Job Details

University of Oregon
  • Position Number: 3192172
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Engineering - Electrical

Project Electrical Engineer

Project Electrical Engineer
University of Oregon
CPFM/Design & Construction
Eugene, ORSalary:Highly qualified candidates can make $42.79 per hour or more

Who We Are
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.
The Office of Design and Construction (D&C) works closely with other CPFM units, faculty, and staff across campus to deliver successful, budget-conscious projects. Project sizes range from under $50,000 to over $100M. Project types include small to medium departmental renovations, building systems upgrades, energy efficiency enhancements, new building construction, and many different types in between.

What will you do as a Project Electrical Engineer in the Office of Design & Construction?
The Project Electrical Engineer provides expertise for construction of all new buildings, large and small renovations, electrical systems upgrade's, in-house projects, and reviews design documents to assure conformance to the University of Oregon Design Standards.
You will advise and provide engineering direction on construction, utility, repair, deferred maintenance and energy projects and all electrical and telecommunications related components and projects, and provide support in project planning and budgeting.

The Project Electrical Engineer will assist in all phases of a project and provide support related to Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEPF) systems, participate in building, utility and energy systems studies targeting system performance, and perform arc flash studies using ETAP modelling software.
As a member of the Design and Construction Team, a typical day will include responding to requests from the campus community and CPFM units for electrical related issues and/or concerns, which may involve field investigation in buildings and utility tunnels. Reviewing plans and specifications, approving RFI's and submittals and conducting on-site project visits, which vary based on project schedules and phasing. This position makes decisions regarding energy efficiency of systems, electrical systems: sizing of circuits, panels, electrical feeds, coordination and arc flash studies.

The Project Electrical Engineer will prioritize daily work between capital project documents, support for CPFM units, in-house design and project development. The position routinely coordinates between Design & Construction and the Utilities and Energy unit in support of ongoing projects, utility metering, initiatives and utility projects.

Why you should work at the University of Oregon:
  • 40-hour work week with consistent hours and minimal travel.
  • Involvement in a diverse range of projects across campus, which shape the campus built environment.
  • Develop and implement sustainable and energy efficient projects.
  • A positive work environment committed team-building and a strong sense of community.
  • Paid on-the-job training and professional growth within the position.
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement plans, and generous paid time off.
  • This position is automatically enrolled in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (PERS/OPSRP) after meeting the qualifying conditions.
  • UO offers a tuition discount for eligible employees or family members in participating programs at UO or other Oregon public universities.

    What you need to be considered for this role (Minimum Qualifications)
  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, AND
  • Four years of engineering experience.

    For success in this position you will have... (Professional Competencies)
  • Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
  • Ability to perform work on occasion in mechanical rooms, utility tunnels, attics, crawl spaces, ceilings and central utility plant.
  • Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Maintain a safe and respectful workplace.

    It's great, but not required, to have... (Preferred Qualifications)
  • Experience as an Electrical designer or consultant
  • Hold a current Professional Engineering License in Oregon.
  • Experience conducting Arc Flash and Coordination Studies.
  • District MV utility system experience.
  • Experience working with Oregon State codes, rules and regulations regarding building systems.
  • Experience with updated Oregon Energy Code and IEEE guidelines
  • Experience with Autodesk design software.
  • LEED Accredited Professional.

    To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, which includes an online application and cover letter conveying your experience with building and MV district utility systems, performing arc flash studies using ETAP or related program, and as an electrical consultant.

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