PlantOperations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, androutine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeepingservices for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative,residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are aregistered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for theUniversity Central and the Medical Center.
Facilitiesannual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400employees. Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling~$125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement and large maintenanceproject expenditures totaling ~$20 million annually.
The Plant Engineer is part of theFacilities, Plant Operations Department at Vanderbilt University and supportsthe planning, design, construction and operation of safe and efficientmechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in campus buildings, in campusthermal and electrical distribution systems, and in campus power plants.The campus buildings, utility infrastructureand central power plants directly support the University and Medical Center'smissions of education, research and patient care.
Duties and Responsibilities
Increase campus safety by ensuring MEP systems are designed and maintained to provide healthy indoor air quality, robust electrical systems, and benign thermal systems.
Increase campus energy efficiency by:
Ensuring building MEP systems function better than or equal to design intent.
Ensuring chilled water, steam, hot water and electrical generation and distribution systems are planned designed and operated to be most efficient.
Provide engineering recommendations and support to increase the resiliency and efficiency of the Central Steam Plant including our Gas Cogeneration Plant and Electrical Substation
Help ensure Vanderbilt's commissioning process is followed for all construction projects.
Generate building MEP masterplans that support day to day Zone Maintenance initiatives and improvements. This includes building hot water, steam, electrical distribution, air handling units, air distribution and control systems.
Support Chilled Water Distribution group and Controls group by troubleshooting distribution and building controls issues and determining the best possible solution to problems.
Support Campus Energy Manager in developing and implementing projects to make the campus more energy efficient and to help achieve Total Energy Accountability
Provide Project Management on Facilities' project that support all facets of the Facility group (Plant Operations, Campus Planning, Real Estate, and Sustainability)
Profile of an IdealCandidate
Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field is necessary.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience is necessary.
Professional engineering license is strongly preferred.
Strong organizational skills, with an emphasis on managing multiple tasks and proven capability to meet deadlines is necessary.
Effective oral and written communication skills is necessary.
Ten years operational experience with mechanical and electrical systems is preferred.
Management experience, knowledge of switchgear, transformers, gas turbine generators, steam turbine generators, chilled water generation and distribution equipment, hot water generation and distribution equipment, steam and condensate distribution equipment, building HVAC equipment, building control systems, power plant controls equipment, and diesel generators is preferred.
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering a lively community that encourageslearning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive,flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidentaldeath & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b)retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees,spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbiltwill pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn abachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 andlocated in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university's students and facultyfrequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks ofbeing a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and yourabilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought andcelebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of somethingbigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settlefor what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for ‘bestquality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5 for ‘best run colleges’ and‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a ‘college city that studentslove’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
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About Vanderbilt University
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