Job Title: Mechanical Engineer (Design and Construction)
PVN ID: VC-2210-005146
Category: Managerial and Professional

Job Description

General Description

As a member of the Engineering Group in the Office of Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management (FPCM), the Mechanical Engineer will play a vital role in the successful implementation of the multi-year and multi-billion-dollar design and construction program at CUNY’s 25 campuses.  The Mechanical Engineer will provide engineering services for all capital projects managed by the City University of New York (CUNY), New York Dormitory Authority (DASNY), and New York State Power Authority (NYPA).  Specific duties include the following:

  • Reviewing consultant design documents for conceptuality, constructability and accuracy.
  • Issuing guidelines and procedures for projects in conformance with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Preparing mechanical/HVAC standards and specifications and preventative maintenance procedures for HVAC/Mechanical Systems to be implemented by the campuses; and monitoring the implementation of such procedures.
  • Determining cost estimates for projects as required.
  • Providing management reports as required by the Director of Engineering.

Other Duties


  • Represent the Director of Engineering in conferences and meetings in his absence.
  • Perform quality assurance site visits during construction phase and prepare report.
  • Conduct research, perform diagnostics, and troubleshoot Mechanical/HVAC systems and equipment.
  • Participate in conferences, events, and networking and learning opportunities.



  • Bachelor of Science or engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design, analysis and troubleshooting of HVAC systems for higher education facilities, commercial and residential buildings; and familiarity with design of boilers, chillers, steam and hot water heating distribution systems (experience with New York State and/or New York City design and construction projects preferred).
  • Experience with Computer Aided Design and proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to review multiple design projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; and good organizational and planning skills.


About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Dept. of Design, Construction & Mgmt.
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$90,000.00 - $110,000.00
Closing Date
Aug 29, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit