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Sr. Facilities Electrical Engineer

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Date: Jun 18, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Scope of Position:

  • Identify and Support Workplace Services (WPS) capital & expense Electrical projects.
  • Interact with multiple departments and various levels of personnel to gather VOC, develop the PI sheet, and then the Scope of Work (SOW) for each project.
  • Specify, review, analyze, and/or commission electrical systems and equipment
  • Engage appropriate resources to then design, plan, and support electrical projects.
  • Develop and support electrical maintenance budgets and participate in forecasting and allocating funds.
  • Influence long term thinking and planning when engaged in reviewing proposed facility changes or improvements.
  • Provide visible leadership to coordinate, schedule, and communicate project and maintenance activities.
  • Provide firm leadership to ensure a safe work environment and minimal process disruption to the customer’s during maintenance and project activities.
  • Become Subject Matter Expert with process and facility infrastructure systems, such as HVAC, Electric, Piping, etc., and engage and utilize system owners when needed along with existing processes (i.e.: change control process) to approve, validate, and document needed infrastructure changes.
  • Interact and participate in various WPS projects or events as needed.
  • Work in collaboratively with Corning Program Managers, equipment suppliers, facility managers, and other project partners, as well as the group director and customer organizations management teams


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • During project or maintenance work, provide direction to contractors or maintenance personnel in the construction, installation, commissioning, testing, and/or troubleshooting of electrical infrastructure.
  • Obtain and provide estimated costs for maintenance and project support.
  • Provide alternatives or suggestions to minimize spend and maximize value.
  • Create or provide equipment or process documentation as needed.
  • Attend periodic department or management meetings to provide project updates.
  • Provide Electrical Engineering support, problem solving expertise, and corrective action support.
  • Coach and mentor engineering personnel as appropriate to build and leverage skill sets to enhance effectiveness of WPS engineering team.
  • Own / maintain the electrical safety and design standards for the division
  • Review system change requests (SCRs) for electrical systems, approve/deny as appropriate
  • Lead electrical safety teams
  • Perform and/or review power system studies, load flow/short circuit analysis and relay coordination studies for Corning’s facility-utility interconnection and internal power distribution systems.
  • Specify, program, and/or analyze power system data from SCADA, power quality meters, or other equipment
  • Support Maintenance Management Systems deployment
  • Specify and/or review Preventative Maintenance systems
  • Conduct failure analysis of power system equipment • Oversee equipment installation, commissioning and/or decommissioning of electrical systems and equipment
  • Monitor and report on KPIs for electrical systems and electrical engineering group
  • Work collaboratively with Corning utility suppliers, facility managers, and other project partners
  • Provide second level support of electrical system for Corning facilities with root cause analysis.


Required Education & Years of Experience:

  • Electrical Engineering (EE or EET) Bachelor’s degree required with focus on power and power distribution.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with electrical power infrastructure and Medium Voltage electrical distribution systems.


Required Skills or Experience:

  • Ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with tact; make decisions and execute with limited information and ambiguity.
  • Experience with electrical infrastructure design, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting.
  • Detailed Planning and organization skills.
  • Experience working with Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms, working with and directing contractors, from the bid process through project completion
  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering designs and provide needed direction or input to project management or customers.
  • Project leadership/support experience including developing and writing scopes of work, writing of Appropriation Request’s, and budget tracking.
  • Ability to work independently, or in teams
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand new types of processes or needs, and then make the appropriate decisions with recommended actions
  • Proficient with PeopleSoft and Microsoft Office (ex: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, Microsoft Project)
  • Subject Matter Expertise with NEC/NFPA 70E code requirements.
  • Must be well organized and capable of handling multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Must be results oriented, self-starter, requiring minimal supervision
  • Ability to update & maintain electrical design standards.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with working with Corning Trades
  • Familiarity with AUTO-CAD and SKM software
  • Familiarity with LEED, NYSERDA, and/or other energy sustainability resources


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally.
  • Customer focused with good networking and Solid Influencing skills
  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure.
  • Self-motivated
  • Out-going personality
  • Team player
  • Good motivational skills
  • Good written and communications skills
  • Strong decision-making skills and ability to work independently or in teams
  • Detail oriented


Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal travel outside Corning Valley


Hours of Work:

  • Std. 40-hour week + occasional overtime and weekend work as needed to support responsibilities.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

Nearest Major Market: Corning