Iowa State University Engineer Designer II - 4256 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Engineer Designer II - 4256

Pay Grade 34

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70264P

Working Title Engineer Designer II/ Engineer Designer III

Advertised Employing Department Facilities Planning & Management

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous

Proposed Start Date July 2017

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 (FP&M) at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for an Electrical Engineer. This position will be filled as either an Engineer Designer II or Engineer Designer III level.

Responsibilities include providing electrical design services while serving as a design team leader or team member and coordinating the work of, or with, other design disciplines for assigned remodeling and new construction projects with budgets of $250,000 up to $500,000; assisting engineers in updating and enforcing university electrical design standards; providing guidance and expertise to FP&M maintenance and operations staff; and investigation, trouble shooting and resolving electrical facility operations and maintenance issues. This position will review work performed by FP&M services personnel for compliance with electrical codes and design standards.

In addition to the duties above, the Engineer Designer III will handle projects with budgets up to $500,000 to $1,000,000 and will be responsible for stamping drawings as necessary.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to communicate and work with university clients, professional consultants and contractors. The candidate will also possess strong tact and negotiation skills to maintain positive client and workplace relations. Strong organizational and analytical skills, including the ability to organize and coordinate work within projects will also be essential for success in this position.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is an organization that is dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading educational and agricultural institutes. But more importantly, FP&M is dedicated to their employees and enhancing the lives of each team member through opportunities both professionally and personally. FP&M is one of the largest departments on campus and currently employs 453 full-time employees and 41 students.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling 6 years.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

The requirements above are for an Engineer Designer II.

Engineer Designer III: Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 1 year of related experience.

License to practice Electrical Engineering in the State of Iowa

Preferred Education and Experience

-Degree in Electrical Engineering; -Additional years of experience in the preparation of plans and specifications for educational, institutional or commercial facilities; -Experience estimating electrical construction and operating costs; -CADD experience

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 Manpower

For questions regarding this position, please contact Joshua Smith at 515-288-4105 ext. 111.

To guarantee consideration, please apply by July 6, 2017; however applications 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 07/06/2017

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

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