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Job Summary As a member of the Facilities, Design and Construction team, the Senior Electrical Engineer reports to the Senior Director of Design and Construction. The Senior Electrical Engineer's primary responsibility is to provide engineering support and services to the Project Management Team within the Design and Construction department and the Facilities Maintenance personnel. These two groups work together to manage the rehabilitation, capital projects and building maintenance throughout the campus and at our off-site locations. The Senior Electrical Engineer's role includes: design, review of designs created by consultant engineers, review and comment on electrical submittals related to projects, ownership of the electrical sections of the Caltech Design Guideline, and problem solving related to electrical design issues. The Senior Electrical Engineer works collaboratively with the Senior Mechanical Engineer, the Campus Inspector, campus Electric Shop personnel, campus Fire Alarm Shop personnel and Central Plant personnel.
- Conduct building system assessments and inspections to evaluate conditions, operations, and maintenance requirements of building electrical systems. - Provide technical assistance and guidance to operations and maintenance personnel for issues on electrical systems. Support faculty, consultants and field electricians, as required. - Maintain accurate documentation on electrical system configurations and capacities. - Design electrical systems to comply with various project scopes of work in accordance with applicable standards and regulations including the California Electrical Code. - Prepare bridging documents/basis of design for design-build projects, to include electrical design specifications, analyses and recommendations for presentation and approval. - Review electrical system designs developed by project design teams, as well as related construction drawings and submittals for accuracy, compliance with campus standards and design guidelines, quality, and completeness. - Ensure that the installation of electrical systems for all construction and renovation projects are in compliance with applicable codes and agency regulations. - Design electrical schematics, interconnection diagrams, power distribution, control panels and other electrical drawings. - Generate detailed electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and complete system-level electrical Bill of Materials, as required. - Consult with 'clients' to determine system requirements and provide requested services while meeting safety, code and budgetary requirements. - Verify and ensure that new electrical building systems are compatible with existing building infrastructure. - Provide analysis and oversight to assure continuous improvement in energy conservation. - Participate in the selection and work with consulting electrical engineers as required. - Maintain files/records/operational data related to assigned contract. - Prepare activity progress reports. - Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. - Electrical Professional Engineer license from the State of California or ability to obtain license within six months. - 10 years of work experience in the design of lighting, power, data and communication systems in research and academic laboratory facilities or hospital facilities.
Short-circuit voltage drop calculations
Electrical and control components, instruments, sensors, switches and equipment selection.
Electro-mechanical controls and interlocks.
- Thorough understanding of local, state and federal codes. - Advanced skills in AutoCAD use. - Building Information Modeling experience including specific experience participating in whole building clash detection processes. - Superior problem solving skills. - Strong oral and written communication skills are required. - Ability to multi-task and make appropriate decisions about prioritizing assignments. - Demonstrated ability to work independently in an efficient and effective manner. - Must be current in the 8-hour OSHA training or complete the course within six months. - Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs., walk half a mile unaided, climb ladders and stairs, and enter and leave excavations for the purpose of observing and planning work.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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