Engineer Designer II/ Engineer III

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Engineer Designer II - 4256
Pay Grade 34
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70406P
Working Title Engineer Designer II/ Engineer III
Advertised Employing Department Facilities Planning & Management
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date July 2017
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for an Electrical Engineer. This position will be filled as either an Engineer Designer II or Engineer Designer III level.

Responsibilities include providing electrical design services while serving as a design team leader or team member and coordinating the work of, or with, other design disciplines for assigned remodeling and new construction projects with budgets of $250,000 up to $500,000; assisting engineers in updating and enforcing university electrical design standards; providing guidance and expertise to FP&M maintenance and operations staff; and investigation, trouble shooting and resolving electrical facility operations and maintenance issues. This position will review work performed by FP&M services personnel for compliance with electrical codes and design standards.

In addition to the duties above, the Engineer Designer III will handle projects with budgets up to $500,000 to $1,000,000 and will be responsible for stamping drawings as necessary.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to communicate and work with university clients, professional consultants and contractors. The candidate will also possess strong tact and negotiation skills to maintain positive client and workplace relations. Strong organizational and analytical skills, including the ability to organize and coordinate work within projects will also be essential for success in this position.

Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is an organization that is dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading educational and agricultural institutes. But more importantly, FP&M is dedicated to their employees and enhancing the lives of each team member through opportunities both professionally and personally. FP&M is one of the largest departments on campus and currently employs 453 full-time employees and 41 students.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling 6 years.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

The requirements above are for an Engineer Designer II.

Engineer Designer III: Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 1 year of related experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

-Degree in Electrical Engineering or construction engineering with Electrical Design emphasis; or other related engineering degrees.
-Additional years of experience in the preparation of plans and specifications for educational, institutional or commercial facilities;
-Experience estimating electrical construction and operating costs;
-CADD experience

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

The position has been reposted and the guaranteed consideration date has been extended.

Department Contact Name Melynda Emerson
Department Contact Phone 515-294-9037
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions

This search is being conducted by Manpower Inc. of Des Moines. To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references via e-mail to:

Joshua Smith

For questions regarding this position, please contact Joshua Smith at 515-288-4105 ext. 111.

To guarantee consideration, please apply by September 4, 2017; however applications may be submitted until the position has been filled.

Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date 10/12/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

License to practice Electrical Engineering in the State of Iowa

Supplemental Questions

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