Reporting to the Director of Physical Plant, the Project Engineer is responsible for the safe, sustainable, and efficient planning, implementation, and operation of the mechanical and utilities infrastructure of the Wesleyan University campus comprised of almost 3 million square feet of academic, administrative, athletic and residential space in approximately 300 buildings.
Manage multiple projects from inception to completion up to multi-million dollar values for utility infrastructure, mechanical systems, HVAC, site work, renovation, new construction, major maintenance, and athletic fields projects.
Explore, develop and implement sustainable energy solutions on campus (e.g. solar power, cogeneration, geothermal energy) toward the goal of reducing institutional carbon emissions.
Develop, promote, and manage comprehensive energy projects to address water conservation, alternative energy, replacement of inefficient equipment, gas conversions, lighting upgrades, envelope insulation, etc.
Prepares applications for energy rebates from public utilities and explores grant opportunities for energy conservation projects.
Facilitate the selection and hiring of the design and construction teams including but not limited to benchmarking, site visits, develop requests for proposals, prepare design contracts, solicit bids for construction, prepare qualitative and quantitative summaries of bids and participate in the LEED certification process.
Manage the construction phase project management service including: prepare and award the construction contract, schedule the work with contractors and owners input, conduct weekly construction meetings to address matters such as procedures, progress, problems and scheduling.
Observe the contractor’s checkout of utilities, operational systems, and equipment for startup and testing. Conducts ongoing value engineering reviews and final cost analysis.
Assist the architect/engineer in conducting inspections and determining when work is complete.
Assure regulatory compliance with all work including, but not limited to compliance with Federal, State and local building codes and life safety requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management or related field and 10 years of progressive project management experience managing multi-million projects, including institutional infrastructure projects, central power plant and distribution systems, Cogeneration, steam and chilled water systems, and building automation systems.
A record of delivering quality projects on time and on budget.
Demonstrated skills in project management, engineering and business analytical reporting.
Advanced knowledge of HVAC, controls, utility and electrical distribution systems.
Extensive knowledge of building regulations and how they relate to an educational environment including but not limited to: NFPA, OSHA, and EPA.
Proper use of personal protective equipment related to the trade.
Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets and proper waste disposal methods. Proper application of Lockout Tagout, confined space, and other safety procedures.
Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and build to blueprints, drawings and specifications. Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all constituencies on the campus and surrounding community.
An appreciation for the mission of a highly selective liberal arts institution that also engages in significant scientific research
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Professional Engineers License.
10 years’ experience managing multiple projects greater than $1 million each as an owner’s representative on a college campus.
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The student body is made up of approximately 2,900 full-time undergraduates and 200 graduate students, as well as about 200 part-time students in Graduate Liberal Studies. An ongoing faculty of more than 300 is joined each semester by a distinguished group of visiting artists and professors. But despite Wesleyan’s growth, today’s student/instructor ratio remains at 8 to 1, and about three quarters of all courses enroll fewer than 20 students.