Electrical Engineer (Temporary)
City : Oakville
Category : Full time - Temporary
Industry : Education
Employer : Sheridan College
Reporting to the Manager, Engineering for Sustainable Development, the Electrical Engineer provides subject matter expertise for technical and engineering planning for Sheridan's built environment, buildings, infrastructure, systems and general campus to realize net-zero targets for energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as variety of circular-economy objectives. The Electrical Engineer contributes to the development of electrical scope for building retrofits, infrastructure replacement, capital renewal, and campus development projects, provides input to institutional policies, procedures, and practices to ensure continuous improvement, optimization, and ongoing commissioning of building systems. As a subject matter expert, the Electrical Engineer provides support and technical guidance on facility operations, capital projects, and renovations. The Electrical Engineer collaborates with the Engineering for Sustainable Development team to ensure their work aligns with the broader goals of the Facilities and Sustainable Infrastructure team and provides mentorship to co-op students.
What You’ll be Doing
- Performing system analyses at building HVAC and district energy-levels, analyzing functional and performance requirements, preparing equipment technical specifications and engineering calculations to ensure alignment with institutional net-zero goals;
- Defining electrical scope for building retrofits, infrastructure replacement, capital renewal, and campus development projects, from conceptual design through formal scope/budget, assisting in successful tendering and procurement, and verifying the quality and completeness of construction while acting as Sheridan's design lead with consulting engineers;
- Researching and preparing memos, and making recommendations on relevant innovative technologies, operating concepts, and practices that will advance sustainability and net-zero goals;
- Mentoring junior team members and educating Facilities and Sustainable Infrastructure (FSI) colleagues on subject matter expertise;
- Providing input to engineering, operational, and capital budget processes and assisting in the compilation of project status reports;
- Performing other related duties, as assigned.
You have the skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse student and staff population as well as a proven commitment to anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion.
You enjoy balancing many different tasks, have solid multi-tasking and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences and communities.
Your collaborative spirit is balanced with your ability to take initiative and act independently to advance initiatives.
The successful candidate will also meet the following requirements:
- 4-year degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field
- Professional Engineer Certification
- 5 years demonstrated experience in high-performance building engineering, including experience with building services and utilities, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as building controls and automation systems (equivalency to be considered)
- Working knowledge of various American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards (90.1, 62.1, etc.) and energy requirements in building codes and desire to master local and national energy codes
- Familiarity with district energy systems
- Experience on new construction or major renovation projects in an institutional environment with important sustainability and energy efficiency objectives such as LEED, Zero Carbon Building Standard, or Passive House will be considered an asset
Who We Are
Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.
- For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan
Department: Facilities and Sustainable Infrastructure
Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus). This position is currently a hybrid of on-campus and remote work.
Reference #: J0322 - 0499
Employee Group: Support Staff – Initiatives/Opportunities
Hourly Range: $42.38 - $49.15
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Application Deadline: April 9, 2023
Application Details: This is a temporary position that may continue to April 2026. Position reposted to attain further applications.
Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.
Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.
You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.