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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Job Number: 20466

  • Functional Area: Facilities Engineering

  • Department: Utility Projects

  • School Area: Department of Facilities

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER, Facilities-Maintenance and Utilities-Utilities Group, to provide mechanical engineering and oversight for chilled water, hot water, steam, and condensate distribution to MIT's 130 on-campus buildings. Responsibilities include project budgeting, design, testing, supervisory operations, safety training, project management of consultants and contractors, maintaining accurate drawing archives for the campus primary distribution systems, operation of the Institute’s cooling and heating district energy systems, and coordination of all assigned utility projects in conjunction with other areas in the department. Will also represent the Institute and the department with clients, suppliers, and outside engineering/architectural firms to address important internal or external mechanical and electrical system design and operation challenges. Will report to the program manager.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering; at least ten years’ relevant experience with steam and chilled water equipment, large distribution systems, project management, planning, budgeting, and working collaboratively; understanding of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics associated with loop distribution systems and generating equipment; familiarity with urban area infrastructure; experience working with diverse internal and external stakeholders; strong research and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts, mentors others, and communicate effectively with people at all levels; experience working with both large capital project initiatives and smaller renovation and campus renewal activities; and an understanding of underground infrastructure requirements. Must be able to focus on the global picture and direction while understanding and monitoring the everyday mechanical system details and operations throughout the campus. PREFERRED: Massachusetts’ PE license. Job #20466-1111/24/21