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UnitedHealth Group Lead Electrical Engineer - Minneapolis, MN in Plymouth, Minnesota

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering oversight guidance for achieving and sustaining highly reliable, uninterruptible, data center electrical systems in new and existing facilities including arc flash, lockout/tagout, and other NFPA 70E electrical safety requirements

  • Manage new electrical systems installation, construction, and improvement projects for data center facilities within their budgetary and scheduling guidelines

  • Provide expert guidance in applying robust backup and emergency power systems

  • Conduct shop drawing and construction document reviews of electrical equipment and systems design

  • Serve as competent technical representative for factory witness testing of electrical distribution gear and UPS systems

  • Promote continuous improvement in operations, disaster avoidance, reliability, maintainability, and quality performance of electrical power delivery

  • Develop design intent requirements, performance contracts, metrics, key performance indicators, and service level targets for data center facility projects

  • Oversee and advise on electrical preventive and predictive maintenance standards, schedules, and process improvements

  • Monitor and approve appropriately planned electrical work to provide safely manageable risk to operating data center facility systems within corporate Change Management guidelines

  • Ensure compliance with various national technical and other regulatory standards as well as UHG Data Center Facility standards, policies and procedures, and Change Management processes

  • Work both independently and with various project teams to manage multiple priorities and interruptions

  • Communicate regularly and clearly with project team peers

  • Suggest improvements in the quality, integrity, reliability, and efficiency of operations

  • Use computer-based Microsoft Operating Systems

  • Use HP Service Manager (HPSM) for the creation and management of Change Control and Incident records

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (Electrical) and maintains a current Professional Engineer (PE) license in the state of Minnesota

  • 5+ years of experience as a PE working with designing, commissioning, operating, and maintaining complex electrical systems for mission critical facilities

  • Project management and team interaction experience with successfully delivering long-term multi-million dollar electrical projects within established budget and schedule constraints

  • Field experience with the following:

  • ANSI iNETA electrical testing and maintenance requirements

  • Infrared thermography use and data interpretation

  • Working familiarity with uninterruptible power supply, battery, and power quality issues as well as grounding, lightning protection, SCADA, power monitoring, fire and life safety, lighting, and access control systems

  • Fluent with highly reliable, concurrently maintainable, redundant, low and medium voltage power distribution systems down to the information technology (IT) rack level including the necessary monitoring and control automation to sustain safe 7 x 24 x 365 year-round operation

  • Customizing and applying short circuit and selective coordination studies to achieve reliable and targeted overcurrent protection within electrical distribution systems

  • Trustworthy background history to be able to obtain National Agency Check (NAC) security clearance from the federal government within first six months of employment

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PE licenses in other states besides Minnesota

  • Experience within large data center operations (2 megawatts and greater)

  • Experience with writing Method of Procedure and Standard Operating Procedure documents Server room experience with installing IT equipment cabinets and free-standing equipment devices as well as connecting power whips to them from power distribution units

  • Knowledge of the use of the Neher-McGrath equation for application to underground conductors and ductbanks

  • Familiarity with The Uptime Institute and their latest Data Center Site Infrastructure Tier Standards for Topology and Operational Sustainability

  • Understanding of and basic familiarity with the following:

  • HVAC and other mechanical facility systems

  • Architectural, civil, and structural feature generalities

  • Sustainability principles, goals, and strategies

  • CAD familiarity and expertise

  • Awareness of and experience with meeting international technical standards and requirements

  • Development and execution of functional performance testing for commissioning electrical systems Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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