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Electrical Engineer - Campus Facilities

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Department: Facilities Management
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Engineering

Department: Facilities -

Job Description Summary

Overall administration of the campus electrical system, including high and low voltage. Ensure system compliance with NEC and other pertinent code requirements to provide a safe and dependable electrical system for the University. Work with in-house personnel and outside consultants as necessary to coordinate projects, changes, and expansion of the system. Design and manage small electrical projects or coordinate with outside consultants for larger projects to properly modify the existing system as required. Advise and make recommendations to the AVP Facilities Management, the Director of Planning & Construction, the Director of Energy Management, and other members of the University personnel on all aspects of electrical engineering, electrical construction, life safety, and code compliance in pursuit of University objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

● Administer the campus electrical power distribution system, both high voltage & medium voltage around the campus and low voltage inside the buildings.
● Verify compliance with system safety requirements per NEC and MIOSHA; work with outside consultants as necessary to determine requirements.
● Coordinate changes to the overall campus electrical system as necessary due to various construction and/or renovation projects.
● Coordinate changes to various building electrical systems as necessary due to various construction and/or renovation projects.
● Work with the Director of Planning & Construction Services, t the Director of Energy Management, the Director of Sustainability, and others on campus to develop and implement long-term plans to make our campus electrical system more sustainable and efficient to meet adopted University sustainability goals.
● Administer electrical design contracts, supervise the activities of outside electrical engineers, testing service contractors and any other special services contractors required to successfully complete University projects.
● Manage planning, engineering, scheduling, and construction of various projects as assigned in the capacity of project manager.
● Develop a long-term familiarity and expertise with the campus electrical system, and with the long term needs of the building and campus users.
● Assist the Director of Planning & Construction in conducting the general activities of the unit.

● Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in electrical engineering.
● Ability to obtain a Michigan PE license within 2 years.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● Two years or more of experience in the design and construction of electrical systems involving new buildings, renovations, and system upgrades or two years or more of experience in the design and construction of high voltage electrical distribution systems for campus or municipal electrical systems.
● Demonstrated experience performing Inspection and quality control for electrical construction projects.
● Construction contract management experience.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Licensed PE in Michigan or another State in the United States
● Master’s degree in electrical engineering
● Experience in the design and construction of high voltage electrical distribution systems for campus or municipal electrical systems.
● Design and/or construction of alternate energy systems such as solar or wind power.
● Experience working in Facilities Management for a higher education institution.
● Experience overseeing and/or coordinating major building maintenance projects.
● Experience designing and/or analyzing various low voltage data, communication, security, and other systems.
● Budget and cost estimating experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
● Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
● Demonstrated current knowledge of federal and state construction regulations and associated codes.
● Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
● Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency within the University and local/state and community
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.
● Experience using personal computers and basic office, design, and construction software such as spreadsheets, word processor, AutoCAD, web browser, and cpm.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Experience using AutoCad and/or Revit for the design of projects
● Experience using GIS software and Building Information Management (BIM), computer aided design application software, such as MEP, CloudWorx, SketchUp, Chief Architect
● Extensive experience interpreting building codes including the NEC, Michigan Building Code, NFPA codes, and the Federal ADA.
● Experience with lighting design for both interior and exterior areas.

● Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear, and use hands to finger or feel and object. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision, and the ability to focus. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally very loud.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Required Departmental Training: 

  • Monthly assigned job specific training modules.

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

FLSA Status


Title of Position Supervisor

Director of Planning & Construction

Posting Type

Internal & External

Additional Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations during Michigan Tech’s hiring process please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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