Electrical Engineer

Portland, OR

Posted: 10/28/20
Deadline: 11/20/20
Salary: $64,836-74,796 The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.
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About This Organization

Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

Capital Projects and Construction (CPC) is a part of the Office of Planning, Construction and Real Estate. CPC oversees all renovation and new construction projects on campus. Our team works alongside campus clients in all aspects of the design and construction process.

Project areas include conception and design phases, permitting, estimates, bidding, construction, and final occupancy. CPC works on a wide array of projects ranging from cosmetic renovations to new construction. We maintain a comprehensive collection of building plans, construction records, campus maps, and construction-related studies and reports. CPC also fabricates, permits, and installs a variety of campus signage including wayfinding, ADA signs, office location signs, campus maps, and contracted specialty signs. For more information please visit our website:

Job Duties

PSU’s Capital Projects & Construction department is hiring an Electrical Engineer to provide design and project management services for a wide range of electrical projects with various budget types on campus. The Electrical Engineer investigates and prepares construction documents and related reports for complex engineering design feasibility studies and investigations, and oversees third party engineering consultants.

This position supports other project managers, consults with staff on the development of new facilities, and participates in selecting consultants by reviewing and approving designs and administering contracts for project implementation. In addition to project management and electrical design, this position also works with staff on all program related issues which requires writing status reports, reviewing electrical safety programs, and effective records maintenance. Other primary duties include closely monitoring campus facilities to identify operations and maintenance needs or capital investment projects, and recommending improvements to update existing facilities.

The ideal candidate will be safety-minded, have a strong sense of initiative and organizational skills, and a highly collaborative person who enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a diverse group of colleagues and stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

Four years of engineering experience AND Two years project management experience.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a Professional Engineering License (PE).

Five years of design experience, two of which include designing for fire alarm, data, and other low voltage systems.

Experience using Autocad, Revit, & Navisworks software to design and modify electrical drawings.

Experience using Easy Power Software or a similar software.

Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people.

Exceptional organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects and work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

Ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-directed.

Ability to inspect work projects on-site, using ladders, negotiating physical obstacles on job sites which may involve bending, stooping, climbing ladders and stepping over physical obstructions such as mechanical and electrical equipment or construction materials.


$64,836-74,796 The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.

Other Info

Please contact Angie Telford, Administrative and Engagement Coordinator, at

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, resume, references