Job Vacancy: SUNY Campus Engineer

Job Vacancy: SUNY Campus Engineer


SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for an appointment to the following position:

Department: Facilities Management

Budget Title: Staff Associate

Local Title: Campus Engineer

Posting Date: October 12, 2021

Classification: SL-4

Duties: The Campus Engineer position is a salaried, professional position that will be filled by a licensed engineer (NYS preferred and/or eligible) with substantial mechanical engineering experience in HVAC design and facilities systems. They will work with in-house architects and project managers, energy/sustainability staff, facilities operations staff, and outside consultant teams on the planning, design, and construction of campus projects.

Primary duties:

Design Support – The Campus Engineer will be required to develop designs and construction documents for assigned in-house projects and follow with construction administration. They will work closely with outside design professionals reviewing and providing input for capital building project designs (for Campus Let, State University Construction Fund-managed and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York-managed projects). Primary goals for this effort are to provide the best possible design, within budget, while mitigating potential problems, and minimizing the negative impacts of construction on campus operations. Meeting state mandated energy goals is paramount to all upcoming design projects.

Assessment & Planning – The Campus Engineer will collaborate with Facilities Operations staff and Energy/Sustainability staff to assess existing building systems for condition and operational efficiencies, energy savings, controls strategies, and tactics for achieving mandated carbon neutrality goals. The Campus Engineer will use these assessments to help plan projects for upgrades and replacements to existing systems.

Other aspects of the job include:

Knowledge of, and designing to, NYS Building Codes

Representing Facilities Management when meeting with clients / customers and other members of the design team to identify and hone scopes of work

Preparing preliminary scopes of work and cost estimates for in-house project requests from campus clients

Design development, and production of construction documents and written specifications, for in-house HVAC and controls systems projects

Construction Administration of in-house design scopes under construction, including attending job meetings

Understanding and application of holistic building energy conservation strategies including building envelope concepts, controls sequencing and occupant comfort

Represent campus standards, and answer campus-specific questions, in support of mechanical portions of design, and construction, for capital projects

Participate in energy reduction/decarbonization initiatives such as: SUNY New Paltz Carbon Neutrality Task Force, Energy Master Plan, District Heat Pump Feasibility Study and State University Construction Fund Directive 1B-2: Net Zero Carbon New Construction and Deep Energy Retrofit projects

Evaluate and integrate NYSERDA and Central Hudson (local utility corporation) incentives for energy conservation measures and consulting services in support of design and construction projects, and operational improvements

Analyze building-level electrical and thermal energy usage data

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field is required

Professional license, PE (or Architecture) required / PE in mechanical engineering preferred

Minimum four (4) years of experience as a PE / in mechanical/HVAC engineering design preferred

Experience designing, studying or analyzing central utility plant infrastructure preferred

Experience on college, hospital or industrial campus, or other large facilities campus is preferred

Experience with electrification of HVAC systems and/or central plants is preferred

AutoCAD 2018, or later version software proficiency required / Revit proficiency preferred

Technical knowledge of design and construction industry standards required

Ability to comprehend construction drawings and specifications and prepare pertinent review comments required

MS Word and Excel proficiency preferred

Working knowledge of NYS Building Code preferred

Other Preferred Skills:

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Strong organizational skills

Estimating and project scheduling software experience

Experience in building renovation designs

Specification writing experience

LEED AP certification

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective public college with about 8000 students. It is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains with easy access to the City and nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members–students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

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