Project Systems Engineer

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University of Oregon
Eugene, OR, United States

Phone: 5413468174
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Project Systems Engineer


Eugene, OR 


35.08 - 53.86

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Job Description:

Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Construction/Planning, Development, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Operations/Infrastructure, Planning/Project Management, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management - Design and Construction
Classification: Facilities Engineer 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

April 22, 2024; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, which includes an on-line application and resume.
Your resume should include relevant HVAC and/or central utility plant systems experience that indicates how you meet the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications.
All applications must be submitted here,
To request a complete position description, please email

What will you do as a Project Systems Engineer?

This position provides mechanical and utility systems infrastructure Engineering expertise for new construction and deferred maintenance capital projects, utility plant and distribution systems; designs mechanical and related systems and prepares cost estimates; and reviews design and construction documents to assure conformance to University of Oregon Design Standards.

The position will advise and provide engineering support to Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) and campus units on capital, utility systems, repair, deferred maintenance and energy projects, and all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEPF) related components and projects. The position will also provide information to assist in annual budget preparation and aid in project planning and prioritization.

The Project Systems Engineer will participate as part of a D&C commissioning team to ensure the project closeout process meets with project and campus customer expectations. They will assist in all phases of a project and provide support related to MEPF systems, utility infrastructure and systems, design reviews, BIM, LEED, and updating campus Design Standards. The Project Systems Engineer will participate in studies targeting MEPF, utility and energy systems for planning and development of projects, and assess existing building systems in support of CPFM.

The scope of this position and its responsibilities requires excellent decision-making skills. Daily operations require decisiveness while maintaining strong customer focused relationships. This position will assist in the analysis and assessment of systems performance for new and existing building construction, as well as assigned major remodel or renovation projects, and may provide technical support for value engineering and cost analysis for buildings systems.

The duties for this position include:

• Design of mechanical systems.

• Prepare cost estimates for small capital projects.

• Utility systems and distribution analysis and project development.

• Mechanical systems; determining the type and appropriate sizing of HVAC systems and components.

• Identify existing systems to be upgraded or replaced.

• Identify systems to be commissioned and to what level.

• Review of project design documents.

• Review operating efficiency of systems for new construction, and ensure appropriate level of metering and when existing meters should be replaced.

• Conduct systems assessments and provide appropriate reports.

Why you should work at the University of Oregon:

  • 40-hour work week with consistent hours and minimal travel; work with limited supervision.
  • Involvement in a diverse range of projects across campus, which shape the campus built environment.
  • Develop and implement sustainable and energy efficient projects.
  • A positive work environment committed team-building and a strong sense of community.
  • Paid on-the-job training and professional growth within the position.   
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement plans, and generous paid time off.
  • UO offers a tuition discount for eligible employees or family members in participating programs at UO or other Oregon public universities.

What you need to be considered for this role… (Minimum Qualifications)

  • A Bachelor's degree in either Civil, Electrical, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management Engineering, or Energy Management Engineering; AND
  • Four years of engineering experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS (candidates must meet in order to advance):

• Hold a current Mechanical Engineering Professional Engineering License in Oregon

It’s great, but not required, to have... (Preferred Qualifications)

  • LEED Accredited Professional.
  • Experience with Siemens or other DDC control system and utility metering and monitoring systems.
  • Experience working with district utility systems, to include steam and chilled water.
  • Experience with detailed system analysis.
  • Experience using REVIT and AutoCAD.
  • Experience using Pipe flow, Phathom or other comparable flow model software.
  • Experience with building automation systems.

For success in this position you will be able to... (Professional Competencies)

  • Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
  • Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving and positive interactions.
  • Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Pay close attention to detail.
  • Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Model the highest ethical standards.
  • Provide superior customer service.
  • Maintain working knowledge of applicable Oregon State codes, rules, and regulations regarding building systems.
  • Stay updated on Oregon Energy Codes and ASHRAE guidelines.

Who We Are

Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. We plan, build, maintain, and operate the infrastructure that supports the University of Oregon's mission of exceptional teaching, discovery, and public service. As stewards of a physical legacy, we enable the university community to achieve its potential by providing a campus that is safe, clean, beautiful, inspiring, and environmentally responsible.

The Office of Design and Construction (D&C) works closely with Facilities personnel, faculty, and staff across campus to deliver successful, budget-conscious projects. Project sizes range from under $50,000 to over $300M. Project types include small departmental moves, interior renovations, new building construction, and many different types in between.

FLSA Exempt: No