Would you like to apply and expand your mechanical engineering skills at a vibrant urban campus AND take classes at an Oregon public university, with a 70% discount on tuition for yourself, dependent children, and your spouse/domestic partner? Would you like to work for a nationally renowned university with a comprehensive benefits package including at least 38 days of paid time off each year, 95% employer-funded premium healthcare, and 100% employer-funded retirement plans? If benefits such as these and annual eligibility for a salary increase of nearly 5%, access to hardship funds, direct support from Local Stewards, and frequent sponsored activities to strengthen your community at PSU and within your region are appealing to you then we are eagerly awaiting your application!
Portland State University's Capital Projects & Construction (CPC) department is hiring a talented Mechanical Engineer with experience, or a desire to gain experience, in construction project management. We are looking for someone who is able to manage and creatively design a variety of mechanical and plumbing-related projects while prioritizing sustainability and innovation.
Primary responsibilities for the Mechanical Engineer include:
managing construction projects from inception to completion, a process which includes permitting, estimating, bidding, construction, and final occupancy;
using a mechanical engineering lens to perform design and management services for projects related to HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and other related systems for a wide range of engineering projects on campus;
participating in selecting outside consultants, reviewing and approving the consultants' designs, and administering contracts for project implementation
overseeing engineering consultants in the development of designs, feasibility studies, and investigations;
working closely with in-house construction and maintenance crews, contractors, code officials, and vendors regarding project design, compliance with specifications, and implementation.
A successful candidate will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people; they will have well-established organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects while working in a fast paced, dynamic environment; and they will have the ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-directed.
The Capital Projects and Construction (CPC) unit is part of the Office of Planning, Construction & Real Estate. CPC oversees all renovation and construction projects on campus. It is a team-oriented, innovative and collaborative department located in an open-plan office in the heart of downtown Portland. The atmosphere is collaborative and casual, with an emphasis on serving the university community through the completion of high quality-projects which employees take great pride in planning, designing, and constructing. This position directly contributes to building the future of PSU, a university recognized in 2022 by U.S. News as the best national university in Oregon for Social Mobility and Service Learning, as well as Oregon's Most Innovative campus.
A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
Design experience in HVAC, mechanical and plumbing systems
Experience using AutoCAD and Revit software to design and modify mechanical drawings
Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people
Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, and work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-directed
Ability to inspect projects on-site using ladders, negotiating physical obstacles on job sites which may involve bending, stooping, climbing ladders and stepping over physical obstructions such as mechanical and electrical equipment or construction materials
Successful completion of a background check
Degree in construction management
Higher education or institutional facilities project experience
LEED Certified in building design and construction, or equivalent
Mechanical Professional Engineering License
Experience with Building Information Models
Experience working on projects requiring the identification and mitigation of hazardous materials, or requiring materials abatement.
Ability to successfully complete the Professional Engineering Exam within one year of hire
Understanding of contract execution and legal requirements associated with Oregon contracting law.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state