Electrical Engineer

Albany, NY - Posted on: Wednesday 01/06/16


The Office of Facilities Management at the University at Albany is seeking a full-time electrical engineer experienced in the building design and construction industry.  The successful candidate will work as part of a team of Facilities Management professionals in a fast-paced and growing University environment and must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  The electrical engineer will be expected to prepare electrical designs comprised of drawings and specifications for building and building-related projects; review and study technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, and other technical data related to electrical designs prepared by third parties/university consultants; investigate and analyze electrical problems and issues as necessary and propose and/or design a remedy to problems identified; assist in planning and developing capital project programs for new electrical equipment and major/minor electrical repairs and alterations, both short and long term planning of campus electrical infrastructure; develop budgets, estimate labor, material, and construction costs related to electrical construction projects; conduct field surveys and study maps, graphs, diagrams, and other data to identify and correct power system problems; maintain and update as necessary existing electrical documentation including, electrical riser diagrams, plans and mapping; work closely with Physical Plant personnel and the Energy Officer to identify and repair electrical problems.


Minimum - Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and have a minimum of four years full-time experience designing electrical power and lighting systems for buildings and building-related construction projects such as building alterations and renovations.  Candidates are expected to have completed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam or the Engineer in Training Exam.  Proficiency in calculating building electrical loads, sizing transformers and switchgear and designing power and lighting distribution systems for buildings and site infrastructure is expected.  Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of applicable building codes as they relate to the design and construction of electrical systems [e.g. National Electrical Code, New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code].  CAD proficiency, computer literacy, and good written and verbal communication skills are expected.

Preferred - Professional Engineer License, Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, experience working in a higher education environment.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range:  Staff Associate, SL-4

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml


To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=66028

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • A letter of application/cover letter (referencing the posting number listed), and a minimum of two references.  Persons selected for interview will be asked to provide samples of prior electrical engineering work, demonstrating the skills necessary for qualification for the position.

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Closing date for receipt of applications:  February 4, 2016