University of Minnesota - Senior Mechanical Engineer

By District Energy posted 07-26-2021 16:02


University of Minnesota

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Seeking an experienced mechanical engineer to join our engineering team supporting campus energy plants and distribution systems.  As an owner’s engineer stewarding institutional systems to provide an optimal life cycle for a legacy institution will be experienced first hand.  Provide leadership and guidance on the proper operations and maintenance of campus mechanical equipment, utilities, and systems including steam, chilled water, potable water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, reclaimed water and natural gas.  Provide guidance on the proper maintenance of utility systems relating to the use of energy, energy cycles and the consumption of all utilities provided.  Provide subject matter expertise to University of Minnesota campus operations support units. May be responsible for some small project management roles on small projects (<$250k). 

Responsible for a variety of facility engineering functions in support of FM's role as stewards of University assets; assist institutional leadership in protecting these assets to maintain safe and reliable facilities for teaching, research and outreach.  Provide significant input and direction in developing and maintaining mechanical utility master plans for the University of Minnesota.

Essential Functions:
Investigate utility infrastructure and facility problems. Provide technical support in field of expertise based on engineering principles and gathered knowledge base. Review designs and documents to ensure compliance with University standards for future, on-going or completed projects. Provide input in developing on-going standards.  Assist with long-range planning of University assets.

Work Environment
Work is performed in an office setting as well as out in the field (10-40% time in a typical week).  This position will be exposed to potentially hazardous conditions where hearing and visual protection may be required.  Must be able to walk and climb to physically access and view various sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. In addition, at least six years of progressively more responsible experience in design, technical evaluation, and project review activities in HVAC, chilled water plants and distribution, steam plants and distribution, refrigeration, power generation or related fields. Up to two of these years may be an internship role.
  • State of Minnesota PE or EIT registration in mechanical engineering is preferred but not required.  It will be a requirement to advance in the organization.


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