Design Engineer (Design Engineer Electrical)

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
12/14/2017
Date Closing:
08/06/2018
Job Number:
76006
Level/Salary Band:
  • 03 – K – Exempt
  • 04 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Department:
Design Services
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

Design Services provides complete architectural and engineering design services for construction projects on Penn State campuses. Projects primarily involve renovations to the University’s buildings, facilities and infrastructure, at the University Park campus and occasionally at Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses. Project sizes and scopes vary from small office or lab renovations to whole building renovations and major infrastructure and plant upgrades. The Design Engineer (Electrical) leads or participates in engineering design of building interior lighting and power systems and site/exterior lighting systems and produces design documents for permitting, bidding, and construction; performs construction administration duties; helps to formulate and enforce Penn State Design Standards; leads or participates in electrical system evaluations and feasibility studies for future projects; and relies heavily on computers, design and analysis software, and the experience gathered over their career to perform their duties. The Design Engineer works under the direct supervision of the Electrical Engineering discipline lead who is a registered Professional Engineer. Familiarity with projects involving the design of power distribution systems, interior and exterior lighting systems, emergency power and life safety systems is required. Successful candidates will have experience with facilities design and engineering tasks such as AutoCAD and Revit drawing production, electrical code interpretation and review, lighting calculations, short circuit analysis, equipment selection, electrical device and equipment layout and electrical system design, and completing work within predefined schedule and budget requirements. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or related discipline or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Familiarity with projects involving the design of power distribution systems, interior and exterior lighting systems, emergency power and life safety systems is required. Successful candidates will have experience with facilities design and engineering tasks such as AutoCAD and Revit drawing production, electrical code interpretation and review, lighting calculations, short circuit analysis, equipment selection, electrical device and equipment layout and electrical system design, and completing work within predefined schedule and budget requirements. Experience or training with lighting system analysis using software for calculating illumination levels and energy-saving calculations is desired. Professional Engineer’s license in Pennsylvania or the ability to become licensed within 9 months is required. Candidate must be able to work exceptionally well within a team, take direction as well as lead project efforts.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088