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Facilities Engineer

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Position Information

Position Title Facilities Engineer
Department Facilities Management Administration
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate Negotiated based on experience
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Director Engineering Services

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Administer design and construction projects, supervise construction, perform on-site quality control inspections and coordinate safety of campus construction projects. Produce design and construction documents for various building-related projects, using AutoCAD and other computer-based tools, with proficiency in mechanical, electrical, structural and architectural building systems. Advise and make recommendations to the Director of Engineering Services on all aspects of construction, engineering, architecture, construction cost, life safety, and code compliance in pursuit of University objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Administer construction contracts, monitor contractor progress, monitor, and authorize contractor progress payments and coordinate construction safety.
2. Administer design contracts, supervise the activities of architects, engineers, testing service contractors and any other special services contractors required to successfully complete University projects.
3. Provide on-site project supervision and inspection and coordinate quality control inspections of campus construction projects.
4. Observe, record and report on the construction activity for the University and the State.
5. Prepare punch lists for corrections prior to acceptance by the University of building projects or portions thereof.
6. Commission mechanical, electrical, structural and architectural systems.
7. Monitor project costs, progress payments, and change orders; prepare monthly comparisons of actual costs vs. budget for the University and State.
8. Act as liaison with contractors, architects, engineers and regulatory agencies in resolving design and field construction conflicts.
9. Estimate costs, budget, and scheduling impacts of project developments, quality issues, errors, omissions, and required or desired filed changes; make recommendations to the Director regarding optimal resolution.
10. Represent the University at progress meetings and on-site inspections by architects, engineers, and regulatory agencies.
11. Maintain complete and current project files including correspondence, bulletins, shop drawings, requests for information, unresolved issues, contractor staffing and as-built drawings.
12. Assist in the review of construction documents prepared by outside services and/or University personnel.
13. Assist peer engineers and others within the Facilities organization with the design and management of the engineering and architectural aspects of their projects as required.
14. Assist the University community in the preparation of construction programs, cost estimates, budgets, surveys, reports and specifications.
15. Manage the planning, engineering, architectural design, scheduling, and construction of various projects as assigned in the capacity of project manager.
16. Assist the Director of Engineering Services in conducting the general activities of the unit.
17. Develop a long-term familiarity and expertise with a number of major campus buildings, with their operating systems, use patterns, capabilities, and limitations, and with the long-term needs of the building and campus users.
18. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
19. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
20. Develop and maintain professional relationships with internal staff as well as outside contractors and vendors, keeping a strong focus on customer service.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

· Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, or related field.
· Valid license to practice engineering in the State of Michigan, or the ability to obtain license within 9 months.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

· Five years of experience in design and construction involving building structural or electrical systems.
· Inspection and quality control experience.
· Construction contract management experience.
· Budget and cost estimating experience.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

· Design and/or construction of high voltage electrical distribution systems.
· Expertise designing utility infrastructure, building, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing and fire protection, and/or electrical systems.
· Experience overseeing and/or coordinating major building maintenance projects.
· Experience designing and/or analyzing building structural elements.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

· Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
· Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
· Demonstrated current knowledge of federal and state construction regulations and associated codes.
· Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
· Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency within the University and local/state and community.
· Experience using personal computers and basic office, design, and construction software such as spreadsheets, word processor, AutoCAD, web browser and cpm.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

· Experience in conducting Arc Flash Hazard Analysis using NFPA 70E and IEEE standards.
· Familiar or experience with Google Suite including Calendars, Gmail, Google Groups, and Shared Documents.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristic described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of the is job the employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (weather and non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts; and work in high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear, and use hands to finger or feel and object. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision, and the ability to focus. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally very loud.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required training; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Required Departmental Training:
• Asbestos Awareness Part 1
• Preventing Back Injury
• Bloodborne Pathogens
• Recognizing Electrical Hazards PS4 eLesson
• Using Electrical Safety Programs
PPE Part 9 Electrical Protective Devices
PPE Part 3 Eye and Face Protection
• Hand, Wrist, and Finger Protection
• Mini Module – Hearing Conservation
• Hot Work
• Mini Module – Health Hazards in Construction – Lead Poisoning Awareness
• Machine Guarding
• General Safety Awareness Training
MTU Hazard Communication
PPE Overview
• Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 18021
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 01/23/2018
External Posting Date 01/23/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)
Additional Information



Accept References No
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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid license to practice engineering in the State of Michigan or the ability to obtain one within 9 months?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have five (5) years of experience in design and construction involving technical facilities, multiple utilities, buildings, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and/or electrical systems?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents