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Facilities Management, Full Time
PAY GRADE: 33E
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
Under the limited direction of the Director of Sustainability,
Energy & Engineering, the Facilities Engineer III, resolves
chronic maintenance issues in multiple disciplines including HVAC,
electrical distribution, plumbing systems, and building automation
systems. The Facilities Engineer III monitors energy consumption
for abnormalities, identifies energy conservation projects with an
emphasis on HVAC equipment operation utilizing pre-approved general
strategies and assists with the development of the University
preventive maintenance program. The position requires a high level
of independent judgment in making recommendations on behalf of
Facilities, and the incumbent is a key engineering resource for
coordination and acceptance of new and retrofitted building
- Provides expert electrical and mechanical engineering review
and recommendations, including but not limited to HVAC, plumbing,
fire protection, and building automation systems, and the review of
project design specifications and drawings prepared by external
- Analyzes data from various sources to determine eligibility for
equipment replacement under the University's Deferred Maintenance
program. Makes recommendations to the project team and Facilities
leadership based on the analysis of this data.
- Predicts maintenance needs, research maintenance issues,
defines scope of work, and recommends corrective actions to upper
management levels. Independently develops or modifies preventative
maintenance procedures to ensure proper maintenance and operations
of new and renovated buildings utilizing pertinent design and
- Identifies and resolves chronic non-routine maintenance
problems in multiple disciplines using independent judgment to
determine data required. Obtains data using sophisticated
instrumentation, computer analysis, and/or external consultants.
Evaluates and analyzes assigned projects for potential energy
- Works with the Energy Systems Management team to develop plans
to resolve any issues identified in the analysis of energy systems
performance; recommends cost effective major repair or replacement
projects to reduce energy costs.
- Develops plans and specifications; ensures compliance with all
applicable state, local, and federal codes, laws, and regulations
- Review project design and construction documents and submittals
to ensure compliance with the University design standards and
guidelines as well as all applicable state, local, and federal
codes, laws, and regulations. Reviews will be conducted for all
phases of design: schematic design, design development and
- Collaborate with Facilities Maintenance & Operations and
Planning and Project Delivery personnel to update and enhance
design standards as required.
- Conduct operational surveys with Facilities Maintenance &
Operations personnel of existing electrical and mechanical systems
for buildings designated to be renovated or modified for usage
changes. Provide expert recommendations of electrical or mechanical
systems to design team and Facilities Maintenance &
- Provide technical support to all Facilities Planning and
Project Delivery Senior Project Managers and Project Managers
regarding new construction and building renovation projects. Attend
progress meetings as required to assist Project Managers with
specific project issues and concerns.
- Participate in project Quality Assurance and Control
walkthroughs with the Maintenance and Operations shops on a
biweekly basis. Generate and distribute minutes to all attendees
and coordinate timely resolution efforts with the design
consultants and contractors to issues raised during
- Participate in building commissioning efforts in conjunction
with 3rd party Commissioning Agent.
- Assist Senior Project Managers and Project Managers with
required project federal, state, and local regulatory documentation
such as pressure vessel commissioning/decommissioning, boiler
emission permits, etc.
- Maintains and updates the proper documentation so that records
are complete, accurate and timely. Records involve manual and
computerized systems and may be required by federal or state
- Mentors and acts as a technical resource for other engineers in
the Facilities organization.
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned including
potentially managing projects.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES:
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (Mechanical,
Electrical, etc.) and minimum of 5 years of related experience with
building engineering systems (electrical, mechanical, etc.), or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
- High level of independent technical judgment to assess and make
recommendations to act as a resource and liaison for new and
renovated building commissioning.
- Thorough understanding of current building systems
- Strong organization skills, strong verbal and written
communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively
and interact well with all levels of personnel and with people of
all ages and diverse backgrounds.
- Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
- Knowledge of basic building operating systems, such as boilers,
compressors, and chillers; knowledge and understanding of
clean-room mechanical systems, protocols, and low voltage control
circuit technology is preferred.
- Knowledge of direct digital control systems as applied to
building operating, safety, and security systems.
- Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and
judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
- Ability to coordinate and/or supervise independent
- Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.
- Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is
The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside
and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
Individual must have a valid Driver's License and access to a
private, reliable means of transportation to maneuver throughout
the Newark, Wilmington, and Lewes Campuses and other University of
Delaware locations, when operationally necessary.
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unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual