Electrical Engineer

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC Facilities Planning & Management (FPM) – Engineering Services is seeking an Electrical Engineer to join its team.

FPM is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at the University of Southern California. FPM is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FPM strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FPM values quality, transparency, dedication, collaboration, and innovation. Learn more about FPM Facilities and FPM Engineering Services at: fpm.usc.edu -- http://bit.ly/WorkingAtFMS

The Engineering Services Electrical Engineer serves as engineering support for asset renewal, construction and facilities related programs and all individual projects encapsulated in these programs. Provides leadership and direction on all project operations and activities such as the assessment, design, plan, schedule, budget and scope of services. Identifies appropriate strategies to ensure delivery of quality of services with available resources. Provides technical expertise and support and management to FPM as it relates to university requirements and environmental compliance. Interprets federal, state and local regulations to ensure compliance with existing regulations.

Job Accountabilities:

•Performs engineering assessment, analysis and scoping for assigned projects. Drives development of documentation in the form of drawings and specifications for bid and construction. Ensures project drawings and specifications comply with university standards and specifications and federal, state and local requirements. Provides construction phase support such as review of submittals, documents interpretation and field observation.

•Develops, monitors and implements policies, processes, standards and guidelines for various facility plumbing systems to maintain quality control of project types and sizes. Recommends best industry practices in support of improving unit processes for meeting user and facility needs.

•Manages and negotiates consultant services on assigned projects. Monitors and evaluates the appropriateness and progress performed and completed by licensed or certified consultants.

•Oversees, initiates and reviews feasibility studies to determine whether design concepts are compatible within existing infrastructures. Develops and recommends changes to design concepts, as necessary. Inspects current building plumbing systems. Determines whether systems need to be repaired, replaced or retrofitted. Recommends equipment or systems to install.

•Conducts quality assurance reviews to ensure that required work is satisfactorily performed and completed by certified consultants.

•Monitors operation, maintenance and development of plumbing systems. Resolves performance issues.

•Identifies problems and determines resolution within operating parameters and constraints. Troubleshoots issues with various facility systems.

•Gathers facts and figures to develop a budget. Monitors and reconciles budget activity. Provides forecasts and projections to develop a budget.

•Prepares financial and/or other reports, as needed.

•Provides leadership and guidance to staff, student workers or contractors, as assigned. Leads and facilitates inter-department committees to improve on efficiency and effectiveness of delivering services to end users, as directed.

•Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems and/or planning. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

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