Professional Mechanical Engineer
Description of Work Unit
The Maintenance Engineering Section provides engineering services to assist Facilities Management as well as University clients, such as Resident Instruction (RI) and auxiliary users, in support of the University’s Mission and Strategic Plan.
This position will provide mechanical design as required to support building remodeling and mechanical system changes, maintenance and expansion. This will include analyzing building surveys, as-built drawings of existing conditions, demolition drawings, new equipment layouts, load calculations, pipe sizing calculations, drawing layouts, equipment details, and mechanical specification editing. This position will review and critique mechanical plans and specifications prepared by others to assure that campus standards are met, codes are complied with, systems are designed to perform efficiently, and equipment is properly sized and utilized. This position will also become familiar with building mechanical systems for all campuses by reviewing the existing building mechanical drawings and walk-downs of the buildings to verify locations of equipment. This position will evaluate building mechanical energy problems, perform tests and interpret results, develop reports and make recommendations to correct problems. This position will also create and revise building mechanical and plumbing drawings using mechanical modeling analysis software, interpret the results, and make recommendations to improve the systems. Facilities Management is responsible for the business development, master planning, operation, and maintenance of these systems.
The primary job of this position is to provide professional mechanical engineering assistance in the design of commercial buildings. This position works under the direct supervision of the Engineering Supervisor but will work with architects, engineers, project managers and trades in the Department.
Required Job Qualifications
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
- Registered as a Mechanical Engineering Professional. If not in Colorado, must get license in Colorado within one year.
- Must be able to obtain a Mechanical License within 4 years of being hired.
- 4 years of building mechanical design experience.
- A good understanding of the design and operation of building mechanical systems.
- Experience in the use, interpretation and application of building codes, including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the International Building Code (IBC), the International Plumbing Code (IPC), and NFPA.
- Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), Engineering program.
- Registered as a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the state of Colorado.
- Commercial building mechanical design experience.
- Commercial building construction project experience for a university system
- Comprehensive understanding of the design and operation of building mechanical systems.
- Carrier E20 mechanical system analysis software experience.
- Ability to use AutoCAD and Revit.
- Engineer project management experience
- Sustainability – LEED AP certification
- Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Design Mechanical Engineeering Duty/Responsibility
- Provide mechanical design as required to support building remodeling and mechanical system changes, maintenance and expansion. This will include building surveys, as-built drawings of existing conditions, demolition drawings, new equipment layouts, load calculations, pipe sizing calculations, drawing layouts, equipment details, and mechanical specification editing.
- Review and critique of mechanical plans and specifications prepared by others to assure that campus standards are met, codes are complied with, and equipment is properly sized and utilized.
- Act as project manager for mechanical construction projects. Perform project management tasks, such as: participate in construction meetings, review and approve or disapprove equipment submittals, review construction schedules, prepare construction change order scope of work requests for the contractor to prepare change orders, authorize construction payment vouchers, and prepare contract closeout documents.
- Maintain current library of mechanical supply catalogs. This will require periodic review of the catalog library to remove outdated material and insure existing information is up to date.
- Attend code and technical seminars as budgets permit. At least once a year during performance evaluations and more often as the need arises, technical requirements will be reviewed and appropriate training will be determined to improve knowledge to meet job requirements.
Percentage Of Time 60% Job Duty Category Maintenance Mechanical Engineering Duty/Responsibility
- Become familiar with building mechanical distribution systems for all campuses. This will require a review of the existing building mechanical drawings and walk-downs of the buildings to verify locations of equipment. This will be done on a regular basis until the new engineer is familiar with most of the buildings.
- Assist HVAC and Plumbing Shops with troubleshooting of building Mechanical distribution system problems. Under the direction of the senior Mechanical engineer and assistance of the HVAC and Plumbing Shops personnel in carrying out the mission of the University.
- Assist HVAC and Plumbing Shops with addition of mechanical and plumbing systems for building User’s requirements. On an as need basis the engineer will be scheduled to assist HVAC technicians and plumbers to see what it takes to install HVAC and plumbing equipment.
- Evaluate building mechanical energy problems, develop reports and make recommendations to correct problems. Under the direction of the senior mechanical engineer determine from the User what the complaints are about the mechanical and plumbing systems. Install mechanical or plumbing test equipment to monitor the mechanical or plumbing system to determine what the problems are. Interpret the results of the tests, and make recommendations to correct the problems.
- Create as needed and revise existing mechanical and plumbing diagrams.
- Model building mechanical and plumbing systems using analysis software. This will require reviewing the existing mechanical and plumbing drawings for the building, field verifying the mechanical and plumbing drawings and as-building the drawings to make sure it matches existing conditions.
- Create and revise mechanical and plumbing drawings using mechanical analysis software. By using the mechanical software model, run the analysis part of the software to develop reports. Revise these models on periodic bases to keep them updated to match the existing conditions.
- Assist with review and updating the Routine Inspection and Maintenance Procedures and Programs. The mechanical and plumbing equipment testing, mechanical equipment room inspection and cleaning are reviewed periodically to insure the work is being done and that the work done is meeting the requirement to maintain the equipment in good working order.
Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Utility Mechanical Engineering Duty/Responsibility
- Help develop mechanical construction methods for water, wastewater, storm, steam, and chilled water and natural gas utility systems.
- Assist with preparation of Long Range Plans. Long Range Plans are done on a regular basis to insure the utility systems meet todays and future load and safety requirements.
- Utility distribution systems studies for Campuses done a minimum of every five years.
- Assist with the development and upgrades to the campuses main water, wastewater, storm, steam, chilled water and natural gas utility systems analysis software and mechanical and plumbing drawing. Using the mechanical analysis software to model the utility systems. This will require reviewing the existing utility drawings for the campuses, field verifying the drawings and as-building drawings to make sure it matches existing conditions. By using the mechanical analysis software model, run the analysis part of the software to develop reports. Revise these models on periodic bases to keep them updated to match the existing conditions.
Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Other Duties As Assigned Duty/Responsibility
- Building Construction Standards – Assist with review and update mechanical standards of construction methods for both the utilities and buildings routinely.
- Assist in regulatory programs as assigned.
- Code Interpretations – Provide code interpretations as requested with recommendations to Director.
Percentage Of Time 5%
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload a cover letter and resume which address the minimum and preferred qualifications. Be sure to include dates (month and year) for relevant experience.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License - Regular - CO
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