George Mason University's, University Building Office is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for it's Plan Review Engineer (Mechanical Plan Engineer). This position will report directly to the University Building Officer and will work at our Fairfax, Virginia campus. The working hours for this position will be Monday – Friday, from 7:30am – 3:30pm. In addition to a first-class culture at Virginia's largest public university, this position offers:
Potential for flexible and hybrid telework scheduling
Outstanding state and university benefits including:
24 accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid winter break, paid sick leave, comprehensive health/dental/vision benefits, life insurance, industry leading retirement plans available including state VRS Hybrid Plan or Optional Retirement Plan, professional development, tuition reimbursement at GMU, employee assistance programs, and much more!
George Mason University Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Mason's goal is to build and sustain an inclusive campus community and to foster a welcoming climate that values and respects all members of the community. Mason strives to embrace differences in individual backgrounds, personal identities, intellectual approaches, and demographics and also the removal of barriers and the creation of space that allow individuals to fully engage in the life of the university.
Joining Mason means joining an institution committed to diversity and inclusive excellence as seen in President Washington's establishment of the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force (ARIE). We strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment and join in our mission for inclusive excellence.
About the Position:
The successful candidate for this position will be a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer and will perform interdisciplinary reviews of plans and documents for large multifaceted structures at a nationally recognized research University. Complex engineering and constructability analysis related to work covered by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the National Electric Code, NFPA 72, other referenced standards, Virginia Statewide Fire Code, and GMU Design Standards for new construction, renovations, and repairs of educational, commercial, industrial, one and two family dwellings, and other structures to assure compliance with the code and related regulations prior to permit issuance. Conducts interdisciplinary inspections throughout all phases of construction to verify compliance with codes and related regulations during construction. Evaluate proposed alternative designs to determine whether equivalent measures are provided. Analysis and decisions require engineering and constructability expertise as they affect life safety. Work shall be performed in a complex and fast-paced setting requiring professional expertise, attention to details, and client assistance. Other related duties as required under the supervision of the University Building Official.
Substantial knowledge and experience with all Mechanical standards referenced by the VUSBC;
Must have significant experience in the complex calculations and evaluations of HVAC and plumbing systems, engineering/architectural principles and practices of design, construction, and inspection processes for large and small projects;
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including those requiring expedited review and action;
Progressive, resourceful and flexible; able to effectively navigate in a setting that involves numerous parties, internal and external stakeholders with differing perspectives, interests and goals;
Must have the ability to resolve issues in an amicable manner and promote a team approach to problem solving;
Must have outstanding interpersonal skills when interacting with a myriad of personalities;
Able to balance the ability to listen and solicit input with the capacity to make analytical and objective decisions in conformance with adopted codes and regulations;
Ability to work independently and prioritize project work appropriately;
Exhibit leadership and fortitude to uphold findings that may not always be popular;
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
Normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, and speaking are necessary;
Ability to move about construction sites and commercial/residential properties in a safe and effective manner in small spaces and walk or perform work tasks on uneven surfaces to perform inspections; and
Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/vehicle-use/ The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.
Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications:
An ABET accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor or Master of Engineering degree with an emphasis on building systems or mechanical engineering is preferred;
Must be able to use computer-based applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and Bluebeam Revu. PowerPoint, Word and Excel programs. CAD and GIS experience is helpful; and
Virginia-Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is required. Professional Engineers licensed in another state must have the ability to become licensed in Virginia within one year.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report
George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
George Mason: Patriotism Personified.
George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
• Widen your outlook of the world,
• Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
• Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
• Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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We are an open and welcoming community. We partner with public and private organizations in our region and around the world. We proactively engage with our community. We define our success by how many talented students with potential we serve, not how many we leave out.
Social and Cultural Venues.
Our venues bring world-class performances to the community through vibrant concerts and events. Community members are invited to take part in many artistic and cultural offerings at Mason. Spaces are also available to rent for your next event.