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SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Facilities Management

Budget Title: Staff Associate

Local Title: Campus Mechanical Engineer

Posting Date: August 17, 2022

Classification: SL-4

Duties: The Campus Mechanical Engineer position is a salaried, professional position that will be filled by a licensed engineer (NYS preferred or NYS eligible) with mechanical engineering experience in HVAC design and facilities systems. They will work with in-house architects and project managers, energy/sustainability staff, facilities operations staff, and outside consultant teams on the planning, design, and construction of campus projects.

Primary duties:

Design Support

Develop designs and construction documents for bidding for in-house HVAC and controls systems projects, perform construction administration and project closeout tasks

Review and comment on design submissions from outside consultants, keeping campus standards, budgets and state mandated energy goals in mind

Assessment & Planning

Partner with Facilities Operations and Sustainability Office staff to assess existing building systems for condition and operational efficiencies, energy savings, controls strategies, and tactics for achieving mandated carbon neutrality goals.

Other aspects of the job include:

Knowledge of, and designing to, NYS Building Codes

Meeting with clients / customers and design teams to identify and hone scopes of work

Preparing cost estimates for in-house project requests

Understanding and application of holistic building energy conservation strategies including building envelope concepts, controls sequencing and occupant comfort

Participate in energy reduction/decarbonization initiatives such as: SUNY New Paltz Carbon Neutrality Task Force, Clean Energy Master Plan, District Heat Pump Feasibility Study and State University Construction Fund Directive 1B-2: Net Zero Carbon New Construction and Deep Energy Retrofit projects

Evaluate and integrate incentives for energy conservation measures and consulting services in support of design and construction projects, and operational improvements

Analyze building-level electrical and thermal energy usage data

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field is required

Professional engineering license, PE required / PE in mechanical engineering preferred

Minimum two (2) years of experience as a licensed Professional Engineer required (in mechanical/HVAC engineering design preferred); further experience prior to licensure in the field is a plus

Experience on college, hospital or industrial campus, or other large facilities campus with central utility plant, is preferred

Experience with electrification of HVAC systems and/or central plants is preferred

AutoCAD 2018, or later version software proficiency required / Revit proficiency preferred

Technical knowledge of design and construction industry standards required

Ability to comprehend construction drawings and specifications and prepare pertinent review comments required

MS Word and Excel proficiency preferred

Working knowledge of NYS Building Code preferred

Other Preferred Skills:

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Strong organizational skills

Estimating experience

Contact Information: Electronic submission required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references. To apply, please visit

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full New York State benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college recognized statewide and nationally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members—students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three-year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at

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