Supervising Mechanical Engineer @ Los Angeles Unified School District - Los Angeles, CA

Supervising Mechanical Engineer

Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA
a month ago

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Our contributions here impact our number one customers - the 600,000

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Benefits Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental,

vision, and life insurance plans. Retirement: Membership in the California

Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS).

Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five

years of year-round paid service. Paid Holidays: 12 days.

NOTE: Positions in this job classification may be offered on a 10 or 11

month basis - salary and paid time off for 10 or 11 month positions will be

adjusted accordingly. Positions in this job classification may be subject to

additional furlough days.

Job Duties/Responsibilities Some of the primary duties that a Supervising Mechanical Engineer will

perform require that he/she:

  • Supervises the personnel and activities of the Mechanical Engineering

Unit engaged in: the preparation of mechanical engineering project

scope definition documents,designs, working drawings, and

specifications for mechanical systems and equipment, such as heating,

air conditioning, plumbing, water, sanitary, and drainage systems;

compilation of data required for the preparation of drawings and

specifications; calculation and estimation of costs of mechanical systems

and installations; and the review and approval of drawings and

specifications prepared by commissioned mechanical engineers and

consulting engineers for compliance with regulations and to identify

inconsistencies with other architectural and engineering plans and


  • Serves as the Engineer of Record for District mechanical engineering

work requiring Division of State Architect (DSA) or other relevant

governing agency approval.

  • Selects the commissioned mechanical engineers, arranges special

work programs and procedures, and supervises the execution of the

programs;evaluates proposals on the scope of work and fees; reviews

completed work; and recommends payment or nonpayment of partial

and final fees.

  • Consults, advises, and gives technical direction to commissioned

architects, structural engineers,and their consulting mechanical

engineers on District policies and guides for the design of ’various
mechanical systems.

  • Prepares or directs the preparation of mechanical design specifications

and standards and maintains mechanical engineering guides to ensure

conformance with applicable codes within the framework of quality,

economy, and District policies.

  • Confers with and advises District personnel, utility company officials,

trade groups, manufacturers' representatives, and public officials on

problems and matters relating to the District's mechanical engineering


  • Consults with and advises maintenance and inspection personnel

relative to mechanical facilities and equipment.

  • Supervises the preparation and dissemination of public utility service

orders and drawings, signs contracts with utility firms for the District, and

recommends approval of utility service payments.

  • Conducts research, requests field testing, reviews and evaluates

field-test results, and prepares reports on mechanical systems,

equipment, and installation methods and related costs.

  • Performs the more difficult mechanical engineering work.
  • Develops the District's mechanical engineering policies and establishes

standards for mechanical engineering work.

  • Advises District administrators on the qualifications of commissioned

mechanical engineers proposed by commissioned architects or structural


For a complete list of duties, please review the class description at

Minimum Requirements Education: Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent

educational proficiency.

Experience: Five years of experience planning, designing, and preparing

mechanical engineering designs and specifications for large commercial,

governmental, or school building projects as a registered mechanical

engineer. Two years of engineering experience in a supervisory or

management position is preferable.


  • A valid license as a Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering

issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land

Surveyors, and Geologists.

  • A valid California Driver License.
  • Use of an automobile
  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolds, walk on roofs, and move safely in

partially completed buildings and crawl spaces.

Desirable Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of:

  • Principles and standard practices of mechanical engineering, including

energy conservation applications

  • State and local codes pertaining to mechanical engineering features of

building construction,including energy conservation regulations

  • Relationship of mechanical engineering to other engineering and

architectural features of buildings,including cost and operation


  • Capabilities of a computer-aided design software system
  • Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Principles of organization, personnel management, and progressive

disciplinary procedures

  • Principles of project management

Further, the ideal candidate will also possess the ability to effectively:

  • Provide technical review and advice tactfully and effectively
  • Comprehend drawings and specifications and edit the work of others
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Supervise effectively
  • Work effectively with commissioned architects and engineers, District

personnel, andrepresentatives of public agencies and utility companies

Employment Selection Process IMPORTANT: The application period has been extended to 7/3/20, no

further applications will be accepted after 7/3/20.

The assessment process for this classification will tentatively consist of a

Technical Interview.


EMAIL, so please check your email account regularly. As part of the

application process, you will NOT be required to submit a cover letter.

Please be sure to include correspondence from as an

approved sender so that messages aren't accidentally placed into your

spam/junk e-mail folder.

All successful candidates will be required to submit original transcripts

and high school diploma or equivalent to demonstrate they have met the

entrance requirements prior to placement on the list of eligible


For more information about the LAUSD employment assessment

process, visit the 'My LAUSD Career' section of our website at .



Please visit and click on "help desk service request

form" located to the left of the Quick Links.

To find out whether the application deadline has been extended, visit the

website at: .

The Los Angeles Unified School District intends that all qualified persons

shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion.

Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing

are available to individuals with disabilities. Please call (213) 241-3455

for more information.

Additional Posting Information Selection and promotion are based on a competitive employment

assessment process. Candidates who pass all parts of the assessment

process are placed on a hiring (eligibility) list based on their assessment

score. Hiring departments may make job offers to candidates on the top

three ranks of the hiring list. Eligibility typically lasts for 12 months. The

hiring list resulting from this assessment process may be used to fill open

positions in related job classifications.