University Master Electrician

Washington D.C.
$33.18 - $43.13
Sep 03, 2021
Oct 08, 2021
Full Time

The Division of Safety & Facilities brings together University Resilience; the GW Police Department; Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management (FPCM); GWorld; Transportation and Fleet Services and Events and Venues to better and more strategically support GW now and into the future. Given the many close connections and strong working relationships among these areas, this organizational structure streamlines university services, increases shared insights and collaboration, and optimizes GW resources.

Facilities Planning, Construction & Management (FPCM) is currently seeking a licensed high voltage University Master Electrician in Washington DC who will effectively manage the entire GW building portfolio, to include all GW facilities. The University Master Electrician reports to the Director of Building Services

Additional responsibility include but not limited too:

  • Requires a general knowledge of motors, switchgear and switchboard assemblies, emergency generation, UPS, fire, HVAC, and related electrical building systems. 
  • Plans, designs, and/or coordinates the installation, maintenance and testing of the electrical and life safety equipment for all GW facilities.
  • Coordinates the development of maintenance and service contracts, soliciting bids, creating scope of work and generating routine and emergency task orders  as it relates to electrical needs.
  • Coordinates parts and materials ordering with Materials Management and tracks orders with vendors and suppliers
  • Develops strategies for ensuring long-term reliability of the university’s electrical and life safety infrastructure to present to leadership for review/decision.
  • Prepares and reviews requests for electrical work for submission to the District of Columbia. Obtains electrical work permits through the District of Columbia, as necessary.
  • Regularly checks/inspects work performed by third-party contractors to ensure compliance with job orders and specification, and to ensure compliance with appropriate District of Columbia building codes and standards. When applicable, coordinates the scheduling of third-party contractors and manages contractor personnel while on-site at GW to include all GW facilities.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of electrical codes, new or revised technical and administrative methods by attending seminars and outside training courses.
  • Oversees and/or performs maintenance and/or repair work on all electrical systems (high, medium and low voltage) and equipment during emergency situations as necessary. 
  • As a steward of GW, effectively manages resources allocated to activities under the positions’ purview.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

• DC Electrical Master’s Licenses Preferred (DC, MD OR VA is required)
• 3-5 years of professional experience in a Supervisory role
• 3-5 year’s professional experience in the electrical trade, with advanced knowledge operating machinery of electrical power feeder and distribution systems and associated tools required for trade.
• Licensed High Voltage Electrician in DC with general knowledge of motors, switchgear and switchboard assemblies, emergency generation, UPS, fire, HVAC, and related electrical building systems.
• Prior experience with co-generation plant systems.
• Prior experience with high voltage electrical operations, including switchgear operation and maintenance and the required software upgrades.
• Ability to physically perform job duties, including: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling a variety of equipment.
• Intermediate computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, and various web browsing software platforms. Proficient with computerized electrical tools and testing equipment.

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