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Mechanical Engineer II

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Hiring Department

Planning Design and Construction

Job Description

Provides professional engineering services to meet client requests/needs and to manage the day-to-day activities of other project team members.

Confer with department representatives to determine and coordinate design criteria for completion of design drawings; advise concerning practical design and feasibility of design drawings for specific projects.

Collaborate with other Campus Facility and University stakeholders; understand and apply campus standards for building systems.

Develop engineering designs, construction drawings and specifications to renovate existing building systems.

Prepare engineering studies and reports providing information necessary to develop long range facilities planning.

Plan, assign, and manage workload and activities of professional staff, provide assistance and instruction, assure accuracy and completeness, and code compliance; monitor design staff progress; with respect to adherence to schedules, hours, expended time on projects, and quality of over-all product.

Prepare engineering analysis of project including preliminary design, calculation, life-cycle cost and equipment selections for managing engineer's review.

Verify existing conditions; collect field information.

Perform mechanical engineering design, including but not limited to: heating and cooling load calculations, HVAC equipment selections, HVAC distribution design, hydronic/steam calculations and design, and plumbing design.

Prepare code-compliant engineering design drawings using university and industry standards.

Prepare technical construction specifications.

Exhibit proficiency with Auto Desk AutoCAD software

May review and seal project specifications and construction documents prepared by the technical staff.

Review and approve project cost estimates and schedules.

Manage bid process.

Review shop drawings and related construction submittals.

Perform contract administration tasks [such as field observations, submittal review, prepare responses to questions, supplemental instruction, etc.]

Conduct construction observations and punch lists.

Advise clients on the project scope, schedule, and budgetary constraints; understand interrelationship between these project components and how they affect project viability.

Exhibit understanding and ability to recommend construction/project costs and durations.

Exhibit proficiency with building codes, national standards, and guidelines as identified by the University System related to new construction and renovation of facilities.

Forecast project delivery requirements and required manpower resources.

Manage departmental staff time and project related costs including monthly invoicing procedures.

A valid driver’s license which will allow the legal operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Missouri is required.



Monday through Friday

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Licensure may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in mechanical or architectural engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities on be acquired, is necessary.

Two years’ experience in engineering, personnel and project management is required.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $65,000 - $90,000 annually

Grade: GGS 011

University Title: Engineer II

Internal candidates can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

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Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

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