Facilities Engineer, Mechanical
Reporting to the Director, Utilities & Energy Management, the Facilities Engineer, Mechanical provides campus-wide consultation, coordination, and professional leadership in the planning, development, and implementation of construction and/or repair programs within the broad area of engineering specialty. Serves as project manager on comprehensive engineering design projects; sets project parameters, evaluates compliance with project and engineering standards, and approves final designs and installations. Oversees, reviews, and approves the work of external engineering design and planning consultants; ensures that engineering designs are consistent with contract specifications and all relevant regulations and engineering standards. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited program; at least 5 years of directly related experience in leading the planning, development, and implementation of construction and/or repair programs. Demonstrated engineering project management experience in a higher education setting. Supervisory experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Advanced knowledge and understanding of engineering principles, methods, and techniques within broad area of specialty.
* Advanced knowledge and understanding of building HVAC systems and central campus utilities, especially central chilled water and heating plants.
* Knowledge and understanding of all relevant federal and PA state laws, regulations, and operating guidelines.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
* Ability to provide technical leadership and project management to engineering projects of high complexity and broad ranging scope.
* Ability to adapt and modify engineering techniques and develop original model concepts within area of professional expertise.
* Ability to manage and coordinate the work of technical consultants and/or contractors.
* Ability to develop and manage project budgets, and to track and project costs using computer spreadsheet techniques.
* Knowledge and understanding of allied disciplines and ability to coordinate interdisciplinary teams.
* Ability to analyze complex engineering problems and devise creative and effective solutions.
* Working knowledge of building automation controls, sequences and network infrastructure.
* Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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