This position serves as the responsible Electrical Engineer who schedules and oversees maintenance and operations for the entire UNC Campus. The overall responsibilities include maintenance, repair and renovation of existing buildings, utility operation and supply, maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems, and special engineering services. This position is the designated administrator of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) and Power Metering System. Any modifications to these systems shall be modified, reviewed, and/or approved by this position. Therefore the position must understand electrical protection principles of the 12 kV or higher utility electrical systems and familiarity with Schweitzer Electric relays is preferred. Additionally, the position must have the ability to interpret and understand engineering drawings, learn new concepts, particularly in the electric power discipline, prioritize work and meet deadlines, work effectively on projects and in different campus settings, with a wide range of professionals. This position supervises entry-level engineering position(s). The position requires fluency with the Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and the ability to utilize them to make effective reports and presentations. Ideally, candidate will have the desire and capacity to work toward registration as a Professional Engineer.
Duties for this position are typically performed during normal work hours (Monday through Friday 7AM-4PM). However, this position is a critical position and designated as Emergency Duty and Communicable Disease Mandatory. As such, this position must report to work during periods of adverse weather (snow, ice, hurricane, etc.) or other University emergency (pandemic, electrical outage, etc.).
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Knowledge – Professional: Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, practices, and theories used in the engineering specialty area and the ability to use it in practice. May require the general knowledge to oversee compliance regarding multiple specialties. Working level understanding of the organizational and business objectives of section/specialty.
Program/Project Management: Ability to evaluate and approve moderately complex program/project specifications for completeness, compatibility, compliance with engineering principles, standards, codes and design needs; ability to perform inspections/audits to ensure that proper procedures are followed. Ability to manage moderately complex programs/projects for completeness, compatibility, and compliance with engineering principles and design needs and standards. Ability to identify and resolve project/program changes. Ability to develop, communicate and defend moderately complex programs/projects. Ability to ensure program/project stay within budget and/or schedule.
Engineering Review, Decision Making & Analysis:
Ability to make recommendations and may require ability to make decisions on non routine engineering and/or program matters or other areas requiring technical engineering expertise. May require ability to make final decisions. Ability to provide technical analysis. May require ability to serve as a mentor/resource to lower level employees in the area of assignment. May require ability to approve moderately complex engineering/technical designs and/or program/project specifications of other engineers to meet desired compliance with engineering principles, standards, codes, designs and statutes. May require ability to address conflicting design constraints.
Ability to express moderately complex engineering concepts and related facts in a clear, concise and organized manner. Ability to modify delivery, language or content to account for the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to write clear, concise and organized documents and reports addressing moderately complex engineering concepts and facts. Ability to develop and negotiate positions in moderately complex engineering situations. May require ability to provide expert testimony. Ability to provide consultation to clients or others related to the specific program/project. Develop and/or create informational products.
Engineering Design and Analysis:
Ability apply mathematical, physical and engineering sciences to moderately complex services or creative work as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, and design of engineering/geomatic projects. Ability to plan methods and resources. May require ability to approve design changes. Ability to research, collect, and/or analyze information/data which contributes to making engineering decisions. Ability to monitor and ensure projects meet specifications and/or design standards.
Ability to develop and manage program/project plans. Ability to provide consultation on issues and requests from clients. Ability to consult with higher-level professionals to discuss alternative solutions. May require ability to supervise staff. Ability to develop and implement short-term strategies consistent with agency/university goals.
Experience with but not required:
Electric Utilities. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System. Power Metering Systems.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 165006
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