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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