Careers at Columbia University Facilities and Operations

Make things work at one of the world's leading institutions of higher education

WHO WE ARE

Columbia University Facilities and Operations supports the core educational and research mission of the University by maintaining a safe, beautiful and functional campus environment and providing services and spaces for campus life and activity outside the classroom.

Facilities and Operations provides oversight of building design and construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and grounds, campus public safety, residential and retail dining, management of the University residential portfolio, student health services, event catering and venue management, and sustainability engagement and initiatives. 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

OUR VISION

As a valued partner of the Columbia community, we strive to:

  • provide high value and quality;
  • seek ways to continuously improve our operations;
  • grow with the changing needs of the community;
  • collaborate with our University colleagues;
  • deliver exceptional customer service; and
  • are respected stewards of Columbia's physical assets.
OUR VALUES
  • Pride: in the University, in Facilities and Operations, in each other
  • Respect, Integrity, Accountability: with each other and in what we do
  • Communication: a top priority-deep, broad, transparent, and continuous
  • Community: making the University and our community a better place to  learn, live, and work
  • Excellence: in all we do; anything we touch, we improve; continuously
  • Experience: exceed our customers' expectations in both service and value 

INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

With experts in urban planning, architecture, engineering, operations, energy and environment, real estate, public safety, health, dining services, transportation, and more, Facilities and Operations boasts some of the best professionals in their respective fields. When you work with us, you are part of a team of award-winning industry leaders who are committed to the highest standards of quality and performance.

LIFE AT FACILITIES

We take great pride in creating a campus environment where our faculty, students and colleagues can thrive. Learn more about our organization and our amazing employees in our Annual Report or our Quarterly Newsletter.

FUN FACTS ABOUT WORKING AT FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS

  • We serve over 2.5 million meals each year
  • We manage over 14,000 student events each year
  • We serve over 35,000 cups of coffee each year
  • We collected approximately 12 tons of cardboard, 16 tons of bulk waste, 6 tons of metal and 60 cubic yard containers of toner cartridges through our award-winning Clean + Go Green program
  • We saved $700,000 and had a 3.5 million kilowatt-hour reduction in energy usage as a result of our chiller optimization program
  •  We have reduced greenhouse emissions by 23.2% Since FY2006
  • Our Go Ask Alice website has over 49 million online visitors each year
  • We manage more than 6,300 residential apartments and 3,900 undergraduate rooms that provide housing for more than 12,000 affiliates
  • We completed $284 million in construction and renovation projects in FY 2013

OPEN POSITIONS

If you are interested in joining our team, please view our open positions listed below.

Click here for a list of pre-qualification certificates for upcoming Manhattanville Operations positions.  

For other employment opportunities at Columbia University, including temporary opportunities, please visit the Columbia University Employment Information Center Web site.

If you are interested in employment with construction firms currently working at Columbia, please contact:

Aissatou Bey-Grecia
Senior Manager, Workforce Strategies & Initiatives
McKissack & McKissack
Harlem Office of Community Employment
64-65 West 125th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
646-386-7277 
abeygrecia@mcKissack.com

Administrative

Associate Director, SOGR

The Associate Director is responsible for overseeing the preparation and renewal of apartments, suites and units occupied by students, post-doctoral research fellows, faculty and staff. He/She will lead a team of CUF&O staff, consultants, building staff, contractors and student employees in the development of duties which include - inspecting and preparing residential spaces; determining scope of work necessary to prepare spaces; preparing bidding documents, project budgets and construction schedules; managing SOGR projects in the undergraduate and residential portfolios; working closely with other senior administrators to develop long term improvement/SOGR plans for the residential and commercial portfolios; working closely with CUF&O staff to implement improvement/SOGR plans; coordinating completion dates and move in dates; and ensuring that incoming and current residents are provided with excellent service. 

This position will focus on larger projects and infrastructure upgrades, including public area rehabilitation, large equipment replacements and MEP services updates. Will, as needed, manage senior faculty renovations and assist in the retention and recruitment of faculty. The Associate Director ensures that work is done in compliance with New York City, New York State, and federal laws and regulations including those pertaining to building codes, lead paint and asbestos. Works closely with building operations staff, outside consultants and clients to establish priorities for State of Good Repair work. Work closely with operations staff in the development of strategic plans for the University's residential portfolios. 

Closely monitors and supervises SOGR projects/work and is responsible for updating information to be provided to senior management on the status of work. Perform additional duties as required.  

Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree desirable. Minimum five to seven years' experience in the management of building operations, construction and renewal work or related experience required.  

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Residential Housing Specialist

Under general supervision of the Director of Leasing Services, the Residential Housing Specialist serves as a primary point of contact and will be responsible for ensuring a high quality of customer service within Residential operations, providing service to the students, faculty, researchers, administrators and members of the University's neighborhood community. The Residential Housing Specialist will Identify, research and resolve client Issues by assessing client needs and, when appropriate, referring clients to resources and/or key personnel within Residential Operations and the University. He/She is responsible for case management for students, faculty, researchers and others living In University Apartment Housing. As necessary, the Housing Specialist will accompany prospective residents to units (both owned and leased) as well as meeting with residents in order to assist In resolving Issues and problems. The Housing Specialist will provide information and client training on the University's policies related to all aspects of Residential Operations and procedures in both one-on-one and small group settings. The Housing Specialist will also work closely with the other members of the Residential Operations staff and other parts of the University to ensure that their clients' issues are resolved appropriately. Other responsibilities include dissemination, collection and analysis of customer satisfaction surveys, day-to-day front office administration, data Input and production of reports relating to housing supply and assignments. He/She will be responsible for other special projects and responsibilities as assigned.  

Bachelor degree and/or the equivalent experience required. Minimum 2-4 years related experience required; preferably in a University or real estate setting.  

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Computer/IT

Assistant Director, Client Support Services

Reporting to the Director of IT, the incumbent will lead a group of specialized IT technicians responsible for overseeing the maintenance, usage, and user support of enterprised networked computer systems and software applications supporting the business needs of the various departments within Columbia University Facilities and Operations (CUFO). 

The incumbent will lead the coordination of technical services provided to the CUFO campuses, Manhattanville and Morningside Campus and develop best practices to troubleshoot and provide successful resolutions to issues. The incumbent will be part of a specialized technical team to develop various functions and projects of the CUFO-IT Department. He/She will develop and oversee best practices in order to lead the provision of timely hardware and user support for all departmental applications. Using established processes, and developing newly defined processes, the incumbent will oversee front end user support. He/She will be responsible for supporting and ensuring the physical security of IT equipment. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for managing and maintaining IT equipment that meets the needs of the organization. The incumbent will be expected to work late nights and weekends as required, when necessary. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.  

Bachelor's Degree required. A minimum of 4 - 6 years of experience in IT related user support required.

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Construction

Director, Engineering & Technical Services

POSITION SUMMARY: 
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of MEP/Technical Services, the Director, Engineering & Technical Services will lead, manage directly special complex construction projects and direct the technical aspects of the construction projects in Manhattanville. The Director will work closely with the Associate Vice President, Assistant Vice President, Project Directors, Columbia Facilities Operations, and senior project managers to establish policies, programs, budgets and procedures for managing the design and construction process related the central energy plant and building MEP systems. He/she will oversee and support the sustainable design standards and goals set for the project; ensure that the environmental performance (i.e. construction mitigations) commitments are adhered to; support BIM (building information modeling) and other 3-D and 4-D simulation goals; and other state of the art programs developed by Manhattanville Executive Team. The Director will implement construction technical specifications and standards, monitor procurement of technical services and have the responsibility for selecting energy center, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc., professionals. He/she will track and monitor the review and approval of plans and drawings for all MEP systems and equipment, be directly responsibility for quality control and act as the liaison between contractors providing technical services and other design and project managers. 

Responsible for actual construction of the technical projects and responsibility for quality control. Procurement of technical services; selection of energy center, mechanical, electrical, HVAC . Procurement of technical services; selection of energy center, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc., professionals. Act as liaison between contractors providing technical services, FM Global, Con Edison and other regulatory agencies, and other design and project managers. 

Work closely with the Associate Vice President, Assistant Vice President, Project Directors, Columbia Facilities Operations, and senior project managers to establish policies, programs, budgets and procedures for managing the design and construction process related to the central energy plant and building MEP systems.  

Bachelor's Degree required. A minimum of seven to nine years of experience in the construction of complex institutional and/or commercial properties with a developer/owner, construction manager, general contractor, subcontractor, or similar firm specializing in one or more aspects of mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, other major building systems, technology or central energy plant.  

