University of Oregon


Project Electrical Engineer


Full Time

Eugene, US

Posted this week

About the Job

Salary - $10000000 - $100000000/Year

Job no: 529703
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Construction/Planning, Planning/Project Management, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: CPFM / Design & Construction
Classification: Facilities Engineer 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Highly qualified candidates can make $42.79 per hour or more
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Posting closes July 11th, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, which includes an online application and cover letter conveying your experience with building and MV district utility systems, performing arc flash studies using ETAP or related program, and as an electrical consultant.

What will you do as a Project Electrical Engineer in the Office of Design & Construction?

The Project Electrical Engineer provides expertise for construction of all new buildings, large and small renovations, electrical systems upgrades, capital repair, deferred maintenance and in-house projects, and review design documents to assure conformance to the University of Oregon Design Standards.

The position will advise and provide engineering direction on construction, utility, repair, deferred maintenance and energy projects and all electrical and telecommunications related components and projects, and provide support in project planning and budgeting.

The Project Electrical Engineer will assist in all phases of a project and provide support related to Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEPF) systems and updating campus design standards. The Electrical Engineer will participate in building, utility and energy systems studies targeting system performance, for planning and development of projects. The position will perform arc flash studies and maintain the campus ETAP model and oversee electrical arc flash and coordination studies for capital projects.

As a member of the Design and Construction Team, a typical day will include responding to requests from the campus community and CPFM units for electrical related issues and/or concerns, which may involve field investigation in buildings and utility tunnels. Reviewing plans and specifications, approving RFI’s and submittals and conducting on-site project visits, which vary based on project schedules and phasing. This position makes decisions regarding energy efficiency of systems, electrical systems: sizing of circuits, panels, electrical feeds, coordination and arc flash studies.

The Project Electrical Engineer will prioritize daily work between capital project documents, support for CPFM units, in-house design and project development. The position routinely coordinates between Design & Construction and the Utilities and Energy unit in support of ongoing projects, utility metering, initiatives and utility projects.

Driving Requirement:
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.

Why you should work at the University of Oregon:

  • 40-hour work week with consistent hours and minimal travel.
  • Work with limited supervision.
  • Involvement in a diverse range of projects across campus, which shape the campus built environment.
  • Develop and implement sustainable and energy efficient projects.
  • A positive work environment committed team-building and a strong sense of community.
  • Paid on-the-job training and professional growth within the position.
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement plans, and generous paid time off.
  • This position is automatically enrolled in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (PERS/OPSRP) after meeting the qualifying conditions.
  • UO offers a tuition discount for eligible employees or family members in participating programs at UO or other Oregon public universities.

What you need to be considered for this role… (Minimum Qualifications)

  • A Bachelor's degree in either Civil, Electrical, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management Engineering, or Energy Management Engineering; AND
  • Four years of engineering experience.

For success in this position you will have... (Professional Competencies)

  • Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
  • Ability to perform work on occasion in mechanical rooms, utility tunnels, attics, crawl spaces, ceilings and central utility plant.
  • Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Provide superior customer service.

It’s great, but not required, to have... (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience as an Electrical designer or consultant
  • Hold a current Professional Engineering License in Oregon.
  • Experience conducting Arc Flash and Coordination Studies.
  • District MV utility system experience.
  • Experience working with Oregon State codes, rules and regulations regarding building systems.
  • Experience with updated Oregon Energy Code and IEEE guidelines
  • Experience with Autodesk design software.
  • LEED Accredited Professional.

Who We Are

Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.

The Office of Design and Construction (D&C) works closely with other CPFM units, faculty, and staff across campus to deliver successful, budget-conscious projects. Project sizes range from under $50,000 to over $100M. Project types include small departmental moves, interior renovations, new building construction, and many different types in between.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

Advertised: Jun 21, 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 11, 2022 Pacific Daylight Time

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