Electrical Engineering Manager – Pasadena, CA, US


Electrical Engineering Manager – Pasadena, CA, US

Electrical Engineering Manager

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Pasadena, CA, US

NIKA is hiring for an Electrical Engineering Manager to provide day-to-day management to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) FOM Support Services contract in Pasadena, CA! This is for a potential opportunity that would be awarded mid-year 2024.

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to operate and manage their real property. Our operations management, engineering, and project management services provide our customers with the value and expertise to ensure operational readiness for complex and mission-critical facilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all Electrical maintenance/management for the JPL site.
  • Responsible for the electrical maintenance program and distribution system.
  • Responsible for all electrical outage coordination and restoration, including responding to all plant wide electrical emergencies or abnormal conditions.
  • Will represent NIKA as the JPL electrical engineer on record for all electrical issues and programs.
  • Supports the NIKA Maintenance Manager and SFOF Manager regarding NIKA’s 24/7 site-wide and after-hours electrical distribution issues.
  • Directly supervise the Electrical Team.
  • Responsible for on-boarding, and training curriculums for all existing and new staff on the Electrical Team.
  • Responsible for all electrical local operating procedures, including the annual review and revisions.
  • Will be the back-up for the Space Flight Operations Facilities (SFOF) Manager as needed.
  • Ensures day-to-day preventive maintenance and repairs for the JPL electrical program are performed on-time and meet all JPL contract deliverables.
  • Ensures that the electrical team maintains plant operations logs, and performs daily and weekly rounds for all critical electrical equipment and emergency generators.
  • Supports the SFOF Manager to ensure SFOF BAS / PCC (Power Control Console) Operator are initiating Flash Reports for all critical electrical equipment breakdowns and facility infrastructure interruptions.
  • Provides field updates to NIKA and JPL key customers when critical repairs are made and/or facility infrastructure is restored.
  • Supports JPL Facility electrical engineers with coordination and arc flash studies and has responsibility for all EGS follow-up repairs and or corrective actions.
  • Responsible for predictive testing and inspection (PT&I) for electrical infrastructure at the NASA JPL site.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 15 years of related Electrical Engineering experience required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering required.
  • Must have experience with power/UPS distribution systems for critical facilities.
  • Must have be a Certified Safety Professional or a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain an access card to the site.

NIKA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, NIKA takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.