Electrical Engineer II

Position Summary: The Electrical Engineer II is responsible for the research, field verification, design, development and production of engineering design documents and assisting with construction administration, commissioning and post-construction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prepares and reviews plans, specifications, and contract documents for bidding and construction;
  • Reviews design and construction submittals from consultants and contractors;
  • Consults with various appropriate entities regarding electrical equipment design layout, maintenance and operations, and long-range engineering planning and improvements programs;
  • Performs engineering analyses, evaluations and research studies on small and large facility projects;
  • Performs and participates in design/construction problem-resolution efforts;
  • Provides electrical engineering and technical support to electrical/mechanical technicians, engineers and process control personnel in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of complex equipment such as electrical switchgear (low through high voltage), pump/motor controllers, redundant power and distribution systems, as well as process instrumentation, programmable controllers, and communications equipment;
  • Reviews electrical switchgear testing reports; makes recommendations accordingly;
  • Conducts field surveys to review and record existing project conditions
  • Assists and directs others in the development and revision of design guidelines, design criteria, standard details and specifications for facility design projects;
  • Consults with various departments, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and contractors on product quality assurance issues and techniques;
  • Conducts complex studies and investigations. Prepares reports on design, construction, maintenance and operational issues/problems within facilities and systems infrastructure;
  • Possesses knowledge of engineering code requirements;
  • Leads engineers and other technical personnel in the development and design of varied large complex projects;
  • Prepares electrical design documents and specifications for small and large facility projects;
  • Inspects electrical construction work in progress and upon completion for adherence to plans and specifications.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

  • Adaptability - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Shares expertise with others. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  • Customer Service - Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
  • Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.

Education/Experience:

Degree in Electrical Engineering and LEED accreditation preferred. Minimum of 10-15 years of electrical engineering experience.

Language Ability:

Read, analyze and interpret business, professional, technical or governmental documents. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and the public.

Mathematical Ability:

Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

MS Office, AutoCAD

Certificates and Licenses:

Professional Engineering license and LEED accreditation preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages subordinate employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.