Company: University of Virginia
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The University of Virginia is seeking an Electrical Engineer for
Facilities Management. Facilities Management (FM) supports the
University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic, and
patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to
excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day
operation, repair, and maintenance of UVa's buildings,
infrastructure, and grounds, in addition to managing capital
construction and renovation for University-owned and leased
Electrical Engineers' work may occur in a variety of facilities,
operations, or other areas of the University. Engineers may
specialize in of the many concentrations within the engineering
profession. They manage and receive assistance from Engineering
Technicians, as well as report to supervisors when necessary or if
- Ensure adherence to all applicable standards and specifications
in their area of concentration.
- Collaborate with FM and E&U leadership, the Office of
Environmental Health and Safety, and the Environmental Compliance
Manager to ensure compliance with regulations. Monitor and instruct
sound practices to ensure a safe working environment.
- Perform quality control of work and evaluate facilities,
products, tests, etc. for compliance with University needs. Design
and manage any alterations, renewals, or additions. Investigate
problems and make recommendations to prevent reoccurrences.
- Assign and monitor staff performance in the management of
engineering detail work. Provide technical guidance and instruction
for employees with clear expectations, so that training programs
yield highly skilled workers.
- When applicable, provide professional customer service by
promptly responding to work orders and establishing acceptable
resolutions to concerns.
- Research background information on projects, formulate plans,
present work with clarity for approval, develop design documents,
and respond to requests during construction. Procure and manage
contract services when needed.
- Collect building electrical system data and perform power
systems analysis (short circuit, load flow, overcurrent
coordination, and arc flash analysis) as needed for existing
buildings, in support of plant capital projects, and as well as
daily operations. Develop and maintain electrical system models to
support such studies.
- Be an integral part of Power and Light team and provide
technical advice to high voltage electricians in maintenance and
installation of electrical distribution system.
- Provide detailed metering data analyses; Resolve or mitigate
power quality issues such as harmonics, grounding, noise, etc.
- Provide technical support for Utility plants' efficient
- Perform protective relay settings calculations for the
substations and utility plants; develop logic diagrams and other
documentation as needed to ensure adequate protection of major
- Perform minor rooftop PV solar designs or studies; perform
minor recommended maintenance; coordinate installation and
maintenance with contractors.
- Provide electrical design and specifications for minor in-house
- Oversee electrical equipment installation and provide
commissioning support for electrical equipment, such as switchgear,
transformers and switches.
- Ensure proper communication of electrical distribution system
network devices such as relays, meters, and PV inverters.
Troubleshoot or resolve network issues working closely with
- Review construction drawings; support compliance efforts with
applicable codes, University Facilities Design Guidelines, and
industry standards/best practices.
- Provide electrical safety training to FM personnel on a
- In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may
Education: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or
- Four years' experience in design, construction, operations, or
- Experience with NEC, IEEE and other applicable industry codes
- Ability to perform arc fault calculations; familiarity with
computer simulation software tools (SKM Power Tools).
- Preferred experience with, and knowledge of medium voltage (up
to 15 kV) & low voltage (up to 600 VAC) power plant and/or heavy
industrial distribution systems including utility scale generators,
substations, switchgear, transformers, panel boards, grounding
systems, capacitor banks, etc.
- Preferred experience with Supervisory Control and Data
Acquisition (SCADA) applications such as Schneider Electric
Licensure: Professional Engineer required (or ability to achieve
within 6 months by comity); NABCEP PV certification preferred.
The anticipated hiring range for this position is
$95,000-$105,000, commensurate with relevant experience, skills,
and demonstrated competencies.
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday,
and search for 'R0024403.' Complete an application online and
attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three
references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your
Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs," and search for 'R0024403.'
Complete an application online and attach a cover letter,
CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name,
email address, telephone number, and address). Please note that
multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do
not contain all of the required documents will not receive full
consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by
June 9, 2021. For information regarding the position or the
application process, please contact Michele Jarman at
The job does require frequent traveling some distance to attend
meetings, inspect construction activities and programs, as well as
navigating to electrical and mechanical spaces. The job also
involves extensive use of desktop computers.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System
which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and
Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences
Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our
faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing
itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.
We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or
expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political
affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual
orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic
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