Electrical Engineer
University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Little Rock, AR

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Posting Number
FNC00118

UALR Functional Title
Electrical Engineer / R97276

Position Number
R97276

Department
Facilities Mgmt-Administration

Position Summary
The Electrical Engineer is responsible for all university electric systems and in conjunction with the supervisor of electrical services for providing expert advice and direction for system repairs, modifications, and expansions. This position is also responsible for the maintenance, reliability and the design and completion of projects (new construction and renovation) including power generation, distribution, energy metering, etc. Additionally, he/she may represent the University in procurement and negotiation of goods and services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with the development and management of a multi-campus strategic energy plan.
  • Manage energy monitoring systems and metering for the University’s $6M utility budget; collaborates closely with other Facilities departments, units, and management levels.
  • Develop strategies to maximize energy efficiency, reduce consumption and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Make project recommendations based on metered data and other industry best practices to reduce the University’s energy usage.
  • Develop technical project scope.
  • Participate in design reviews for new construction and renovations.
  • Ensure that projects are reviewed for energy efficiency and that value engineering decisions accurately account for the life cycle impacts of decisions.
  • Interfaces with campus community on electrical projects and issues.
  • Identify electrical energy investment opportunities across campus.
  • Works with the electric shop supervisor to assure all campus electrical systems are reliable and properly maintained in good working order.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • In depth knowledge of and experience with low, medium and high voltage electrical distribution systems.
  • Ability to assist with training electrical shop staff in safely maintaining and operating low, medium and high voltage electrical distribution systems.
  • Experience working within a facilities management environment with an understanding of organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
  • Familiarity with life safety and applicable federal, state, county and municipal building codes, construction, building, and maintenance codes.
  • Effective communication (both verbal and written) skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound independent judgment.
  • Ability to make objective and ethical decisions in a multi-cultural climate.
  • Ability to manage and impart information to a wide range of clientele.
  • Extensive background and work-related experience in the safe and reliable operation of low, medium, and high voltage electrical systems and equipment.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications and apply to design and construction of facilities projects.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work a flexible shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Required Education and/or Experience
Bachelor degree in electrical engineering and 5 years hands on experience working on medium and high voltage (13.8KV electrical distribution systems).

Preferred Education and/or Experience
Experience working in a College or University environment; Experience working in a Physical Plant, Facilities Management or similar environment; MBA or similar post graduate degree; and Registered/licensed professional engineer and/or Certified Energy Manager is preferred.

Background Check Requirements
01 - Criminal/Financial

Start Date
08/30/2013
Additional Qualifications

License(s)/Certifications
Professional Engineer
Certified Energy Manager

Physical Demands
Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Frequently, Lifting 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Frequently, Walking - Moderate Distances; Frequently, Walking - Long Distances; Occasionally, Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Frequently, Lifting 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Frequently, Walking - Moderate Distances; Frequently, Walking - Long Distances; Occasionally

Work Conditions
Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Extreme cold - Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour, Extreme heat - Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour, Sufficient noise to cause applicant to shout in order to be heard, Exposure to vibrating movements of the extremities or whole body, Hazards - definite risk of bodily injury, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, etc., Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation, Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Extreme cold - Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour, Extreme heat - Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour, Sufficient noise to cause applicant to shout in order to be heard, Exposure to vibrating movements of the extremities or whole body, Hazards - definite risk of bodily injury, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, etc., Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation
Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date
06/19/2013

Close Date
07/31/2013

Open Until Filled
No

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