Engineering Assistant

Engineering Assistant

  • 525628
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 79
  • UAF Facilities Services

Engineering Assistants fill a critical role at Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction, within project management teams. This is an entry-level position. 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.

The Engineering Assistant (EA) position within the Division of Design and Construction fills a critical need for our project management teams. Our EAs have entry-level experience, but have completed their engineering degrees and are ready to fully embrace the tasks of working through projects cradle to grave. They work under the close guidance of other team members, but are encouraged to make decisions and use engineering judgment to solve problems. They provide support to the Project Manager and Contract Manager by performing inspections of contractor work, coordinating information requests from contractors and consultants, and reviewing contract submittals. The Division of Design and Construction fills a valuable role to new engineers by providing conscious mentoring and a well-rounded experience that includes design, management and communication.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 1. Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
2. Engineering or Architectural Principles
3. Construction methods: Construction scheduling, cost estimating and materials of construction
4. Computer Software proficiency (Word processing & spreadsheets.) Preferred Experience & Education:
1. Some work experience acquired in an entry-level engineering position or appropriate graduate level study. 

2. The ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.  The ability to navigate and access construction sites.

Required Experience & Education:

1. 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.)
2. Valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, term-funded, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application. Within your cover letter please state whether or not you have or can obtain an Alaska Driver’s License upon hire. 

To ensure consideration in the initial review period, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Standard Time on 9/17/2023.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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

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.

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

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact our department at or Cait Roberts at 

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