Electrical Manager, Engineering Services, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

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Facilities/Skilled Trades
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19002148 Requisition #
Classification Title: Management Services Manager (Electrical Manager)
Department: Engineering Services, UI Health Care
Salary: $65,375-Communsurate
Pay Grade: 5A, https://hr.uiowa.edu/professional-pay/structure-a
Percent of Time: 100% (40+ hours per week)
Additional hours as required: On-call 24/7 for emergency needs, as needed to address on site conditions during off hours and weekends.
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Position Summary:
This Electrical Manager provides overall leadership for the electrical system shop to ensure maintenance, repair, project management and code compliance is performed in a professional, safe and timely manner for UIHC operations. The manager works cooperatively with UIHC and UI departments in the design, coordination and implementation of capital and non-capital projects. This position provides oversight and management responsibility for the pneumatic tube system including staffing, maintenance, and repair. In addition, the manager develops and maintains project budgets for program and electrical systems.

This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Engineering Services and works closely with the Assistant Director and Director of Engineering Services to write and revise departmental policies and procedures, develop staff competencies and all other duties as assigned.
Occasional driving is required, a valid driver’s license that meets UI Fleet Safety requirements.

Electrical Systems Oversight
  • Provides leadership to ensure patient and non-patient corrective work requests, preventative maintenance, project coordination, troubleshooting and emergency events are managed, addressed and repaired in a professional and timely manner. Manage the normal and emergency power distribution systems, and associated equipment and documentation. This position is responsible for a coordinated and immediate response to resolve electrical utility system outages. Communicate directly with the University of Iowa physical plant and high voltage team. Develop, trains and implements processes and reports for staff to complete electrical system testing that includes, but not limited to, emergency generator testing as required by regulatory organizations. Assist with the design, planning and construction on new and existing UIHC spaces. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, recommending preferred equipment types, manufacturers etc., coordinating shutdown schedules and identifying energy saving opportunities. Achieve program compliance with The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies, including but not limited to, NEC, NFPA, OSHA and EPA. Oversee electrical contractor project work for accuracy and in compliance with UIHC design standards.
Staff Management
  • Manages staff assigned to the electrical systems shop and pneumatic tube system shop. Responsible for human resource management of areas including interviewing, selecting, training, disciplining, assigning staff work schedules and completing staff performance evaluations. Ensures all required training and compliances are completed within established deadlines. Approves payroll, overtime, vacation and compensation time and ensures areas are staffed according to need and budget. Meets with staff on a regular basis to ensure policies and procedures are in place to address standards of operations and expected performance. Ensures consistent, safe and timely performance is followed and documented by staff. This includes, but is not limited to, regulatory documentation and using the computer maintenance management software system. Provide clear direction through daily briefings, verbal and written communications. Oversees shop compliance with UIHC, UI and departmental policies and procedures.
Financial Responsibilities
  • Assist the Engineering Services Director with developing and maintaining budget through recommendations and monitoring labor and non-labor expenses. Develops and maintains inventory systems to ensure cost effective supply availability; creates, approves and receives purchase requisitions.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Typically a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the electrical trade
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Typically 5 or more years of supervisory experience including talent acquisition and performance management
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and supervision while managing personnel in a professional manner that includes periods of stressful deadlines and available resources.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Project management, technical inspection and/or project management
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing priorities to achieve operational and capital budgets
  • Demonstrated experience in creating a positive work environment that demonstrates a focus on service excellence principles
  • Demonstrated experience managing a computerized maintenance management software system to create efficient and corrective and preventative maintenance operations
  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement to improve a hospital’s physical environment and infrastructure
  • Experience in implementation of energy conservation strategies
  • Knowledge of various codes and procedures, etc., that applies to hospitals such as TJC, OSHA, DOT, etc.
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in electrical or technical field
  • Experience in healthcare or an academic organization
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days; requisition is on extended advertising. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. 
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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