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Director, Engineering & Technical Services

POSITION SUMMARY: 
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of MEP/Technical Services, the Director, Engineering & Technical Services will lead, manage directly special complex construction projects and direct the technical aspects of the construction projects in Manhattanville. The Director will work closely with the Associate Vice President, Assistant Vice President, Project Directors, Columbia Facilities Operations, and senior project managers to establish policies, programs, budgets and procedures for managing the design and construction process related the central energy plant and building MEP systems. He/she will oversee and support the sustainable design standards and goals set for the project; ensure that the environmental performance (i.e. construction mitigations) commitments are adhered to; support BIM (building information modeling) and other 3-D and 4-D simulation goals; and other state of the art programs developed by Manhattanville Executive Team. The Director will implement construction technical specifications and standards, monitor procurement of technical services and have the responsibility for selecting energy center, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc., professionals. He/she will track and monitor the review and approval of plans and drawings for all MEP systems and equipment, be directly responsibility for quality control and act as the liaison between contractors providing technical services and other design and project managers. 

Responsible for actual construction of the technical projects and responsibility for quality control. Procurement of technical services; selection of energy center, mechanical, electrical, HVAC . Procurement of technical services; selection of energy center, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc., professionals. Act as liaison between contractors providing technical services, FM Global, Con Edison and other regulatory agencies, and other design and project managers. 

Work closely with the Associate Vice President, Assistant Vice President, Project Directors, Columbia Facilities Operations, and senior project managers to establish policies, programs, budgets and procedures for managing the design and construction process related to the central energy plant and building MEP systems.  

Bachelor's Degree required. A minimum of seven to nine years of experience in the construction of complex institutional and/or commercial properties with a developer/owner, construction manager, general contractor, subcontractor, or similar firm specializing in one or more aspects of mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, other major building systems, technology or central energy plant.  

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Project Director

Columbia University is undertaking a new campus in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem. The area of development comprises approximately 6.8 million sf of new development over 17 acres and extends roughly from the south side of West 125th Street to 133rd Street and from Broadway to Twelfth Avenue. Also included are properties on the east side of Broadway from West 131st Street to 134th Street between Broadway and Old Broadway. 

Columbia is building its Manhattanville Development team and seeking a project director with solid construction experience (preferably in the research or healthcare fields) to oversee the construction project management process on approximately 450,000 sq. foot academic research project in Manhattanville. For more information on the status of Manhattanville, see http://neighbors.columbia.edu/pages/manplanning/. For information on Columbia University, see www.columbia.edu. 

The Project Director will provide project leadership and will oversee assigned construction project(s) from inception, including programming and conceptual design through design, construction, closeout, and turnover. In particular, the Project Director will serve as the Owner's Representative and will be expected to have total administrative control for the project management of assigned projects on the Manhattanville Campus, and will lead the work of the design, construction and other technical services firms that are associated with the project. S/he will ensure that the project is built on-time, within budget and to the highest quality standards. The Project Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Project Management and Construction and work closely with other members of the Manhattanville Executive Team. S/he will represent Columbia with outside governmental agencies, utilities, tenants and the community. 

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  

Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree desirable. A minimum of 8-10 years related experience required

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Environmental/Safety

Health and Safety Officer

The Facilities and Operations group at Columbia University is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week department supporting the University at the Morningside and Manhattanville Campuses. Whether we're planning a campus renovation, breaking ground on a new building, maintaining our award-winning buildings and grounds or keeping our campus safe, our staff help keep the University moving forward. 

The Facilities Operations department is responsible for performing regular services and repair work needed to maintain a clean, attractive, safe, and environmentally sound environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Columbia University. The department maintains 13 million square feet of built space in 246 buildings on and in the vicinity of the Morningside Heights campus, its outdoor areas, and Baker Field facilities. 

The Health and Safety Officer is responsible for managing and supporting all phases of assigned safety programs for Facilities Operations. Ensures and promotes a safe and healthful work and learning environment in compliance with regulatory agency standards and national guidelines. Physical work is a primary part to the job. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. The work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, odors, and/or loud noises. Work is performed indoors and outdoors and may require wearing personal protective clothing and a respirator. May participate in committee and perform special project or additional duties as directed.  

