Facilities, Lead Mechanical Engineer

Requisition # 2022-15525
Date Posted 3 weeks ago(11/4/2022 10:54 AM)
Department
PPPL Facilities
Category
Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time

Overview

PPPL is seeking the services of a Facilities, Lead Mechanical Engineer with experience in HVAC, water systems, controls, and facilities design in a research laboratory, higher education, or commercial facility. Candidates should have experience in chilled water and steam generating systems, Also experience with supervision of engineering and construction of projects.

 

Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!

Responsibilities

 

Core Duties: 

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in the area of HVAC design/operations.
  • Responsible for the design, review, and construction of Facilities HVAC systems.
  • Review design and operation conditions to ensure all codes/standards and identified requirements are met.
  • Capable of performing system calculations, including but not limited to the following: system sizing, building heating and cooling, air flow, duct and pressure drop.
  • Evaluate and provide engineering direction to maintain existing equipment including the preparation of operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Prepare contract documents (Statements of Work) for HVAC related projects.
  • Strong knowledge of HVAC systems to develop, present and defend HVAC designs during peer, preliminary and final design reviews.
  • Prepare & review design and construction cost estimates based upon industry standards (e.g. RS MEANS).
  • Possess knowledge of system planning, campus master planning, utility studies, building systems analysis, building envelope design and maintenance of equipment is required.
  • Have the ability to read and understand P&ID’s, control strategies and development of control schematics based upon the documents.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects to meet department needs.
  • Responsible for compliance to PPPL’s Integrated Safety Management process for contractors and PPPL employees.
  • Position will be required to serve as a Princeton Technical Representative, responsible for ensuring subcontractors performance meets quality and contract document requirements. Subcontractors may be A/E design or general construction contractors.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral are essential, must be self-motivated and have a proactive approach to solving programs, excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and AutoCAD.
  • A valid driver license is required. Knowledge of Department of Energy, and General Service Administration (GSA) regulations or similar is desired.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • Must have a minimum of a BSME (advanced degree preferred) with a minimum of 10 years of experience working with HVAC and utility (cooling water, chilled water) projects. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • HVAC and water systems.
  • Revit/CAD design platform.
  • Commissioning complex systems.
  • Support of energy management.

Certificates and Licenses: 

  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration is required.

  • LEEP AP credential is highly recommended.

  • Routine exposure to support - service areas including boiler plants, mechanical spaces and areas where building infrastructure and operating systems as contained both inside and outdoors. At times, the examination of these spaces requires bending, stooping, and climbing around moderate system components, use of ladders and devices to access systems and work at heights.

     

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

Standard Weekly Hours

40.00

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

Yes

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Princeton University-Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory managed by Princeton University. The DOE prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

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