HVAC Mechancial Engineer

Princeton, NJ
Feb 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc - 31008  

Position Summary
The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), a world-renowned fusion energy research center under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, has the following opening. PPPL is seeking the services of a Mechanical Engineer with experience in HVAC, Water Systems, Controls and Facilities Design. Candidates should also have experience in Chiller Plant and Boiler operations and supervising the engineering/construction of projects. Candidate will be responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of HVAC systems for Commercial, Institutional Data Centers and other related type facilities.  

Essential Qualifications
Candidate must be able to:
? Perform building heating and cooling calculations,
? Perform air flow duct and pressure drop calculations.
? Perform system sizing calculations.
? Evaluate and provide engineering direction to maintain existing equipment including the preparation of operating and maintenance procedures.
? Prepare Contract Documents (Statements of Work), drawings, and detailed specifications
? Sufficiently strong knowledge of HVAC systems to develop, present and defend HVAC designs during Peer, Preliminary and Final design reviews.
? Prepare Technical reports using detailed analysis to draw technical conclusions.
? Prepare Design and construction cost estimates based upon industry standards (e.g. RS MEANS)
? Work with Multi-discipline Project teams either as the lead engineer or to support teams consisting of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection disciplines.
? Manage Projects, have experience dealing with customers and eliciting project requirements, working with subcontractors, resolving conflicts, and obtaining consensus among stakeholders. Possess knowledge of construction standards, ASHRAE standards, and typical construction techniques.
? Knowledge of building mechanical systems, building envelope design and maintenance of equipment is required.
? Ability to read and understand P&ID's, control strategies and development of control schematics based upon the documents.
? Mentor and train entry level Mechanical engineers.
? Ability to work independently to complete routine tasks.

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a BSME (advanced degree preferred) with a minimum of 5 years of experience working with HVAC and Utility (Cooling Water, Chilled Water) projects.

Position will be a Princeton Technical Representative, responsible for ensuring contractors perform construction according to contract documents and to quality standards.

Superior communication skills, both written and oral are essential, must be self-motivated and have a proactive approach to solving programs, excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and AutoCAD. A valid driver license is required. Knowledge of Department of Energy, and General Service Administration (GSA) regulations is desired.

The successful candidate should have the ability to lift 50 pounds, have the ability to work in confined spaces and from elevated platforms, scaffolding and ladders.
State of NJ PE registration is required.  

Preferred Qualifications
Candidate should be a member of ASHRAE.
LEEP AP credentials and knowledge of Revit is a plus.  

Directory Title
Lead Engineer  
Job Function
Reg Prof Specialist &Technical  
ENG 06  
Standard Hours
Not Applicable  
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW  


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