The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors. With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
Facilities Engineering (FE) is responsible for university stewardship, which includes, but is not limited to the stewardship of engineered systems on campus, maintenance of Design and Construction Standards, Construction Document archiving, and project design reviews for QA and standards compliance. FE also provides project management services that cover engineered systems infrastructure, system intensive building renovations, small building renovations up to $1M (typically a result of an initial assessment), local approvals efforts (SEQRA, NEPA, Site Plan/Special Permit approval support) energy conservation projects and projects relative to research collaboration. FE manages maintenance programs for campus-wide systems such as bridges, generators, elevators, roofs, structures, pavement and more.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
This position provides backup for two critical functions, the University's Utility Mapping program and Cornell's Dig Safelyutility locator program, as well as drafting support and quality assurance oversight for campus-wide site civil construction under the guidance of the University's Site Civil Design lead. This position will report to the Section Manager for Civil Engineering (within Cornell's Facilities Engineering [FE] group) and will provide other general program/project support services for additional FE assignments as time and priorities permit.
Dig Safely program support and backup. Cornell owns and operates 13 separate utility systems on campus, and is responsible for mapping and locating underground utilities to ensure the campus is served and contractors are protected against inadvertent risks during excavations and similar subsurface work. This position will receive training in locating and marking underground utilities within a formal Dig Safely program and provide additional back-up to the campus Dig Safely representative whenever that individual is not available for any reason.
Utility Mapping support and backup. Currently, the University's Utility Mapping Manager provides critical utility locating needs as a unique resource and has a unique skill set for mapping, which currently uses a Microstation platform but is being converted to a Graphical Information System (GIS) platform. This position will be trained by the Mapping Manager in the use of the mapping program and be tasked with providing further accurate mapping resources to campus contacts as assigned and necessary for the planning, design, and construction of work across campus, especially when the Utility Mapping Manager is unavailable.
Collaborate with campusAccessibility Improvements Program, Transportation Improvements Program, and Pavement Management staff to ensure designs and construction meets the needs of campus partners. Coordination is especially required for those projects that are specifically assigned to Facilities Engineering for design and/or project management.
Site civil design and drafting on a Revit CADD platform, under the guidance of the lead Site Civil design engineer. Also provides general support to other staff in FE, especially but not limited to civil engineering, to help coordinate design projects or stewardship functions assigned to FE. Position also may require assisting with basic surveying and field measurements, as well as construction observation and construction inspections.
Collaborate with student interns. Student interns are regularly assigned to FE over the summer to complete campus-wide pavement (sidewalk or drive surface) assessments needed to priorities future actions for the Pavement Maintenance Program. This position will provide general support and guidance to assigned student interns (interns will administratively report to others in FE).
Associates degree in construction technology, geographic information systems, or engineering technology and at least three (3) years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in facilities management, site construction technology, or allied field. Must have experience with Revit CADD software and an interest and ability in learning and applying Graphical Information System (GIS) software.Must have interest and ability in learning and using Graphical Positioning System (GPS) survey instruments and software.
Timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of work are essential to maintain a safe and efficient campus utility environment.Must be able to readily comprehend construction drawings and specifications.
Since frequent coordination with multiple campus stakeholders is very important, excellent interpersonal skills are required, along with strong oral and written communication skills.The employee in this position will work with a wide variety of personnel from varying backgrounds and experience and must be comfortable relating to a diverse set of project partners.Examples of "partners" include, but are not limited to, managers, professionals, associates, subordinates, and construction field personal with widely varying backgrounds and experiences.FCS expects all communications to be positive and respectful, consistent with FCS values as exemplified in our Skills for Success statement.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.
If you have those things, great! Additionally, we would prefer:
A four-year Bachelor of Science degree in construction technology, geospatial sciences, or engineering technology is preferred. Proficiency in the software systems utilized (Revit CADD, Graphical Information System (GIS), Total Station GPS survey) and specific experience with survey data download into CADD and/or GIS are preferred.
Experience in site or highway construction administration, inspection, and or observation is also preferred.
Experience with Cornell-specific project management and administration software systems such as eBuilder, Workday, and Maximo are preferred, as is proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and overall demonstrated competency in learning and using computerized project management tools, documentation systems, and administrative programs.
There is no VISA sponsorship available for this position.
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