Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of MEP oversees the operations of the HVAC steam distribution systems, pump, electrical, vertical transportation, fire systems, metering/and other building automation system controls across a diverse and large portfolio of residential and commercial properties, ensuring that the highest level of organizational excellence are achieved and maintained. The Director oversees and leads engineering projects related to the provision of MEP services to the Residential portfolio. He/She is responsible for obtaining all necessary project information and leading a specialized team to deliver the services required related to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering. The Director will have primary responsibility for the vital MEP infrastructure for the University Apartment Housing portfolio, which comprises over 150 buildings with an appraised value in excess of $2 billion, including HVAC systems, pumps, electrical systems, vertical transportation, fire systems, meters, and other building automation systems and controls.
The Director of MEP monitors the allocation of building system capabilities to various base buildings and tenant/client needs. He / she develops technical enhancements to improve building operations and identifies equipment needing replacement or reconditioning resulting in the need for University investment. The Director of MEP works closely with other members of CU Facilities and Operations in the review of design documents, specifications, and plans related to building systems. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of 7 years of direct experience in HVAC operations required; HVAC field troubleshooting experience required. Experience managing unionized workforce required. Must have strong familiarity with energy management techniques, equipment life cycle cost analysis, request for proposal bid process and intermediate to strong skills in Microsoft office computer systems.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Mechanical engineer, MEP project management (HVACR-Boilers, Chillers, Micro-Turbines, Ctrls/BMS) construction cost management and strong knowledge of customer service.
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_171892
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