Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Senior Mechanical Engineer


FMD Engineering Admin

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The UGA Facilities Management Division is the largest of 7 divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 800 personnel within the Facilities Management Division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University of Georgia.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8am- 5pm Monday- Friday. Some night and/or weekend work may be needed in order to meet the needs of the business.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer reports directly to the Director of Engineering. Responsibilities include performing administrative and professional work in design, development and the alteration and repair of existing and new university buildings. In addition, the position issues, stamps or seals and signs engineering documents. The incumbent is also responsible for supervising others in the planning, designing, and estimating of projects. Work assignments are varied and the individual is expected to have a wide-range of project experience, mainly mechanical and plumbing. Work shall be performed in accordance with general policies and procedures, but the employee is expected to make technical decisions and exercise considerable initiative and creativity within the scope of policy directives. While the Senior Mechanical Engineer will work independently, the Director of Engineer will review work products both during the progress and upon completion.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

- Registered Engineer in the state of Georgia.
- In-depth knowledge of the modern principles and practices of Mechanical Engineering including computer skills.
- Knowledge and experience in modern building alteration and construction methods and materials and the preparation of estimates and specifications.
- Considerable knowledge of the principles and methods of surveying and inspecting sites and buildings preparatory to planning and design proposed alterations.
- Ability to review, analyze and make recommendations regarding designs, plans and specifications.
- Ability to plan and supervise the work of technical and professional subordinates.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
- Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Computer aided design (AutoCAD 2010 or later), Revit 2018 and later and other design software.
- Strong working knowledge of HVAC Controls and the ability to prepare schematic control diagrams, I/O summaries and sequences of operation and to understand P&IDs.

Physical Demands:

• Walk, stand, stoop, bend, climb stairs and vertical cat ladders.
• Lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
• Sit and work at a computer for up to 8 hours daily.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Design, draw, and detail in-house renovation projects of mechanical systems for execution by outside contractors and/or university staff. Typical projects include renovations of laboratory spaces, replacement of chillers, boilers, pumps, etc.

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Provide Engineering support to O&M including trouble shooting and analysis of existing infrastructure (chiller plants, steam, and air-distribution).

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Manage contracted design professionals. Effort includes negotiation of fees, creation of scope, review of submitted reports and construction documents, resolution of construction related issues and review payment requests. Review OUA projects posted to Bluebeam for review.

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Execute construction administration activities including inspections, submittal reviews, RFI responses, etc.

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Assist Director of Engineering with programming, planning, and scope of work development and assist with cost estimating.

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Supervision of Junior Mechanical engineers and designers. Includes task assignment, review work products, annual performance evaluation. Promote employee development and accountability.

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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time