Senior Electrical Engineer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
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Senior Electrical Engineer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA


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The MIT Department of Facilities’ Engineering Group (FEG) seeks a Senior Electrical Engineer to be responsible for maintaining familiarity with building and campus electrical and fire alarm systems, developing long-term plans and integrating that planning into the scope of major capital and smaller renovation projects, and continually moving in the direction of improving the state of campus electrical and fire alarm systems. Will participate in project team meetings and guide vendors and consultants with electrical and fire alarm system development; provide technical guidance to all groups within the Department of Facilities and the academic side of the Institute; participate in and provide electrical expertise and guidance to the MIT Lab Equipment Electrical Safety Program; and build department structure to ensure that the Institute is provided with the necessary utility support in a professional, cost effective manner and in conjunction with MIT’s sustainability goals and objectives. Will also perform electrical engineering design work on internal projects selected by the director. 



  • B.S. in electrical engineering.
  • 10 years’ experience in related field.
  • Experience with low and medium voltage system design, construction, maintenance, switching, protective relaying, and controls; demonstrated proficiency with fire alarm systems.
  • 5 years of design experience.
  • Experience with the design of lighting and lighting control systems and with low voltage distribution, motors, and controls.
  • Familiarity with federal and state codes, specifically the NEC and the Mass Electrical Code.
  • Ability to collaborate and function in a team-based environment; and strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Project management experience a plus. 


Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 17756 and indicate where you saw this posting. 


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


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