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Mechanical Engineer

Dates: 17 Aug – 14 Sep, 2017

Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Design, Facilities & Services

Facilities & Services (F&S) provides physical plant, operational, and essential services for sustaining an environment that fosters the research, teaching, and public engagement activities of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The organization employs approximately 1,200 dedicated men and women serving in both Civil Service and Academic Professional positions. The F&S Mission is to provide and maintain a physical environment that is conducive to supporting the learning, discovery, engagement, and economic development at the University of Illinois guided by F&S Vision of being a responsive, reliable, and highly valued service provider.

Dedicated professionals are needed to meet the engineering demands of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. The Engineering Design Group is responsible for design and construction document development for in-house construction and renovations projects, assists with plan review of large capital construction projects for campus buildings, and works closely with all divisions within the F&S organization.

This Mechanical Engineer position will be responsible for the design, development, review and management of mechanically oriented projects for campus buildings and will produce and deliver engineering opinions, design reviews, technical decisions, recommendations, and documentation to F&S departments, campus, and other University Units.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate shall demonstrate experience with and the ability to perform the following duties and responsibilities: Provide analysis of existing HVAC, Fire Protection and Plumbing systems of campus buildings for condition assessment, operating capacity, functionality, compatibility with associated systems and use of spaces served; Provide troubleshooting expertise for existing HVAC, Fire Protection and Plumbing systems that are not functioning properly to identify problems, determine appropriate resolution, and provide recommended corrective work in project program analysis format with clear definition of scope and probable costs; Provide project program analysis to document detailed scope, schedule, and budget for proposed repair, renovation, remodel replacement, or new work as assigned; Establish, update, and meet project schedules. Note significant milestones and deadlines, potential construction conflicts, sequencing and phasing concerns and building/site accessibility. Estimate hours and duration required for tasks of self, technicians, and others involved in development of design, construction administration and project close-out; Provide detailed design documents (drawings and specifications) for construction projects for remodeling, renovation, repair, replacement or new work. This includes all necessary engineering analysis, design and layout of HVAC, Fire Protection, Plumbing systems, development of control sequences, points lists, schematics, and associated building automation control systems integration; Provide detailed engineering analysis of Building HVAC Load and System Simulations using TRANE TRACE 700, Carrier HAP, or suitable software; Utilize software and information resources available to the F&S Division. This includes the Microsoft Office Suite (EXCEL, PowerPoint, Outlook, WORD), Microsoft Project, MS Access, MS Visio, AutoDESK products (REVIT, AutoCAD), AiM, the MY.FS.ILLINOIS.EDU Portal, SharePoint, and internet offerings.

Assist Electrical Engineers for complicated Lighting and Power Systems; Provide technical support to the Crafts for equipment selection, troubleshooting of system problems, development of preventive maintenance needs and answer technical questions; Provide technical support to Commissioning and Inspection Section including shop drawing review, contract document interpretations, testing procedures and start-up; Provide technical engineering consultation to Facilities & Services Units as well as Campus Units; Prepare and present reports, programs, displays, or drawings to management or staff as assigned; Provide detailed engineering review of projects designed by outside consultants. Prepare written review comments for items not in accordance with codes, the UIUC Facilities Standards and for items not compatible, coordinated, or acceptable for the use proposed. May participate in formal or informal discussions concerning these comments; Attend meetings as the Design Services representative on assigned projects through completion of warranty phase; Provide leadership and training for professional development of Engineering Design Services staff; Manage work assignments, establish project priorities, and resolve design issues; Utilize AiM system for work intake and management, including; updating work status, estimate, resource assignment and schedule for projects assignments; Confer with Management Engineers and Associate Director regarding resource needs and schedules; Develop weekly forecast of planned work and provide periodic project status reports; Update the design teammates and client routinely and upon changes in scope, schedule, budget, or status; Compare and incorporate results of previous projects and develop schedule and resource allocations required to meet needs of project and client; Prepare, review, coordinate, and implement assigned areas of the UIUC Facilities Standards; Provide assessment of new technologies, equipment and systems for related HVAC, Fire Protection and Plumbing equipment to evaluate applicability to our projects and UIUC Facilities Standards; Encourage and foster development of Building Information Management (BIM) for the University environment, with a focus on usage by Operations, Maintenance and Alterations (OMA), Utilities and Energy Services (U&ES), and Engineering and Construction Services (ECS) personnel; Assist Capital Programs Planners and/or Project Managers in the preparation of project descriptions, preliminary budget and applicable scope of professional services required for each project. Evaluate types of Feasibility Studies required to appropriately meet institutional requirements; Participate in the process for the selection of Professional Services Consultants, as assigned; Participate in focus groups, campus committees, and initiatives as assigned; and Additional related duties as assigned by the Management Engineer of Engineering Design Services.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for this position, applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, hold a current State of Illinois Professional Engineering license, and have at least Five (5) years of experience in engineering design of HVAC, fire protection, and plumbing building systems. A Comprehensive knowledge of building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation and control systems, a strong working knowledge of applicable higher education standards, codes and regulations, including but not limited to IBC, ASHRAE and NFPA standards and codes, a moderate to strong working skills with AutoDESK and Microsoft Office products, strong working skills in mechanical and plumbing equipment selection software, and strong verbal and written communication skills are required as well.

It is preferred that the applicant possess a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, have a CEM, CEFP, or additional certification in engineering, energy, or facility management, and have at least Ten (10) or more years of extensive design experience with large HVAC Central Systems, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems and building automation systems with increasing responsibility of project development and management.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible Academic Professional position. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible following the closing date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, a copy of your undergraduate college transcripts, copy of professional engineering license, and the names/contact information for three professional references by September 14, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before September 14, 2017; however no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Nicole McCurry at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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