• Facilities Engineer

    Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21217

    Job #2207285530

  • Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate is seeking a Facilities Engineer who is responsible for

    assisting the Associate Director for Engineering and Utilities (ADEU) for engineering design efforts

    related to building systems and campus infrastructure, and assisting in developing guidelines and

    standards that produce efficient energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Facilities

    Engineer strives to ensure these tasks are executed in a collaborative fashion between Design and

    Construction, Plant Operations, Planning and Architecture and with the Office of Sustainability in an

    effort to achieve the University's overarching design, operational, energy, and environmental goals.

    The Facilities Engineer reports to the Associate Director of Engineering and Utilities (ADEU) and

    supports the ADEU in representing the Office of Facilities and Real Estate in planning efforts for

    major and minor design and renovation projects on the historic JHU Homewood campus with

    occasional oversight for Capital Projects on the East Baltimore campus, the Peabody campus,

    Washington DC, Montgomery County, international, and lease locations.

    The Facilities Engineer will support the ADEU with planning efforts and engineering and design

    solutions (materials, systems, coordination, project delivery, commissioning, etc.) for university Plant

    Operations and Design & Construction units, division representatives, other stakeholders, and with

    outside consultants to ensure design and construction work conforms to university standards, sound

    engineering practice, and the university's sustainability and environmental goals.

    Responsibilities include advisory participation throughout the planning and design process; review

    and analysis of design and construction documents prepared for the university by outside

    consultants; participation in construction oversight; and assistance to the development of policies,

    procedures, standards and process improvements. The Facilities Engineer will work directly with the

    JHFRE/Design & Construction department's project managers who are typically responsible for

    overall project management.

    The Facilities Engineer will provide technical assistance to the Office of Sustainability in evaluating

    energy strategies to help with achieving the University's climate change initiatives. From time to

    time, where the utilization of internal resources is merited, the Facilities Engineer will assist the

    ADEU with design and construction documents, and construction administration efforts. University

    project clients include a broad constituency of JHU Senior Leadership, JHU Deans, Department

    Chairs, Faculty, Researchers, Senior Administrators, and Trustees.

    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Performs analyses of existing building systems to makes recommendations regarding design, functionality, and performance. This may include engaging outside consultants for testing, planning or design studies, and engineering support. Systems to be evaluated include heating,ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, controls, power, lighting, and low-voltage.

    • Participates and makes technical recommendations in design and construction progressmeetings to help ensure adherence to university standards and contract conditions.

    • Reviews, and evaluates Capital Project designs in support of the university's standards,guidelines, and policies. Provides technical recommendations.

    • Participates in educational programs aimed at furthering JHFRE's and JHU staff's awareness ofbuilding systems issues.

    • Supports with the ADEU in developing and documenting design standards for renovation andnew construction that support the Capital and Campus Plan goals and objectives, are durableand financially appropriate, and reflect sound engineering practice. Training of staff, monitoringthe use and success of the policies, procedures, guidelines and standards, and revising themfrom time to time will also be the responsibility of this individual.

    • Provides oversight and review of consultant's documents for design and construction projectsin the area of campus and building systems engineering and design, detailing, conformancewith JHU standards, and appropriateness of systems and product specification.

    • Interfaces with JHFRE/ Design and Construction, and Planning and Architecture inrecommending the most appropriate design solutions, addressing durability, financialsustainability, and engineering appropriateness.

    • Reviews construction work progress on construction sites for quality assurance andconformance with contract documents.

    • Assist in resolving discrepancies and disputes that ariseduring the construction process.

    • Works with the ADEU to formulate and implement policy and process improvements for designand construction project development process and management.

    • Assists the ADEU and participates in the training of staff in operation of the building systemsand proper protocols for ensuring occupant comfort and energy savings.

    • Participates in the systems commissioning process to monitor appropriate and thorough startupand testing of systems performance to ensure the university is receiving systems that complywith contractual requirements.

    • Assists the ADEU with ongoing systems operation, re-commissioning, continuouscommissioning and troubleshooting efforts.

    • Provides technical engineering assistance to the Office of Sustainability for the continuingdevelopment and implementation of the University's climate change initiative, which guides theuniversity's overall environmental efforts by prioritizing projects, strategies, and programs toreduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

    Scope of Responsibility

    • Identify, develop, and implement strategic engineering planning initiatives in the context of theCapital Plan, evolving regulatory requirements, and market conditions.

    • Guide and review campus and building engineering efforts in support of the university's CapitalPlan.

    • Guide and manage development of Capital Project engineering standards and deliverablesrequirements, and project management policies and processes.

    • Guide and review Capital Project design and construction services.

    • Provide technical assistance for the Office of Sustainability.

    Decision Making

    • Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.

    • Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on complex, problem-solving operations.


    • Does not direct the activities of staff.

    • Influences the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) designs implemented in capitalprojects.


    • Exchanges routine and non-routine information with leadership, staff, colleagues at peerinstitutions and vendors using effective oral and written communication skills, tact, andpersuasion as appropriate.

    • Builds camaraderie and alliances with a wide range of JHU constituents, and has acollaborative, inclusive, mentoring style of working well with others.

    • The candidate must have the ability to communicate graphically through sketching, draftingand marking up drawings.

    This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a

    regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

    • Preferred Professional Engineer license in the State of Maryland or a state with reciprocity.

    • Successful candidates will have at least seven years' experience or a Master's Degree in anassociated field with five years' experience in building MEP systems engineering and designwork.

    • Specification of MEP systems.

    • Experience with construction and renovation of a broad variety of building types andconstruction delivery methods.

    • Experience with working with MEP sustainable concepts.

    • The ability to use MS Office and AutoCAD and a thorough understanding of architectural andengineering drawings.

    • Use of BIM software and other graphics programs is desired.

    • Additional education may substitute for some required experience by the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.*

    • JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate

    degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.??Additional related experience may

    substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up

    to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum

    education/experience required for the respective job.

    _** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic_

    semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional

    information confirming their academic completion date.

    Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to foster a collaborative, inclusive, collegial, and consensus-building relationship withcolleagues based on competence, trust, and respect.

    • Superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present complexmaterial in a useful and understandable fashion to diverse audiences.

    • Strategic thinker with proven analytical and organizational skills.

    • Committed to the mission of the University, customer service, and best practices in planning,design, and construction.

    • Knowledge of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, controls, and plumbing systems.

    • Knowledge of commissioning process and operation of mechanical systems.

    • Knowledge of sustainable concepts and greenhouse gas generations.

    • Familiarity with power, electrical, lighting, and low-voltage systems.

    • Knowledge and experience with developing accurate project cost budgets and cost impactreports.

    • Ability to build comprehensive reports for data within spreadsheet and database systems.

    • Ability to produce accurate, timely delivery of complex materials.

    • Flexibility to work with last minute changes.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to remain stationary for extended periods of time.

    • Ability to climb ladders, move around construction sites, and navigate tight spaces typicallyfound in mechanical, electrical, and utility rooms.

    • Ability to operate a computer and other equipment on a frequent basis.

    • Ability to frequently communicate with coworkers.

    • Ability to move about.

    Classified Title: Facilities Engineer

    Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE

    Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

    Employee group: Full Time

    Schedule: M-F 7.5

    Exempt Status: Exempt

    Location: JH at Keswick

    Department name: Plant Operations

    Personnel area: University Administration

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at ~~~ . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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    The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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    Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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