Senior Engineer/Mechanical Engineer serves as department mechanical engineer to provide expertise for issues involving the campus building and utility mechanical systems and equipment. Supports all departments in the Facilities Management division as needed to ensure campus building and utility mechanical systems perform effectively and efficiently. Applies engineering skills requiring the application of advanced techniques to modify or develop standard methods and procedures and to adapt them to unique mechanical engineering problems. Responsible for managing the mechanical system capital renewal program including building audits and inspections. Responsible for managing the campus building automation system. Responsible for coordinating mechanical construction and renovation of existing and new facilities. Develops specifications for equipment and contract work. Responsible for overall coordination and inspection of mechanical construction projects, as well as, preparing and maintaining project budgets.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 3 years work experience in HVAC and mid-level mechanical engineering required. Master’s degree preferred. CEFP preferred. LEED Accreditation preferred. Experience with facility contract administration related to A & E and/or public arenas (Federal, State, County agencies) preferred. Must be knowledgeable of all mechanical codes, OSHA safety requirements/regulations and work practices relevant to mechanical fields. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Must have valid SC driver’s license as the employee will be required to drive state vehicles to transport equipment &/or personnel as needed.
Experience in utilizing on-line work order systems is a plus. Skill with electronic devices such as iPhone and iPad is preferred. Must be able to follow oral & written instructions.
Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with high ranking college officials, department heads, general work force, A & E, contractors, & other persons directly involved with projects. Must have knowledge of principals of building design, construction & materials necessary to repair & maintain College facilities. Must have knowledge of planning techniques, estimating costs & scheduling of assets to meet deadlines. Ability to prepare & present comprehensive reports or plans pertaining to an effective long range maintenance & repair program for the College. Must be proficient in MS Word & Excel. AutoCAD proficiency preferred.
Must be able to follow oral & written instructions. All employees at the College are expected to perform their jobs in a safe manner in accordance with best safety practices as prescribed by their department, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration training as provided by Facilities Management at the College of Charleston.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
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