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with related experience in Engineering or Physical Sciences or Occupational Health and Safety, preferred. A minimum of three to five years of experience in safety, environmental health, industrial hygiene or related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  

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Facilities & Operations

Mechanic - Electrician (2 positions)

LOCATION(S) - Electrical Shop 
SCHEDULE: Sunday - Thursday, 330pm - 12am 

The Mechanic is responsible for providing immediate and effective response to work assigned by supervisor, or by job order, and for ensuring that the work is completed in a good workmanship-like manner and that the physical condition of the building is safe and in good repair; ensure that all building certifications and licenses are properly displayed and updated; performs all duties of an Assistant Mechanic and Mechanic Trainee. The Mechanic shall be skilled in the performance of all phases of repair and maintenance and shall demonstrate required knowledge and the safe use of equipment and tools, and shall have the ability to accurately read blueprints, schematics and diagrams. Works independently with complex building systems involving multi-disciplinary skills without supervision. Must provide current and updated home telephone number. In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, may be required to respond to any emergency on a 24-hour basis and may be required to work overtime. As per Transport Workers Union, Local 241 collective bargaining agreement responsibilities to include - basic knowledge in all areas and skills with a demonstrated proficiency in Preventive Maintenance and at least two of the following skills (Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry). Responsibilities: As per TWU, Local 241 collective bargaining agreement administrative responsibilities to include: Assist in planning for maintenance repair. Conduct periodic inspections of individual rooms and common areas to report maintenance needs. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of daily assignments and follow work order process. Effectively perform duties as required by operating and computerized management systems. Recommends products and equipment to be used on assigned jobs, as requested by supervisor. Participate in implementation of preventive maintenance programs and in the development and application of standards of quality and productivity for the facilities. Maintain records to ensure routine compliance with all applicable codes and regulations. Order supplies according to established procedures. Assist in evaluating new equipment for purchase. Calculate quantity of materials needed and requisition all supplies. Perform all related duties, as assigned.  

High school diploma, GED and/or the equivalent required. Satisfactory passing of applicable tests. Three years of experience in trades and/or technical discipline, or satisfactory completion of University approved training program, or successful completion of University Mechanic Training Program.  

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Supervisor of District Energy Systems (DES)

Reporting to the Manager of District Energy Systems, the Supervisor will be responsible for the day to day operation, repair and maintenance of the utility production and distribution of the Manhattanville campus boiler and chiller plants, as well as all the auxiliary systems and machinery, including the energy transfer stations located in the various campus buildings. The Supervisor manages workload across the unit to ensure a timely and quality response for service. Determines the most effective manner to allocate resources during periods of peak demand. Coordinates work activities with all levels of staff, including the clients and other supervisors as well as contractors and vendors. Establishes performance standards to meet the service expectations of a broad client base and productivity measures to identify and track progress and customer satisfaction. 

The Supervisor is responsible for monitoring and maintaining records of preventive maintenance on all applicable equipment and is directly responsible for tracking daily work performance; ensuring work is being performed effectively and efficiently. Assists in the preparation of requisitions, contracts, RFPs', and purchase orders. Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the DES. 

The Supervisor is responsible for the CMMS utilization by the DES personnel and ensures work is properly documented and completed in a timely manner. He / She oversees forepersons and workers to ensure the safe and reliable generation and distribution of utilities to the Manhattanville Campus and provides technical expertise in the operations, maintenance, repair and controls of the DES. The position will apply professional principles and judgment to assist with the planning, leadership, operations, maintenance, and administration of the DES. 

The supervisor will ensure effective operations and avoid unsafe conditions or service interruptions in any of the plant functions. Assume the duty of the Manager of the DES in the Manager's absence, also acting as the off shift Manhattanville campus facilities engineering supervisor. Supervisor will be on a rotating shift which will include 12 and 8 hour shifts plus vacation relief for shift supervisors.  

Bachelors' degree required; candidates may substitute 6 years of related professional experience in lieu of the degree requirement

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Compliance Officer

Reporting to the Associate Director of Compliance, the Compliance Officer is responsible for the managing and delivering safety and compliance related services. S/he assists with environmental compliance, occupational safety and fire safety programs. The Compliance Officer promotes a safe and healthful work and learning environment in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards. 

The Compliance Office will conduct safety observations and work area inspections to identify potential regulatory and worker safety issues; report on findings, corrective actions taken/planned and carefully document corrections. Review safety data sheets and advise supervisors on appropriate personal protective equipment. Use industrial hygiene equipment to conduct indoor environmental quality assessments. 

Perform duties as related to Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Director as required by Title 3-RCNY Chapter 4, Emergency Planning and Preparedness. Perform safety inspections throughout Manhattanville buildings and/or in construction/renovation areas. Ability to respond to after-hours incidents and emergencies and interface with FDNY or other first responders. Capable of ensuring proper documentation and management of all related logs and reports. 

