Facilities Engineer

The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time
Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate is seeking a Facilities Engineer who is responsible forassisting the Associate Director for Engineering and Utilities (ADEU) for engineering design effortsrelated to building systems and campus infrastructure, and assisting in developing guidelines andstandards that produce efficient energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The FacilitiesEngineer strives to ensure these tasks are executed in a collaborative fashion between Design andConstruction, Plant Operations, Planning and Architecture and with the Office of Sustainability in an effort to achieve the University's overarching design, operational, energy, and environmental goals. Specific Duties & Responsibilities:Performs analyses of existing building systems to makes recommendations regarding design, functionality, and performance. This may include engaging outside consultants for testing, planning or design studies, and engineering support. Systems to be evaluated include heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, controls, power, lighting, and low-voltage.Participates and makes technical recommendations in design and construction progress meetings to help ensure adherence to university standards and contract conditions.Reviews, and evaluates Capital Project designs in support of the university's standards, guidelines, and policies. Provides technical recommendations.Participates in educational programs aimed at furthering JHFRE's and JHU staff's awareness of building systems issues.Supports with the ADEU in developing and documenting design standards for renovation and new construction that support the Capital and Campus Plan goals and objectives, are durable and financially appropriate, and reflect sound engineering practice. Training of staff, monitoring the use and success of the policies, procedures, guidelines and standards, and revising them from time to time will also be the responsibility of this individual.Provides oversight and review of consultant's documents for design and construction projects in the area of campus and building systems engineering and design, detailing, conformance with JHU standards, and appropriateness of systems and product specification.Interfaces with JHFRE/ Design and Construction, and Planning and Architecture in recommending the most appropriate design solutions, addressing durability, financial sustainability, and engineering appropriateness.Reviews construction work progress on construction sites for quality assurance and conformance with contract documents.Assist in resolving discrepancies and disputes that arise during the construction process.Works with the ADEU to formulate and implement policy and process improvements for design and construction project development process and management.Assists the ADEU and participates in the training of staff in operation of the building systems and proper protocols for ensuring occupant comfort and energy savings.Participates in the systems commissioning process to monitor appropriate and thorough startup and testing of systems performance to ensure the university is receiving systems that comply with contractual requirements.Assists the ADEU with ongoing systems operation, re-commissioning, continuous commissioning and troubleshooting efforts.Provides technical engineering assistance to the Office of Sustainability for the continuing development and implementation of the University's climate change initiative, which guides the university's overall environmental efforts by prioritizing projects, strategies, and programs to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Scope of ResponsibilityIdentify, develop, and implement strategic engineering planning initiatives in the context of the Capital Plan, evolving regulatory requirements, and market conditions.Guide and review campus and building engineering efforts in support of the university's Capital Plan.Guide and manage development of Capital Project engineering standards and deliverables requirements, and project management policies and processes.Guide and review Capital Project design and construction services.Provide technical assistance for the Office of Sustainability. Decision MakingCarries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on complex, problem-solving operations. AuthorityDoes not direct the activities of staff.Influences the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) designs implemented in capital projects. CommunicationExchanges routine and non-routine information with leadership, staff, colleagues at peer institutions and vendors using effective oral and written communication skills, tact, and persuasion as appropriate.Builds camaraderie and alliances with a wide range of JHU constituents, and has a collaborative, inclusive, mentoring style of working well with others.The candidate must have the ability to communicate graphically through sketching, drafting and marking up drawings. This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on aregular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.Preferred Professional Engineer license in the State of Maryland or a state with reciprocity.Successful candidates will have at least seven years' experience or a Master's Degree in an associated field with five years' experience in building MEP systems engineering and design work.Specification of MEP systems.Experience with construction and renovation of a broad variety of building types and construction delivery methods.Experience with working with MEP sustainable concepts.The ability to use MS Office and AutoCAD and a thorough understanding of architectural and engineering drawings.Use of BIM software and other graphics programs is desired.Additional education may substitute for some required experience by the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula. JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduatedegree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience maysubstitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, upto two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimumeducation/experience required for the respective job. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academicsemester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additionalinformation confirming their academic completion date. Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Ability to foster a collaborative, inclusive, collegial, and consensus-building relationship with colleagues based on competence, trust, and respect.Superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present complex material in a useful and understandable fashion to diverse audiences.Strategic thinker with proven analytical and organizational skills.Committed to the mission of the University, customer service, and best practices in planning, design, and construction.Knowledge of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, controls, and plumbing systems.Knowledge of commissioning process and operation of mechanical systems.Knowledge of sustainable concepts and greenhouse gas generations.Familiarity with power, electrical, lighting, and low-voltage systems.Knowledge and experience with developing accurate project cost budgets and cost impact reports.Ability to build comprehensive reports for data within spreadsheet and database systems.Ability to produce accurate, timely delivery of complex materials.Flexibility to work with last minute changes. Classified Title: Facilities EngineerRole/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 7.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: JH at Keswick Department name: Plant Operations Personnel area: University Administration

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