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Job Category:

Business Operations



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Lead Electrical Engineer - Data Center Facilities - Chaska, Plymouth or Elk River, MN

UHG - Plymouth, Minnesota

Posted: 11/15/2018

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Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide engineering oversight for achieving highly reliable, uninterruptible, data center electrical systems in new and existing facilities including arc flash, lockout / tagout, and other NFPA 70E electrical safety requirements
  • Project manage new electrical systems construction and improvement projects for data center facilities within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
  • Provide expert guidance in applying robust backup and emergency power systems
  • Serve as competent technical representative for factory witness testing of electrical distribution gear
  • Promote continuous improvement in operations, disaster avoidance, reliability, maintainability, and quality performance of electrical power delivery
  • Develop performance contracts, metrics, key performance indicators, and service level targets for data center facility projects
  • Oversee and advise on preventative maintenance standards, schedules, and process improvements
  • Monitor and approve appropriately planned electrical work to provide safely manageable risk to operating data center facility systems within corporate Change Management guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with various national technical and other regulatory standards as well as UHG Data Center Facility standards, policies and procedures, and Change Management processes

Additional Duties

  • Work both independently and with various corporate project teams to manage multiple priorities
  • Communicate regularly and clearly with project team peers 
  • Suggest improvements in the quality, integrity, reliability, and efficiency of operations
  • Use Service Now for the management and approval of internal Change control and incident records 

Required Qualifications:

  • Registered as and maintains a Professional Engineer (PE) license as an Electrical Engineer in the state of Minnesota
  • 5+ years of experience as a PE working with designing, operating, and maintaining complex electrical systems for mission critical facilities
  • Experience working with 480 Volt to Medium Voltage level systems
  • Fluent with highly reliable, concurrently maintainable,  redundant, low and medium voltage power distribution systems down to the information technology (IT) rack level including the necessary monitoring and control automation to sustain safe 7 x 24 x 365 year-round operation 
  • Project management and team interaction experience with successfully delivering long-term multi-million dollar electrical projects within established budget and schedule constraints
  • Familiarity with uninterruptible power supply and power quality issues as well as grounding, lightning protection, SCADA, power monitoring, fire and life safety, lighting, and access control systems  
  • Experience customizing and applying short circuit and selective coordination studies to achieve reliable and targeted overcurrent protection within electrical distribution systems
  • Familiarity with ANSI iNETA electrical testing and maintenance requirements
  • Background history to be able to obtain National Agency Check (NAC) security clearance within first six months of employment
  • United States Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain favorable adjudication following submission of Department of Defense eQuip Form SF86
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS in Electrical Engineering degree from an accredited college
  • Experience in commissioning and maintaining complex electrical systems for mission critical facilities
  • Familiarity with The Uptime Institute and their latest Data Center Site Infrastructure Tier Standards for Topology and Operational Sustainability
  • Experience within large data center operations (2 megawatts and greater)
  • Server room experience with installing IT equipment cabinets and free standing devices as well as connecting power whips to them from power distribution units
  • Experience with writing Method of Procedure and Standard Operating Procedure documents
  • Familiarity with the use of the Neher-McGrath equation for application to underground conductors
  • CAD familiarity and expertise
  • Experience meeting international technical standards and requirements
  • PE licenses in other states besides Minnesota
As a requirement of UnitedHealth Group's contract with the Department of Defense, this position requires U.S. citizenship and proof of favorable adjudication following submission of Department of Defense eQuip Form SF86, (the National Agency Check Legal and Credit or NACLC). Successful completion of the NACLC process is a requirement for continued employment in this role. NACLC processing will be initiated by our TRICARE Security Officer post-offer, and can take 3-6 months for a final decision communication from the Department of Defense. Candidates will be allowed to begin employment with UnitedHealth Group in this role based on an interim clearance, and final results will be communicated as they are received. Failure to obtain final NACLC approval will result in termination from this role.


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Job Keywords:  Electrical Engineer, PE, Professional Engineer, designing, operating, maintaining complex electrical systems, 480 Voltage, Medium Voltage, Eden Prairie, Chaska, Plymouth, Elk River, MN, Minnesota

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