Full Job Description
Job Number: 346364
MECHANICAL ENGINEER V
Department of Water Management
Number of Positions: 1 Full-Time
Under supervision, the class supervises the work of subordinate engineers engaged in assessing the operational efficiency of mechanical systems and equipment OR serves as project engineer for a variety of projects responsible for coordinating and overseeing the design, installation, maintenance and inspection of mechanical equipment and systems.
Assigns, supervises and reviews the work of trades and lower level engineers engaged in calibrating and maintaining equipment and conducting tests to assess the operational efficiency of mechanical systems and equipment.
Prepares and supervises the preparation of contract specifications and cost estimates for mechanical equipment installations, replacement, or repair projects.
Communicates with higher level regulatory agencies (i.e., IEPA).
Supervises staff functioning as resident engineers by monitoring contractor installation methods, inspecting equipment and ensuring work is completed according to contract specifications.
Coordinates and performs training for subordinate engineers in equipment operations and testing procedures and provides technical support to departmental staff.
Manages large design and construction projects and reviews technical drawings, proposed changes and contract amendments prepared by architects, engineers and contractors to ensure compliance with municipal codes, design standards and project specifications, and recommends changes.
Participates in the preparation of grant applications for various energy efficient features and programs.
Monitors work in progress and confers with contractors to review and approve engineering changes, contract modifications and related costs.
Analyzes and provides technical assistance in trouble shooting mechanical systems and equipment, and resolving engineering design and installation problems.
Reviews and approves invoices from vendors and pay applications to contractors ensuring payment requests reflect completed work.
Prepares comprehensive project status and cost reports for management
Confers with operating departments and sister agencies to coordinate mechanical engineering projects and activities.
Researches new methods and techniques for use in installing, maintaining and repairing mechanical systems and equipment, as required.
Performs related duties as required.
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
Education, Training, and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a directly related field of engineering, plus three years of mechanical engineering work experience of which one year is in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position or an equivalent combination education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met
Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications
Registration as a Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) in the State of Illinois is required.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
NOTE: To be considered for this position, you MUST provide a copy of your college or university degree and/or transcripts AND your State of Illinois R.P.E. at the time of application. IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, IT WILL BE INCOMPLETE AND YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, valid State of Illinois driver's license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT). Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on 07/26/2021. No exceptions will be made.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
Previous work experience requiring knowledge of mechanical engineering.
Previous work experience requiring knowledge of mechanical system installation and maintenance methods.
Previous work experience coordinating major projects and dealing with designers, consultants, contractors, engineers, and tradesmen.
Previous work experience with mechanical calibration and testing equipment.
Previous work experience with responsibility for project management.
Previous work experience with responsibility for working with equipment systems, and instrumentation of filtration plants and pumping stations.
Previous work experience writing and preparing in-depth technical reports.
Proficiency in a position requiring the ability to perform complex calculations.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Previous service in the Armed Forces of the U.S. on active duty continually for six months and have not been dishonorably discharged.
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or email@example.com. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner
Job Posting: Jul 13, 2021, 12:00:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jul 26, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 10 | Salary: $108,960/Year Pay Basis:Yearly