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Date Posted: 6/23/16

Associate Electrical Engineer, Facilities Services - (5196U) - 21754
Off Campus-Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Facilities Services (formerly Physical Plant--Campus Services) works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community.

Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services, and People's Park

Applies advanced concepts in serving as liaison with campus and external agencies regarding safety, access, maintenance, remodeling and construction activities of multiple building occupants/departments and/or buildings with complex needs such as research laboratories. 
Provide technical support to the Utilities HV Electric Shop and the Building Electric Shop. Must have familiarity with the following equipment: 115 kV Outdoor Substation Equipment; Power Transformers; 12 kV Vacuum Circuit Breakers; Protective Relaying Schemes; Unit Substations; Underground 12 kV Distribution.
Collaborates with department leadership on development of space planning; evaluates and advises on the design and allocation. 
Make recommendations regarding size, orientation, layout, and clearances for new electrical rooms that will be constructed in new or remodeled buildings.
Reviews building management procedures and recommends changes; ensures currency, relevance and adherence to internal and external regulatory requirements. 
Responsible for performing and/or overseeing engineering studies such as: Short Circuit, Coordination, Load Flow, and Load Growth.
Works with Campus occupants to plan space that accommodates non-routine systems and/or research or specialized equipment, and hazardous materials storage and disposal.
Perform Plan Review for 12 kV and building electrical services undergoing replacement or upgrade. 
Develops budgets for management review to include moves with significant building infra-structure upgrades. 
Perform updates to Capital Renewal Projects Lists, and other lists of future potential projects that are needed to maintain a sound electrical system on campus. Provide rough cost estimates for those projects.
Works with internal and external agencies/contractors as needed in regards to existing contract terms or to solicit or negotiate contracts. 
Write specifications and coordinate with purchasing department to select bids for maintenance and repair work.
Provides planning and coordination for construction and alteration of projects on a continuing basis. Provide technical assistance to the Real Estate Division Project Managers for ongoing projects.
Coordinates emergency repairs during and after work hours. 
Consult with UC crews and/or contractor crews to perform emergency repairs. Provide technical assistance so that repairs may be performed efficiently and in a timely manner.
Coordinates with multiple units throughout campus to provide a safe and secure facilities environment. 
Work with the following groups: Utility High Voltage Shop; Electric Shop; Real Estate Division Project Managers; Facilities Services Management Team; and, Campus Departments, including LBNL and PG&E, to achieve a safe and reliable electrical distribution system.

Required Qualifications
• Advanced knowledge in the areas of building space planning, codes, capacity, security, fire safety, campus and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
• Advanced interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Advanced skills in working collaboratively and influencing others.
• Advanced knowledge and skill regarding specialized research needs in space planning and advanced skill to effectively translate needs to professional architects and engineers.
• Advanced skills to assess processes or services to make improvements and in project management.
• Advanced skill to multi-task and effectively prioritize large project work.
• Advanced knowledge of architectural or engineering concepts.

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
• Minimum 7 years of experience on 12 kV distribution operations, or in combination with design and/or construction. Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
• Familiarity with SKM Power Tools Analysis software.

Licenses or certifications:
• Valid California Driver’s License.
• California PE license in Electrical Engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

Salary will be commensurate w/ experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

First Review Date: The First Review Date for this job is: June 23, 2016

To Apply:
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