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#130029 Infrastructure Engineer

Filing Deadline: Tue 7/16/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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The Professional Engineer 4 will assist in creating, designing, developing, and implementing the Campus Utilities Master Plan (MUP). This includes improvements and ongoing maintenance and evaluation to the Campus Utilities System including cogeneration, chilled water, high temperature water, high voltage electrical system, emergency electrical, metering, building and utility management, natural gas, potable water, reclaim watered, and sewer and storm drain systems. Develops projects to reduce energy consumption and demand in campus buildings and utility systems.

Monitors energy efficiency projects from initiation through delivery, including oversight of and responsibility for all utility rebate and incentive processes, system integration, project and communications, interface with vendors and managing risk. Assist in the execution of UCSD’s compliance obligations for the California Cap and Trade program. Perform technical engineering review of new energy systems.

Assures energy data acquisition systems are functional, working properly and accurate. Assembles and directs diverse team to ensure data and metering quality. Supervise Meter Reader and Business Systems Analysts. Collaborate with Utilities Analyst and Business and Financial Services to ensure that all energy and utility data is collected and billed correctly monthly. Ensure that staff stays current in all areas of responsibility, especially with changing technology and safety practices, through an active program of training and education. May coordinate work assignments and prioritize daily workload. Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with all members of the Department and Campus Community. Take a proactive role, as liaison, with key building occupants and epitomize a strong customer orientation.

Drives UC-owned/leased vehicles to conduct official business related such as field walks, in-person campus meetings, and inspections.


  • Advanced knowledge associated with the planning, design, and construction of engineering systems. Demonstrated ability to work on complex engineering systems and projects. This could include systems such as cogeneration, chilled water, high temperature water, high voltage electrical system, emergency electrical, metering, building and utility management, natural gas, potable water, reclaimed water, and sewer and storm drain systems in a campus setting, with particular emphasis on research and laboratory spaces.

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner; readily assess complex challenges and barriers and recommend effective resolutions.

  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner. Demonstrated professional communication and public speaking skills to effectively communicate complex utility information to diverse groups.

  • Advanced problem solving abilities to apply principles, practices and procedures within discipline to resolve complex issues. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. Demonstrated ability to develop short and long range plans for use in utility infrastructure operation.

  • Advanced project management skills needed to assume responsibility for both high quality and timely accomplishment of design and construction projects.

  • Advanced interpersonal and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to establish rapport with others. Demonstrated experience working in a team environment and communicating effectively with broad range of people.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and influence others. Strong, effective supervisory skills and demonstrated ability to provide leadership that motivates and promotes team-building, creates a positive work environment and foster the Principles of Community.

  • Experience performing mathematical engineering and energy calculations and experience conducting complex analytical utilities studies in a large scale academic, multi-facility, or complex facilities management environment.

  • Thorough knowledge of one or more of the following areas: natural gas, carbon management, energy efficiency, direct access and / or wholesale electric power. Technical knowledge through experience working with energy management systems such as: PME, Energy CAP, Flexnet. E

  • Proven ability to assess needs for energy management products to meet those needs. Experienced user of standard computer systems and applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe, Energy Management Systems, and web based applications.

  • Ability to train staff and hold informational sessions for participants in processes overseen by this position.

  • Professional Engineering License.


  • DOJ/FBI background check and clearances required prior to employment.

  • May be required to support campus emergencies and shutdowns as necessary.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $101,200 - $216,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $48.47 - $103.69

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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