This position exists to support the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Office of Facilities Management (OFM). The Facilities Engineer will support the OFM in MEP design, construction, maintenance, and energy conservation that report to the Director of Mechanical and Energy Operations. The Facilities Engineer will handle a variety of jobs simultaneously and react to rapidly changing job priorities. The Facilities Engineer will work as a team with other Facilities employees as well as work individually to plan and organize daily duties.
Perform HVAC, plumbing and minor electrical design for small to medium new construction and renovation projects including all necessary calculations for cooling/heating load, pump and fan capacities, etc. Prepare construction drawings and specifications for bidding and construction purposes. Prepare cost estimates for new construction and renovation projects. Provide engineering support for large capital projects from conceptual design to final construction, including document review, inspections and coordination of campus thermal utilities. Implement facilities and utility commissioning services. Provide project management and construction administration for in-house construction projects, including planning, budgeting and coordinating construction activities with contractors, UTA shops and campus faculty and staff. Inspect MEP installation of equipment and systems during construction to ensure compliance with UTA specifications and current building and energy codes. Provide input on short and long range planning and cost estimating for future deferred maintenance projects. Provide expertise, review and updates to current MEP facility guide specifications. Identify and analyze facility deficiencies/problems in conjunction with the Thermal Energy Plant and facility shops and provide engineering based solutions. Stay current with new technology and provide recommendations related to facility MEP systems. Review campus energy use and provide recommendations for energy saving projects with cost estimates, simple paybacks and/or life cycle costs.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Preferably mechanical and registered as a Texas Professional Engineer or eligible to be registered in Texas. Current Texas Driver's License.
Five (5) years of experience in facility operations and maintenance. Proficient in e-Builder and PlanGrid construction software. Experience in facilities construction and administration for large campus type facilities. Experience with science lab exhaust systems including fume hood design and operation. Comfortable working with campus faculty and staff providing good customer care, communication and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Proficient in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office including Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project. Expertise in the operation and design of building automation systems, large HVAC systems, large chilled water and steam boiler plants, steam systems and related equipment. Ability to read and understand MEP engineering drawings and specifications.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.