CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1382
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR University Engineer and Director of Facilities Management
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Administrative Services
The Engineer provides engineering solutions, design, and support for construction and maintenance projects as well as support for systems maintenance and operations with the primary focus on the application of mechanical and/or electrical engineering knowledge to building systems such as plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, lighting, power, audio/visual, and electronic access control for commercial and institutional buildings. The Engineer provides engineering support for the University within their area of expertise by assisting in the planning, design, development, and oversight of construction projects as well as assisting in the development of maintenance strategies, the delivery of training regarding the principles and operation of systems, evaluation of energy saving improvements, the upkeep of building and infrastructure documentation, and the development of standards.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, architectural engineering, or a related engineering field with a focus on the design, construction, and operation of building systems such as plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, lighting, power, audio/visual, and electronic access control for commercial and institutional buildings is required.
Experience: At least four years of progressively responsible, relevant engineering experience is required. Experience in the design, construction, and operation of building systems such as plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, lighting, power, audio/visual, and electronic access control for commercial and institutional buildings is required. Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment is required. The production of contract documents that clearly convey the requirements of intended designs for the purpose of bidding and construction of commercial and institutional facilities is preferred. Experience in construction administration and site observation during construction is preferred. Experience working in higher education is preferred.
License: A Professional Engineering License is preferred. Registration in the state of Missouri is preferred.
Skills: Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, word processing, engineering-based applications, and similar computing systems is required. Excellent communication, decision-making, and interpersonal skills are required. Strong knowledge of the design and operation of building systems such as plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, lighting, power, audio/visual, and electronic access control for commercial and institutional buildings are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Strong knowledge of building codes, industry standards, and construction contract language is preferred. The ability to proficiently manipulate computer aided design and/or building information modeling programs such as AutoCAD or Revit to generate bid documents for work related to building systems is preferred. The ability to prepare, read, and interpret contract documents, including plans and specifications, is preferred. The ability to review plans and specifications and coordinate the construction contract documents between the responsible parties is preferred.
Effort: The ability to travel throughout the campus, including climbing ladders and/or stairs on construction sites or in University facilities, is required. The position may require working outdoors and in environments that are dusty, noisy, warm, confined, or which could have work hazards.
Other: The scope of the job may require working in the evenings and on weekends.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Reduces the reliance of the University on outside consultants by providing in-house engineering support for the University within their area of expertise by assisting in the planning, design, development, and production of bid documents and oversight of construction projects as well as providing recommendations regarding the maintenance and operation of systems.
2. Reviews construction documents prepared by others (drawings, specifications, addenda, and related documents) to ensure the sound application of engineering design practice, clarity of scope and intent, consistency with University needs, preferences, and standards, and compliance with applicable codes and compiles comments, concerns, questions, and recommendations to be forwarded to the appropriate staff.
3. Helps to ensure that the conditions of contract documents for assigned projects are met by contractors by assisting in the observation of the progress of construction, interpreting plans and specifications, reviewing shop drawings and submittals, recommending changes, etc. and communicating any concerns to the appropriate staff in Planning, Design & Construction.
4. Helps to ensure the success of capital projects and physical improvements by coordinating with Planning, Design & Construction and Facilities Management from the installation and commissioning of engineered systems and preparation for occupancy continuing throughout the life of the facilities.
5. Assists in the investigation of failures, diagnosis of faulty operations, identification of the inappropriate installation or application of equipment or engineering concepts, and provides recommendations for corrective action.
6. Becomes familiar with new and existing systems so as to assist in making recommendations for the maintenance of the systems, training in the operation of the systems, and commissioning or retro-commissioning of systems.
7. Assists in identifying problems, trends, and future facility or infrastructure needs, collecting and analyzing data, and making recommendations for short-, mid-, and long-term planning for facilities, capital projects, and infrastructure to meet campus program and growth requirements.
8. Assists in the upkeep of utility and building systems as-built documentation.
9. Assists in collecting and compiling data for use in the formulation of University design standards, works with appropriate staff in Planning, Design & Construction and Facilities Management to develop, document, and maintain design criteria and standards that can be used to guide the development of contract documents for campus construction projects as well as to guide installations by University staff.
10. Identifies water and energy conservation projects, develops documentation illustrating the scope of projects and their benefits, including their estimated cost and payback, and assists in the implementation of energy and water conservation projects.
11. Provides inspections of facilities and systems as needed, advises appropriate staff on the condition of existing University buildings and facilities, and prepares reports with recommendations for actions to correct deficient or unsafe conditions in facilities.
12. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
13. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the supervisor.
14. Contributes to the overall success of Facilities Management by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Engineer is supervised by the University Engineer and Director of Facilities Management and may oversee tasks assigned to support staff and student employees.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES