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Intel Life Safety/Security Project Engineer -Global Construction Engineering in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

Global Construction Engineering (GCE) is responsible for the design and engineering of all of Intel's major manufacturing and cleanroom projects at various locations across the globe. We are a team of specialized in-house architects and engineers in a highly collaborative environment. We work together with our factory, operations, and supply chain partners to deliver some of the most technically challenging projects in the world with demanding schedule and cost constraints.

Life Safety scope includes visual and audible alarms and smoke detection systems. Security includes cameras and access control systems.

This position will be based at our flagship technology development site in Hillsboro, Oregon, and relocation assistance will be provided.

Life Safety/Security Project Engineer - Global Construction Engineering your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Early feasibility of new facilities improvement projects.

  • Detailed facilities scope development through field walks and collaboration with facilities operations partners and other project engineers.

  • Serve as Owner's representative to provide technical guidance and issue resolution to supply chain partners performing detailed design and construction.

  • Interface and coordinate with contract design, construction, scheduling, and estimating resources.

  • Interface with facilities staff and project managers to enable facility design efforts for their area of expertise.

  • Define design criteria, lead scope definition and justification, develop design concepts, and oversee completion of positioning, programming, and detailed design.

  • Collaborate with estimators to ensure costs are captured and project budgets are met.

  • Exhibit strong knowledge of Intel's master specifications and standards yet use the change management process to improve standards and drive innovative solutions.

  • Collaborate and share learnings with their counterparts at other sites across the globe.

  • Build and drive safety culture of caring in every business environment, office to the construction sites, and from front-end planning to construction execution.

The successful candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Written, visual and verbal communication skills - especially in communicating technical issues.

  • Willingness to collaborate across engineering disciplines, organizations, and geographic boundaries.

  • Team and quality oriented.

  • Champion and value the safety culture of caring throughout the project lifecycle.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

This position not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The candidate must have at least one of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field with 4+ years of experience in design and construction of Life Safety/Security Systems facilities systems. (LSS).

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field with 3+ years of experience in design and construction of Life Safety/Security Systems facilities systems. (LSS).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Focus on industrial, semiconductor, and cleanroom projects.

  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering documentation (P/ID's, Sequence of Operations, Engineering Specifications, and Design Standards).

  • Familiarity with Autocad, Revit, Navisworks, BIM360 and other 2D and 3D modeling tools.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer.

  • Experience with:

  • PLC-based control system architecture - especially Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley and Siemens PCS7.

  • Designing and operating fire alarm systems and hazardous gas detection systems.

  • Control methods for process systems.

  • Building and fire codes and hazardous occupancies.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.