Reporting to the Vice President for Operations, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Manhattanville Operations will work closely with the Vice President to ensure that all aspects related to the management of the Manhattanville Campus totaling approximately 6 million square feet when fully built. These aspects include delivering a complex above and below grade infrastructure (mechanical, electrical, building systems, construction, building turnover and post-construction) that meet University's expectations. The AVP will work closely with the VP to establish policies, programs, budgets and procedrues for managing the technical aspects of the construction process.
The AVP will lead and direct large complex operational programs and the development and execution of operational projects from inception to completion, ensuring quality of work and adherence to schedule demands.
The AVP will research and review industry trends to ensure that the future staffing of the campus, particularly operating building technologies are prepared such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and other major systems design for the various buildings.
The AVP will work closely with the Vice President to prepare, manage and report regularly on a master project schedule and monitor progress of each project to ensure that the project plan, are being maintained.
Basic operational responsibilities include: HVAC operations, utilities generation and distribution, engineering & project commissioning, campus preventive maintenance programs, University utilities procurement and monitoring, energy conservation programs, fire safety systems, campus vertical transportation contract maintenance, code compliance, and project engineering associated with the university capital renewal program.
In addition, the AVP will be responsible for the delivery of trade and custodial services provided to the Manhattanville campus.
The AVP will be responsible for establishing the development and establishment of performance standards for all facilities services; implementing and developing preventive maintenance programs and ensuring a well-coordinated effort to maximize the provision of all services.
As the Senior Executive leading the Manhattanville Campus, the AVP is responsible for organizing and hiring all facilities personnel assigned to the Manhattanville Campus including the organization to commission and turn over the Manhattanville development.
He/She will refine the operating budget for the new campus and work as a liaison between the Manhattanville and Morningside campuses on coordinating operating procedures and standards.
The AVP will be the primary representative on all design development for the Manhattanville campus and will coordinate with the Morningside campus on facilities standards.
This position will be the Operations representative to the Manhattanville construction team.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as identified by the VP.
Bachelor's degree required.
A minimum of 15 - 20 years experience required.
Qualified applicants will have extensive knowledge of building operations, steam & chilled water production plants, demonstrated managerial and human relations skills, labor relations experience, significant experience in large and complex facilities environments.
Demonstrated ability to read and interpret blue prints, diagrams, and equipment manuals.
Proven management development and leadership skills, experience in identifying deferred maintenance and long range project/financial planning, and strong oral and written communication skills required.
Master's and/or appropriate professional certification are highly desirable.
Knowledge of BMS computer-based systems and software applicable to physical plant operation strongly preferred.
Experience managing trade and custodial services strongly preferred.
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