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Plant Operations Mechanical/Electrical Engineer

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Facilities Management

Job ID: 263192

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia¿s colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university¿s vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary

Primary responsibilities are: plans, directs and coordinates all aspects of engineering to ensure that all MEP renovations occur in accordance with professionally developed plans and specifications, according to schedule, within budgetary guidelines, using the highest quality standards and within the best interest of Kennesaw State University, (KSU). Effectively communicates project timelines and budgetary constraints to contractor personnel, designated KSU personnel and all other stakeholders associated with the project. During each phase of the project, monitors the progress and handles day-to-day issues that develop between the contractor and KSU. Should be familiar with the different trades and related construction methods as well as Georgia and local workplace safety and building codes. Demonstrated prior experience managing multiple small and large construction and renovation projects. Anticipates and recommends actions for all situations where construction activities may come into conflict with the offering of educational services on a busy University campus. Instrumental in helping to coordinate the use of campus space for educational and student activities while simultaneously managing multiple capital improvement construction and renovation projects within the same timeframe.


1. Responsible for performance and operation of building MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems across campus including design and installation of new systems and equipment
2. Complies with removal of refrigerant systems per EPA guidelines
3. Utilizes best practice engineering methods and provides expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives
4. Incorporates components, materials, and tools resulting in cost-effective and quality output
5. Maintains, develops, and communicates services and programs to relevant stakeholders via collaboration with external units on campus

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted driver's license

Required Experience
Four (4) years of experience related to position, preferably in both design and operations of major mechanic and electrical systems

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Professional Engineering License in the State of Georgia

Preferred Educational Qualifications
An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in engineering or related field

Preferred Experience
Previous management and supervisory skills
Experience in educational (particularly higher education) facilities management
Project management experience related to building construction and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life safety systems

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $81,960 to $95,000.  Offers are based on relevant experience. 

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Familiarity with campus and building engineering systems, i.e. district utility systems (mechanical, electrical and plumbing), automated building HVAC controls, building mechanical systems of various types, including chiller plants, electrical supply and distribution systems, plumbing systems (supply, sanitary waste, fire alarm and suppression systems and storm water), and energy monitoring systems
Working knowledge of building codes (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy, life safety and accessibility) related to buildings and their engineering systems
Familiarity with AutoCAD

Excellent initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Exemplary interpersonal skills, particularly related to listening, team building, and conflict resolution
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, Desktop Publishing software)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

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