Job Details

Purdue University
  • Position Number: 4100762
  • Location: West Lafayette, IN
  • Position Type: Engineering - Electrical

Electrical Engineer, Senior

Purdue University

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!

About this position:

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

What you will be doing:

• Give direction to ensure electrical project scope is executed successfully and in accordance with university standards and the customer's desired
• 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 from 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

What you must have:

• Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology with electrical emphasis
• Passed FE exam/EIT certificate
• Minimum 4 years of 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; 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
• 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 
• Ability to exercise sound engineering judgment and exhibit solid leadership to establish well-reasoned solutions
• Ability to satisfactorily perform self-directed activities of moderate complexity with minimal engineering oversight, guidance, and assistance 
• A valid US or Canadian drivers’ license

What is nice to have:

• Indiana PE, preferred
• 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

Career Stream

Professional 3

Salary Band: S075
Link to Purdue University's compensation guidelines:
Job Code #20002681
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Typically requires a Bachelor's degree


Minimum of 4 to 5 years of experience

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