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Facilities Engineer

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Facilities Management
Harvard Medical School


Position Description
Reporting to the Facilities Engineering Manager, the Facilities Engineer will provide technical support to campus MEP systems. The role will support the maintenance team assisting with troubleshooting and repair of complex systems. Provides specialty consultant oversight and assists with turnover/commissioning of MEP projects. This position requires a great deal of interaction with internal stakeholders as every person within the Facilities team plays a vital role in the successful operation of HMS Campus.
The main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to.
  1. Investigate and analyze failures in building mechanical systems to identify Root Causes. Provide recommendations for repairs and system upgrades to prevent future failures
  2. Evaluate building MEP systems and provide recommendations to strengthen system reliability and energy efficiency
  3. Analyze potential risks related to critical building systems and infrastructure. Develop and propose risk mitigation strategies to internal stakeholders.
  4. Develop and implement MEP test plans and SOP's for internal stakeholders
  5. Participate in turnover and commissioning of new mechanical systems in partnership with the Controls/Applications Engineer
  6. Evaluate and recommend alternate obsolete parts, recommend listing of critical spare parts.
  7. Support consultants with reliability assessments including data collection and failure mode analysis
  8. Provide technical support during planned and unplanned utility system outages and shutdowns.
  9. Support day to day operations with resolution to stakeholders' questions, inquiries and concerns, code interpretation and engineering solutions
  10. Other duties assigned.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Associates in Mechanical Technology or Bachelors in Engineering strongly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of building systems including HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Life Safety.
  • Ability to read and understand HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection plans and specifications
  • Ability to use information from the BAS and other tools to diagnose potential mechanical issues
  • Strong Ability in Multi-tasking, time management and prioritization.
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to work effectively with team members.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
Additional Information
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Work Format Details
This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Boston

Job Code
395057 Engineer

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)


Salary Grade

Campus Planning and Facilities

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Identity

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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