The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors. With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
Facilities Engineering (FE) is responsible for university stewardship, which includes, but is not limited to the stewardship of engineered systems on campus, maintenance of Design and Construction Standards, Construction Document archiving, and project design reviews for QA and standards compliance. FE also provides project management services that cover engineered systems infrastructure, system intensive building renovations, small building renovations up to $1M (typically a result of an initial assessment), local approvals efforts (SEQRA, NEPA, Site Plan/Special Permit approval support) energy conservation projects and projects relative to research collaboration. FE manages maintenance programs for campus-wide systems such as bridges, generators, elevators, roofs, structures, pavement and more.
Provide technical engineering services including feasibility analysis; write technical reports and present results to clients. Provide designs for a range of engineered mechanical systems, including design experience with HVAC and piping distribution, lab renovations, fire protection layout, system assessments, estimating, energy modeling, and life cycle cost analysis. Supervise design, or prepare specifications, drawings, cost estimates, and construction documents that relate to mechanical engineered systems for maintenance, repair, and alteration projects. Maintain intimate knowledge of BCNYS, NYSPC, NYSMC, NYSFC, NYSECCC and other related codes to provide interpretations and recommendations related to University projects. Knowledge and experience using software bundles similar to Carrier HAP and Elite Software to perform HVAC load calculations, building energy analysis, HVAC duct and pipe sizing, plumbing design, and analyzing fire sprinkler systems.
Coordinate with other discipline engineers on final design. Review mechanical system deficiencies and conduct risk assessments to determine the likelihood and impact of a failure. Develop and update University design & construction standards relating to mechanical engineering. Work with internal and external design teams to establish and maintain principles for system design for Cornell's renovation and building projects. Maintain skillset at a high level of technical expertise within Facilities Engineering. Provide technical and financial analysis, including design reviews, for projects managed throughout the University. Develop and/or update University design and construction standards relating to field of expertise.
Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited program (BSME preferred) plus five years minimum applicable design experience. Or, equivalent education/experience of twelve credit years as recognized by New York State Education Law Article 145, Section 7206 as demonstrated by application to the NYS Education Department, Office of the Professions. Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
Working knowledge of the appropriate codes and standards in discipline and demonstrated skill in design of facility mechanical systems. Expertise in HVAC, building automation controls, process piping, fire protection and plumbing. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as ability to develop and maintain effective customer relationships within a team approach. Ability to work on multiple projects and designs with varying scope and multiple stages of completion. Proficiency with a variety of business and technical computer software (such as Word, Excel, Project, CADD, Revit). Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, five to ten years' experience and/or a New York State Professional Engineer's license.Experience with heating and cooling load calculation software and hydronic node analysis software.Leadership experience on design and capital construction projects (up to ~$5M) and ability to drive projects to successful conclusion.Design experience with HVAC and piping distribution, lab renovations, fire protection layout, system assessments, estimating, energy modeling, and life cycle cost analysis.Willingness to learn, collaborate, and work well in a dynamic team environment. (Specific software for load calcs, press drop, etc.)
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Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
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