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Description

This job provides the opportunity to work in a team environment with staff who take great pride in producing steam, electricity, and chilled water for Cornell University. This position provides an opportunity to troubleshoot and repair state of the art utility equipment such as steam package boilers, steam turbines, air compressors, pumps, and centrifugal chillers, and an opportunity to do design of new systems. From combined heat and power to hydroelectric generation, the Central Energy Plant does it all. This is rewarding work that supports the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide support to the central energy plants to ensure reliable, safe, and efficient operation.  This support includes: project management, engineering, and technical oversight for the highly complex maintenance and operation of Cornell’s electric, steam, chilled water, and potable water production facilities, and the associated distribution systems. All work is conducted within the context of systems which must remain in continuous operation at all times.  Work closely with the central energy plant manager, other thought leaders, and technical specialists in support of all maintenance and operations activities to assure continued reliable operation of equipment, effective processes and reliable delivery of all utilities.  Perform periodic inspections of central plant equipment and systems, document conditions and communicate necessary maintenance or recommended upgrades.   Conduct or manage studies, surveys, and analyses of plant and distribution systems. Provide designs for repairs requiring engineering input, monitor and check the designs being performed by others, prepare instructions and documentation of work to be performed, coordinate and oversee the scheduling, layout, and installation of mechanical, electrical, and control systems. Prepare commissioning plans and supervise the commissioning of systems. Assist with management of plant documents and drawings to ensure access to records for all systems and structures.  Provide staff training as necessary. Provide engineering support as needed for other department initiatives.  Be available on a 24/7/365 basis for emergencies. 

Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization’s values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. IPP employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field.
  • Ability to secure the New York State Professional Engineering license (after obtaining necessary experience).
  • Demonstrates the divisional values of truth, respect, teamwork, integrity, and excellence. This includes such behaviors as the demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, communicate honestly, listen, respect others, learn from mistakes, set high goals and achieve them, overcome obstacles, uses time effectively, sets priorities, and participates effectively on teams.
  • Is highly motivated and exhibits innovation, good judgment and reliability in the workplace.
  • Ability to work in an environment that includes high ambient temperature, noise, and dust.
  • Ability to safely work with chemicals, high temperature/pressure steam, confined spaces, and other potential hazards.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, and work with heights.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in an institutional or industrial setting.
  • Coursework concentration in thermodynamics and/or power and power systems. 
  • Direct experience managing construction projects of any size Coursework concentration in chemistry, thermodynamics, fluids, or power and power systems. 
  • Prior exposure and familiarity with industrial / utility energy systems and equipment such as combustion turbines, combination natural gas/oil fired boilers, steam turbine generators, large refrigerant chillers, high energy piping systems, electrical switchgear, motor starters, variable speed drives, emergency diesel generators, and all related equipment and control systems.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • New York State Professional Engineering license.

Working Environment

  • Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs.
  • Close concentration
  • Chemicals/ safety precautions

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

Salary Range:

$90,361.00 - $110,441.00

Contact Name:

Tonya Eiklor (email: tle37@cornell.edu, phone: 607-254-6497)

Secondary Contact Name:

Dede Deeley (email: dlr4@cornell.edu, phone: 607-255-9513)

Apply Here:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Central-Energy-Plant-Engineer_WDR-00034880-1


Employment Assistance:

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email mycareer@cornell.edu.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at equity@cornell.edu.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 67925800
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Cornell University
  • Position Title: Central Energy Plant Engineer
  • Job Function: Energy Engineer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

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