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Senior Engineer

  • Requisition no: 521815
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Facilities Operations
  • Grade: Grade 14
  • Categories: Facilities/Maint/Trades/RealEs
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Senior Engineer will conduct project management & engineering, including large central utility projects; management of the design and construction process; management of consulting engineers and contractors; ongoing project review for compliance with University criteria for design, performance, constructability, maintainability and compatibility with existing systems; field inspection during construction and before turnover to ensure compliance with design; preparation of bid documents for consulting services and project construction; development of project budgets; and project administration. For small central utility projects, the Senior Engineer will manage the design and construction of small mechanical and electrical projects.

The Senior Engineer will also manage commissioning including the management of outside Commissioning Agents in the comprehensive commissioning of building MEP projects and central utilities projects. The Senior Engineer will attend project meetings and represent the Facilities Operations department in the resolution of issues affecting the operation and maintenance of installed equipment or systems.  He / she will manage the timely review of project documents and submittals by owner’s engineers, commission agents and internal operating and maintenance staff throughout the project.  The Senior Engineer will coordinate the training of operating and maintenance personnel on newly installed equipment and systems and witness testing of equipment and systems as required. In addition, the Senior Engineer will provide operational support including the application of engineering know how to the troubleshooting of both central utilities system and building MEP systems in support of operating personnel.


Responsibilities

  • Responsible for project management & engineering, including large central utility projects. Manage the design and construction process, consulting engineers and contractors.  For small central utility projects, responsible for the design and construction of small mechanical and electrical projects.
  • Ongoing project review for compliance with University criteria for design, performance, constructability, maintainability and compatibility with existing systems; field inspection during construction and before turnover to ensure compliance with design; preparation of bid documents for consulting services and project construction; development of project budgets; and project administration. 
  • Responsible for commissioning including the management of outside Commissioning Agents in the comprehensive commissioning of building MEP projects and central utilities projects. Attend project meetings and represent Facilities Operations department in the resolution of issues affecting operation and maintenance of installed equipment or systems.
  • Manage the timely review of project documents and submittals by owner’s engineers, commission agent and internal operating and maintenance staff throughout the project.
  • Coordinate the training for operating and maintenance personnel on newly installed equipment and systems and witness testing of equipment and systems as required.  Provide operational support including the application of engineering know how to the troubleshooting of both central utilities system and building MEP systems in support of operating personnel. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree desirable.
  • Professional engineering registration is highly desirable
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 5 - 7 years experience in the design and project management of central utilities (power, CHP, steam, chilled water, compressed air, electrical) and building MEP projects.
  • Well rounded, flexible engineer with design firm as well as facilities operational background.
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments including project management & engineering, commissioning, and operational support.
  • Proven ability to manage projects from conception through design, construction, commissioning, start-up and acceptance; manage consultants and contractors; and direct junior engineers.
  • Ability to contribute immediately with minimal orientation.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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