• Princeton University Staff
  • $57,246.67 -134,290.00/year*
  • Boston , MA
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time


The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), a world-renowned fusion energy research center under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, has the following opening. PPPL is seeking the services of a Civil Engineer with experience in water distribution Systems, wastewater systems, Stormwater design and construction, and general Site development such as parking lots and roadways and supervising the engineering and construction of projects. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a BSCE (advanced degree preferred) with 7 to 10 years of experience working with site development, infrastructure and water distribution projects.


* Responsible for compliance to PPPL's Integrated Safety Management process for Contractors and PPPL employees

* Capable of performing storm water run-off, drainage, flow, pressure drop, and process calculations associated with building and site design.

* Evaluate and provide engineering direction to maintain existing structures and equipment including the preparation of operating and maintenance procedures.

* Serve as the Subject Matter Expert on civil engineering related issues.

* Prepare Statements of Work in accordance with DOE and PPPL standards for Facilities related projects.

* Sufficiently strong knowledge of civil engineering design for above referenced systems to defend the design during peer, preliminary and final design reviews.

* Prepare design and construction cost estimates based upon industry standards (e.g. RS MEANS)

* Manage projects, have experience dealing with customers and eliciting project requirements, working with subcontractors, resolving conflicts, and obtaining consensus among stakeholders. Possess knowledge of building codes, construction standards, and typical construction techniques.

* Possess knowledge of building and site systems, design, and maintenance of equipment..

* Have the ability to read and understand construction drawings and provide oversight to construction submittal process for various type of projects.

* Ability to work independently to complete routine tasks. Other work as assigned.

* Position will be a Princeton Technical Representative, responsible for ensuring contractors perform construction according to contract documents and to quality standards.


* The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a BSME (advanced degree preferred) with a minimum of 7 years of experience working with HVAC and Utility (Cooling Water, Chilled Water) projects.State of NJ PE registration is required.

* Superior communication skills, both written and oral are essential, must be self-motivated and have a proactive approach to solving programs, excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and AutoCAD. A valid driver license is required.

* Membership in professional engineering organization recommended (ASCE or other similar organization).

* LEEP AP credentials and knowledge of Revit/CAD systems a plus.

* Knowledge of Department of Energy, and General Service Administration (GSA) regulations or similar is desired.

* The successful candidate should have the ability to lift 50 pounds, have the ability to work in confined spaces and from elevated platforms, scaffolding and ladders.

Physical Requirements:

* Routine exposure to support- service areas including boiler plants, mechanical spaces and areas where building infrastructure and operating systems as contained both inside and outdoors. At times, the examination of these spaces requires bending, stooping, and climbing around moderate system components, use of ladders and devices to access systems and work at heights.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ENG, 04

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required

Associated topics: building, civil engineer, concrete, construction, drainage, foundation design, land, road, traffic, transportation

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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