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HVAC Engineer (FMD)

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 8/11/2019
Job Reference #: 1363873

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Occupational Summary (FMD)

 As part of the Facilities Management Department, Duke Utility & Engineering Services (DUES) includes the following operating units that provide the full range of utility services to the Duke Campus and Medical Center:  Chilled Water, Steam, High Voltage, Water, Sanitary Sewer, Stormwater, 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 HVAC Mechanical Engineer will design, implement and oversee the installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning 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.

Typical Duties

  • Participate in the design, planning, evaluation, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of University HVAC systems in particular as 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. 
  • Assist in project quality assurance, commissioning and optimization of HVAC systems, performing building audits, designing components of new programs, researching new energy efficiency measures.
  • Assist in 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.
  •  Monitor, examine and verify expenditure of funds to established project budgets.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Education and Experience
B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and 5 years experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience skills.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • HVAC system design
  • Building commissioning and audit performance
  • Excellent understanding of HVAC mechanical equipment operation.
  • Ability to perform field inspection and control, including start-up and commissioning of HVAC equipment.
  • Knowledge of the NC Building, Mechanical and Energy Codes, Life Safety Code and ASHRAE Standards.
  • Ability to create and maintain positive customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • CAD drafting skills utilizing AutoCAD


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HVAC Engineer (FMD)


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Full Time / Part Time

Regular / Temporary

Department Name
Fac Mgmt - General Administration

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires a Bachelor's degree in a specific engineering fieldrelated to construction (e.g. Civil Engineering, ElectricalEngineering, Mechanical Engineering) and eligibility for North Carolinalicensure as an Engineer.


Work requires a minimum of three years experience in design, planning,evaluation and project management related to new construction andrenovation of buildings and/or systems.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE