Only candidates who are permanent in the Mechanical Engineer title, or those who are reachable on the current Open Competitive Exam (#7038) or Promotional Exam (#7538) may apply. Please include a copy of your Notice of Result card or indicate if you are already permanent in the title. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.
The NYC Department of Design and Construction’s Division of Public Buildings seeks two Mechanical Engineers to conduct condition assessments in City-owned buildings for the Asset Information Management System (AIMS) program of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The selected candidates will inspect and assess the physical condition of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, sprinkler and fire protection systems and components including building controls and thermostats, elevator systems, emergency generators, fuel tanks, ductwork dampers, vents and louvers, domestic and hot water piping, sanitary systems, plumbing fixtures, storm drain piping, and on-site water retention systems. The Mechanical Engineers will record existing conditions; assess repair and replacement needs and remaining component life expectancy. The candidates will work as part of a three-person survey team consisting of an Architect, Electrical Engineer, and Mechanical Engineer, and will visit an average of 2 to 3 buildings daily, up to four days per week, followed by time reserved for report preparation in the office. Additional duties include preparing facility assessment reports suitable for sponsor budget planning purposes.
Minimum Qual Requirements
(1) Four (4) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in mechanical engineering work; and
(2) A valid New York State Professional Engineer’s License. Current New York State registration as a Professional Engineer must be maintained for the duration of your employment.
A masters degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be substituted for one year of the mechanical engineering experience required in “1" above.
In addition to above qualification requirements, to be eligible for placement in Assignment Levels II and III, individuals must have at least one year within the last three years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.
Candidates should have a thorough understanding of building HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems, equipment and assemblies of both modern energy-efficient equipment and obsolete equipment still in use in older buildings. Expertise in forensic diagnosis of deterioration, distress, and failure issues is highly desirable. An up-to-date understanding of equipment cost is highly desirable. At least 5 years of prior relevant field inspection experience is required. This position requires a person with the physical ability to conduct site visits, including accessing stairs, catwalks, ladders, rooftops and basements within multi-level buildings, and to maneuver through confined spaces. The candidates must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. A valid motor vehicle driver’s license is required.
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30-30 Thomson Avenue, LIC, NY
New York City Residency is not required for this position