The primary purpose of this position is to lead the Engineering Services unit in providing professional engineering oversight for all mechanical, plumbing, and utility systems on the campus. Within Facilities Management, this position ensures there is a common engineering response for projects of all types, planning activities and within day to day operating areas.
1.Provide knowledge and guidance with mechanical, plumbing, structural, civil and utility system project development for various sized projects. 2.Provide engineering support for projects which includes scope development, plan review, specification development, inspection and close-out documentation. 3.Provide commissioning oversight for projects, retro-commissioning and ASHRAE level 2 audits. 4.Maintain and provide engineering standards and guideline updates for all engineering disciplines and utility systems. 5.Coordinates systems design and implementation for monitoring and control of campus energy and utilities. 6.Utilize FCAP, Facilities Operations' recommendations and physical inspections to determine the condition of existing mechanical, plumbing and utilities. Use this information to assist FM Planning Department in developing capital infrastructure improvement plans. 7.Support troubleshooting for maintenance, operation and design of systems, including but not limited to: major air conditioning and heating systems, water distribution, storm water management, waste water collection, sanitary sewer systems, building control and automation systems 8.Provide support for critical systems including advanced lab and data centers. 9.Provide knowledge and guidance related to the campus infrastructure to including electrical distribution and chilled/hot water regional distribution. 10.Participate in the selection of outside engineers and on occasion, lead engineering outside engineering studies or selection processes. 11.Ability to lead and direct the development and implementation of new policy guidelines and/or procedures. 12.Participate in the development and implementation of strategic planning around vision and mission along with goal planning. 13.Direct responsibility for secure handling of sensitive and/or confidential information. 14.Direct responsibility for daily, or regular, operation of State or University owned vehicles. 15.Ensure work is completed in compliance with local, state and federal rules/regulations governing the area of work. This includes but is not limited to North Carolina Mechanical and Plumbing Codes, National Fire Prevention Code, National Electrical Code, ASME pressure vessel codes, manufacturer's technical manuals, University and State Personnel Policy manuals, specifications, drawings, and any other applicable rules, laws or regulations in making decisions relating to Personnel actions and/or maintenance requirements. 16.Apply skill in supervising others, including communication skills, delegating and assigning work, effectively dealing with difficult employees, evaluating performance and handling disciplinary actions as needed. 17.Use knowledge and experience in budgeting, financial management, estimating, scheduling, planning, and project management as required. 18.Seek sources and opportunities for employee training and growth by routinely reviewing skill levels with all engineering related employees. Provide required training by conducting seminars, providing on the job training guided by division personnel, local trade school courses and a formal in-house training program to support maintenance and engineering staff. 19.Evaluate technological changes that would have an impact on the mission, operation of equipment and/or maintenance staff and discuss with the FIS and AVC for FM. 20.Assist university safety staff in responding to reported indoor air quality problems. Also, serve as resource to study and determine compliance requirements for EPA regulations. Provide supporting documentation/calculations for permit applications as requested by university officials.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Bachelor's degree in engineering from ABET accredited university and ten years of related engineering experience in facilities management.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Master's degree in engineering from ABET accredited university and fifteen years of related engineering experience in facilities management.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.