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About the Caltech Design & Construction Department
The Design and Construction team takes great pride in serving Caltech by delivering the built environment required to support the needs of the institute. Our team of seasoned design and construction industry professionals sincerely value working closely with the campus to define project requirements and design and construct successful projects.
Our services cover the project life cycle, ranging from in-house planning and design, space management, project and construction management, construction inspection to specialized procurement expertise. Our goal is to provide Caltech with world-class design and construction services as we continually strive to provide exceptional support.
Job Duties The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Assisting in the design of mechanical systems from conception through construction for small and large buildings projects including preparation of calculations, reports, and specifications
With guidance from senior team member perform fire suppression system selection and prepare designs involving the design of mechanical HVAC systems
Conduct design drawing reviews of documents prepared by others
Ensure design conforms with all applicable codes and Caltech standards
Verify construction work is in compliance with Caltech standards and project requirements
Willing and able to assist in surveys to evaluate existing building conditions
Coordinating work with other disciplines and team members
Responsible for interdisciplinary coordination and review
Responsible for collaboration and communication with supervisors and team members
Working under the supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
Work within a project team environment, interfacing and communicating with other design team members.
Perform building heating and cooling load calculations.
Analyze and select HVAC, Plumbing equipment
Use computer software as a tool for solving basic engineering problems.
Prepare and develop reports, calculations, specifications, and designs in compliance with applicable code and standard requirements.
Support designs during construction including shop drawing review, information request-response, and punch list generation.
Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience
NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering pass and completion
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Previous experience in Construction
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
Relevant work experience in mechanical design for new, existing, and renovation Building Design
Familiarity with HVAC specific software such as Trane Trace or Carrier HAP heating/cooling load calculation tools
AutoCAD or Revit graphics software experience
Knowledge of and/or experience with high performance and sustainable building practices
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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