As a Healthcare Mechanical Professional Engineer with VUMC, you will manage multiple projects and possess the ability to work in a team environment. Responsibilities include coordinating the planning, design and construction processes of Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, and Fire Protection systems, maintaining quality control while minimizing project costs and maximizing energy efficiency within the healthcare facility and the ability to perform both conceptual and tangible design of the MP&E/FP systems.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 7 years' experience
Registered Professional Engineer Required (Mechanical Engineer)
Healthcare industry experience
Master Planning (10%)
Assist in development and maintenance of master development plans for VUMC mechanical infrastructure to meet projected Medical Center growth.
Forecast needs and develop specific plans to accommodate new technologies and integrate new buildings into the campus systems.
Project Design: (20%)
Review mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and medical gas documents from the conceptual stage through construction documents.
Review shop drawings.
Evaluate design of Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection (M/P/FP) systems as appropriate based on type, first cost, operating and maintenance cost and energy management cost.
Evaluate and develop design concepts and direct consultants in the design criteria of mechanical systems.
Project Management: (30%)
Observe construction progress and quality of construction craftsmanship.
Evaluate value-engineering and cost reduction proposals and make decisions regarding the work.
Review contractor/consultant pay applications.
Assist project manager in development of project budgets.
Serve as project manager on specialized M/P/FP projects
Prepare capital budgets for recommended M/P/FP projects for system additions or retrofits that improve operating efficiency and/or conserve energy.
Prepare all documents and information to process budget approval.
Coordinate different contractors work or different contracts involving one mechanical system or space.
Plant Services Coordination: (10%)
Be an advocate for Plant Services.
Provide design assistance to Plant Services to upgrade/maintain existing facility systems.
Coordinate utilities between all projects and plan for future expansions.
Standards Development and Quality Control: (20%)
Maintain and improve facility design and construction standards to preserve systems quality while minimizing cost
Research and evaluate new products and systems in the M/P/FP industry, and determine where and if they can be applied within healthcare and/or research facilities.
Evaluate and assist in selection of M/P/FP contractors based on their work quality, performance and experience.
Management of Commissioning Process: (10%)
Request and procure proposals and conduct interviews for commissioning of M/P/FP systems.
Manage the commissioning activities within projects.
Maintain standards related to commissioning requirements.
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.