Mechanical Engineer, Engineering and Technical Services Unit - (0480U) - 23744
University of California Berkeley
November 22, 2017
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer, Engineering and Technical Services Unit - (0480U) - #23744
Job ID: 23744
Location: Off Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department Facilities Services
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The Engineering and Technical Services unit of Facilities Services helps develop the vision, strategy, incentives, and initiatives that will align operations, planning and design processes, and resource management with the principles of sustainability.
The Mechanical Engineer serves as the resident expert and project manager with respect to the campus's steam and natural gas distribution systems. In addition, the incumbent fills a variety of advisory and support roles regarding the campus utility distributions systems.
The position functions with a high degree of independence and every decisions made could affect the entire or parts of campus. The scope of this position is campus wide and touches all academic and administrative departments and research facilities covering all segments of the University. Its customers include are academics, researchers, students, staff and the general public.
This position is in Engineering and Technical Services unit of the Facilities Services and reports to the Manager of Utilities Engineering.
Functions as Facilities Services project engineer (mechanical) for Campus –wide steam, condensate and natural gas distribution systems, for a major construction project, including new construction or major alterations Serves as engineering liaison to coordinate communications between chief architects, chief engineers and engineering staff members and Facilities Services Utilities Operations Steamfitters Shop. Coordinates all or most segments of a project, from inception to completion. Functions as design engineer (mechanical) for projects of limited scope undertaken by Campus staff, such as small buildings and structures, minor alterations to large buildings, utility, drainage and road systems. Keeps Campus-wide steam and natural gas distribution maps updated. In working with Utility Operations Steamfitters Shop, prepare list of projects for funding request related to DM and other sources of funding. Technical consultant & support on steam, condensate, and gas metering on existing meters and to be installed meters. Technical support to SEP projects as among others. Audit & replacement of HP & LP Steam Traps. Re-insulation in steam manholes Provides professional engineering information and advice to committees of current or prospective occupants in determining building needs and priorities, for projects of limited scope. Reviews engineering design development and construction documents to ensure compliance with the specified programs and policies of the Campus. Functions as Facilities Services engineer, concentrating in some particular aspect of the physical planning and construction program or the physical plant operation and maintenance program, where the level of difficulty and volume of work requires professional engineering skills and knowledge. Provides analysis to improve the design, operation and maintenance features of mechanical and/or utility systems in a physical plant. Serve as technical reference for trades groups that require field support. Lead annual Gas Leak Survey and follow-up on recommendations with PG&E. Provide input for Campus Design Standards. Perform plan review. In-depth plan review of CP projects connecting to campus steam & natural gas systems and equally important follow-up on recommendations. Recommend and/or prepare Steam Capacity Study to Projects as required and review results then provide recommendation to PM. Actively participate in project meetings as requested by PM with consultants and contractor. Serve as Facilities Services representative to projects and utilities, PG&E. Resolves problems or conflicts in areas of mechanical engineering expertise, including recommending range of solutions to disputed issues.
10 years of experience in steam distribution operations & maintenance and/or design Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including expert level political acumen and negotiation skills. Expert knowledge of design and construction, contract administration and California Building Codes, including expert understanding of industry practices or highly specialized and critical disciplines. Expert project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects or highly specialized and critical components of projects with a significant impact on campus. Expert skill in building, maintaining and nurturing strong professional relationships to achieve short and long range program implementation goals. Expert knowledge in mechanical engineering. Expert skill in promoting, advancing and implementing programs within area of expertise. Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic plans. Expert analytical, organizational, project management and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Education/Training: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited school.
Licenses or certifications, if any: State of California Professional engineering license required
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate w/ experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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