assessment, project engineering, and facilities engineering experience in building electrical systems
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering principles and techniques of engineering planning; of equipment and materials used in engineering operations; of specialized subjects used in the fields of engineering, such as mathematics, statistics, mechanics, power, physics, and chemistry; and of strength of materials
  • Ability to apply engineering principles to practical engineering problems; to use engineering equipment and tools, including computer applications; to make, read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to relate abstract ideas to actual needs and adopt an effective course of action 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others 
  • Ability to exercise sound engineering judgment and exhibit solid leadership to establish well-reasoned solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to satisfactorily perform duties equivalent to those required of the Electrical Engineer Senior position 
  • Demonstrated ability to satisfactorily perform self-directed activities of moderate complexity with minimal engineering oversight, guidance, and assistance 
  • A valid US or Canadian drivers’ license

Preferred:

  • Experience with energy efficient design concepts
  • AutoCAD or Microstation drafting experience 
  • Experience with electrical metering, arc flash analysis, short circuit coordination studies, and lighting and power design 

Additional Information: 

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines 
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply


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