Electrical Engineer

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) welcomes applications for an Electrical Engineer! This position provides electrical engineering subject matter expertise in support of campus planning, design, and construction. Using knowledge of campus buildings, existing systems, adopted codes, and technical standards, the electrical engineer provides guidance and direction to internal and external stakeholders to ensure cost-effective and efficient building systems design and installation.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

PD&C manages the planning, design, and construction of buildings on campus, in support of CU Boulder's academic mission. Campus Planning focuses on long-range planning and capital development functions of the organization as a balanced counterpart to the project-related functions of Campus Design & Construction. Campus Planning staff strive to guide campus development in a way that gives physical form to the university's mission, vision, and programs through the effective use of human, environmental, and financial resources.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Code Compliance:

Reviews all construction projects on campus for compliance with codes and standards adopted by State agencies (The Office of the State Architect, Colorado Electrical Board). Uses expert knowledge of the National Electric Code to identify and recommend alternatives to balance campus goals. Resolves complex deficiencies identified by campus inspectors.

Quality Assurance and Commissioning:

Ensures construction and maintenance projects adhere to campus standards, reviews project specifications and makes recommendations. Provides technical review of project correspondence (requests for information [RFI], change orders, substitution requests) and gives guidance to project managers. Assists in developing owner project requirements and evaluates design documents to determine objectives are satisfied. Reviews project submittals, attends commissioning meetings, and establishes acceptance criteria during functional testing.

Technical Planning:

Provides input and guidance on a wide range of campus planning. During concept phases of larger construction projects, evaluates electrical infrastructure needs at a building level, explores alternatives, and works with the project design team to select systems. Develops scope of work statements for maintenance projects. Assists in the evaluation of existing campus infrastructure to prioritize deferred maintenance budgets; recommends improvements for resilience, durability, maintainability, and energy efficiency; provides engineering costs estimated during these planning phases. Maintains campus technical standards with regard to building electrical systems. Explores new technologies for application in campus buildings. Supports long-range master-plan efforts (campus, energy, housing, transportation).

Technical Support to Campus:

Supports a variety of campus partners when expertise is needed. This may include forensic analysis of system failures, review of system outage procedures, or recommending emergency procedures during campus events.

What You Should Know
  • This position does not require any travel.
  • Due to COVID-19, this position may initially be required to work remotely predominately and will remain as such until the university transitions back to on-campus working hours.
  • CU Boulder offers excellent benefits, including 14.67 hours of paid vacation leave and 10 hours of paid sick leave per month.

What We Can Offer
The hiring pay range is $60,000-$85,000.

This full-time position offers excellent benefits including:
  • 22 Paid vacation days and 15 sick leave.
  • 10 paid holidays.
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • EcoPass for free RTD rides.
  • An unparalleled retirement plan.
Opportunity for growth!


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Experience in commercial building design and systems.

What You Will Need

  • This position will need to apply a wide range of electrical expertise in unique situations daily. Evaluate field installations of electrical equipment for compliance with the National Electric Code as well as determine acceptability of proposed alternatives to achieve goals of safety, reliability, and efficiency.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Professional Engineer.
  • Journeyman Electrician in Colorado.
  • ICC certified Electrical Plans Examiner.
  • ICC certified Commercial Electrical Inspector.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials online:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by Sunday, January 31st for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

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