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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email UWHires and we will be happy to assist you. jump to content Department: UW FACILITIES: CAMPUS ENERGY, UTILITIES & OPERATNS As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Facilities manages the University's buildings, infrastructure, and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability, and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Energy, Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Innovation & Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Facilities Structural Engineer.

Under general supervision and guidance from the Engineering Manager, this position provides technical engineering expertise during the programming, planning, design, construction, commissioning, turnover, operation and maintenance of UW facilities and infrastructure. UW's Seattle campus comprises over 300 buildings and 15 million gross square feet, including a major medical center/teaching hospital, state of the art research facilities, classrooms, offices, sport and recreation facilities, dormitories, utility distribution systems, 8 miles of utility tunnels and two central utility plants. Other UW campuses and facilities comprise over 230 buildings and 4.5 million gross square feet including the University of Washington Tacoma and Bothell campuses, Pack Forest, Forks, Sand Point, Friday Harbor, and the UW Tower complex.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

--- Provide technical review and oversight during all phases of Capital Projects, including major capital and minor capital projects.
--- Ensure projects comply with UW's Facilities Design Guide, identify value-engineering ideas, actively observe construction activities, visit construction sites, and write observation reports, and confirm delivery of turnover-to-operation deliverables.
--- Provide technical assistance, recommendations, calculations, and engineering solutions to campus planning, operation, maintenance, and construction units.
--- Troubleshoot and recommend solutions to resolve major operational and maintenance problems.
--- Coordinate with shop personnel for building and utility renewal projects and assessments, corrective engineering, preventative and deferred maintenance.
--- Champion environmental stewardship and sustainability.
--- Be knowledgeable of green building best practices, and application of new emerging technologies.
--- Write engineering audits and prepare analysis to identify deficiencies of building and system needs.
--- Develop proposed project scopes of work to renovate and upgrade systems for the Building and Utility Renewal Program.
--- Lead business continuity planning and emergency response efforts for Engineering Services.
--- Organize the university's ATC-20 post-earthquake evaluation process. Train university personnel in application of ATC-20 procedures. Organize and conduct yearly drills.
--- Participate in the Emergency Readiness Committee and update the ERAC (Earthquake Readiness Advisory Committee) document.
--- Provide support for utility outages, critical system failures and other emergency events.
--- Maintain database of building information, including status of seismic studies and upgrades, allowable building live loads, allowable live load on underground structures GIS map, structural Information GIS map, and roof anchor certification.
--- Contribute to the development and update of UW's Facilities Design Guide.
--- The FDG guides project teams to implement design consistency, maintainability, future flexibility and lowest life cycle costs of new building construction and renovations.
--- Operate vehicles such as UW vans and cars to transport personnel, tools, and equipment to various jobs sites and remote campuses at occasional intervals.
--- Other duties as required

Core Competencies

--- Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.
--- Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.
--- Anticipate, recognize, and resolve problems.
--- Be responsible and accountable.
--- Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.
--- Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude.
--- Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.
--- Exhibit a professional work ethic.
--- Continuously promote a safe work environment.

Requirements Include:

--- A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Structural Engineering.
--- A minimum of 5 years' work experience in building structural engineering or a related field, with an emphasis on field engineering.
--- Familiarity with applicable building codes, industry trends, and jurisdictional policy initiatives.
--- Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills.
--- High degree of professionalism, integrity and ownership needed; must be customer-focused and results-oriented, innovative, creative, highly motivated, and team-oriented.
--- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, e.g., clients, regulatory agencies and personnel, health/safety professionals, consultants, management, peers, etc. to accomplish goals that are in the best interest of the university.
--- Familiarity with facilities-related computer software, including construction management software, computerized maintenance management systems, and the full Microsoft Office suite of applications.
--- Ability to respond to emergencies and changing needs.
--- Record of success in structural system design and installation.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


--- Licensed Structural Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
--- Experience with occupancy types and structures found on a large research campus, including medical facilities, laboratories, classrooms, utility plants, housing, parking garages, tunnels, bridges.
--- Experience with institutional/government/public works projects.

Conditions of Employment:

--- Must be able to work in mechanical/electrical spaces, utility tunnels, outdoors, confined spaces, around operating equipment such as boilers, pumps, and transformers, and on active construction sites.
--- While usual hours fall within standard business hours, work may be required during hours beyond standard business hours including weekends.
--- Position requires flexibility to deal with emergencies, meetings, or other scheduled work that may fall outside normal work hours.
--- This position is designated as performing an essential service and is required to report to work during any suspension of university operations, unless specifically notified otherwise.
--- Professional travel may be required.
--- Must have a valid Washington Driver License.
--- Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
--- Regular and predictable attendance is required.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , FACILITIES STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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