92Y is looking for a Director of Building Engineering
The Director of Building Engineering oversees 92Y’s facility to ensure that the building operates properly, including: building maintenance, the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all necessary building systems servicing the buildings, repair and upgrades, capital improvements, and compliance with environmental, safety and health policies and procedures. The Director is responsible for the scheduling, supervision, and management of all Building System mechanics, including ensuring that mechanics are performing in accordance with their job description and expectations.
This is a dynamic hands-on role overseeing round-the-clock operations of an iconic building in New York City, therefore, the Director is expected to be available by cell phone 24 hours per day, 7 days a week in the event of an emergency. This position reports to the Executive Vice President of Operations Management.
Job Responsibilities Include:
Accountability for the leadership of the day-to-day operations of the building operations and maintenance function.
Direct Building Maintenance and Repairs
Develop and implement Best Practices regarding Facility Management and overall Building Maintenance and Repairs
Oversee the daily maintenance and operations of all building systems including, but not limited to: Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems.
Implement and schedule property and equipment preventative maintenance programs in compliance with local, state and national codes and regulations
Responsible for the formulation, monitoring and control budget and expenses pertaining to building operations.
Provide 92Y staff with updates of electrical, water and other service outages and scheduled shutdowns.
Oversee technical aspects of any RFP’s that are required for major capital improvements.
Initiate Standard Operating Procedures to create uniformity among team members for consistency and safety.
Ensure all regulatory local laws are met while inspections and certifications remain current with easily accessible record management in place.
During evacuations, assist emergency response teams in assessing building condition, locating missing operations personnel, shutting off utilities, and delivering an operational status report.
Ensure a safe environment throughout the buildings.
Tracking all facilities-related services to ensure timely responses and providing the highest level of customer service to all internal and external customers.
Responsible for management of all outside trades and contractors working on the premises.
Perform other related duties as requested or assigned.
10+ years of responsibility at a director level in areas of engineering, maintenance, and construction.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and/or a combination of relevant certifications and director level prior experience
Previous senior leadership experience, preferably in a union environment.
In-depth and current knowledge of DOB, FDNY and DOH code requirements
In-depth and current knowledge of OSHA regulations and reporting.
Proven capability of managing detailed building projects from conception through to delivery and evaluation.
Compelling interpersonal skills with a capacity to build positive partnerships with a wide range of constituents both internal and external.
Demonstrable experience of working on multiple projects simultaneously.
92nd Street Y (92Y) is a world-class nonprofit cultural and community center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. We reach hundreds of thousands of patrons from New York, across the United States, and around the world annually through in-school arts education programs, talks, literary readings, concerts, dance performances, and classes, among many other programs that enrich lives and create community. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 92Y has also become an innovative new media leader, leveraging technology to reach millions of virtual patrons from 150+ countries via online initiatives such as our digital archives, live streams, and ticketed virtual classes and events.
92Y’s programs are segmented into four primary operating pillars:
(1) Children’s and Family Programming • 92Y provides an inspiring, safe, and supportive home for children and families, with decades of expertise in early childhood learning, parenting, child development, afterschool sports, enrichment and classes, and general and special needs summer camps. • The Early Childhood Division of 92Y’s Children’...s and Family Programming pillar currently consists of its Nursery School and Parenting Center. 92Y’s Nursery School, one of the leading nursery schools in the country, educates approximately 165 children per year under the age of 5 (absent COVID restrictions). Staffed by a highly experienced faculty trained in early development, the school focuses on children individually and in groups, fostering creative expression through art, music, movement, and language. Meanwhile, 92Y’s Parenting Center, the first in the nation, includes programming covering the prenatal period, as well as infants and toddlers. The Parenting Center also offers talks, discussion groups, and other resources for young parents and grandparents.
(2) Arts • 92Y is a world-class performing arts center, presenting classical, jazz, popular, and world music, and a wide variety of dance performances. 92Y is also a destination for some of the world’s most important thought-leaders and intellectuals, government officials, captains of industry, and entertainers, who regularly grace 92Y’s auditoriums and virtual stages for talks and conversations. And 92Y is a legendary literary destination where the most celebrated writers and discerning readers gather. • 92Y is a studio, school, and workshop where dancers, musicians, actors, jewelry-makers, ceramicists, visual artists, poets, playwrights, and novelists – acclaimed professionals and eager amateurs both young and old – nourish the human spirit through the arts.
(3) Community Center • 92Y builds community and helps improve lives through the May Center, 92Y’s health, fitness, sports, and swim destination, 92Y’s Himan Brown Senior Center, and 92Y’s Residences.
(4) Bronfman Center for Jewish Life • 92Y is a resource for the Jewish community of New York and beyond, as well as non-Jews who are interested in Judaism and Jewish culture, providing experiences to allow them to connect with Jewish life and find new ways to bring Jewish rich tradition into dialogue with the modern world.
Underlying and supporting 92Y’s four operating pillars is the work done by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact. The Belfer Center, which is best known for having incubated Giving Tuesday, is a global leader in the field of innovation and social impact, creating programs to address major societal challenges and lending its expertise to the entire organization to help further 92Y’s mission.
*All 92Y employees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.