Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Associate Director, Commissioning has the primary responsibility for overseeing and providing direction and leadership for engineers performing commissioning activities on the Morningside Campus. The Associate Director will also act as the liaison between the Facilities Operations department and the Manhattanville development team on engineering related projects providing expertise and support to the project managers and directors planning, designing and building the Manhattanville Campus. He / she will serve as the subject matter expert on commissioning projects for the department.
The Associate Director will oversee the commissioning engineering staff, ensuring the comprehensive commissioning of building MEP projects and central utilities projects. The Associate Director will provide ongoing project review for compliance with University criteria for design, performance, constructability, maintainability and compatibility with existing systems review and confirm the quality of commissioning. The Associate Director will plan and determine the budget for engineering work and ensure projects are within timeline and budget. He / She will attend project meetings and represent the Facilities Operations department in the resolution of issues affecting the operation and maintenance of installed equipment or systems on both Morningside and Manhattanville campuses. Where necessary, the Associate Director will conduct field inspections and train staff on how to operate new equipment and systems.
The Associate Director will manage commissioning work flow, scheduling and manpower allocation. He/she will provide senior management with reports on the status of design and field commissioning activities; work with the Director of Engineering and Finance & Administration department in the preparation of group budgets and commissioning fee aggregation and reconciliation. The Associate Director will develop and implement internal departmental procedures to ensure a consistent approach and work product throughout the department. The Associate Director will act as a liaison between the facilities operations and capital project management departments. He/she will perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree desirable. A minimum of 7-9 years related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 7-9 years experience in the design and project management of central utilities (power, CHP, steam, chilled water, compressed air) and building MEP projects. Well rounded, flexible engineer with design firm as well as facilities operational background. Ability to handle a variety of assignments including project management & engineering, commissioning, and operational support. Proven ability to manage projects from conception through design, construction, commissioning, start-up and acceptance; manage consultants and contractors; and direct junior engineers. Ability to contribute immediately with minimal orientation. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required. Professional engineering registration is highly desirable.
Preferred Qualifications: CEM and/or LEED AP certification a plus.
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_174212
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