Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Plant Engineering & Utilities the Director, Design Standards and Professional Services will ensure that the Columbia University Facilities & Operations (CUFO) "Facilities Design Requirements" are up to date and reflect the experience and expectations of the University with a specific concentration on the Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Fire Alarm/Fire Protection (MEP/FA/FP) standards. The Director will have comprehensive knowledge of industry MEP/FA/FP standards and specifications with a special focus in NYC construction. In collaboration with Capital Project Management (CPM), Commissioning (Cx), Facilities and Operations (CUFO) and Manhattanville Operations will develop and maintain the University Design Requirements. The Requirements will address performance, constructability, maintainability and compatibility with existing systems.
The Director will review and critique MEP engineering drawings prepared by others, typically under the management of CPM, or the Plant Engineering Group to ensure design philosophy and design solutions are sound, appropriate to the application at hand, suitable to be integrated with existing infrastructure, constructible, maintainable, and are compliant with University Design Requirements. Review shop drawings and submittals at request of the Cx group.
The Director will develop and provide feasibility studies and contract documents to support projects assigned by the University schools, CUFO internal projects, Plant Engineering projects, Cx, and CPM projects and initiatives. Prepare work scope and bid documents to secure consulting engineering services to develop the work product. Manage design consultants through the study and design phase. Administrate the day to day activities of the team's work load including soliciting work from University clients, generating proposals, budgeting, scheduling, executing work load and the tracking of these tasks thru the CUFO Computerized Management Maintenance System (CMMS).
Produce reports and calculations for the operating and maintenance (O&M) costs associated with the construction of new projects. Manage the policies and procedures for the review, development and refinement of a systematic approach to establishing O&M costs. Participate as a core member, to support and collaborate with CPM, CUFO and CUFO Finance in a monthly O&M committee meeting. Support the implementation and acceptance of CMMS as it pertains to new and retired assets for all new projects. Participate as an active member of the Asset Management Committee.
Participate as a member, support and collaborate in monthly and bi monthly interdepartmental committee meetings including Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)/CUFO and CPM/CUFO.
Provide engineering expertise and troubleshooting expertise to support the Operations and Cx groups on building MEP systems. Provide analysis and solutions for building HVAC and Mechanical related issues. When called upon, provide Construction Administration support, Cx support, estimating services, review and development of service level agreements (SLA) and other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required; minimum of 7 years' related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Fluent with NYC Building Code and any other applicable regulatory and code requirements. Proficient in Autocad, Microsoft Office.
Well rounded, experienced engineer with a design firm and institutional facilities operational background. Ability to handle a variety of assignments from conception through design and construction. Ability to contribute immediately with minimal supervision. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.
Preferred Qualifications: Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York preferred. Advanced degree desirable. 10+ years' experience in the design of MEP building systems preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172762
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