Job Posting – Engineer III


Location: Wake County, NC

Job Information

SUMMARY:STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA invites applications for the position of: Mechanical Engineer

JOB CLASS TITLE: Engineer III
POSITION NUMBER: 60014609
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Administration
DIVISION/SECTION: State Construction Office
SALARY RANGE: $60,530.00 – $108,879.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $60,530-$96,911
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: GN16
COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
 
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Wake County
OPENING DATE: 07/28/20
CLOSING DATE: 08/10/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
The North Carolina Department of Administration is seeking applicants for an Engineer for our State Construction Office (SCO) within the Design and Construction Services Section. The primary role of this division is to oversee and monitor the State’s Capital Improvement Program by the review, approval and inspection of the design, construction, and renovation of all State buildings and Community College System buildings, to include all departments and agencies of State government and the UNC University System. (GS 143-341) (GS 143-31.1)

The Design and Construction Services Section has three primary areas of responsibility:
1- Represents the State Construction Office Director in his capacity as Capital Projects Coordinator for the Department of Administration. Within this function, the section performs owner responsibilities for DOA Capital Projects, including project scoping and cost estimating; capital budget planning; construction plan review; construction monitoring; facility condition assessment (FCAP) inspections and reports; and final project inspection and acceptance.
2- Provides engineering services for the DOA assigned buildings, representing about 5,800,000 square feet of building space. These services include site investigation and analysis of building system problems; recommendations for improvements and repairs; and preparation of plans, specifications, and reports as assigned by Director and DOA Secretary’s Office.
3- Provides State Mechanical Inspectors for enforcement of NC Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Codes at State-owned buildings. These inspectors are responsible for inspections on all State capital projects and maintenance projects involving mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Senior Mechanical Engineer for the Department of Administration’s (DOA) Capital Improvement (CI) program and to provide Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection engineering services for buildings in the Government Complex assigned to DOA. Responsibilies include, but are not limited too:

  • Analysis of building systems including Central Energy Plants, Building HVAC, Building control systems, Plumbing systems and sprinkler systems for solving problems with these systems and developing scope and cost estimates for related Capital Improvements projects.
  • Owner review of DOA construction project plans and specifications and owner project management of DOA construction projects, including verifying compliance with current building codes. This employee will visit the project site on a weekly basis and attend project progress meetings. Visits shall include monitoring and inspection of the project to determine compliance with plans and specifications, conformance with completion schedule, adequacy of construction administration services by the designer, and resolution to construction problems.
  • The employee will provide via correspondence, e-mail, FAX, telephone and/or personal contact follow-up to ensure resolution of problems or correction of deficient work and ensure written documentation of job progress meeting discussions, instructions, and decisions is made by the designer and distributed to all parties and will maintain a file of each assigned project.
  • The employee will record project milestones, monthly reports, and other relevant data into Interscope project environment.
  • Employee is responsible for review and approval of construction Change Orders, including checking for adequate back-up documentation and cost calculating in accordance with the construction contract General Conditions; mitigate potential contract disputes through evaluation and fair consideration of all parties; and attempt to reach consensus and offer solutions to avoid formal project claim. At conclusion of projects, the employee will evaluate for completeness and conformance with contract documents and normal standards of workmanship and recommend acceptance or denial of project.

This position will be assigned more complex DOA construction projects. Position is also required to work closely with DOA Facility Management staff to offer solutions and recommendations to challenging building system problems. The employee should be very comfortable with use of architectural and engineering reference books, textbooks, tables, codes, standards, General Statutes, design criteria and guidelines, and manufacturer’s literature and catalog data.

Exam Plan:20-05353
Position: 60014609
Recruitment Range: $60,530-$96,911
Salary Grade: GN16

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION THAT CLEARLY REFLECTS WORK EXPERIENCE THAT DEMONSTRATES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Expert knowledge of principles and practices of Engineering and building systems, NC State Building Codes and Industry Standards, general construction policies and guidelines, North Carolina General Statutes on public construction.
  • Experience with performing constructive and appropriate negotiations, presenting to small and large groups, and effectively utiize time, skills and knowledge
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with designers, contractors, agency personnel, state officials, private and public organizations and the public.
  • Excellent communication skills, to include the ability to present ideas verbally and in writing.
  • An understanding of architectural and engineering terminology and the ability to interpret drawings, specifications, building codes, general statutes, state construction procedures, and other state policies.
  • Experience with program/project management

ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/ or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/ or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Work is subject to noise, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.
  • The position may require working in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, small enclosed rooms, sewage and water line pipes and other confined areas.

NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Registration as a professional engineer by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
  • Valid NC Driver’s License with acceptable driving record. Out of State Applicants must have valid Driver’s License or acquire NC Driver’s License within 60 days of hire. Candidate must present proof of a valid NC Driver’s License and proof of an acceptable driving record.

MANAGEMENT PREFERENCES:

  • Licensed as level III NC Code Enforcement Inspector or ability to obtain within 2 years.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of engineering from an appropriately accredited institution and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience
OR
an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualification May require registration as a professional engineer by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
 

** PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE USING THIS WEBSITE **
All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the NEOGOV Online Job Application System (http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/) for the State of North Carolina. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes (including Text Resumes on application form) WILL NOT be used for screening for qualifying credit. Please make sure you complete the application in full. “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted. Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 (Form 4 or Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or discharge orders if they wish to obtain Veteran’s preference.  Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click “Application Status”.  It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application.

If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the DOA Human Resources Office.

CONTACT INFORMATION
NC Department of Administration
Human Resources Management Office
Attn: Jordan Lassiter, HR Recruitment Specialist
116 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27699-1322

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html

NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting
An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government

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Position #20-05353
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
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