The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) is seeking a highly skilled individual to support the school's renovation and installation projects as the Facilities Engineer. Reporting to the SEAS Director of Facilities and Space Planning, the Facilities Engineer supports the school's renovation projects including: wet/dry research and teaching laboratories, office spaces and classrooms. Also equipment selection and installation. Specifically, the selected candidate will work with a complex team of professional consultants, CU Facilities team members, and SEAS client groups. The selected individual, while supporting the Director of Facilities and Space Planning, will be required to work collaboratively and exercise good judgment with CU Capital Project Managers, CU Facilities Operations, Engineering, Public Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Tele/Data and to coordinate the often many stakeholders in any given project. This position will work closely with the Director of Facilities performing design and construction review, renovations, relocations, furniture selection, installations and move-ins. The candidate may also have other related duties as assigned.
Supports capital projects for SEAS in close collaboration with the Director of Facilities and Space Planning, including wet/dry research and teaching laboratories, office space, classrooms and related projects. Coordinates with a complex team of professional consultants, CU facilities team members, and SEAS client groups. Develops a thorough understanding of existing buildings and their users in order to provide facility-wide technical, engineering and project support. Works closely with the Director of Facilities and Space Planning to perform design and construction review, renovations, relocations, furniture procurement, installations, and move-ins. (55%)
Coordinates effective facilities-related services for SEAS, working with the Director on long-range planning and to establish priorities for facilities maintenance, repairs, and improvements. Responsible for client management, and project reporting including correspondence, budget, and scheduling. (15%)
Serves as a liaison for SEAS with CU Capital Project Managers, CU Facilities Operations, Engineering, Public Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Tele/Data and to coordinate the stakeholders in any given capital project. ( 10%)
Conducts safety reviews at SEAS, monitors building operations, acts as SEAS point of contact during fire, flood or other emergencies (5%)
Service Ticket Management: in partnership with University Facilities, ensures the delivery of high quality services to clients while maximizing the efficient use of University resources. Manages service requests and responds to emergencies. (5%)
Service Ticket Management: in partnership with University Facilities, ensures the delivery of high quality services to clients while maximizing the efficient use of University resources. (5%)
Manages service requests and responds to emergencies. (5%)
Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experienced required, with a preference for degrees in architecture, engineering, or a related discipline.
A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in one (or more) of the following areas is required: institutional project management; management of physical plant operations and maintenance; or higher education planning/design. Demonstrated experience with handling multi-projects simultaneously, effective communication and problem solving. Experience with building systems including HVAC or other infrastructure. Ability to perform light drafting and floor plan layout for interior renovation projects would be desirable.
Must have excellent communication and customer service skills to work effectively in a strong service environment that is subject to changing priorities. Strong organizational skills are a must.
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Position typically involves moderate physical activity.
The ability to read designs drawings and sketches is a must.
Knowledge of the practices, methods, and equipment utilized in all phases of facilities support, including familiarity with HVAC, mechanical, electrical, monitoring, and control systems preferred.
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