The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
Facilities Engineering provides Architecture and Engineering technical stewardship and expertise in support of the natural and built environment. Facilities Engineering is organized into four technical discipline groups including Architecture & Structural, Civil & Environmental, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and a Shared Services Group. Facilities Engineering provides services in the following four areas:
-Architecture and Engineering Services Include assessments, feasibility studies, construction documents and construction administration.
-Facilities Engineering Project Stewardship include design reviews, administration and updating of the University Design and Construction Standards and construction phase support for projects.
-Maintenance Engineering Services include maintenance program management, data management, maintenance work execution and subject matter expertise support
-Energy & Utility Engineering Services include energy analysis, carbon accounting, Green Building program support, utility mapping and locating, and utility maintenance program support.
The Sr. Mechanical Designer (Facilities Designer II) designs HVAC, fire protection, and plumbing systems, as well as generates plans and specifications for maintenance, repair and alteration projects within the Facilities Engineering Mechanical Design Section. The Sr. Mechanical Designer also estimates costs for mechanical systems designs, and organizes design and drafting efforts to deliver designs within project budgets and schedules.
The Sr. Mechanical Designer will perform design construction administration of small projects (under $100,000 in total project costs) by attending job meetings, facilitating communication and conducting field inspections. They will also initiate vendor contacts as required to select and specify equipment. Assists with the preparation of the mechanical Engineer's Opinion of Probable Costs for multi-discipline design projects.
The Sr. Mechanical Designer performs condition assessments, asset identification, and feasibility analysis, and writes technical reports to present results to clients. The Sr. Mechanical Design manages design of mechanical and multidisciplinary projects of low to medium complexity.
The Sr. Mechanical Designer will review consultant designs, to ensure adherence to Cornell Design and Construction Standards.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. IPP employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Associate's degree 2 yrs minimum in mechanical engineering technology, construction technology or related field and at least 5 years relevant experience in design of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of current codes and industry standards in discipline (NYS Building Codes, ASHRAE, ASME, NFPA). Technical knowledge of design and construction industries. Must be knowledgeable of building mechanical systems and construction estimating. Ability to comprehend construction drawings and specifications.
Must have experience in lab renovations and critical environments including but, not limited to cleanrooms design, walk-in industrial refrigeration coolers, and high purity material of construction selection, as well as facilities engineering experience in sprinkler design, hydraulic calculations, controls, duct and piping design. Experience with writing technical specifications, and multidiscipline drawing coordination.
Must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to participate effectively in teams, set priorities, and exercise good judgment. Ability to participate in multiple projects with varying scope. Must possess effective organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills. Must possess effective oral & written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. This position does not have assigned supervisory authority, however will work directly with support personnel (outside consultants, other FE Design Sections) while providing functional direction on designs. The position requires frequent construction site visits where odors, dust, noise or physical hazards are present. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program (BSME preferred). Ability to move projects to successful conclusion. Practical experience in plumbing, piping, and fire protection systems. Experience in REVIT and 3-D drafting.
VISA Sponsorship and relocation assistance is NOT available for this position
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