Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research
university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working
together as one university.
We are seeking aFacilities Engineer who will be responsible
for assisting the Associate Director for Engineering and Utilities
(ADEU) for engineering design efforts related to building systems
and campus infrastructure, and assisting in developing guidelines
and standards that produce efficient energy use and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions. The Facilities Engineer strives to ensure
these tasks are executed in a collaborative fashion between Design
and Construction, Plant Operations, Planning and Architecture and
with the Office of Sustainability in an effort to achieve the
University’s overarching design, operational, energy, and
The Facilities Engineer reports to the
Associate Director of Engineering and Utilities (ADEU) and supports
the ADEU in representing the Office of Facilities and Real Estate
in planning efforts for major and minor design and renovation
projects on the historic Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Homewood
campus with occasional oversight for Capital Projects on the East
Baltimore campus, the Peabody campus, Washington DC, Montgomery
County, international, and lease locations.
The Facilities Engineer will support the
ADEU with planning efforts and engineering and design solutions
(materials, systems, coordination, project delivery, commissioning,
etc.) for university Plant Operations and Design & Construction
units, division representatives, other stakeholders, and with
outside consultants to ensure design and construction work conforms
to university standards, sound engineering practice, and the
university’s sustainability and environmental goals.
Responsibilities include advisory participation throughout the
planning and design process; review and analysis of design and
construction documents prepared for the university by outside
consultants; participation in construction oversight; and
assistance to the development of policies, procedures, standards
and process improvements. The Facilities Engineer will work
directly with the JHFRE/Design & Construction department's
project managers who are typically responsible for overall project
The Facilities Engineer will provide
technical assistance to the Office of Sustainability in evaluating
energy strategies to help with achieving the University’s climate
From time to time, where the utilization of
internal resources is merited, the Facilities Engineer will assist
the ADEU with design and construction documents, and construction
University project clients include a broad
constituency of JHU Senior Leadership, JHU Deans, Department
Chairs, Faculty, Researchers, Senior Administrators, and
Specific Duties &
Performs analyses of existing building
systems to makes recommendations regarding design, functionality,
and performance. This may include engaging outside consultants for
testing, planning or design studies, and engineering support.
Systems to be evaluated include heating, ventilating, air
conditioning, plumbing, controls, power, lighting, and low
Participates and makes technical
recommendations in design and construction progress meetings to
help ensure adherence to university standards and contract
Reviews, and evaluates Capital Project
designs in support of the university’s standards, guidelines, and
policies. Provides technical recommendations.
Participates in educational programs aimed
at furthering Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate (JHFRE)'s
and JHU staff's awareness of building systems issues.
Supports the ADEU in developing and
documenting design standards for renovation and new construction
that support the Capital and Campus Plan goals and objectives, are
durable and financially appropriate, and reflect sound engineering
practice. Training of staff, monitoring the use and success of the
policies, procedures, guidelines and standards, and revising them
from time to time will also be the responsibility of this
Provides oversight and review of
consultant’s documents for design and construction projects in the
area of campus and building systems engineering and design,
detailing, conformance with JHU standards, and appropriateness of
systems and product specification.
Interfaces with JHFRE/ Design and
Construction, and Planning and Architecture in recommending the
most appropriate design solutions, addressing durability, financial
sustainability, and engineering appropriateness.
Reviews construction work progress on
construction sites for quality assurance and conformance with
contract documents. Assist in resolving discrepancies and disputes
that arise during the construction process.
Works with the ADEU to formulate and
implement policy and process improvements for design and
construction project development process and
Assists the ADEU and participates in the
training of staff in operation of the building systems and proper
protocols for ensuring occupant comfort and energy
Participates in the systems commissioning
process to monitor appropriate and thorough startup and testing of
systems performance to ensure the university is receiving systems
that comply with contractual requirements.
Assists the ADEU with ongoing systems
operation, re-commissioning, continuous commissioning and
Provides technical engineering assistance to
the Office of Sustainability for the continuing development and
implementation of the University’s climate change initiative, which
guides the university's overall environmental efforts by
prioritizing projects, strategies, and programs to reduce energy
consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Scope of Responsibility
Identify, develop, and implement strategic
engineering planning initiatives in the context of the Capital
Plan, evolving regulatory requirements, and market
Guide and review campus and building
engineering efforts in support of the university’s Capital
Guide and manage development of Capital
Project engineering standards and deliverables requirements, and
project management policies and processes.
Guide and review Capital Project design and
Provide technical assistance for the Office
Carries out duties and responsibilities with
Makes decisions and establishes work
priorities on complex, problem-solving operations.
Does not direct the activities of
Influences the mechanical and electrical
designs implemented in capital projects.
Exchanges routine and non-routine
information with leadership, staff, colleagues at peer institutions
and vendors using effective oral and written communication skills,
tact, and persuasion as appropriate.
Builds camaraderie and alliances with a wide
range of JHU constituents, and has a collaborative, inclusive,
mentoring style of working well with others.
The candidate must have the ability to
communicate graphically through sketching, drafting and marking up
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
or Electrical Engineering.
Professional Engineer license in the State
of Maryland or a state with reciprocity preferred.
Successful candidates will have at least
seven years’ experience or a Master’s Degree in an associated field
with five years’ experience in building MEP systems engineering and
Experience with construction and renovation
of a broad variety of building types and construction
Experience with working with MEP sustainable
The ability to use MS Office and AutoCAD and
a thorough understanding of architectural and engineering
Use of BIM software and other graphics
programs is desired.
Special Knowledge, Skills &
Ability to foster a collaborative,
inclusive, collegial, and consensus-building relationship with
colleagues based on competence, trust, and
Superior written and oral communication
skills, including the ability to present complex material in a
useful and understandable fashion to diverse
Strategic thinker with proven analytical and
Committed to the mission of the University,
customer service, and best practices in planning, design, and
Knowledge of heating, ventilating, air
conditioning, controls, and plumbing systems and/or power,
electrical, lighting, and low-voltage systems.
Knowledge of commissioning process and
operation of mechanical systems.
Knowledge of sustainable concepts and
greenhouse gas generations.
Knowledge and experience with developing
accurate project cost budgets and cost impact
Ability to build comprehensive reports for
data within spreadsheet and database systems.
Ability to produce accurate, timely delivery
of complex materials.
Flexibility to work with last minute
Must be able to remain stationary for
extended periods of time.
Ability to climb ladders, move around
construction sites, and navigate tight spaces typically found in
mechanical, electrical, and utility rooms.
Ability to operate a computer and other
equipment on a frequent basis.
Ability to frequently communicate with
Ability to move about.
*This description is a general statement
of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a
regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as
Classified Title: Facilities Engineer
Starting Salary Range: Min $72,600 - Max $127,000 Annually
($120,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M - F 7.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick
Department name: Engineering & Energy
Personnel area: University Administration
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s
good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may
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