Senior Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer
Clemson, SC

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Senior Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Manages construction/engineering projects for design, design review & project management related to permanent improvements, renovations, departmental and other projects with and emphasis on HVAC design & management. Maximum of $500K for new construction & $5M on renovations per project. Communication & Customer Service is top priority. Perform other duties as required.

JOB DUTIES:

 

40% - Essential - Project Management: Prepares contract and bid documents, reviews amendments and change orders, and approves payment requests. Procures construction services by contract or use of in-house forces. Procures equipment and materials. Creates work orders. Schedules and coordinates materials take-offs, project phasing, outages and disruptions. Recommends design modifications when field conditions warrant. Performs continual on-site inspection of construction activities and follow-up with customer throughout project to ensure quality, timeless, and budget expectations are met. Conducts final project walk-through with customer. Ensures Facilities  Maintenance and Custodial personnel are informed on project status.

35% - Essential - Design and Estimation: Develops scope through A&E firms/in-house for construction  and renovation projects on site and in campus buildings. Provides design, permits and specifications for general construction, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Procures design services with A&E Firms contract as needed. Ensures/reviews compliance with applicable codes and standards with code official. Estimates labor and material requirements/budget and project schedule. Ensures Facilities Maintenance and Custodial personnel are consulted to ensure maintainability followed in "green book". Communication back to customer during scope completion & final design with schedule & budget.

20% - Essential - Records Maintenance: Maintains records of construction documents, including budgets, communications, contracts, change orders, drawings and specifications, meetings, invoices, payments, and purchase orders. Prepares reports. Documents project progress and management time daily. Ensures new equipment is added to building equipment database, including establishment of required preventive maintenance procedures. Ensures old equipment is removed from building equipment database. Provides as-built drawings to reflect physical changes  of each project to vault coordinator. Reviews project upon completion to compare estimated with actual labor, materials, and duration. Completes/close project in CMMS system.

5% - Essential - Safety: Promotes a safe workplace and safe work practices. Ensures compliance with all applicable OSHA safety mandates and enforcement of Clemson University's LOTO policy, excavation safety and confined space entry safety. Adheres to all EPA and DHEC rules.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, architecture or engineering technology and journey-level engineering or architectural work experience.

Work Experience 5+ years in design of Mechanical Systems, diagnostics of various HVAC equipment and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.

Licenses - Drivers License Class D normal < 26,000.
 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education -  Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises Work of Others - Supervises work of others and may offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides Budget Input - Provides input into the budgeting process, and oversees fund allocation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  10% - Stand for prolonged period
  10% - Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
  10% - Walk or move about
  10% - Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
   5% - Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
   5% - Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
  10% - Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
  10% - Recognize or inspect visually
   5% - Move, transport, raise or lower
  10% - Extends hands or arms in any direction
   5% - Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
  10% - Perceive, observe, clarity of vision

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  10% - Exposure to heat or cold
  10% - Exposure to dust/fumes
  10% - Wet or humid
  10% - Noise
   5% - Vibration
  10% - Mechanical hazards
   5% - Chemical hazards
  10% - Electrical hazards
  Radiant energy hazards
  Burn hazards
  20% - Overnight Travel

WORK SCHEDULE:

 

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Expected Salary Range:  ($ 60,000.00 - $ 66,300.00)

Work schedule is 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with some extend hours and occasional weekends.

ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL LEVEL

 

JOB LOCATION:

 

Clemson, SC

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

 

November 15, 2021

MILITARY AND VETERAN:

 

MILITARY EQUIVALENCY:
Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.


VETERAN PREFERENCE STATEMENT:
South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.                
 

CLOSING STATEMENT:

 

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.