1. Participates in the formulation, design, construction and commissioning of projects overseen by the University's capital projects group. Reviews the work of design professionals with respect to university objectives and design standards, operability and maintainability and cost-effectiveness. Provides feedback and assistance to project managers and design professionals regarding all aspects of engineering design. 2. Facilitates commissioning of new and renovated mechanical systems including review of functional acceptance test scripts, participation in field testing of systems, interfacing with operations personnel with respect to operability and maintainability of systems and participating in systems training 3. Directs complex engineering projects by retaining qualified outside engineering consultants and contractors. Prepares work scopes and/or requests for proposal to support project execution. Oversees engineering consultants and contractors to ensure high quality project delivery as well as conformance to established schedule and budget. Maintains a high level of involvement in and/or directly oversee project execution and represents findings in oral and/or written format as needed. 4. Assists University operations staff (Campus Operations and Utilities) in troubleshooting mechanical systems. Provides solutions to operational problems. 5. Formulates projects for the replacement, upgrade or enhancement of mechanical systems. 6. Reviews and suggests improvements to campus automation systems as appropriate. Formulates projects to improve building performance as needed. 7. Participates in budget development for projects and capital spending. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skill/ability 1: Well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent interpersonal skills with willingness to establish productive rapport with staff and teams throughout the University contribute to, and benefit from a team environment.
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to adapt to changing priorities, programs, and organizational goals, while managing multiple projects and deadlines.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability and enthusiasm to learn and lead over time, stay informed of industry best practices, training, and new technical approaches to the most complex building and campus system challenges.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to promote proactive energy management and climate action strategies on projects of all scale and scope at the University.
Preferred Education: 1. Experience with building system design and operation including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and building automation systems and equipment, energy performance modeling, and applicable regulatory frameworks. 2. Experience with central utilities and cogeneration plants including plant equipment, distribution, metering, and applicable regulatory frameworks.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
University Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 1. Experience with building system design and operation including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and building automation systems and equipment, energy performance modeling, and applicable regulatory frameworks. 2. Experience with central utilities and cogeneration plants including plant equipment, distribution, metering, and applicable regulatory frameworks.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering and eight years of related experience in engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.