Job Details

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Position Number: 4592486
  • Location: Champaign, IL
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Mechanical Engineer

Engineering Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Facilities & Services (F&S) is the capable steward of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the pre-eminent public research university with a land-grant heritage. UIUC is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement and is located in a micro-urban community that combines cultural vibrancy with affordability and quality of life.

At Facilities & Services, we serve a city unto itself.

  • Iconic structures and grounds that give the campus its distinctive identity Technology-rich facilities that foster scholarly innovation.
  • Living environments that are home to over 50,000 students.

The Engineering Services department at Facilities & Services is seeking qualified and talented candidates to serve from the Owner's perspective. This position includes the generous benefits of an Academic Professional employee.

This position will utilizing mechanical & plumbing design expertise, provide quality assurance Design Review services, including but not limited to reviewing conceptualizations, studies, plans, specifications, and construction submittals to confirm conformance with applicable codes and University Facilities Standards. Provide the analysis, development, and design of mechanically oriented projects for campus buildings. Technical opinions, reviews and documents to provide safe, reliable, comfortable, productive, sustainable, and cost-effective facilities to support the Mission of the University. Assist in the project scoping to assess the needs of projects. Provide support to other units.



  • Assist with project planning and program analysis phase for new construction and renovation projects to assist in the development of detailed technical scopes.


  • Provide troubleshooting expertise for existing HVAC, fire protection, and plumbing systems that are not functioning properly to identify problems, determine appropriate resolution, and provide recommended corrective work in project program analysis format with clear definition of scope and probable costs.
  • Provide detailed design documents (drawings and specifications) for construction projects for remodeling, renovation, repair, replacement, or new work. This includes all necessary engineering analysis, design and layout of HVAC, fire protection, plumbing systems, development of control sequences, points lists, schematics, and associated building automation control systems integration.
  • Provide detailed engineering analysis of building HVAC loads. This may utilize Trane Trace700 or other suitable software.
  • Provide detailed review of projects designed by outside professional services consultants (PSC's) and in-house designers.
  • Prepare written review comments for items not compliant with code or University Facilities Standards and for items not compatible, coordinated or acceptable for the proposed use.
  • Participate in formal or informal discussions related to review comments.
  • Provide technical review & opinion on variance approval request forms submitted on projects.
  • Provide assessments of existing buildings and grounds for condition, function, and compatibility with the Campus Master Plan.
  • Provide assessment / analysis of existing mechanical, plumbing, and fire suppression systems of campus buildings for mechanical/plumbing operations, capacity, functionality, compatibility with associated systems and use of spaces served.
  • Provide assessment of new technologies, equipment, and systems for mechanical & plumbing building elements and associated equipment in order to evaluate applicability and value to campus projects.
  • Prepare and present reports, programs or drawings to F&S management or staff as assigned.
  • Utilize software and information resources available to F&S . This includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.), AutoCAD, AiM, the Portal, SharePoint, and internet offerings.


  • Provide review of HVAC construction submittals and testing verification as requested. Attend construction progress meetings as needed or by request.
  • Provide technical support and on-site inspections as requested for the Commissioning & Inspection Group. Assist Lead Inspector and occupant with technical issues during the warranty or post construction phase.


  • Provide and/or attend training for professional development, technical topics, and teambuilding.
  • Provide assessment of new technologies, equipment and systems to evaluate applicability to our projects and University Facilities Standards.
  • Maintain knowledge in current building codes, University Facilities Standards, State and Federal regulations, and restoration standards, energy codes needed to adequately meet the needs of the Engineering Services Department.


  • Provide technical support to F&S Crafts and Trades for equipment selection, troubleshooting of building elements and system problems, development of preventive maintenance needs and answer technical questions.
  • Provide Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Suppression expertise in support of Capital Programs/Deferred Maintenance, Engineering Services, Construction Services, Utilities and Engineering Services, Building Maintenance & Grounds, and other F&S Departments as well as campus units.


  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, faculty, staff, administration, professional consultants, and contractors.
  • Provide support in the collaboration, development, and maintenance of the University Facilities Standards. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field from an accredited institution. Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • In-depth (five (5) years minimum) progressively responsible administrative experience in engineering design of HVAC.


  • CEM, CEFP, LEED or additional certification in engineering, energy, or facility management. Seven (7) or more years of extensive design experience with large HVAC Central Systems.
  • Three (3) or more years of design experience with Plumbing, and Fire Suppression Systems and building automation systems with increasing responsibility of project development and management.


  • Thorough knowledge of applicable building codes, standards, and regulations, including the International Building Code, International Mechanical Code, International Energy Conservation Code, and other applicable codes and standards. Thorough knowledge of air-side and complex energy recovery systems. Thorough knowledge of systems modeling and optimum system selection. Experience in energy modeling.

Knowledge of laboratory HVAC design.

  • Knowledge of laboratory gas design, laboratory piping and plumbing design, pneumatics, and fuel gas system design. Trouble shooting skills for performance of building systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable higher education standards, including University Facilities Standards.
  • Knowledge of building systems, including architectural, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression, and building automation and control systems.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products. Solid verbal and written communication skills.


Support the Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles of Facilities and Services. Occasional field visits for projects in construction.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the search closes. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on October 13th, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. To be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Please upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Ken McCray, . For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodation's portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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