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Project Electrical Engineer

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This posting does not accept on-line applications. Please see the application instructions.

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Engineer IV - 4258
Pay Grade 36
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70489P
Working Title Project Electrical Engineer
Advertised Employing Department Facilities Planning and Management
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date As soon as available
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 at Iowa State University is seeking to hire a Project Electrical Engineer. This position will provide engineering services for utility electrical distribution facilities and the universities fiber optic and copper cable voice and data systems.
Duties will include analyzing the electrical, fiber optic, and copper cable systems and equipment; planning and managing associated projects; and coordinating contractors and design consultants.

In addition, this position will be responsible for documenting systems and design standards and providing support of electrical distribution and information technology systems personnel.

The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; and the ability to organize and coordinate work within and between projects.

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 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

-Degree in electrical engineering.

Preferred Education and Experience

- Experience with electric distribution including medium voltage systems.
- Experience with lighting systems.
- Experience with communications/data cable plant system design and installation.
- Experience in project of construction management.
- Experience working with skilled trades.
- Experience with traffic signals.
- Demonstrated proficiency with CAD.

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
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 11/12/17. However applicattions may be submitted until the position has been filled.

Special Instructions Summary

This posting does not accept on-line applications. Please see the application instructions.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 11/12/2017
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)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Valid U.S. state driver’s license

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Licensed as a professional engineer in the state of Iowa.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Certified as a RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer).

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