Mechanical Engineer

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

ID: 7223584
Posted: March 1, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Details:

General Notes
This position resides on the Technical Review Team within the Campus Operations Unit. The Technical Review Team is responsible for the review of construction documents at various project phases. Hiring decision is contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department.

This position provides for work-life balance with typically a 40-hours work week that includes flexible work arrangements and remote/hybrid options. The current schedule requires the employee to work on the UT Austin campus at least 2-3 days per week.

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer without sponsorship.

Perform technical review of project documents to ensure alignment with construction standards, and applying related design and construction principles and practice to complex, extensive and diversified projects in the specialty area. In area of expertise, track compliance with regulatory government entities.

As technical expert, independently evaluate the plans and specifications for projects prepared by other architects, engineers, and other design professionals. Perform reviews in conjunction with and coordinated with other disciplines of architecture and engineering meeting the agreed review schedule. Review to ensure the projects meet UT adopted codes, standards, programmatic needs, sustainability goals, and to minimize the effects of inflationary construction costs.
Works independently in resolving highly complex and technical issues related to design and construction.
Apply related professional skills and knowledge during construction to provide compliance with building codes and UT Standards as directed by supervision.
Participate in providing input and updating the related discipline specific requirements in the UT Austin Standards.
Assist and interact with Facilities Maintenance and other University personnel throughout all project phases as directed by supervision.
Ensure associated required record-keeping systems are maintained.
Perform value management engineering studies and evaluation of schematic design, preliminary design, and when so determined in construction management costing or post-bid costing to achieve aesthetic and technical value at reduced or increased costs consistent with life cycle costs for maintenance, durability, and energy conservation.
Secure and maintain required discipline license including any continued education criterion.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Engineering with a focus on Mechanical Engineering. Four or more years of experience in design and construction with emphasis on working knowledge in the areas of code enforcement, design documents and specifications, and construction practices. Knowledge of specialized standards related to construction in the area of expertise. Professional engineer or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Ability to apply thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures for the area of expertise to difficult and unique assignments. Ability to develop and review requests for code or design exceptions. Knowledge of the codes in the area of expertise. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment. Strong communication skills. Strong computer skills. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's Degree or advanced degree in Engineering with a focus on Mechanical Engineering. Demonstrated experience with the evaluation of complex designs to make professional judgments as to the acceptability of alternative technical practices. On-site experience at major construction sites with familiarity of building systems including foundations, structures, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems.

Driving Required
This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.

Salary Range
$90,000 + depending on qualifications

Required Materials
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.