Electrical Designer

Brigham Young University Provo , UT 84601

Posted 2 months ago

Electrical Designer

Job Summary:

  • Perform electrical design of projects including lighting, motor control, electrical circuitry, special systems (fire alarm, security, and power distribution).

  • Engineering support to Planning Department architects, designers, shops, architects and contractors during all project phases of planning, design, plan review and construction.

  • Ensure project quality control and adherence to plans and specifications.

  • Qualify electrical contractors, products and product vendors for inclusion with campus projects.

  • Product management

  • Coordinate drafting responsibilities with Electrical Engineering Department students

  • Requires a working knowledge of current versions of AutoCAD and Revit Programs

Essential Functions:

Ensures the electrical designs developed are accurate and meet the needs of the University

  • Translates needs into working design documents.

  • Coordinates and designs electrical components of projects.

  • Assists Electrical Shop with electrical engineering problems.

  • Meets and provides electrical support to Planning Department.

  • Designs electrical engineering projects of a wide variety (e.g. secondary voltage power, telephone, clock and bell, fire alarm and security, audio, video, computer, lighting, etc.)

  • Maintain campus CNA database for lighting, electrical equipment, fire alarm and security systems.

  • Supports activities of other University departments.

  • Design Electrical systems using CAD and Revit and applying IEC designation codes to drawings

  • Create/prepare cost estimates for PF Planning and campus departments

  • Heavy emphasis in interior and exterior lighting design (rooms, labs, sports fields, aesthetics, safety lighting, etc.) for remodels, retrofits, and other in-house projects

  • Coordinate with OIT, Physical Facilities Planning and shops, and campus departments regarding design and specifications for in-house projects

Supervises and helps train electrical engineering students

  • Coordinates supervision, training and hiring of university students as engineering drafters.

  • Receives red-lined drawings from department electrical engineers.

  • Assigns drafting assignments to electrical engineering department students.

  • Provide electrical engineering department drawings services as needed.

Maintains excellent quality workmanship and compliance to plans, specifications and codes

  • Performs special inspection assignments

  • Inspects electrical installations.

  • Formulates decision and recommendations to solve major and minor problems.

  • Works with construction coordinators on electrical aspects of a project to insure contract documents are followed.

Assist Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Access and report problems that need to be fixed and know who to escalate problems to

  • Work with and support coordination team to help develop/outline plans

  • Back-up to meet with off-campus contractors and make construction site observations

  • May perform fire alarm and security designs

  • May update CNA database for lighting, electrical equipment, fire alarm, security, and pathway systems

  • May prepare Bid Breakdown forms

Assumes Responsibility for University Citizenship

  • Promotes a positive image of the Department and the University.

  • Relates well with other University employees.

  • Adheres to University standards and policies.


Minimum education/experience required:

Associate's Degree in Electrical Design/Technology and two years full-time equivalent experience, or four years full-time experience in electrical design and drafting.


Level 54: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and 3+ years Electrical Engineering experience including Lighting and Power Distribution.

Skills, abilities, knowledge, licenses, certifications:

  • Broad experience in construction methods and procedures

  • In-depth comprehension of National Electrical Code, ADA applicability affecting facility planning and IES illumination standards

  • Must have the ability to work with a variety of individuals in a coordinating function while subjected to others perspectives and opinions

  • Experience in electrical design with commensurate CAD and REVIT skills

  • High level knowledge of electrical systems

  • Ability to prepare accurate, detailed drawings and reports related to on-campus electrical projects

  • Ability to layout and design and electrical system to 80-90% complete status and ready for review by senior engineer

  • Ability to take initiative and follow through on work assignments

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

Employee Class: Administrative

Work Location: Provo Campus

Environment: Periodic exposure to unfavorable conditions. Need to be in variable temperatures or wet environments, etc.

Desired Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Pay Level: 52

Approximate Starting Salary: $53,854 - $69,941

Documents Required at time of Application:

Required: Letter of Recommendation 1, Letter of Recommendation 2, Resume

Optional: Cover Letter

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/vets/disability

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Electrical Designer

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