Facilities Engineering Specialist

Wilmington, North Carolina
$64,370 - $71,522
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vacancy Number: S00616
Working Title: Facilities Engineering Specialist
Career Band Title: Engineer
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Competency Level: Journey

Essential functions of this position:
Develops, coordinates and executes various facilities management, engineering and planning of projects and assists with design review for new capital projects (large and small) on campus
Ensures equipment is operated in most efficient manner to minimize operating costs associated with energy consumption, and equipment repair
Oversees maintenance, repair and improvements to existing facilities; engineering and technical support, HVAC controls troubleshooting and review, emergency management and planning, remediation; and other related tasks as assigned by the Director
“Mandatory personnel” as necessary for UNCW
Liaison with UNCW Facilities Planning and Design staff for new construction and planning as needed
Determines the feasibility of project implementation or continuation, devise engineering with counterparts at other universities and colleges to compare operational matters and exchange data

N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment or equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Must be familiar with methods of construction of large research buildings and related structures and equipment, NC state special inspections requirements, engineering requirements pertaining to mechanical (HVAC), electrical and plumbing systems of the type and size of large commercial installations
Knowledge of the building trades and equipment with a focus on complex university facilities including HVAC and utility distribution systems
Ability to keep up with best practices, codes, laws, etc. that affect the areas within maintenance and plan to implement them effectively
Ability to troubleshoot unique issues within the scope of the relevant trades and recommend best practice solutions
Operate a personal computer and demonstrate the ability to learn and work within technologies related to the trades
Knowledge of facilities maintenance management principles and practices, utilities maintenance and operations, and construction and design management
Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing and electronically
Ability to interact professionally with a variety of professionals in different areas including architects, engineers and contractors
Ability to direct and supervise the work of technical staff working in the trades knowledge and understanding of other special equipment needed for reliable facility operation (uninterpretable power supplies, emergency generators and their related switchgear, lab delivery services, etc.)
Knowledge and understanding of research equipment and particular requirements for their safe and reliable operation
Ability to work in a changing environment which may require reprioritization of daily operations
Ability to prioritize work based on importance to the university mission, equipment reliability

Preferred education, professional skills and experience:
Supervisory experience
Experience with design and construction practices applicable to state construction projects
Engineering experience either mechanical or electrical disciplines is desired
Basic engineering principles related to heat transfer, operation of mechanical equipment, electricity, refrigeration, and fluid flow – familiarity with general construction and maintenance practices for institutional buildings and infrastructure
Engineering drawings, HVAC systems and controls, plumbing and pumping systems, sanitary sewer systems, fire protection systems, operation of regional energy plants, keying systems
Troubleshoot problems associated with the operation of mechanical and energy systems
Project management experience
Familiarity with building codes

Recruitment Range: $64,370 - $71,522
NC Salary Grade Equivalency: 76
Hours Per Week: 1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year: 12 Months
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Position Number: 6310
Job Posting Date: 09/13/2017
Posting Close Date: 09/27/2017

PLEASE NOTE: To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Due to the high interest in positions at UNCW, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the position if selected for an interview. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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