Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President of Engineering in the CUMC Facilities Department. This position will manage the current controls engineers and associated central supervisory control systems for university buildings and the energy master plan and the CUMC campus' sustainability goals.
Primary responsibility of this position is to reduce campus energy use while maintaining comfortable and safe environmental conditions within university buildings. To accomplish this responsibility, the successful candidate must create an energy metering program to track energy use for individual campus buildings and determine the best opportunities for energy reduction projects. Energy projects need to be developed from the initial survey through project justification, funding, execution, and verification of energy savings. Ensure that the University is receiving the best value for its capital dollars for HVAC controls on new construction and renovation projects, and that existing controls are operating at optimum efficiency.
Grow and lead the Energy and Sustainability program to reach carbon reduction goals. Establish and coordinate communication of goals, best practices, and accomplishments.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: This position requires the understanding of commercial HVAC building controls including their design, installation, operation, and maintenance. Analytical skills are needed to acquire energy data, analyze it, and develop energy reduction strategies from the data. Understanding of engineering economics is required to determine project economic benefits and costs for evaluation of new projects.
Preferred Qualifications: This position requires an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field and 5 years experience in HVAC controls and energy efficiency improvement projects.
The physical requirements are that the candidate must be able to inspect controls in mechanical penthouses that sometimes are only accessible by built in ladders; must be able to see and hear emergencies when in these mechanical spaces; and must be able to inspect contractor work in buildings - including work above ceilings.
This position requires working with electrical circuits and on limited occasions there will be some outdoor work.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_170312
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