Summary of Position: This position will oversee projects from pre-design through post construction, under supervision. The successful candidate will serve as a liason between the Facilities office and design professionals, contractors, campus stakeholders, SUNY Construction Fund and DASNY. The person will initiate program and project scope, provide cost estimates and schedule, track and manage projects. In addition, this position will provide Mechanical engineering design services to the campus as well as review of campus Building Management System trends to assist Facilities Operations and Services with troubleshooting and commissioning of campus HVAC systems. This position offers a predictable schedule in a comfortable work environment that requires minimal travel.
Major Responsibilities: Essential Functions (List the position's responsibilities, including only those functions or duties that are essential to fulfilling the position's responsibilities.): 1. Oversee projects from pre-design, through design, bid, construction, and post construction phases to meet objectives of scope, schedule, and cost primarily for SUCF funded projects. This would include both SUCF managed projects as well as Campus Lets.2. Conduct design review of all campus projects for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing scopes and assist Facilities Operations and Services with commissioning of projects. In addition, provide minor in house designs of HVAC systems.3. Act as a liaison and university representative among both internal and external entities including the campus user/customer, university departments, SUCF, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies.4. During the pre-design phase, prepare and update the project definition. Coordinate the building investigation, programming, and engage consultant.5. During the design phase, oversee the activities of the consultant. Manage the scope, schedule, and cost factors, taking appropriate corrective action as necessary. Secure all internal and external approvals, through periodic reviews. Review project for code compliance and issue building permits. If successful candidate does not currently hold NYS Certification as a code enforcement official, they will be expected to complete this training in their first year of employment. Issue contracts and/or purchase requisitions required to complete pre- construction activities, such as surveys, asbestos abatement, and above/below grade investigation activities.6. During the bid phase, prepare bidders lists for approval. Initiate and chair pre-bid and pre-construction meetings; analyze bids, make recommendations, and award contracts. Issue contracts and/or purchase requisitions required to complete the work.7. During the construction phase, manage the project so that scope, quality, schedule, and cost are not compromised. Inspect the work-in-progress to assure compliance. Initiate progress and other meetings to facilitate completion. Perform periodic inspections of work to verify code compliance. Review and approve changes and payment applications. Initiate and monitor the building commissioning process. Manage or execute programs to move people, furniture, equipment, communications lines, and related items.8. During the post construction phase, manage the project closeout process. Complete all punch list items quickly and as required by the contract. Prepare responses and recommend resolutions of any disputes or claims or problems that arise during the project.9. Other tasks and smaller projects as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field with demonstrated experience with commercial HVAC systems; demonstrated construction/project management knowledge and experience; ability to work autonomously and manage several projects at the same time; ability to utilize Building Management system trend data to recommission and troubleshoot campus HVAC systems, strong background in institutional or commercial building systems as well as experience managing multiple phases of a project; strong communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will hold NYS Certification as a code enforcement official, or will be expected to complete this training in their first year of employment
Preferred Qualifications: Certified code enforcement training; Professional Engineering license; mechanical/HVAC design experience; experience in higher education; proficiency in CAD.
Department: Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
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