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Capital Projects manages the design, construction, retrofitting, and restoration of campus buildings and their surroundings. Many skilled professionals work in Capital Projects as Project Managers who have backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering, construction and administrative personnel, all of whom work to serve the campus community.
The Mechanical Team Manager serves as a key member of the management team within Capital Projects. The Mechanical Team Manager will serve as the department's expert in the design, construction, startup and commissioning of HVAC systems, and be the primary department contact for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing focused projects, including deferred maintenance and capital renewal projects. The ideal candidate for the position will have 10 plus years experience in mechanical engineering, MEP Coordination, as a commissioning agent, or similar work experience. The position reports directly to the Director of Capital projects and will oversee other project managers.
Responsible for all aspects of the design and construction process for projects that are MEP in scope. Coordinates commissioning and at times oversees Commissioning Agent.
Responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of complex technical systems, programs, or other customized construction activities within the area of expertise, mechanical engineering, including areas of emerging technology.
Serves as technical expert and provides advice and guidance to all levels of management and provides expert technical advice and consultation at all levels in the area of technical expertise.
Acts as liaison among participants and resolves problems or conflicts in areas of expertise, mechanical engineering and commissioning, including recommending range of solutions to disputed issues or contractor claims.
May oversee, manage or supervise work of other Project Managers.
Resolves issues / problems requiring specialized knowledge and is widely recognized and consulted by organization staff for their expert knowledge in a specific area of expertise, such as mechanical engineering and key building components.
Develops criteria and performance specifications required to meet unique operating requirements and building safety codes.
Ensures building projects support applicable policies and practices to achieve specific goals and objectives related to area of expertise.
Establishes project milestones and schedules, prepares cost estimates, functional studies, construction plans and specifications and monitors for adherence to master plans, budgets and schedules.
Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria.
Promotes areas of emerging technology consistent with area of expertise through programs and other educational forums, and creates an appreciation for and sensitivity to programs, projects and systems that employ, expand and enhance building projects utilizing new technologies.
Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including expert level political acumen and negotiation skills.
Expert knowledge of design and construction, contract administration and state building codes, including expert understanding of industry practices or highly specialized and critical disciplines.
Expert project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects or highly specialized and critical components of projects with a significant impact on the organization.
Expert skill in building, maintaining and nurturing strong professional relationships to achieve short and long range program implementation goals.
Expert knowledge in one or more of the complex technical areas of mechanical engineering, mechanical systems and commissioning.
Expert skill to apply specific technological solutions in the construction planning phase and skill in ensuring appropriate implementation and function during project construction and completion.
Bachelor's degree and / or equivalent experience / training in mechanical, electrical or civil engineering
Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering license
Certificate to practice in at least one of the following professions: mechanical, electrical or civil engineering
Within area of expertise, expert skill in advising and consulting with all levels of management and / or capital planning, budgeting and construction professionals.
Expert skill in promoting, advancing and implementing programs within area of expertise.
Advanced knowledge or the ability to quickly learn of the organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic plans.
Expert analytical, organizational, project management and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills.
Salary & Benefits
This is a monthly paid (exempt position). Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
The minimum posting duration for this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to March 4, 2021.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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