Summary: The Facilities Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for engineering and technical support of utilities generation, acquisition, and distribution services for the Reynolda Campus. The position also provides engineering and technical support for all District Utility mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) systems, capital and infrastructure planning, and energy management programs for the Reynolda Campus and associated properties.
Provides engineering and technical expertise to the Facilities & Campus Services (F&CS) Leadership Team in support of campus District Utilities Systems (steam, chilled water, electricity, water/sewer, and stormwater)
Works with Maintenance and Utilities (M&U) Leadership Team to establish and maintain an energy plan and conservation program. Works to provide technical energy program support, viability and economic analysis, and implementation strategies for utilities focused energy projects.
Manages the natural gas basis, hedging strategy, and implementation for main campus.
Assists the M&U team and Planning & Construction Department to examine and review drawings and specifications prepared by outside architects and engineers for university capital projects for utilities, new facilities, and renovations. Supports documented design standards for MEP and Utilities Systems; works to ensure that projects are designed to meet those standards and results in systems, which operates in accordance with WFU standards and needs.
Leads the Integrated Facilities Plan (IFP) for utilities and infrastructure systems; works with other managers to develop and implement projects for renewal and/or replacement of utilities systems, once funded.
Provides utilities oversight for the Campus Master Plan regarding capacity, replacement, and installation of utility infrastructure systems.
Manages relevant safety processes and reports necessary matters to management and the EHS Office.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with five to ten years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in utilities or related fields.
Technical knowledge and understanding of Campus Utilities Infrastructure (steam, chilled water, electrical, water/sewer, and stormwater).
Knowledge of energy management and best practices in resource conservation.
Proficiency in computer software and technology for CMMS, control systems, e-mail, spreadsheets, budgeting, scheduling, document preparation, etc.
Knowledge of capital expenditures forecasting, renewal programs, and project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools including contract documents and specifications.
Knowledge and ability to interpret federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance. Ability to communicate effectively with code officials.
Ability to communicate effectively, with internal and external customers.
Ability to meet requirements of the University’s automobile insurance.
Is considered an essential employee as designated in the Facilities Management Severe Weather Policy; subject to recall after hours in the event of campus emergencies, disasters or other special needs as directed by management; ability to work nights, weekends, rotating shifts, and after hours.
Medium work. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing. Close visual acuity such as operations of machines; using measurement devices; and/or visual inspections of small parts or devices. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Subject to hazards.
CEM certification or the ability to obtain such or similar.
Responsible for own work only.
May occasionally supervise student workers or temporary help.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
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Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
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