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Mechanical Engineer, Engineering & Energy

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 108380
Title: Mechanical Engineer
Functional Title: Mechanical Engineer, Engineering & Energy
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPAF-FM-E&E-Engineering Services
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power.

Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Maryland in its mission of achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. We are responsible for the physical campus – its academic, research and administrative spaces, the infrastructure that supports the buildings, and the landscape that surrounds them. Our workforce of about 800 employees brings a rich diversity of backgrounds, talents and skills to the management of this complex environment. We serve the campus community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

The Engineering & Energy Unit consists of 3 focus areas: Engineering Services, Utilities and Facilities Performance.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Engineering & Energy unit is seeking a motivated, hands-on engineer to perform utility and building mechanical system and equipment infrastructure assessments and oversee the design and replacement / upgrade of mechanical equipment and systems. Incumbent performs project management responsibilities for mechanical system upgrade efforts.

Provides analysis, design and construction support for Design & Construction (D&C), Engineering & Energy (E&E), Operations & Maintenance (O&M) and independent college projects and construction activities. Assures that project energy performance complies with the University energy conservation and reduction goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar related technology field and seven (7) years of experience. At least five (5) years of experience must be: in the assessment and design of building and infrastructure mechanical systems, including chillers, boilers, pumps, air handling units, fan coil units, chilled and heating water, steam, DX air conditioning, domestic water and specialty plumbing systems, laboratory ventilation and pressurization and fume hoods and biosafety cabinets. Experience should be in performing similar duties with mechanical utility and building systems.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Dynamic individual who possesses knowledge and experience assessing, designing and troubleshooting mechanical systems. Must be knowledgeable of building, mechanical and energy codes, products and current best practices for mechanical systems. Must be an effective communicator, both in oral and written form. Must have the ability to use computers and be adept at using AutoCAD, heating & cooling load word processing and spreadsheet software. Must have demonstrated ability to devise innovative solutions to problems and develop relationships with clients. Independent decision maker.


-Professional Engineer.
-Master’s degree.
-Knowledge and use of hydraulic evaluation software, such as Termis.
-Knowledge and use of energy modelling software.

Additional Certifications:

Incumbent must possess a driver’s license, as duties require the incumbent to travel to and from meetings and project sites both on and off campus. If driving a State vehicle, incumbent must possess a valid MD Class C driver’s license or equivalent with fewer than six (6) points.

Additional Information:

UM offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, tuition remission, retirement, paid time off etc.

The approved salary range for this vacancy is: $89,566 – $111,956.

Posting Date: 01/23/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/23/2018
Physical Demands

Must be able and willing to perform field investigations; have the ability to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery. To work from ladders; to manipulate equipment, tools and supplies; to have the manual dexterity to operate a computer; to wear and work in personal protective equipment (safety footwear, hard hat, protective eye and ear wear, etc.); to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to lift 70 pounds. While the physical demands listed above may be experienced, the position is primarily an office environment. Position is classified as Non-Essential.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least (5) five years of experience in the design of building and infrastructure mechanical systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least seven (7) years of applicable work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess a valid Class C driver’s license or equivalent with fewer than six (6) points?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for the University of Maryland?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com