Facilities Engineer I
Job no: 497013
Work type: Staff
Categories: Facilities Management, Full Time
PAY GRADE: 31E
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
Under the limited direction of the Director of Sustainability, Energy & Engineering, the Facilities Engineer I, resolves chronic maintenance issues in multiple disciplines including HVAC, electrical distribution, plumbing systems, and building automation systems. The Facilities Engineer I assists in monitoring energy consumption for abnormalities. The position requires judgment in making recommendations on behalf of Facilities, and the incumbent is an engineering resource for coordination and acceptance of new and retrofitted building commissioning activities. The Facility Engineer I is responsible to manage and keep the Deferred Maintenance database up to date.
- Manages the Deferred Maintenance database. Responsible to coordinate with Maintenance & Operations and Planning and Project Delivery personnel to gather asset and project updates to ensure the database is reflective of the current state of the campus.
- Analyzes Deferred Maintenance database for trends, progress to plan. Highlights anomalies that affect the 10-year Capital Plan and communicates the information to upper levels of management
- Under limited direction creates and updates the necessary policies, procedures, and documentation to keep the Deferred Maintenance database accurate and up to date.
- Provides 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 consultants.
- Researches maintenance issues, defines scope of work, and recommends corrective actions to upper management levels. Assists in developing or modifying preventative maintenance procedures to ensure proper maintenance and operations of new and renovated buildings utilizing pertinent design and renovation information.
- 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 saving opportunities.
- Assists in developing plans and specifications; ensures compliance with all applicable state, local, and federal codes, laws, and regulations where applicable.
- 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 construction documentation.
- Participates in reviews for various phases of design: schematic design, design development and construction documentation.
- Collaborate with Facilities Maintenance & Operations and Planning and Project Delivery 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 technical support to Facilities Planning and Project Delivery Project Managers regarding 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 & Operations shops on a biweekly basis. Coordinate timely resolution efforts with the design consultants and contractors to issues raised during walkthroughs.
- Participate in building commissioning efforts in conjunction with 3rd party Commissioning Agent.
- May 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 agencies.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned including potentially managing smaller scale projects.
- Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, etc.) preferred, or completed a four-year apprenticeship program with journeyman’s license and 0 – 2 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Understanding of current building systems technology is preferred
- 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 is preferred.
- Experience with coordinating and/or supervising independent contractors is preferred.
- Knowledge of contract documents and specifications is preferred
- Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is preferred
- Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES:
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 U/D locations, when operationally necessary.
Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
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