Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.
The USC department of Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) â is seeking a Plumbing Engineer to join its Asset Renewal Program Support team.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO
The Plumbing Engineer serves as engineering support for the FPM Engineering Asset Renewal Program team, related programs and all individual projects encapsulated in programs. Provides leadership and direction on all project operations and activities such as the assessment, design, plan, schedule, budget and scope of services. Identifies appropriate strategies to ensure delivery of quality of services with available resources. Provides technical expertise and support and management to FPM as it relates to utility infrastructure and environmental compliance. Interprets federal, state and local regulations to ensure compliance with existing regulations.
Reviews projects related to plumbing trade and provides comments based on USC Basis of Design standards, best practices and industry standards.Â Coordinates and communicates needs for plumbing related to projects and maintenance.Â Provides troubleshooting related to plumbing systems.
The Plumbing Engineer:
Performs engineering assessment, analysis and scoping for assigned projects.Â Drives development of documentation in the form of drawings and specifications for bid and construction. Ensures project drawings and specifications comply with university standards and specifications and federal, state and local requirements. Provides construction phase support such as review of submittals, documents interpretation and field observation.
Develops, monitors and implements policies, processes, standards and guidelines for various facility plumbing systems to maintain quality control of project types and sizes. Recommends best industry practices in support of improving unit processes for meeting user and facility needs.
Manages and negotiates consultant services on assigned projects. Monitors and evaluates the appropriateness and progress performed and completed by licensed or certified consultants.
Oversees, initiates and reviews feasibility studies to determine whether design concepts are compatible within existing infrastructures. Develops and recommends changes to design concepts, as necessary. Inspects current building plumbing systems. Determines whether systems need to be repaired, replaced or retrofitted. Recommends equipment or systems to install.
Conducts quality assurance reviews to ensure that required work is satisfactorily performed and completed by certified consultants.
Monitors operation, maintenance and development of plumbing systems. Resolves performance issues.
Identifies problems and determines resolution within operating parameters and constraints. Troubleshoots issues with various facility systems.
Gathers facts and figures to develop a budget. Monitors and reconciles budget activity. Provides forecasts and projections to develop a budget.
Prepares financial and/or other reports, as needed.
Provides leadership and guidance to staff, student workers or contractors, as assigned. Leads and facilitates inter-department committees to improve on efficiency and effectiveness of delivering services to end users, as directed.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Candidates for the position of Plumbing Engineer must meet the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree; however, combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
3 years of experience in plumbing design; however, combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Directly related education and project management experience with increasing hands on leadership/management responsibility in plumbing systems and/or planning
Demonstrated interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
The ideal candidate for the position of Plumbing Engineer meets the following criteria:
Degree or matching minimum 5 yearsâ experience in plumbing design
Preferred CIPE certification, Mechanical / Fire Protection PE
Experience in facilities management specifically related to plumbing trade
Project administration experience with progressive leadership/management within a college or university environment.
About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM):
FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Join us- apply today!
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Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems and/or planning. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.