Facilities Electrical Engineer

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Posting Details

Job TitleFacilities Electrical EngineerRequisition NumberRE24332Working TitleN/ADepartment Name3CM00:Medical Center Physical PlantWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level47Salary Range$54,142-89,315/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies:http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalenciesRequired Related Experience

6 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods; Repetitive motion.

May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or temperature/weather extremes while on or reviewing job-sites.


8:00am – 5:00pm ( Monday – Friday)*

*Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors, emergencies, and crisis management requiring evening(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Manager, Facilities Engineering & Project Managment, the Facilities Electrical Engineer develops designs, plans, and operations for new and/or existing electrical systems, including specifications to compliment electrical designs, and layouts for various applications. The Facilities Electrical Engineer participates in new electrical systems projects and/or renovations in developing project scope, parameters, timelines, specifications, and budgets. The Facilities Electrical Engineer also provides technical maintenance support as needed in troubleshooting and evaluating performance and/or failures of installed electrical systems and equipment. In addition, the Facilities Electrical Engineer assists project managers and construction superintendents with electrical systems installations helping to avoid problems and addressing any issues that might arise to reduce downtime.

Additional Responsibilities include:
•Researches systems ideas and draws up plans for these systems, including utilizing computer-aided software (AutoCAD).
•Ensures designs are consistent with University design standards, contract specifications and all relevant regulations and engineering standards.
•Develops electrical systems project implementation strategies and plans. Approves final designs and installations.
•Oversees, reviews, and approves the work of external engineering planning and design consultants.
•Provides activities and guidance on electrical systems processes, designs, and construction.
•Compiles data on electrical systems, monitoring system efficiency and energy and material usage.
•Produces necessary design reports and documentation addressing project progress and details for stakeholders.
•Documents each project by updating the project and drawing files, including specifications, schematics, and diagrams regarding projects.
•Ensures compliance with University Records Retention Requirements.
•Delivers engineered analyses of equipment or system failures and delivers solutions.
•Aids in researching and sourcing new and/or replacement equipment.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS

Driver’s License — Preferred

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in
using computer-aided design (CAD) software; adhering to project management guidelines and processes; and compliance with electrical codes in the design of electrical systems.

Ability to read technical drawings and understand electrical theories and concepts.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree (BSEE) – Electrical Engineering + 6 Years

Master’s Degree (MSEE) – Electrical Engineering — Desirable

MBA — Desirable

Professional Engineer License (PE) — Highly Preferred

Deadline to Apply09/30/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid Professional Engineer (P.E.) License?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe ways in which you have worked with team members and/or stakeholders during projects (as a leader or participant).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience designing electrical systems for a hospital or medical center?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience in the installation, operation, repair, and troubleshooting of electrical systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe in detail your paid, full-time employment experience working in an electrical engineering or engineering related field?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • APPA.org
    • Workplacediversitynetwork.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • LinkedIn.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Job No:
Posted: 8/30/2020
Application Due: 10/1/2020
Work Type: Full Time