Responsible for the project management of all assigned mechanical system construction and alteration projects for Miami University, including but not limited to mechanical systems and equipment as well as systems and components involved in energy management and building automation systems. Coordination with various agencies such as the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and related state agencies, Associate Architects and Engineers, construction firms, University departments, and the Physical Facilities staff is required.
Overall project management responsibilities for assigned mechanical projects of various sizes and types from initiation through project closeout. Duties include oversight of initial planning, scope of work determination, cost estimate reviews, competitive bidding, contractor negotiations, cost control, work inspections, scheduling, work coordination, move planning and management, project close out, and post occupancy follow up.
Project Planning – Meet with departments to determine needs and project feasibility.
Scope of Work Determination – Develop an accurate scope of work, to include all systems for a complete scope determination.
Project Oversight – Oversight for job costs, including change orders; prepares project status reports, reviews requests for payment by consulting A/E’s and contractors, control payment by valuation of completed work.
Work Coordination – Responsible for coordination between various trades, suppliers, and end users to ensure timely and proper completion of project.
Project Close Out – Inspection of contractor work to ensure compliance with all project requirements, follow up to be sure contractor completes all final inspection work tasks, and to ensure submission of accurate record drawings and operations and maintenance manuals; conduct post occupancy interviews.
Coordination with department representatives and review of documents for mechanical compliance with University Standards.
Acts as an mechanical / HVAC technical representative to other PMs for assigned projects managed by the Planning Architecture & Engineering Division of PFD. Reviews design drawings and specifications with the engineering associate and reports major design issues to the project manager.
Assists with updating the mechanical portion of the University Construction Standards including working to develop the engineering requirements when programming new buildings and major building renovations
Coordination with project managers to provide on site technical expertise.
Works with the project manager (on their assigned projects to technically assist) and the contractors throughout the construction period and the final commissioning of HVAC equipment and systems as needed to ensure compliance with Standards and Contract Documents. Reports contract deficiencies to the Project Manager.
Assists in the development and implementation of Planning Architecture & Engineering Objectives, develops and pursues personal goals and objectives that are in alignment with and supportive of Divisional goals.
Maintains knowledge of current codes and ensures that all applicable codes are followed on assigned projects. Submits reports as required to comply with requirement of State agencies and other agencies having jurisdiction over inspection.
Assists the Director of Planning, Architecture, & Engineering and the Director of Energy Systems in formulating and directing policies and methods to meet total energy management needs and consumption reduction goals.
Supports Divisional LEAN continuous improvement efforts, sustainability initiatives, customer service philosophy, and productivity expectations with a focus on: effective and efficient solutions for the University.
The position requires extensive technical knowledge and understanding of electrical distribution systems and equipment and related areas of work. The position also requires sound knowledge and experience with managing project budgets, schedules, and other project management duties. It requires the ability to organize, prioritize, and perform under pressure in both public contact and internal departmental capacity. A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience in a position with similar responsibilities is required.
Professional registration in the state of Ohio is desired but not required.
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.