Position Classification Title: PSL R&D Engineer,Sr
Position Classification Code: R3010
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 12
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with lead and/or supervisor on unusual matters. Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action or decision. Performs an assortment of moderately complex research and development engineering duties such as developing, designing, and evaluating new approaches to meet project objectives, planning of manufacturing and fabrication, and the installation, operation, and maintenance of complex apparatus. Provides support to activities in the use of electrical devices for commercial, domestic, and industrial use. Works directly with engineers in other disciplines to enhance production, quality and meet customer specifications and requirements. May provide work guidance and training to lower level professional and technical staff.
Standard Duties:
Manages projects which may require the use of sophisticated project planning techniques. Plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed phases of the work of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. Carries out feasibility studies for new technical innovations. Draws up plans and specifications for moderately complex projects, using computer-assisted engineering and design software. Estimates material, and labor costs, and project timelines. May coordinate the work of other engineers, technicians and craftspeople. Tests installations and systems, and analyzes data making sure projects meet applicable system requirements. Oversees inspection and maintenance programs. Attends meetings, writes reports and gives presentations to managers and clients.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of engineering principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Can apply engineering principles, and models when conducting experiments and research activities. Understanding of design and testing methodologies required for new electrical, mechanical, or electromagnetic components, equipment, systems, and networks.
Excellent communication skills. Excellent engineering, math, science, technology and IT skills. Excellent team-working and people skills. Good budgetary skills. Strong decision-making skills.
Ability to analyze complex problems and assess possible solutions. The ability to explain design ideas clearly. The ability to prioritize and plan effectively. Ability to direct, evaluate, train and supervise the work of assigned personnel; communicate effectively in written and oral form; develop and maintain effective working relationships; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct several activities; analyze and evaluate information. Ability to assess the capabilities of existing system components, equipment, systems, and networks. Understanding of the University’s mission, vision and goals.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-