Project Mechanical Engineer
Campus Planning & Facilities
Facilities Engineer 3
Appointment Type and Duration:
$31.17 - $47.85 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 22, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application, please include a cover letter that
specifically addresses your experience with mechanical design
related to HVAC systems using relevant examples from your work
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant
department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270
employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus
Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction.
The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to
the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest
professional standards, communicating and collaborating with
customers to support the stewardship of the campus.
The Office of Design and Construction (D&C) works closely with
Facilities personnel, faculty, and staff across campus to deliver
successful, budget-conscious projects. Project sizes range from
under $50,000 to over $100M. Project types include small
departmental moves, interior renovations, new building
construction, and many different types in between.
This position provides Mechanical Engineering expertise for major
capital projects, capital repair, deferred maintenance and in-house
projects; designs mechanical and related systems and prepares cost
estimates; and reviews design and construction documents to assure
conformance to University of Oregon Design Standards. The position
will advise and provide engineering support to campus units on
capital, utility, repair, deferred maintenance, and energy
projects, and all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire
protection (MEPF) related components and projects, provide
information to assist in annual budget preparation and aid in
project planning and prioritization.
The Project Mechanical Engineer will participate as part of a
D&C commissioning team to ensure the project closeout process
meets with project and campus customer expectations. They will
assist in all phases of a project and provide support related to
MEPF systems, energy analysis, design reviews, BIM, LEED, and
updating campus Design Standards. The Project Mechanical Engineer
will participate in studies targeting MEPF, utility and energy
systems for planning and development of projects, and assess
existing building systems in support of CPFM.
The scope of this position and its responsibilities requires
excellent decision-making skills. Daily operations require
decisiveness while maintaining strong customer-focused
relationships. This position will assist in the analysis and
assessment of systems performance for new building construction, as
well as assigned major remodel or renovation projects, and may
provide technical support for value engineering and cost analysis
for buildings systems.
The duties for this position include:
- Design of mechanical systems.
- Prepare cost estimates for small capital projects.
- Mechanical systems; determining the type and appropriate sizing
of HVAC systems and components.
- Identify existing systems to be upgraded or replaced.
- Identify systems to be commissioned and to what level.
- Review of project design documents.
- Review operating efficiency of systems for new construction, and
ensure appropriate level of metering and when existing meters
should be replaced.
- Conduct systems assessments and provide appropriate
Interactions and contacts occur daily with the campus community in
the course of performing work and responding to emergencies.
The position works as a member of a team while frequently
performing tasks independently. Decisions may be made about the
best method and materials necessary to perform a particular task.
They may also include setting priorities, assessing customer needs
and responding to those needs.
Work is reviewed regularly by the Assistant Director of Engineering
and Utility Systems to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely,
and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A
performance appraisal is conducted annually.
This position is governed by Facilities Services, State of Oregon,
IBC, ASHRAE, ODOE and University laws, policies, regulations.
This unit may provide essential services during times of
emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to
fulfill essential services and functions during these times.
- A Bachelor's degree in either Civil, Electrical, Structural, or
Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management Engineering, or
Energy Management Engineering; AND
- Four years of engineering experience.
- Hold a current Mechanical Engineering Professional Engineering
License in Oregon, or ability to obtain Mechanical Engineering
Professional Engineering License in Oregon within one year of
- Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission
of the department and university.
- Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create
effective relationships for problem-solving and positive
- Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing
- Pay close attention to detail.
- Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
- Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and
- Model the highest ethical standards.
- Provide superior customer service.
- Maintains working knowledge of applicable Oregon State codes,
rules, and regulations regarding building systems.
- Stays updated on Oregon Energy Codes and ASHRAE
- LEED Accredited Professional.
- Experience with Siemens or other DDC control system and utility
metering and monitoring systems.
- Experience working with district utility systems, to include
steam and chilled water.
- Experience with detailed system analysis.
- Proficient in using AutoCAD.
- Proficient in using AutoCAD MEP.
- Proficient in using REVIT.
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
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