Job ID: 2023-17401 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Facilities Management and Physical Plant
A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy â” a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a multi-focus approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is seeking an experienced Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Construction Manager to join our staff for a newly created role in the Facilities Engineering Division.
The Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Construction Manager will be responsible for the successful transition from design to construction in delivering the Laboratory capital projects. The core strengths will be rooted in a depth of experience in the design coordination, constructability reviews, construction coordination, field installation, commissioning, and delivery to operations staff of building MEP systems.
The position requires strong experience in the overall construction delivery process, project controls and the ability to predict, communicate and manage the impacts of project risks. This position requires a proven ability to establishes and execute the necessary controls, processes and culture that meet the project delivery requirements. In simple terms, this position must bridge the gap between design and construction while being a well-informed liaison for staff and must nurture a professional, inclusive environment.
The Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Construction Manager will be a contributing member of the PPPL team by partnering with Project Managers, Managing Facilities Engineers, and other Construction Manager(s), the end user clients and a diverse team of project stakeholders.
Candidates that provide experience in all, or a subset of the following MEP responsibilities will be preferred.
Participate in the selection and oversight of construction management firms hired to contract capital project. Employ experience to aid and ensure that project teamâ™s workflows and communications can and will function correctly throughout the project.
Establish strong, technically detailed, and daily communications focused on MEP commissioning and turnover with key engineers, subcontractors and commissioning agents through all phases of project delivery.
Perform detailed review of design documents for conformance with PPPL Standards and other applicable requirements.
Advocate on behalf of operations and maintenance to identify areas of meaningful improvement to the PPPL Standards.
Firsthand oversight of new building mechanical and electrical infrastructure, standby power systems, testing and energization. Experience with specialized Plasma Physics laboratory/research systems including clean rooms, specialized exhaust systems, low vibration/isolation labs, microscopy/spectroscopy/laser labs.
Provide first-hand knowledge and support in design, delivery and commissioning of control systems and energy management systems.
Assume role as primary MEP liaison with PPPL operations and maintenance staff and their subject matter experts from design through turnover. This position must understand the project needs, shepherd their concerns through the design phase and ensure the project functions as intended.
Bring experience in the development and execution of robust QA/QC workflows on MEP systems, and act as a primary PPPL representative in these efforts.
Education and Experience:
Must have a degree Engineering or Architecture.
Five to ten yearsâ™ experience in a responsible lead management position engaged in the full project life cycle management of construction or renovation projects. Most of this experience must be associated with work on buildings similar in complexity and sensitivity to those found in institutional research and/or laboratory environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to interpret construction documents and understanding of applicable construction codes and land use ordinances working knowledge of the principles of design, an overview of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems.
Be adept at implementing and expanding the use of construction management technology to facilitate effective communication, document archiving, scheduling, and future facility management. Be fluent with a variety of web-based PM management tools.
Strong technical proficiency with MS Office Suite.
Proficient in the use of web-based project management software/tools.
Firsthand experiment reviewing BIM design models and participating directly in construction coordination BIM efforts.
Experience working on institutional laboratory/ research science facilities.
Certificates and Licenses:
Professional Engineer (PE) registration is strongly recommended.
LEEP AP credential is recommended.
Routine exposure to support - service areas including boiler plants, mechanical spaces and areas where building infrastructure and operating systems as contained both inside and outdoors. At times, the examination of these spaces requires bending, stooping, and climbing around moderate system components, use of ladders and devices to access systems and work at heights.
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