Planner/Inspector/Analyst II, Building Services Engineer

East Lansing, MI
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5110

Internal Posting Date: 03-15-2017

Internal Closing Date: 03-28-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

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Job Title: Planner/Inspector/Analyst II

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Human Medicine

Primary Department: 10022803 CHM WEST MICHIGAN

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

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Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Variable

Varied Work Hours (if applicable): Occasional early, late and weekend hours will be required.

Limited Term/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information:

Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Negotiable

If flex, dates of annual flex leave: Grand Rapids, MI

Pay Grade Level: 13

Position Summary: The Building Services Engineer has primary responsibility for the oversight, maintenance and inspections of the physical facilities of the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center, a highly complex facility that performs cutting-edge research with regional, national and global partners. This includes maintenance of cost-effective and energy efficient systems for structural components, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, safety, and security systems. Initial responsibilities will include development of a comprehensive, needs-based plan for ensuring the continuity of operations of the building so it serves the needs of research and administrative faculty and staff. This includes working with MSU Purchasing for creating RFP's and review of operational services contracts with third party vendors for HVAC, elevator, electrical systems and exterior maintenance, and serving as liaison with university and external regulatory units and agencies. The position also assists with and/or oversees planning, estimating, inspecting, and analyzing the installation, construction, alteration, operation and/or repair of very complex mechanical, structural, electrical, electronic and/or computer based systems within the Grand Rapids Research Complex, which may include assistance with new facility related projects. The Building Services Engineer also assists in the formulation and implementation of safety policies and procedures related to the daily operations of the facility. The position is also the key contact and point person for facility related maintenance and promotes energy efficiency and other sustainability initiatives. The position is located at the Grand Rapids Research Center but occasional travel to other CHM campus locations will be required. Occasional early, late and weekend hours required. Must have valid driver's license.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Knowledge equivalent to that which is normally acquired in the first two or three years of college, technical or vocational school program in engineering, operations management or a related field with training or coursework in engineering, HVAC, mechanical and/or electrical systems; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in construction, supervision and management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; also requires computer and software aptitude, with an emphasis on word processing, spreadsheets, and AutoCAD software and ability to read blueprints; experience with budgeting and statistical data analysis; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

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Desired Qualifications: Bachelors Degree; strong management and leadership skills together with excellent communication, influencing, negotiating and engagement skills; sound judgment and decision making skills, with a 'hands on', problem solving approach with an emphasis on customer service; flexibility to deal with urgent or last-minute problems as they arise; enthusiastic and committed approach with a track record of building strong, trusted relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels; ability to comprehend and use technology to aid in the management of duties including mobile smart phone, energy management systems, and diagnostic equipment.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is located at the Grand Rapids Research Center located in Grand Rapids Michigan.

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Union Affiliation: Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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