The Technical Operations/Engineering Manager provides day to day mechanical, electrical, process/plumbing (MEP) operational coordination/support on capital projects during planning, design, construction and commissioning, and provides technical direction for the Central Heating/Cooling/CoGen (HCG) Plant operation. Responsibilities include advocating for, and promoting campus MEP operational standards and protocols, and coordinating the review of design documents by operations and maintenance staff. This position creates and maintains a positive working relationship with the Capital Project and Operational Teams as an interface between construction activities and MEPoperations/maintenance work, and with other staff and contractors. This position reports to the Director of Planning, Design & Construction, and works closely with the Director of Energy, Infrastructure & Chief Sustainability Officer, along with other operational managers.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
• Provides project management for MEP related projects. • Provides regular MEP coordination between the operational and project teams during the planning, design, construction and commissioning phases of minor and major capital improvement projects. • Coordinates the review of design documents (drawings and specifications) by operations and maintenance staff to ensure that proposed MEP plans are consistent with the College Design Standards for reliability, efficiency and maintainability. • Act as the Department’s point of contact during the commissioning process of the MEP building systems that are affected during the project. Works with the operational team to develop final punch lists, and forwards to the project management team. Ensures that proactive measures have been taken by contractors and project managers before project turnover to the operational staff and end users. • Coordinate chilled water, steam production, and electricity supply with construction and installation projects; planning partial shut-downs as construction schedules require. • Attend regular scheduled meetings, both operational and capital project related. • Develop and maintain in conjunction with the Director of Operations, the department’s MEP operational and design standards for use by campus hired architects, engineers and contractors. • Working closely with the Maintenance Service Manager, coordinate the communication and interaction between skilled Trades personnel and project teams for review of all phases of MEP capital improvements. • Assist in formulating, developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient use of the HCG plant.
• Capital improvements successfully incorporate the MEP operation and design standards of the department. • MEP operational and design standards are documented and reflect the current departmental expectations. • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship between with the Capital Project team, operational staff and contractors. Also, oversees and manages the interface between construction activities and operations/maintenance work. • Projects are completed and turned over to the College with minimal operational issues.
• BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree/technical experience (mechanical/electrical).
• Overall, a minimum of five (5) years of experience in design and/or construction project management, utilities management, and/or central plant operations. • Minimum of five (5) years of experience overseeing successful planned and major maintenance and construction projects related to MEP systems, in particular utilities, central and cogeneration plant and compliance issues. • General knowledge of central utility plants and their equipment. • Experience in effective energy conservation methodologies and practices. • Experience in a higher education setting preferred.
Skills and Abilities Required:
• General management skills, including: leadership, effective oral and written communication skills, staff development, personal time management, and conflict resolution. • Computer familiarity and competence, including experience with web based reporting systems – BMS/EMS systems, Microsoft Office applications, and knowledge of Facilities Management software systems.
• This position is part of a Facilities Management Department rotation for after hour calls and weekend coverage.
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