Engineer 2

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

Provide project management, design, design review, administrative, and engineering field support for projects primarily infrastructure based or with a large portion of work which is mechanical, plumbing, electrical or related in scope.

Essential Functions

  • Hire on and manage consulting Engineering firms to oversee design with end users, production of permit and bid documents, procurement of construction services, oversee construction, move manage, and readily resolve warranty period issues on projects of moderate to more complex scope.
  • Manage budget control, contract negotiation and execution of material procurement. May plan and administer capital improvement projects of varied scope and scale. Review and analyze project cost data and other numeric data. 
  • Responsible for successfully completing assigned tasks on time and budget including assisting in the preparation, development, monitoring and maintaining project schedules and resources for capital and renovation projects.
  • Provide field supervision, construction management, contract compliance and client and contractor project coordination.
  • Implement plans and specifications and monitor work progress to ensure compliance with all standards. Review design documents for compliance with building codes, ADA, and OHSA standards. Review daily on-site field operations for compliance with the approved plan.
  • Accomplish acute awareness to safety in the workplace in relation to both design and construction.
  • Assist with development of university standards as required.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Geodetic, and Architecture.
  • Six (6) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Registration as a professional engineer required for design positions.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of relevant experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Seldom
  • Walking - Seldom
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95319 


Engineer 2

Date:  Apr 20, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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