Develop various safety and compliance training presentations. Provide training to Facilities personnel including union staff and officers. Interpret regulations and advise Facilities on requirements and best practices. 

Coordinate hazardous waste removal with Columbia University contractors. Respond to chemical spills or emergency incidents. 

Assists with the development, review and maintenance of documents and records related to the University's regulatory and compliance programs. Attend and contribute to periodic safety and compliance workgroups to achieve greater University-wide safety and compliance. 

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety or a related field. Minimum of 4-6 years of related experience in environmental compliance and safety required.  

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Assistant Director for Residential Services

Reporting to the Director for Residential Services, the Assistant Director will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality service to clients while maximizing the efficient use of University resources. The Assistant Director will support the implementation of new strategies and processes designed to enhance work quality, productivity, and customer service for a diverse portfolio of University owned properties as outlined by the Director for Residential Services. 

He / she will utilize prior supervisory and technical experience to support all aspects of property management, including supporting the programmatic and fiscal strategy for achieving departmental goals. Working closely with project management staff, oversee capital projects and apartment renovations. Responsible for the inspection of buildings and apartments to ensure superior maintenance and work quality and compliance to established rules and procedures by both building employees and contractors. 
Administer performance standards to meet the service 
expectations of a broad client base and productivity measures to identify and track progress and customer satisfaction. Maintain effective communications with clients. Perform additional duties and assist with various management projects as needed.  

Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent, plus a minimum of 3-5 years related experience required.  

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Refrigeration Control Engineer - Level 2

A Refrigeration Control Engineer (RCE) is a position in the facilities department providing high quality and effective work that will lead, perform and/or assist in any routine or emergency operations and functions of the District Energy System (DES) and the Distributed Systems throughout the Columbia University-Manhattanville Campus (CUMVC). Perform daily functions as required for the most effective and efficient operation of campus system chillers, water treatment, air conditioning, ventilation systems and associated auxiliary equipment and controls, including curtailment activities as required by Consolidated Edison (ConEd) or other regulating authorities. Independently or under limited/minimal supervision and/or direction; operate, inspect/round, maintain, troubleshoot/diagnosis, and repair equipment, systems, and machinery in good workmanlike manner, while maintaining a high level of safety, reliability, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. May work in conjunction with the Plant Operations Engineer (POE) or the DES Engineer to insure proper rounds and log entries are recorded, or operate in the Engineer's absence.  

-HS diploma or GED. 

-Various schedules available. 

-Must demonstrate minimum professional proficiency in the English Language; as defined by the U.S. Department of State. 

-NYC Refrigeration Engineer's License in reference to Columbia University, District Energy System address. 

-Three (3) years internal experience as a Refrigeration Control Engineer - Level 1; or external equivalent of six (6) years of experience as a HVAC&R mechanic. 

-Three (3) years of experience operating a chiller plant under active license and certifications. 

-Knowledge of various types of chillers, HVAC&R controls, and operating knowledge. 

-Two (2) years of experience with automated systems controls; open loop and closed loop controls systems. (Siemens, Johnson Controls, Honeywell, etc.) 

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Mechanic- Electrician

LOCATION(S) - Electrical Shop 
SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 730am - 4pm 

The Mechanic is responsible for providing immediate and effective response to work assigned by supervisor, or by job order, and for ensuring that the work is completed in a good workmanship-like manner and that the physical condition of the building is safe and in good repair; ensure that all building certifications and licenses are properly displayed and updated; performs all duties of an Assistant Mechanic and Mechanic Trainee. The Mechanic shall be skilled in the performance of all phases of repair and maintenance and shall demonstrate required knowledge and the safe use of equipment and tools, and shall have the ability to accurately read blueprints, schematics and diagrams. Works independently with complex building systems involving multi-disciplinary skills without supervision. Must provide current and updated home telephone number. In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, may be required to respond to any emergency on a 24-hour basis and may be required to work overtime. As per Transport Workers Union, Local 241 collective bargaining agreement responsibilities to include - basic knowledge in all areas and skills with a demonstrated proficiency in Preventive Maintenance and at least two of the following skills (Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry). Responsibilities: As per TWU, Local 241 collective bargaining agreement administrative responsibilities to include: Assist in planning for maintenance repair. Conduct periodic inspections of individual rooms and common areas to report maintenance needs. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of daily assignments and follow work order process. Effectively perform duties as required by operating and computerized management systems. Recommends products and equipment to be used on assigned jobs, as requested by supervisor. Participate in implementation of preventive maintenance programs and in the development and application of standards of quality and productivity for the facilities. Maintain records to ensure routine compliance with all applicable codes and regulations. Order supplies according to established procedures. Assist in evaluating new equipment for purchase. Calculate quantity of materials needed and requisition all supplies. Perform all related duties, as assigned.  

