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) - Engineering & Maintenance Services is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join its Asset Renewal Program Support team.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO
The Asset Renewal Program Support Mechanical 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.
Responsibilities also include assessing existing plumbing systems and providing a scope for replacement & upgrade as art of Asset Renewal Support Program team based on USC design standards, best practices, lessons learned and applicable codes. Support design and implementation of all Asset Renewal projects. Collaborate with other support programs plumbing team members on updating USC Design Guidelines & university best practices.
The Mechanical Engineer:
Performs engineering analysis and design for assigned projects. Develops 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 observations.
Develops, monitors and implements policies, processes, standards and guidelines for various facility systems such as electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems to maintain quality control of project types and sizes. Recommends best industry practices in support of improving unit processes for meeting user 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 systems such as AC unit, automatic controls and lights. 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.
The ideal candidate for the position of Mechanical Engineer meets the following criteria:
Education/degree in a related field
10 years of experience in mechanical design and operation; however combined education/experience as a substitute for minimum education
Experience in facilities management and/or installation/construction experience specifically related to mechanical trade
Professional Engineer License (PE) in the state of California
Project Administration with progressive leadership/management within a college or university environment
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSÂ Â
Candidates for the position of Mechanical Engineer must meet the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field; however combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
3 years of experience in mechanical design and operation; however, combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in mechanical systems and/or planning.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
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, these diverse groups 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.
Come and join the FPM team â a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence. 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.