Requisition ID:  28325

Principal Electrical Engineer

About the Department

Purdue University continues on an exciting and unprecedented upward trajectory of growth. Working alongside a great team of engineers and technical experts, the university setting offers a wide variety of facilities engineering and project engineering experiences that allow engineers to be involved through the entire life cycle of projects and assets. Capital Asset Management is part of Administrative Operations, the organization that supports the university through safe, reliable and transformative services. Capital Asset Management is responsible for capital construction project planning, design and delivery. The department collaborates with architects, engineers, contractors, other internal Purdue departments and service providers to meet the needs of the campus community. The engineering group within Capital Asset Management is a team of dynamic experts that provides project engineering, facilities engineering, consultation and condition assessment services. 
Join a team that strives to meet the needs of the university while supporting campus initiatives!

Job Summary

What you will be doing:
•    Provide master-level electrical project engineering support and oversight through review, research, analysis, design, communication, coordination, and field observation activities 
•    Provide strategic direction to ensure electrical project scope is executed successfully and in accordance with university standards and the customer's desired results 
•    Collaborate with project managers for resolution of engineering issues on projects
•    Review and comment on engineering work from outside architectural/engineering firms. 
•    Collaborate with all members of the project team through planning, design, construction and warranty
•    Provide master-level post-project facility engineering consultation, often on complex and multi-dimensional issues
•    Provide design, analysis, and field engineering support and oversight of select projects and Physical Facilities programs
•    Provide facilities engineering support and oversight to operations and maintenance staff and other departments upon request. 
•    Provide condition assessment support and oversight for the building condition assessment program
•    Provide support and oversight with activities concerning the development and upkeep of university design standards

What you must have:
•    Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology with electrical emphasis
•    Minimum 8 years post-PE registration experience in the field of electrical engineering (equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered) 
•    Indiana PE license or ability to attain Indiana PE within 90 days
•    Design, analysis, condition assessment, project engineering, and facilities engineering experience in building electrical systems
•    Advanced knowledge of engineering principles and techniques of engineering planning; equipment and materials used in engineering operations; specialized subjects used in the fields of engineering, such as mathematics, statistics, mechanics, power, physics, and chemistry; and strength of materials 
•    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
•    Ability to apply engineering principles to practical engineering problems; use engineering equipment and tools, including computer applications; 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 self-directed activities of high complexity without engineering oversight, guidance, and assistance required

Additional Information


  • Purdue’s benefits summary
  • Purdue will not sponsor 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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