Advertised Summary Job Description: The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for the design and management of mechanical/ electrical/plumbing projects. The selected candidate will provide technical support on major construction and engineering projects. The incumbent will manage all commissioning work for CUIMC projects. They will report to the Assistant Vice President of Engineering at CUIMC Facilities Management and Campus Services.
This includes designing, development of budgets, preparation of construction documents creating project scheduling and the administration & observation for commissioning of capital engineering projects.
The selected candidate will prepare standard Columbia University contracts for architectural, engineering and construction services, and will be responsible to coordinate on-site activities of general contractors and/or construction managers. The incumbent will prepare requisitions, purchase orders and keep current on invoices for payment. The selected candidate will oversee the preparation of bid documents and manage the process using the University Bidding Policies. The incumbent will develop and manage budgets and schedules for all aspects of projects including: design, construction, relocation, furniture procurement & installation, and move-ins. The selected candidate will create a record keeping system of hard and electronic files for all project related correspondence, contracts, drawings, specifications and other documents.
Candidate responsibilities shall include reviewing infrastructure/MEP drawings, specifications, engineering documents, provide technical MEP/Infrastructure oversight of State of Good Repair projects, oversee and manage all aspects of scoping, budgeting, programming, compliance to University standards, design, shop drawings, construction, start up, commissioning, close out, energy management and turn over and approvals from all authorities having jurisdiction, Primavera Unifier and departmental requirements and overall communication of project teams.
The incumbent will review submissions and specifications at all project phases to ensure that work performed by consultants and contractors meets University requirements for adequacy, accuracy, construct ability, maintainability and compatibility with existing systems. Participates in preparation of project budget estimates; inspects installations during the construction process and before turnover to ensure compliance with design.
Assists other Facilities Management personnel from Engineering operation and Capital Project Management by providing technical support and troubleshooting expertise.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires bachelor degree or equivalent in education and experience plus five years of related experience; Master's preferred.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Position requires a bachelor's degree plus five (5) years of related experience or the equivalent in education and experience; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Background in engineered building systems including HVAC, boiler, chiller, BMS and other infrastructure required.
Must have a demonstrated experience with trouble shooting and developing cost-effective solutions to mechanical problems.
Preferred Qualifications: Position requires a bachelor's degree plus ten (10) years of related experience or the equivalent in education and experience; or a Master's degree with five (5) years of directly related experience in the management of design and construction projects. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Background in engineered building systems including HVAC, boiler, chiller, BMS, and other infrastructure required.
A degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering & Professional Engineer license, and LEED accreditation is highly preferred, in addition to professional training in scheduling (Primavera or Microsoft Project).
Must be a proactive individual with keen attention to detail. High drive to provide excellent service to all members of the University.
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.
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