Engineering Assistant

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  • Job Number:521063
  • Classification:Facilities Services-Engineering 2
  • Grade:Grade 79
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Architecture/Construction/Planning, Engineering/Computer Science, Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

The Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction is looking for an Engineering Assistant! Engineering Assistants fill a critical role at Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction, within project management teams. These are entry level positions. New engineers will be provided with conscious mentoring and gain a well-rounded background in design, management and communication. Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture, some work experience in entry level engineering position or appropriate graduate level study.


10Apply standard engineering practices and techniques in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results, and follow operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.Essential
10Create and utilize computer software to assemble, monitor, and log analysis, processes and to calculate model studies.Essential
15Interface with UAF departments to coordinate construction activities.Essential
15Review consultant design documents for consistent and clear definition.Essential
20Under the direction of an experienced engineer or architect, use prescribed methods to perform design services to prepare construction documents for UAF projects.Essential
25Provide engineering and construction support to promote quality design and construction of facilities by applying engineering principles. Observe, inspect and monitor construction projects at UAF.Essential
5Research code issues, inspect facilities, and recommend code compliant solutions.Essential


1. Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) such as AutoCAD and ArcGIS.
2. Engineering or Architectural Principles
3. Construction methods: Construction scheduling, cost estimating and materials of construction
4. Computer Software proficiency (Word processing, databases & spreadsheets.)

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to manage building programs that meet University goals and objectives. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, government officials, and the general public.

Familiarity and experience using facility life Safety codes: IBC, UPC, NEC, IFC, IMC, ASME,
EPA Storm Water regulations, complex contract documents. OSHA Standards
Construction quality control experience
Engineering or Architectural design experience


Some work experience acquired in an entry-level engineering position or appropriate graduate level study.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam within six months of employment. (The FE exam requirement does not apply to architects.) Valid drivers license.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

This recruitment is Open Until Filled and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

Salary Information: Grade 79 /DOE.  This is a full-time, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package

Applicant Instructions:  Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

 UAF COVID Requirements: 

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position: This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Probationary: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus: UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Public Disclosure Statement: Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Bridget Thimsen, Facilities HR Coordinator at 907-474-6265.

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