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Utility Distribution Mangement Engineer

Dates: 30 Apr – 24 May, 2018

Utility Distribution Management Engineer
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Facilities and Services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a full-time Management Engineer. This position will be part of the Utility Distribution group in Utilities and Energy Services. Up to two positions will be filled. The Management Engineer would be responsible for providing safe, reliable and cost efficient operation of the utility production and distribution systems for the Utilities and Energy Services Division of Facilities and Services at the Urbana-Champaign Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Incumbent is required to perform consistent with the Vision, Mission, Values and Guiding Principles established by Facilities and Services.
  2. Responsible supervision of personnel including crafts and trades, establishing work
    priorities, recommending budget priorities, and adherence to established budget.
  3. Provide electrical or mechanical engineering management for operation, programmatic maintenance, and planning of campus utility distribution systems and occasionally at production plants.
  4. Provide critical review of utility aspects of new construction and major remodeling plans developed by architects and engineers for campus capital and facility renovation projects.
  5. Provide management of utility system projects including: utility program statements, utility metering, data reporting and collection systems, utility locating.
  6. Manage the development of safe and efficient operating schemes for distribution and
    distribution systems including accurate system documentation and configuration
    control. This includes instruction, to operators and others, on safe and efficient operation of utility systems.
  7. Provide troubleshooting support for existing component and system problems.
  8. Manage the development of computer modeling applications, economic and cost
    estimating analysis, analysis of engineering data, and consulting with personnel from many different Facilities and Services, University, and campus units about utility issues.
  9. Work with other team members to monitor compliance and regulatory safety
    requirements including Federal and State requirements for natural gas, EPA regulations for water, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, OSHA, and various national codes for electrical and mechanical systems.
  10. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with University, campus, and departmental officials/staff to promote the success of established University and Facilities and Services objectives and goals.
  11. Other duties or projects as assigned by the Director of Utilities and Energy Services.

Requirements and Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field, from an accredited college of Engineering.

Experience should include working with multiple utility distribution systems including steam, electric, water, storm water, chilled water, and natural gas.

Training, Licenses, or Certifications:
Registration or eligibility for Registration as a Professional Engineer in Illinois is
required. If no registration, this will be deemed a Management Engineer Specialist.


  1. Demonstrated managerial skills to direct, supervise, and oversee engineering projects both large and small.
  2. Ability, experience and knowledge to thrive in a multi-tasking and dynamic environment, dealing with multiple utility systems including electric, steam, chilled water, water, waste water, storm water, and natural gas.
  3. Willingness to accept occasional non-working hour call outs, for unscheduled utility outages or problems with distribution or production systems.
  4. Excellent communication skills are required for maintaining good relations with all members of the campus community, under a wide variety of circumstances. Ability to communicate complex, technical information/data in a user-friendly format is essential. Must demonstrate ability to remain factual, open, and think clearly in stressful situations and while under duress.
  5. Familiarity with Civil Service process and procedures and functioning effectively with union labor.
  6. Ability to clearly demonstrate productive working traits that include the desire to lead, vision with aggressive goals, concern and respect for the individual, integrity, credibility/dependability, accountability, loyalty and a willingness to work in a team environment.
  1. Seven years of experience working in a utility or utility production environment
  2. A high level of proficiency with Microsoft desktop products, project planning software, and utility system software such as ETAP, KY pipe, AFT Fathom, Heat Map, or similar products.
  3. Additional certifications related to distribution, operations, or engineering.
  4. Familiarity with and ability to function at a high level in a unionized, Civil Service

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.This is a 100% full-time, 12 month academic professional position.An anticipated start date is beginning as soon as possible following the closing date.

Application Procedures:

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, a copy of college transcripts, and the names/contact information for three professional references by 05/24/2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the close date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Anna Staneva at

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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

Utility Distribution Management Engineer close 05-24-2018 PDF