Job Details

University of Oregon
  • Position Number: 3192200
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Project Mechanical Engineer

Project Mechanical Engineer
University of Oregon
CPFM/Design & Construction
Eugene, ORSalary:Highly qualified candidates can make $42.79 per hour or more

Who We Are

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 other CPFM units, 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 to medium departmental renovations, building systems upgrades, energy efficiency enhancements, new building construction, and many different types in between.

What will you do as a Project Mechanical Engineer in the Office of Design & Construction?

The Project Mechanical Engineer provides expertise for construction of all new buildings, large and small renovations, HVAC systems upgrades and internal department-initiated projects. The Project Mechanical Engineer plays a key role in all capital and Mechanical/Plumbing/HVAC projects from planning through construction closeout.

The position will advise and provide engineering direction on construction, utility, repair, deferred maintenance and energy projects and all mechanical related components and projects, and provide support in project planning and budgeting.

The Project Mechanical Engineer will also design system upgrades for campus small remodel projects involving HVAC, plumbing, controls, utility and energy systems, and assess existing building systems in support of Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM.)

As a member of the Design and Construction Team, a typical day will include responding to requests from the campus community and CPFM units for mechanical, plumbing and HVAC systems related issues and/or concerns, which may involve field investigation in buildings and utility tunnels. Reviewing plans and specifications, approving RFI's and submittals and conducting on-site project visits, which vary based on project schedules and phasing. The Project Mechanical Engineer will prioritize daily work between capital project documents, support for CPFM units, in-house design and project development.

Why you should work at the University of Oregon:
  • 40-hour work week with consistent hours and limited travel.
  • Involvement in a diverse range of projects across campus, which shape the campus built environment.
  • Develop and implement sustainable and energy efficient projects.
  • A positive work environment, committed team-building and a strong sense of community.
  • Paid on-the-job training and professional growth within the position.
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement plans, and generous paid time off.
  • This position is automatically enrolled in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (PERS/OPSRP) after meeting the qualifying conditions.
  • UO offers a tuition discount for eligible employees or family members in participating programs at UO or other Oregon public universities.

    What you need to be considered for this role (Minimum Qualifications)
  • A Bachelor's degree in either Mechanical 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 hire.

    For success in this position you will have... (Professional Competencies)
  • 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 interactions.
  • Maintain a safe and respectful workplace.
  • Ability to perform work on occasion in mechanical rooms, utility tunnels, attics, crawl spaces, ceilings and central utility plant.
  • Maintains working knowledge of applicable Oregon State codes, rules, and regulations regarding building systems.
  • Stays updated on Oregon Energy Codes and ASHRAE guidelines.

    It's great, but not required, to have... (Preferred Qualifications)
  • Experience as a Mechanical/HVAC designer or consultant
  • Proficient with project design review and construction administration
  • Experience with Siemens or other DDC control system.
  • Experience working with district utility systems.
  • Experience with MEP system analysis and studies.
  • Proficient with Autodesk design software.
  • Proficient with Pipe-Flow or other hydraulic modelling software
  • LEED Accredited Professional.

    To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, which includes an online application and cover letter conveying your experience with building HVAC systems and as a mechanical consultant.

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