Supervisor of Building Sustainability & Automation
September 15, 2018
New York, New York
Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Manager of Building Sustainability & Automation, the Supervisor of Building Sustainability & Automation is responsible for the operation, maintenance and system efficiency of the multiple control systems including but not limited to the Building Management System (BMS), Energy Plant SCADA system, lighting controls, and shade control systems, and deployment of technologies for such purpose.
The Supervisor of Building Sustainability & Automation directs the frontline staff (Union) in executing daily performance inspections, runs system diagnostics and maintains system back-ups, as well as the integrity of the different networks, including servers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), controllers, field installed equipment, devices, and workstations. This position assists with the development and oversight of the preventive maintenance program, security access, and performs system programming as necessary for improvements and customization. The Supervisor makes recommendations for energy efficiency improvements and works on the continuous commissioning of the campus control systems. The Supervisor of Building Sustainability & Automation assists with the diagnosis and correction of HVAC and other system anomalies. Oversees the implementation of control system projects to ensure compliance and conformance with University's standards, including interfacing with contractors on new/retrofit installations, implementation and commissioning. Works with CUIT/CUFIT to troubleshoot any interfacing issues with their network and the various systems using the CUIT network, as well as maintains the district energy system network. Full management and control over the independent SCADA system, controlling the equipment and its' compliment of PLC's. Maintains a close relationship with control engineering personnel to include tuning and calibration.
The Supervisor of Building Sustainability & Automation oversees the activities of contractors and suppliers, monitors contracts for compliance and controls costs, monitors general expenditure of the units and performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards. The Supervisor assists with the completion of purchase orders, monitors all expenses, assigns payment codes, and submits invoices for payment to the finance office. Solicit bids for maintenance contracts, construction projects and participates in the selection of contractors. Obtain bids for capital improvement as needed.
The position operates under minimal supervision, and reports to the Manager of Building Sustainability & Automation. The position directly supervises bargaining unit employees, with rights to hire, fire, and promote. The Supervisor of Building Sustainability and Automation works closely with the Manager of Building Sustainability & Automation to provide a highly reliable environment and seamless service to the clients, as well as supporting other departments, events, and activities as required. Provide a high level of communication between departments and clients. He/she oversees staff development, mentorship and training including compliance with certifications and licensing. Performs additional duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4-6 years of related experience required.
Required: Three (3) years of demonstrated supervisory experience of union/non-union staff required.
Strong understanding of Sustainability and Commissioning methods.
Strong understanding of the various systems throughout a facility, including HVAC, Refrigeration, Plumbing, Lighting, etc.
Computer literacy and experience working with spreadsheets required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Knowledge of OSHA guidelines, engineering standards and compliance with all cities, state, and federal regulations.
Employees are required to be Tuberculosis (TB) negative, submit to periodic TB testing and a chest x-ray if a positive TB test is read.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred: Building Automation & Controls Programming experience and abilities.
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_171912
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.