Facilities Mechanical Engineer

Asheville, Buncombe County / Woodfin, Buncombe County
Jul 24, 2014
UNC Asheville is seeking applicants for a Facilities Mechanical Engineer to oversee the work of architects, engineers, construction management firms, and general contractors hired by the University to design and construct capital projects. The Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that:
  • work performed by outside firms meet the University’s project intent and design standards;
  • projects are delivered within budget and on time;
  • projects incorporate sustainable/LEED principles where appropriate;
  • consultant and contractor work is in compliance with University and State Construction Office regulations and procedures. The position also provides long-term vision, direction, strategic planning, oversight and consultation for mechanical systems, including managing the formal processes for construction administration and assists with negotiating consulting contracts. The Engineer will provide a full range of mechanical design services for in house projects involving simple repairs, replacements, and/or renovation including:
  • serving as the primary knowledge base and resource for designing, evaluating and troubleshooting HVAC systems for the University, including ground source heat pump systems;
  • providing HVAC, piping, fire sprinkler and plumbing design reviews as needed;
  • preparing cost estimates on Mechanical aspects of planned projects.
The employee in this position is heavily involved in the UNC Asheville Energy Conservation Program and will serve as Project Manager, managing the design and construction of diverse major capital projects and smaller repair and renovation projects. This position also will serve as the system administrator for the building automation system, providing support to the system operator and managing integration of control and monitoring of lighting, renewable energy, and electrical power systems. Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have:
  • a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering;
  • a North Carolina Professional Engineer’s license. (Applicants licensed by another state may also be considered if able to obtain a North Carolina Professional Engineer’s license within 6 months from date of hire.)
  • 4-6 years of demonstrable, practical, mechanical project engineering experience;
  • 10-12 years of practical experience in the construction/design engineering business;
  • a minimum of 5 years of experience with the operation and programming of a building automation system, with additional preference given to familiarity with Automated Logic Corporation controls.
For more information about this vacancy, and to apply online, visit http://jobs.unca.edu/. Applications will be accepted through August 17, 2014. UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts institution in the UNC public university system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented minority populations. UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as part of its mission and its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts. UNC Asheville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.