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University of Idaho
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Posted: 03/7/2018
Facilities Mechanical Systems Engineer

University of Idaho

Facilities Mechanical Systems Engineer

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Facilities Management

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $63,308.80 - $85,386.00 per year

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Responsibilities include providing support and technical assistance liaison to AES and FMO departments and units to campus mechanical, utility systems and infrastructure supported by a District Energy Plant, Electrical Distribution System and Water System; under the Director of Utilities & Engineering position responsibilities include forecasting and planning efforts as necessary to assure adequate support of projected campus utility's needs, loads and requirements; providing technical review of capital projects; providing recommendations regarding maintenance procedures, shutdowns, equipment and system repair and replacement; providing system investigation, fault finding, review, and recommendations; providing project management of campus and building scale infrastructure and building systems capital projects; and providing in-house design and evaluation expertise on mechanical systems and infrastructure and building systems as required. A key element is to develop economic and lifecycle cost analysis in the conservation of energy and economy of mechanical systems across campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an A.B.E.T. accredited institution.

Extensive experience reading, reviewing, and interpreting Mechanical plans and specifications; communicating effectively using written and oral skills; writing technical reports; developing good interpersonal relationships; effectively working in a team environment.

Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience designing, installing, balancing, or supplying mechanical systems, DDC controls, or industrial control systems.

Good knowledge of: commercial building mechanical codes and standards; understanding of building plumbing and electrical systems; construction practices and techniques required of various crafts and trades; energy management techniques.

Demonstrated working knowledge of mechanical systems inclusive of a district energy system and building level HVAC .

Demonstrated ability to: Perform calculations including simple payback, present value, net present value; future value, return on investment, and life cycle costing; use spreadsheets, word processing and communication programs on a personal computer.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate degree in engineering or other related field.

Experience operating and maintaining steam distribution and condensate return systems, district chilled water systems, primary-secondary variable flow pumping systems, chillers (steam absorption and centrifugal) and associated control systems.

Experience reviewing, analyzing, and operating campus scale utility distribution systems and integrated control systems; including water systems, natural gas and electrical distribution systems.

Experience within a university (or similar campus) environment and ability to develop and implement campus standards in accordance with a campus master plan.

Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineering or eligible for comity licensure from another state.

Experience in LEED and International Energy Code.

Experience in contract management, fiscal law, budget analysis, budget tracking and operational budget management.

Experience in procurement rules and procedures policies and contract management.

Ability to read, analyze and program in Siemens’ PPCL or Alertons (Visio) DDC control language.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001723P

Posting Date: 03/05/2018

Closing Date: 4/5/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.