Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
JOB SUMMARY: As the Mechanical Professional Engineer, you will manage multiple projects and possess the ability to work in a team environment. Responsibilities include coordinating the planning, design and construction processes of Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, and Fire Protection systems, maintaining quality control while minimizing project costs and maximizing energy efficiency within the facility and the ability to perform both conceptual and tangible design of the MP&E/FP systems.
Master Planning (10%)
Assist in development and maintenance of master development plans for VUMC mechanical infrastructure to meet projected Medical Center growth.
Forecast needs and develop specific plans to accommodate new technologies and integrate new buildings into the campus systems.
Project Design: (20%)
Review mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and medical gas documents from the conceptual stage through construction documents.
Review shop drawings.
Evaluate design of Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection (M/P/FP) systems as appropriate based on type, first cost, operating and maintenance cost and energy management cost.
Evaluate and develop design concepts and direct consultants in the design criteria of mechanical systems.
Project Management: (30%)
Observe construction progress and quality of construction craftsmanship.
Evaluate value-engineering and cost reduction proposals and make decisions regarding the work.
Review contractor/consultant pay applications.
Assist project manager in development of project budgets.
Serve as project manager on specialized M/P/FP projects
Prepare capital budgets for recommended M/P/FP projects for system additions or retrofits that improve operating efficiency and/or conserve energy.
Prepare all documents and information to process budget approval.
Coordinate different contractors work or different contracts involving one mechanical system or space.
Plant Services Coordination: (10%)
Be an advocate for Plant Services.
Provide design assistance to Plant Services to upgrade/maintain existing facility systems.
Coordinate utilities between all projects and plan for future expansions.
Standards Development and Quality Control: (20%)
Maintain and improve facility design and construction standards to preserve systems quality while minimizing cost
Research and evaluate new products and systems in the M/P/FP industry, and determine where and if they can be applied within healthcare and/or research facilities.
Evaluate and assist in selection of M/P/FP contractors based on their work quality, performance and experience.
Management of Commissioning Process: (10%)
Request and procure proposals and conduct interviews for commissioning of M/P/FP systems.
Manage the commissioning activities within projects.
Maintain standards related to commissioning requirements.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 7 yearsâ experience
Registered Professional Engineer Required (Mechinal Engineer)
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association:among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.