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.
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.
Energy Management's goal is to cost effectively minimize Cornell's energy use and associated environmental impacts. The Energy Management staff work to identify and implement conservation focused outreach, maintenance, energy studies, and capital projects to meet the university's needs with less energy use. The program includes all of the Ithaca, NY campus; Geneva Experiment Station and other off-central campus facilities in the region.
The Campus Sustainability Office empowers, equips, and engages our diverse partners to catalyze a sustainable campus transformation. We envision Cornell University as a carbon neutral, living laboratory for sustainability innovation; a place where every Cornelian can make a positive impact on social, environmental, and economic progress.
The Utilities section of Energy and Sustainability operates the University energy infrastructure system on a 24 hour, 365 day per year basis. Production facilities include a combined heat and power facility which provides both the steam for heat and electricity for campus. All of the water for campus is provided by a university owned potable water filtration plant. Electricity from the local utility is fed through a university owned electric substation. Utilities is also responsible for all of the distribution and collection systems located on campus including steam, chilled water, electricity, potable water and waste water.
What you will do:
You'll provide coordination of energy management projects from planning through completion while coordinating support to identify, analyze, design, implement, and commission energy conservation projects. Your tasks will include providing support as directed to: inspect and document the existing building mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and control system conditions; identify, define, and propose recommended facility improvement measures (FIMs); manage the preparation of energy studies and designs, project cost estimates, schematic designs, and construction schedules; coordinate and supervise the implementation work of the FIMs by the Shops or Contractors including customer outreach; and oversee the commissioning of the FIMs and measurement and verification of savings, and preparation/filing of as-built record documentation of projects with a value of up to $5 million. Assist the Campus Energy Manager in review all campus capital projects. Provide oversite and leadership of the Energy Conservation Controls Team (ECCT) re-commissioning and continuous commissioning staff (10 people) and budget ($1.5 million annually). Provide support of new construction projects to include building controls commissioning support, site inspection, liaison with project teams, building control system optimization and warranty support. Develop and implement training program for Energy Conservation Controls Team.
What we need:
For this position we need a solid planner and coordinator with a Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience in the construction, maintenance, and operation of building controls, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems or equivalent training program and experience. This position requires a strong foundation in physics and math, together with a strong working knowledge of building systems including HVAC, refrigeration, lighting, power, equipment, water supply, laboratories, processes, metering, testing, balancing, commissioning, and building automation.Demonstrated knowledge of standard and specialized software programs used for analysis, design, and troubleshooting (spreadsheets, database, lighting, metering, controls, etc.).Must be self-directed, have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 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; and be able to access areas that are physically restrictive (mechanical rooms, etc.) for routine and investigative field checks and surveys.Position requires analytical and reasoning skills involving energy unit costs and building energy systems.
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't:
Experience in a large campus/institutional research central energy plant, HVAC, and controls environment. Training in lighting and HVAC energy conservation methods. Certification as a certified energy manager.
*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Facilities Coord Projects III
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