The Senior Mechanical Engineer assists with the planning, development, and operations of mechanical systems and equipment including HVAC, plumbing, steam, chiller water, medical gas, elevators, etc. Position reports to the University Engineer; S/He will also be responsible for assessing, recommending, and implementing equipment performance standards in support of the effective operations in the assigned areas. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be the main point of contact in the review of the university’s sustainability standards within the university’s Building Design Standards as it relates to mechanical systems. The Senior Mechanical Engineer functions with autonomy and typically serves as an engineering expert and advisor on projects, utilizing both internal and external professional consultants / resources. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will provide leadership and development in support of the Goals and mission of Facilities Operations and Development. Hours and days may vary due to project needs. May be required for 24 hour emergency call. May require successful completion of a criminal background check.
Licensed engineer or equivalent education or experience. Considerable computer skills in both engineering and office software. Minimum 10 years’ experience in HVAC/plumbing/fire protection/Steam and Heating Hot Water design, energy modeling, and life cycle analysis. Considerable experience in construction projects. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Meets mandatory safety and educational requirements. Demonstrated competence in technical and interpersonal skills required to meet job expectations. Knowledge of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers Standards (ASME), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Ohio Basic Building Code (OBBC), Ohio Mechanical Code (OMC), Ohio Plumbing Code (OPC) and other regulatory agency requirements for compliance; takes appropriate action when needed.
Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.