This is an entry level electrical engineering position. This position will work closely with the Planning Engineer to gain an understanding of the UNC-Chapel Hill electric system and serve as their backup. Additionally, it will manage special projects within the engineering group. This position will become familiar with the electric system model and learn how to perform the protection calculations. The position will also need to be familiar with the Geographic Information System (GIS) to properly review the EDS switching procedures. This position will become familiar with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) system and its alarms, as this position serves as a backup to the Operations Engineer. The position will use the IBM Maximo work management systems to manage assigned projects, write work and produce sketches. This position will also interact with Contractors and/or Designers used on the Electric Distribution System.
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: Ability to understand and apply the basic engineering concepts, practices and theories involved in the design/development/review/permitting, construction, maintenance, operations or repair of, projects/sites and their potential environmental and safety impacts.
Program/Project Management: Ability to prepare/review small or less complex engineering/technical plans and/or data for completeness, compatibility, compliance with engineering principles, standards, codes and design needs; ability to make recommendations to higher level engineers or managers on project concerns/issues. Ability to ensure sufficient coverage/resources for proposed program/project, under the guidance of a higher-level engineer or manager. Ability to monitor, inspect, and/or manage small or less complex programs/ projects for completeness, compatibility, compliance with engineering principles and design needs and standards. May require the ability to monitor budgets and/or schedules.
Engineering Review, Decision Making and Analysis: Ability to make decisions on routine engineering matters or other areas requiring technical engineering knowledge. (Decisions are subject to review. May require ability to make recommendations to approve routine engineering/technical designs and/or program/project specifications of other engineers to meet desired compliance with engineering principles, standards, codes, designs and statutes.
Communication: Ability to express basic engineering concepts and related facts in a clear, concise and organized manner. Ability to write clear, concise and organized documents and reports addressing basic engineering concepts and facts. Ability to present detailed technical information, guidelines and standards to seek compliance and/or approval. Ability to assist in consultation and gather information in response to an inquiry.
Engineering Design and Analysis: Ability to apply mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences to routine services or creative work as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, and design of engineering/geomantic projects. Ability to plan methods and resources.
Leadership: Serves as a member on a program/project team and helps develop project solutions. May serve as a team leader. Promotes program goals and objectives.
Experience working with utilities is preferred but not necessarily required.
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.
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