High school diploma, GED and/or the equivalent required. Satisfactory passing of applicable tests. Three years of experience in trades and/or technical discipline, or satisfactory completion of University approved training program, or successful completion of University Mechanic Training Program.  

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Director of Residential Operations

The core focus of this senior position is to increase asset value and execute a strategic business plan for each assigned property. This individual will draw on exceptional leadership skills, knowledge of property operations and the drive to build a well organized portfolio. 

Creating a strategic plan for the portfolio of properties assigned, the Director will ensure that residents enjoy rapid response through advanced technology, innovative thinking and service-oriented personnel. Provide managers and building staff with the leadership tools and the direction they need to succeed. The Director serves as a strategic resource, a coach, a property management expert and a motivator as he/she contributes to the operations of Columbia University Facilities. 

Under limited supervision, oversees and coordinates all property management, maintenance, development, and construction activities associated with a large, multiple-building portfolio, housing a number of university and commercial tenants. Coordinate residential strategy with the Assistant Vice President for Residential Operations for all assigned buildings and locations. Develops forecasting and financial models and monitors their impact on their portfolio. Direct the overall operation and fiscal success of the assigned portfolio. Manage on-site personnel. Responsible for maintaining the condition and appearance of buildings and grounds while providing safe living conditions for residents. Manage and communicate all information relating to client projects which includes a coordinated effort with internal departments, clients, vendors and contractors. Performs other duties as assigned. 

THE INCUMBENT IS REQUIRED TO RESIDE IN UNIVERSITY HOUSING.

Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of 7-9 years related experience in property management and tenant relations required.  

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District Energy System Engineer - Level 2

A District Energy Systems Engineer is a position in the facilities department providing high quality and effective work that will lead, perform and/or assist in any routine or emergency operations and functions of the District Energy System (DES) throughout the Columbia University-Manhattanville Campus (CUMVC). Provides technical oversight to the safe, reliable, efficient and cost optimal operation, maintenance and repair of the District Energy System including: steam and chilled water production and distribution, auxiliary system equipment and systems, command and monitoring control systems for high tension network electrical distribution, emergency power support systems, elevator status monitoring system, and building automation systems. Evaluates system dynamics against load and available capacity and safely adjusts system controls to maximize reliability. Dispatches personnel to address points of alarm and reported deficiencies in order to provide for a safe environment.  

-HS diploma or GED 

-Must demonstrate minimum professional proficiency in the English Language; as defined by the U.S. Department of State. 

-NYC High Pressure Stationary Engineer's License in reference to Columbia University, District Energy System address. 

-NYC Refrigeration Engineer's License in reference to Columbia University, District Energy System address. 

-Two (2) years internal experience as a District Energy Systems Engineer - Level 1; or external equivalent ten (10) years of experience in power plant maintenance, repair, and operation with required licenses and certifications. 

-Seven (7) years of experience operating a high pressure boiler under active NYC High Pressure Stationary Engineer's License. 

-Seven (7) years of experience operating a chiller under active NYC Refrigeration Engineer's License. 

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Mortgage/Real Estate

Associate Director, RE Transactions & Projects

The Real Estate Group is a division of Columbia University Facilities & Operations and is involved in implementing the strategic planning initiatives of the University. Accordingly, the group is responsible for the successful negotiation and execution of a diverse range of real estate transactions and the administration of a complex portfolio of commercial leases spanning all University campuses. 

Reporting to the VP for Real Estate, the Associate Director of Special Projects is responsible for the successful negotiation and execution of a diverse range of real estate transactions involving virtually all components of the University community and campuses. 

This position is responsible for real estate transactions including the purchase, lease, development and management of real estate on behalf of University clients. The incumbent is responsible for a portfolio of real estate projects, which will involve strategic planning; supervision of team-members; management of specific real estate transactions including business negotiations, document drafting and review, formulation and analysis of term sheets and development proposals, selection and management of consultants, analytic support, research, and pro forma planning, budgeting and financial analysis in connection with the University real estate portfolio. The incumbent will work on significant and complex projects related to both academic and health care facilities.  

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in the field of Real Estate, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration, Law or other related discipline. A minimum of 5-7 years related work experience required.  

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