• Location: Durham, NC
  • Posted: Jan 3, 2020

Job Description


As part of the Facilities Management Department, Duke Utility & Engineering Services (DUES) includes the following operating units that provide t he full range of utility services to the Duke Campus and Medical Center:Chilled Water, Steam, High Voltage, Water,Sanitary Sewer, Storm water, Energy Management and Engineering.The Engineering unit provides strategic,capital and financial planning; engineering evaluation, operational assistance and design services to campus utilities & building projects.This position reports to the Assistant Director, Engineering & Planning.


The Steam Mechanical Engineer will plan, design, implement and oversee the installation and maintenance of steam systems to include heating plants, steam, hot water, plumbing and associated distribution systems. Manage the design, procurement and construction of assigned utility & university building projects at Duke University; perform related engineering analysis to assist in planning and ensure efficient operations; assist in the development of design standards; provide design review for both utility and building projects.


Participating the design, planning, evaluation, procurement, construct ion, operation and maintenance of University HVAC systems in particular a s well as other mechanical systems such as heating plants, refrigeration, plumbing, fire protection and associated distribution systems to ensure that the needs of the University are met in the most economical and effective manner.
Review engineering plans, specifications and equipment for both utility and building projects; inspect projects during and following installation and advise as to compliance with specifications prior to University acceptance; provide feed back on maintainability and conformance to standards.
Assisting project quality assurance, commissioning and optimization of steam and hydronic systems.
Assisting the continued development of University standards to provide guidelines for future project planning, design, construction and maintenance.
Determine fiscal requirements for mechanical systems and submit budgetary recommendations.
Advise and assist with problems involving mechanical maintenance, such as, but not restricted to, psychometrics, fluid flow and mechanical control systems.
Prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Support the staff responsible for multi-year financial planning, particularly including identifying risks and mitigation strategies.



Work requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Work requires a minimum of three years of applicable experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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