Electrical Engineer

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades/Grounds Services

Classification Title:

Electrical Engineer

Job Description:

At the University of Central Florida, we dream big. Founded in 1963, UCF has grown to be one of the largest universities in the nation for a very good reason: We harness the power of scale in innovative ways to transform the lives of our students and create lasting impact on the world at large.

UCF Facilities Operations is seeking well qualified candidates to apply for the role of Electrical Engineer. This position serves the University of Central Florida by acting as the subject matter expert for all Facilities projects involving electrical distribution systems, equipment, and components. Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Supports UCF's facility condition assessment (FCA) program and capital renewal portfolio with detailed building walk-downs, assessing and evaluating all deficiencies on electrical equipment. Facilitates a prioritized allocation of capital planning needs by providing data to leadership for needs and budgetary forecasts and variance reports.

  • Performs design reviews of electrical drawings and specifications for construction and operational projects, including building code and UCF Construction Standards reviews. Produce submittal review feedback addressing all errors, concerns, and recommendations for efficiency improvements.

  • Conducts construction reviews of electrical equipment for compliance, as requested by department leadership and/or project managers. Identify issues discovered and facilitate a resolution.

  • Serves as primary source of Electrical Engineering consultation for projects to be conducted on UCF Facilities, infrastructure or systems. Provides technical counsel to Facilities project managers and leadership regarding codes, standards, and specifications for electrical equipment.

  • Collaborates with Facilities leadership staff and trades shops on reviews of campus electrical systems to improve safety, quality and functionality. Evaluate electrical equipment for reliability, feasibility, and overall performance. Assist with scope of work development, permit packages, and work packages.

  • Supports and troubleshoots existing MEP systems for operations. Provides data analytics that advances leadership in facilities operational methods and deployment of technology to improve operational excellence and drive down O&M costs.

  • Prepares correspondences, periodic or special reports related to assignments; and contribute effectively to the accomplishment of the team or agency goals, objectives, and activities.

  • Provides recommendation to leadership in the execution of improvement activities and engage in joint design optimization (e.g., feasibility of design, engineering, and fabrication concepts; use of alternative engineering approaches).

  • Reviews and advises on revisions to UCF's Construction Standards.

  • Utilizes data analytics to compile and summarize large datasets of information for future policies, reporting, presentations, and operational improvements. Manages and tracks prototype processes of the projects, including commissioning, startup and testing activities per internal and external requirements.

  • Reviews electrical project submittal for NEC compliance from contractors and internal users. Provides detailed review and approval to the BCO office.

UCF offers competitive pay consummate with experience and a variety of employee benefits including health insurance, vision insurance, and dental insurance. Additionally, full-time employees may be allowed to enroll for up to six (6) credit hours of eligible instruction per term on a space-available basis.

For additional information, please reference the following link: https://hr.ucf.edu/prospective-employees/insurance/


*This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.*


Facilities Operations

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Type of Appointment:


Expected Salary:

$64,518 to Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 2+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Florida Electrical Professional Engineer (PE) License strongly preferred.
  • Florida Certified Electrical Contractor.
  • Certified Electrician (EC), Registered Electrician (ER), Certified Electrical Specialty Contractor (ES), and/or Registered Electrical Specialty Contractor (ET).
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and schematic details and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a dedication to client services, and a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to be decisive and work well under pressure, particularly when faced with unexpected occurrences or delays.
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in large complex organizations with exposure in facility management.
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of maintenance and construction.
  • Prior use and interpretation of facility maintenance vendor contracts is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Must be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.

Additional Application Materials Requirements:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

*This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.*


If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Florida Clause:

UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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