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This position provides primarily technical Engineering support to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) while also serving as backup to the Fred Hutchinson Engineering SCCA Program Manager. The position is in the Fred Hutch Engineering Department and the incumbent reports to the Fred Hutch Engineering Staff Engineer.
The main responsibilities of the Senior Mechanical Engineer is to protect SCCA’s investment in its clinical space (both owned and leased) by maintaining facilities engineering design integrity and making improvements and energy enhancements where possible. The Sr. Mechanical Engineer provides technical engineering support to facilities operations, facilities alterations, and new capital development projects at all SCCA locations. This person will report to the Fred Hutch Facilities Engineering SCCA Program Manager and works with the Facilities Engineering Department to serve the Engineering needs of the Engineering operations and maintenance staff, Facilities Planning, Environmental Health and Safety, Construction Administration, and others in providing an effective Clinical environment in support of the SCCA mission. The Sr. Mechanical Engineer evaluates physical plant aspects of facilities alterations and new facilities construction and is responsible for Energy Management at the SCCA.
Additionally, this position will be the primary backup for the Engineering SCCA Program Manager. In this role, they will back up the SCCA Program Manager in their absence serving as the primary interface between the SCCA and the Fred Hutch Facilities Engineering Department.
The SCCA currently has 250,000 sq ft of Clinical Space on the Fred Hutch Campus in South Lake Union with another 250,000 square feet under design. Additionally it owns 33,000 square feet of office space on the Fred Hutch Campus and leases space in various locations around the Sound including Kirkland, Seattle, Issaquah and Poulsbo.
The Sr. Mechanical Engineer supports the Facilities Engineering Department in operating and maintaining SCCA facilities. Physical plant systems include steam and hot water boilers, specialized laboratory utility systems, air handling systems, chillers and chilled water system, HVAC, power transformation and distribution, emergency generator, and building automation controls. This role will:
(Facilities alterations usually involve complex HVAC and building automation controls modifications.)
Capital Development Support:
The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will represent the Engineering department in reviewing new facilities engineering design for constructability, maintainability and conformance to DOH regulations and will review all submittals. Also, the incumbent will:
Energy Conservation and Management
The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will also be the Lead for Energy Management and Conservation at the SCCA this will include: