Term: 18 months
Reporting to the Manager, Electrical Engineering within Plant Operations, the Design Technologist, Electrical is responsible for electrical design and drafting, collaboratively determining and meeting University client requirements for cost effective, energy efficient electrical distribution and systems for the University campus infrastructure.
Responsibilities will align with the Plant Operations goal of contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally-enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence.
Technical Design and Project Coordination
Surveys existing site conditions, takes measurements and/or records existing information related to equipment specifications and systems
Applies fundamentals and engineering tools to design normal and emergency power distribution, communication, life safety, lighting, instrumentation, and building controls systems
Coordinates directly with engineers and technologists as part of an integrated multidisciplinary project team at all stages, from concept design to final commissioning
Prepares in a timely manner clear electrical drawings, specifications and all necessary contract documentation for requests for quotations, bids, contract awards, and change orders
Maintains proficiency in the use of current versions of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software used in the department
Completes design and CADD drafting for projects where Owner is acting as consultant on internal projects
Performs as Owner’s representative when periodically meeting Contractors during bid periods, when resolving problems during construction and performing general conformance reviews
Reviews shop drawings prepared/submitted by contractor to ensure compliance with University requirements, standards and the performance set out in the design documents
At the completion of a project, oversees and coordinates the updating of relevant CADD record drawings
Supports the continuous improvement of, and adherence to campus standards for design, equipment, fixtures, etc.
Collaborates with Plant Operations Maintenance Department in resolving operating and maintenance issues and in the improvement of energy efficiency to reduce operating costs and support campus sustainability objectives and goals
Undertakes feasibility studies, analysis and reports as directed by supervisor staff
Inputs time in Plant Operations electronic timesheet reporting system on a daily basis
Engineering Degree or Engineering Technologist/Technician (P.Eng, B.Eng, BASc. or CET)
The incumbent will be a graduate of a recognized University or College two or three year program in electrical engineering technology
The incumbent will have minimum 5 years electrical design experience in power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, emergency power supply and telecommunication systems
Physical plant design experience will be considered an asset
Must be familiar with applicable electrical codes and building codes, including but not limited to: OESC, CSA, OBC
Demonstrated ability to apply working knowledge of applicable design codes and standards related to electrical design; power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, emergency power supply and telecommunication systems
Basic understanding of other building design disciplines’ systems, enabling multi-discipline coordination
Good understanding of drawing conventions and standards
Ability to produce quality deliverables and to monitor project tasks
Strong analytic, oral, and written communication skills
Experience in institutional projects is preferred
Excellent conflict resolution skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a deep commitment to customer service, proven innovative approach to problem solving and an aptitude towards service excellence and responsiveness
Must be flexible and adaptable to changing requirements, and responsive to client needs
Intermediate proficiency utilizing the latest version of the following programs: AutoCAD, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
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