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Lead Electrical Engineer

Posted: 07/28/2021

Provide expert electrical project engineering support through review, research, analysis, design, communication, coordination, and field observation activities.  Give direction to ensure electrical project scope is executed successfully and in accordance with the customer's desired results and the University's standards.  Collaborate with project managers for resolution of engineering issues on projects.  Review and comment on engineering work of outside architectural/engineering firms. Work in partnership with all members of the project team through planning, design, construction, and warranty.  Deliver expert post-project facility engineering consultation.  Provide design, analysis, and field engineering support of select projects and Physical Facilities programs. Deliver facilities engineering support to operations and maintenance staff and other departments upon request.  Provide condition assessment support for the building condition assessment program.  Offer expertise with activities concerning the development and upkeep of University design standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology with electrical emphasis
  • Indiana PE Registration or ability to attain within 90 days
  • Minimum four years post-PE registration experience in the field of electrical engineering 
  • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Design, analysis, condition assessment, project engineering, and facilities engineering experience in building electrical systems
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering principles and techniques of engineering planning; of equipment and materials used in engineering operations; of specialized subjects used in the fields of engineering, such as mathematics, statistics, mechanics, power, physics, and chemistry; and of strength of materials
  • Ability to apply engineering principles to practical engineering problems; to use engineering equipment and tools, including computer applications; to make, read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to relate abstract ideas to actual needs and adopt an effective course of action 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others 
  • Ability to exercise sound engineering judgment and exhibit solid leadership to establish well-reasoned solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to satisfactorily perform duties equivalent to those required of the Electrical Engineer Senior position 
  • Demonstrated ability to satisfactorily perform self-directed activities of moderate complexity with minimal engineering oversight, guidance, and assistance 
  • A valid US or Canadian drivers’ license


  • Experience with energy efficient design concepts
  • AutoCAD or Microstation drafting experience 
  • Experience with electrical metering, arc flash analysis, short circuit coordination studies, and lighting and power design 

Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

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