Project Electrical Engineer

University of Oregon
Campus Planning and Facilities Management

Job no:  529041

Work Type:  Classified

Location:  Eugene, OR

Department:  Campus Planning and Facilities Management / Design and Construction

Appointment Type and Duration:  Regular, Ongoing

Salary:  Highly qualified candidates can make $42.79 per hour or more

FTE:  1.0


Application Review Begins

Position closes April 4th, 2022


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit your complete application through the University of Oregon Careers page:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, which includes an online application and cover letter conveying how you meet the Minimum Qualifications and any Preferred Qualifications.

In your cover letter, please include any general experience you have with utilities systems and any ETAP or arc flash experience you may have.


What will you do as a Project Mechanical Engineer?

This Project Electrical Engineer provides Electrical Engineering expertise for major capital projects, capital repair, deferred maintenance and in-house projects, and review design documents to assure conformance to the University of Oregon Design Standards. The position will advise and provide engineering direction to campus units on capital, utility, repair, deferred maintenance and energy projects and all electrical and telecommunications related components and projects, and provide information to assist in annual budget preparation and to aid in project planning and prioritization.

The Project Electrical Engineer will participate as part of a D&C commissioning team to ensure the project closeout process meets with project and campus customer expectations. The position will assist in all phases of a project and provide support related to Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEPF) systems, energy analysis, design reviews, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and updating campus design standards. The Project Electrical Engineer will participate in studies targeting MEPF, utility and energy systems for planning and development of projects, and assess existing building systems in support of CPFM. The position will oversee electrical arc flash and coordination studies for capital projects, ensure project data is in compliance with campus standards, and provide support for campus as directed.

The scope of this position and its responsibilities requires excellent decision-making skills. Daily operations require decisiveness while maintaining strong customer focused relationships. Interactions and contacts occur daily with the campus community in the course of performing work and responding to emergencies. This position will assist in the analysis and assessment of systems performance for new building construction, as well as assigned major remodel or renovation projects, and may provide technical support for value engineering and cost analysis for building systems.

Position works as a member of a team while frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions may be made about the best method and materials necessary to perform a particular task. Specifically, this position will make decisions regarding energy efficiency of systems, and proper components to meet the requirements. This includes electrical systems: sizing of circuits, panels, electrical feeds, coordination and arc flash studies. It also includes utility meter management: determination of appropriate metering on capital projects to ensure project requirements are met, and at what level is appropriate; which meters are appropriate in a given situation, design of meter installation. Additionally, this position will make decisions regarding the formatting of reports, timing of reports, when to highlight problems indicated by data, who to notify, setting priorities, assessing customer needs and responding to those needs.

The Project Electrical Engineer will have yes/no authority on purchase requests from Assistant Director of Engineering and Utilities depending on the status of the budget, size/nature of the purchase. The position will need to follow Facilities Services, State of Oregon, IBC, IEEE, ODOE and University laws, policies, regulations to ensure accurate procedures are used, codes are followed and deadlines are met.

This position is supervised by Assistant Director of Engineering and Utilities Systems; assigns work, and reviews reports and work for accuracy, completion, compliance, and status of assignments. A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

Driving Requirement: It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.


Why you should work at the University of Oregon:

  • 40-hour work week with consistent hours and minimal travel.
  • 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 either Civil, Electrical, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management Engineering, or Energy Management Engineering; AND
  • Four years of engineering experience.


For success in this position you will have... (Professional Competencies)

  • Ability to maintain a courteous, professional demeanor in dealing with a highly diverse group of individuals.
  • Able to perform multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency, exhibiting good prioritization.
  • Ability to be detail conscious, and maintain a high degree of accuracy in the face of deadlines and constant interruptions.
  • Ability to perform work on occasion in mechanical rooms, utility tunnels, attics, crawl spaces, ceilings and central utility plant.
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
  • Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Model the highest ethical standards.
  • Provide superior customer service.


It’s great, but not required, to have... (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Master’s Degree or higher.
  • Hold a current Professional Engineering License in Oregon.
  • LEED Accredited Professional.
  • Experience with Arc Flash and Coordination Studies.
  • Experience with Siemens or other DDC control system and utility metering and monitoring systems. 
  • District 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 detailed system analysis.
  • Experience multi-tasking with frequent interruptions.
  • Experience with Windows-based computer standalones and networked PC’s, spreadsheet programs, AutoCAD and AutoCAD MEP, REVIT and EQuest.


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 Facilities personnel, 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 departmental moves, interior renovations, new building construction, and many different types in between.