Mechanical Engineer

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Requisition Number

Job Title
Mechanical Engineer

Official Title
Mechanical Engineer

Position Number

Facilities-Gen - 152000


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Work Schedule
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Department Overview
The Engineering group within the Facilities Planning, Design & Construction Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Mechanical Engineer to join our team.

Facilities Planning, Design and Construction (FPDC) consists of six sub-groups: Campus Planning, Auxiliary Planning, Engineering, Estimating, Construction Inspection, and Facilities Information Services. For additional information on FPDC you may visit our website at:

The primary purpose of FPDC is to oversee planning, design, renovation and construction efforts to physical facilities on the UNT Denton campus and to maintain all building records for the campus. FPDC is responsible for serving the campus as a resource for estimating, site design, architectural, landscape and interior design, construction management, furniture procurement, campus mapping, space analysis, & long-range planning services and ensuring compliance with all applicable State & Federal statutes, laws and codes related to State buildings, procurement and construction. FPDC also maintains building records for all campus facilities including utility & infrastructure maps, surveys, site plans, floor plans, construction documents, & other building records. We also act in an advisory capacity for System managed projects.

As one of the nation's largest public universities and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to a diverse student body of approximately 38,000 students. UNT is a student-focused Tier One Public Research University with 12 colleges and schools offering 101 bachelors, 82 masters, and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. With more than 400 student organizations, NCAA Division I athletics and an array of concerts presented by our world-renowned College of Music, there's something for everyone at UNT. UNT has been named by Forbes as one of America's 100 Best College Buys® for 21 consecutive years, the state's most affordable research university, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and The Princeton Review named us a "Best in the West" university. named Denton the 9th Best College Town in the nation.

The Facilities organization at UNT is a service provider comprised of the following divisions FPDC; Facilities Maintenance (FM) and Facilities Support & Services (FSS). We are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance and repair of university buildings and facilities, as well as other services playing an essential role to the mission of the University of North Texas. Facilities has over 325 employees who lead the way in caring for and operating over 170 facilities and 904 acres of landscape. Our goal is to provide world-class support for the University by ensuring safe, reliable, efficient facility and utility services delivered with outstanding customer services and effective stewardship of resources and the environment. For additional information on Facilities, you may visit our website at: . University of North Texas Career Bands are located on the Human Resources website at: under the subtitle of Pay Plan.

Job Description
The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Mechanical Engineer to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Serve as Project Manager and main point of contact for building occupants on extensive MEP (Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) renovation projects. Will lead and coordinate all activities of Design Engineer during Design, General Contractor during construction, and will oversee Commissioning and Test and Balance work. Will inspect the work of ongoing projects ensure quality and completeness and adherence to the Campus Design Guidelines.

* Provide analysis of existing mechanical systems of campus buildings for condition assessment, operating capacity, functionality, compatibility with associated systems and use of spaces served. Will assist the Shops to troubleshoot existing mechanical system issues. Will provide a detailed scope and recommendation of corrective work to be performed.

* Provide detailed engineering review of design drawings, specifications, and submittals for construction projects for remodeling, renovation, repair, replacement or new construction. Will ensure documents adhere to applicable codes, Campus Design Guidelines, and MEP systems are designed to meet the needs and best interest of the University.

* Will make recommendations and keep the MEP (Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) sections of the Campus Design Guidelines up to date.

* Will review and provide comments and analysis of all Commissioning, Test and Balance reports, and DDC control sequences.

* Provide assessment of new technologies, equipment and systems for related mechanical equipment to evaluate the total value to the University.

* Prepare and present reports, documents, programs, or drawings to management or staff as assigned.

* Will serve as a resource for all Departments within UNT Facilities providing technical support and engineering expertise.

* Prepare and present training sessions for staff for various topics as assigned.

* Other duties as assigned.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field and four years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Work experience that demonstrates increasing responsibility in management of institutional renovation and new construction projects for owner-clients.
* Strong knowledge of applicable building codes, including IBC, IECC, and ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines.
* Experience with energy modeling software.
* Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical engineering, HVAC systems, and building automation and control systems.
* Experience in the design, installation, maintenance, operation, and
commissioning of large HVAC systems, industrial plants, or facilities mechanical systems.
* Experience in construction of laboratories, offices, and other facilities, including HVAC and plumbing systems.
* Experience with HVAC system analysis, troubleshooting, and energy efficiency improvements.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* LEED AP certification.
* Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
* Registered professional engineer.
* Strong knowledge of applicable building codes, including IBC, IECC, and ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines.
* Experience with energy modeling software.
* Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical engineering, HVAC systems, and building automation and control systems.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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Posted: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 12/15/2018
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