Western University

The role will work closely with Facilities Development & Engineering (“FDE”) and Facilities Operations as well as various internal and external parties, providing technical expertise on construction and renovation projects



  • 3 year college diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Completion of or working towards the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in a related field preferred


  • 7 years of experience in working with large complex electrical systems
  • Experience coordinating small to medium sized projects
  • Experience in a large, complex, institutional environment preferred
  • Experience with a building auditing program, asset management, and facility condition assessments is preferred
  • Experience with deferred maintenance planning is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Electrical Safety Code, Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, guidelines and regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical systems, including low, medium, and high voltage electrical distribution, lighting, motors, controls, fire alarm, and other building services.
  • Professional manner, tact, diplomacy, sensitivity, and discretion in dealing with various parties and colleagues, including solid negotiation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Sound judgment and decision making ability with a willingness to employ a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and making decisions.
  • Strong business acumen with an ability to influence, motivate, and inspire with or without positional authority.
  • Critical thinking and discernment to assess and scope areas for improvement and an ability to offer creative solutions.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and in-depth knowledge of how to champion a project from conception through implementation and evaluation.
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple activities/projects that are accurate and thorough, sometimes of a complex nature.
  • In-depth knowledge of techniques for planning, managing, and coordinating projects that involve a variety of parties.
  • Knowledge of common project obstacles and necessary controls and contingency plans that will help address them.
  • Ability to establish effective routines for excellent communication with all members of the team to maximize productivity.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to understand and translate customer needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service directly and indirectly to meet or exceed expectations.
  • Self-driven, independent thinker who is highly motivated and possesses an intrinsic passion for quality.
  • Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple, and complex projects and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.

Background Checks:

While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Facilities Development & Engineering, the Electrical Infrastructure Specialist is a technical resource that helps Facilities Management (“FM”) support the campus community and ensure that the University of Western Ontario’s (“Western”) facilities are operating and supported appropriately.  The role will work closely with Facilities Development & Engineering (“FDE”) and Facilities Operations as well as various internal and external parties, providing technical expertise on construction and renovation projects.  The Electrical Infrastructure Specialist will support the Facility Condition Assessment Program and play a key role in planning deferred maintenance for all electrical systems on campus. The role is a key contributor to Western’s deferred maintenance and infrastructure upgrade management plan.

Salary Details:

Classification & Regular Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 16

How to apply:

Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
Interested applicants are asked to visit https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online referencing job #35238 by midnight on May 27, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

About Western
Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us
Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance, and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites, and services within Western’s campus community. Our integrated team provides excellence in creating and maintaining Western’s facilities and in serving the community.  Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in facilities management among research-intensive universities worldwide.

To apply for this job please visit recruit.uwo.ca.