National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Facilities Engineer

Job Description:

Position Purpose
Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management “We Care” principle values.

Under guidance of more senior engineers, the Facilities Engineer provides a range of engineering services within a broadly defined engineering discipline such as mechanical, electrical, structural, building automation, and utilities in support of campus wide physical plant construction, repair, and facilities planning programs.

The Facilities Engineer supports the senior engineers with the planning, organizing, coordinating, monitoring, and support of all Facilities Operations mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) fire protection and alarm systems, and other building components and systems. The Facilities Engineer also provides support to facilities management (FM) operations staff; the planning, design & construction (PD&C) staff, as well as outside engineering consultants and project teams on projects specific to the areas of engineering.

Job Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • 3 – 5 years of related experience utilizing engineering principles and practices of facilities engineering services
  • Engineer In Training (EIT) certificate is preferred
  • Possess a working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and components, fire alarm, sprinkler, elevator, plumbing, pipefitting, BMS controls, and HVAC and controls technology
  • A developing understanding of relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and operating guidelines
  • Experience in the creation and control of design standards
  • Ability to identify and implement creative solutions which will impact the effectiveness of the operations team and its objectives
  • Knowledge of equipment and system inspection and the application of appropriate investigation techniques
  • Provide technical leadership to engineering projects of limited complexity and scope
  • Demonstrate use of good judgment and small team leadership
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, analytical, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures
  • Ability to prepare and analyze limited technical reports
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • AutoCAD experience preferred

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

  • May be required to support operations on campus during emergency situations.
  • May be required to work outside of normal working hours in support of major campus utility outages.
  • This position is classified as onsite

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background check and education requirements.

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Job Posting Title:
Facilities Engineer

Facilities Management

Grade 10

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
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As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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