Mechanical Engineer

DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION - Queens, NY (30+ days ago)4.0


The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.5 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city?s surrounding waterways. The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $15B of planning and design contracts under the responsibility and management of the bureau. The projects BEDC implement allow DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system.BEDC?s In-House Design division consists of eight engineering sections corresponding to the respective engineering functions they perform. This includes the Architectural, Civil, Structural, Process Mechanical, Water Tunnel Structural, Water Tunnel Mechanical Systems, CAD, and Electrical sections plus two additional non-engineering sections, Quality Assurance and Quality Assurance Lab. Each engineering section prepares design and construction documents including engineering plans and specifications for the construction of water supply, sewer and wastewater treatment infrastructure which are of the highest priority for the Agency. The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction seeks to hire a Mechanical Engineer II for the In-House Design (IHD) Division, Process Mechanical Section, located in our Lefrak office in Queens, NY. The IHD Process Mechanical Section is responsible for the design of systems associated with wastewater infrastructure and other major wastewater capital projects for the Agency. Under supervision of a Section Manager or a Senior Lead Designer, the selected candidate will assist in mentoring and supervising equal and lower level engineers in the delivery of capital projects through the design phase with the preparation of engineering documents for mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection equipment needed within wastewater collection and treatment systems infrastructure and other miscellaneous facilities. The selected candidate may also perform work in the construction phase of projects. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, acting as a Design Lead on selected projects; preparation and sealing of drawings, specifications, and design calculations for mechanical/ HVAC/ plumbing and fire protection equipment such as large valves, piping, pumps, heating and ventilation equipment, plumbing and fire protection equipment; and developing and conducting field and shop testing of equipment as needed. The selected candidate may also oversee /supervise the preparation of contract drawings and/or prepare and edit complex specifications and/or perform complex calculations in conformance with Bureau Standards. The selected candidate may also review designs prepared by outsourced engineering firms and subordinates for the same types of facilities.****Only applicants who are permanent Civil Service Mechanical Engineer will be considered for this position. ****

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. Special Note: 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.

Preferred Skills

1. Experience in the planning, layout and details of contract drawings, specifications, shop drawings, field inspections and investigations for heating, ventilation, air conditioning plumbing, fire protection, and wastewater piping, pumping, and valve applications.2. Knowledge in the application of American Water Works Association (AWWA), American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) standards, NYC building codes and standards, American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASRAE) Standards, Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors? National Association (SMACNA) Standards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards as well as 10 State Standards for wastewater facilities.3. Experience in material and equipment selection, methods used in construction, and making engineering recommendations for alterations, repairs, and testing. Two years or more experience in mentoring and supervising junior level engineers. 4. Preference will be given to candidates with eight years or more experience in HVAC/plumbing/fire protection design work, AutoCAD experience and computer knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.5. Demonstrates skills in written and verbal communication.6. Strong organizational and computer skills.

Additional Information

****Only applicants who are permanent Civil Service Mechanical Engineer will be considered for this position. ****DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job. This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates serving in the permanent incumbent (civil service) title as indicated in the job posting notice under Civil Service Title. We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.All appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.

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Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position