Duties & Responsibilities: Summary: This is a major leadership position for leading, executing, promoting, enhancing, and embedding the sustainability of our campus physical plant in the culture of the university and within Facilities in particular. Specifically, for the entire campus building inventory, with a high degree of initiative, independence and overall responsibility, in collaboration with consultants and University community members: research, devise, plan, implement and report the outcomes of campuswide infrastructure upgrades and operational practices to reduce the University's energy use, institute environmentally conscious practices and comply with the University's sustainability goals and commitments.
Key Responsibilities Building Systems
Comprehensively responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of vital upgrades to mechanical components of the campus physical plant designed to improve overall efficiency and reduce the TNS carbon footprint.
Analyze the mechanical components and systems of the campus physical plants as they relate to the comprehensive Sustainability Action Plan (SAP).
Author the scope of work for outside mechanical engineers and general contractors and negotiate contracts for their respective services.
Complete oversight of work conducted by outside consultants and contractors engaged in projects designed to lower TNS greenhouse gas emissions and the related energy costs.
Solely responsible for developing project budgets, managing procurement processes, tracking expenses, and ensuring that project ROI's are reasonably obtainable.
Lead, motivate, train and supervise internal staff tasked with identifying opportunities to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced by physical plant equipment and to reduce energy use
Prepare quarterly and annual reports tracking progress toward short and long-term goals of the SAP, taking such actions as may be necessary to make course corrections indicated by the report data
Continually evaluate the effectiveness of all physical plant equipment and devise procedures and practices for improvement
Collaborate with the Assistant Director for Physical Plant to develop best practices guidelines for all physical plant equipment repair
Calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) for capital and operations projects and evaluate their success upon completion Commitments and Public Relations
Key leadership role in the development of the annual Sustainability report that details completed activities and outlines upcoming upgrades and improvements. Implement program changes based on the data generated in the report.
Coordinate all activities regarding the TNS sustainability commitments, including, among possible others: o NYC Mayoral Carbon Reduction Initiative o ACUPCC o STARS
Manage the collection and reporting of all utility related data and make program changes based on trends and data analysis.
Primary liaison for NYSERDA and Con Ed incentive programs
Develop relationships with outside agencies and other institutions to gather input on improving our sustainable building operation techniques Maintenance Staff
Key leadership role for all maintenance and custodial staff on the latest sustainable building operation techniques
Develop and coordinate all training programs for sustainable building operations.
Ensure that all housekeeping efforts are in accordance with current green cleaning standards
Work with the maintenance staff at the University Center to ensure that all metering systems are functioning properly and accurately reporting data Building Supplies and Procurement
Work with the Purchasing department to develop a protocol for ensuring that all building supplies and materials meet TNS sustainability standards
Ensure the maintenance staff and all contracted vendors are following TNS sustainability guidelines when removing, replacing, or installing building materials. TNS Departments
Serve as the sustainability liaison to all TNS departments – work with each department to ensure that all facets of the SAP are implemented
Chair a working group consisting of representatives from various TNS departments that focuses on practical sustainable initiatives
Develop a working relationship with TNS academic departments to incorporate the SAP with various academic programs General
Participate in on-call duty schedule
Attend bi-weekly superintendent's meeting and weekly staff meetings
Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned by the AVP for Facilities or his/her designee.
Using PE certification, alleviate dependencies on external engineers for advanced calculations and equipment specifications.
Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
3 year experience working in a Facilities Management or related environment
Previous experience in working with HVAC controls and related software
Familiarity with various MS Office software products, specifically Excel
PE in Mechanical Engineering
Masters Degree in engineering, project management, or a related field
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