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CUNY *Energy Manager (Administrative Superintendent of Campus Buildings & Grounds, Level 1 - Provisional) in New York, New York

Job Title: *Energy Manager (Administrative Superintendent of Campus Buildings & Grounds, Level 1 - Provisional)

Job ID: 21828

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

This is a classified managerial position with four (4) assignment levels. Levels are based upon size of staff and campus:

Under general direction, with wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative, oversees and is responsible for areas such as: cleaning, operating, maintaining, repairing and making improvements to the physical plant and grounds of a campus; the safe and effective operation and maintenance of the campus facilities; reviewing of repair/service requests and making inspections; establishing preventive maintenance plans and standards; the implementation of campus sustainability and energy saving measures; and dealing with outside vendors, contractors, federal, state, local and other entities.

  • Assists in, or in the absence his/her supervisor, performs higher level administrative assignments and supervision of staff to ensure the safe and effective operation and maintenance of the plant, mechanical equipment and grounds.

  • Serves as a principal assistant to a higher level college executive in one or more areas, such as the cleaning, operation, maintenance, repair and improvements of the physical plant and grounds of a community or senior college.

  • Prepares the annual budget for the operation and maintenance of the college buildings and grounds under his/her control.

  • Directs buildings and grounds staff in all repair, maintenance, and improvements involving major and minor alterations; directs staff in operation of plant, mechanical equipment and grounds.

  • Trains staff in proper procedures involving equipment operation and safety procedures.

  • Establishes work standards and procedures.

  • Evaluates repair and service requests and makes inspections to determine the need for actual and preventive maintenance.

  • Oversees operation and repair of vehicle fleet.

  • Plans for the direction the rehabilitation, improvement, and repair work involving alterations to buildings and grounds, such as painting, electrical work, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning plant repairs, plumbing, masonry work, carpentry, gardening, and horticulture work .

  • Requisitions, distributes and inspects materials, tools and equipment needed for repairs and maintenance.

  • Reviews finished work, time spent, and material used for assigned projects.

  • Ensures that waste is properly sorted for recycling or disposal and disposed in the proper manner.

  • Is responsible for the proper removal of toxic waste under Environmental Health & Safety Office guidelines.

  • Coordinates proper storage of toxic and flammable materials- allots proper space and containers if necessary.

  • Assists in making surveys for cost estimates, and checks contractual work in progress for conformance with specifications and blue- prints.

  • Contracts for maintenance services agreements and ensures adherence to bid specifications; approves payments.

  • Is responsible for guaranteeing adherence to bid specifications and approving payments.

  • Prepares bid specification for the performance work by contractors for the rehabilitation, improvement, and repair of buildings and grounds, including areas such as painting, electrical work, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning plant repairs, plumbing, masonry work, carpentry, gardening, and horticulture work.

  • Develops and oversees preventive maintenance plans and standards.

  • Plans for and directs the rehabilitation, improvement, and repair work involving alterations to buildings and grounds, such as painting, electrical work, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning plant repairs, plumbing, masonry work, carpentry, gardening, and horticulture work or prepares bid specifications for the performance of such work by contractors.

  • Guides and oversees the implementation of campus sustainability and energy saving measures.

  • Acts as a college representative with outside vendors, contractors, federal, state, local and other entities.

CONTRACT TITLE

Administrative Superintendent Buildings-Grounds

FLSA

Exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

As the nation's largest urban university, the City University of New York (CUNY) plays a transformational role in our sustainable future with an educational footprint that spans 24 academic institutions and over half a million students, faculty and staff. CUNY and the Sustainable CUNY Office are dedicated to integrating sustainability into the university, our city and our state. CUNY engages the broader community through efforts that include curriculum development, policy work, research, capital projects, workforce development and economic development activities.

CUNY formed the CUNY Conserves program to focus on helping campuses identify, fund and integrate Operations and Maintenance- focused energy efficiency measures and practices, designed to reduce campus energy use and GHG emissions.

Sustainable CUNY seeks applicants to join a team of dedicated University staff working to bring about improvements in maintenance and operations and energy efficiencies vehicles to improve facility stewardship and combat climate change. Reporting to the University Executive Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation, the Energy Manager facilitates the identification, development and implementation of energy management projects and protocols on CUNY campuses. These critical initiatives help the programs succeed in meeting CUNY's energy reduction goals and objectives. The Energy Manager develops and provides guidance and training to help colleges and provide support for the development of efficient operating protocols for the facilities and will work closely with CUNY Community Colleges and the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services to meet NYC’s carbon and energy reduction targets.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and apply strategies for improving energy efficiency and lowering costs, such as ensuring equipment is optimized, incorporating new energy-saving technologies and minimizing unnecessary energy consumption.

  • Conduct field visits to assist with campus and consultants site walkthroughs and collect detailed information to help identify and implement energy and carbon footprint saving measures.

  • Assist with identifying and evaluating energy efficiency measures, calculate the savings potential, prepare assessment reports, and track KPIs to maintain efficiencies.

  • Create formal documentation, including memoranda, energy reports, ECM funding proposals, M&V reports, operating best practices, etc.

  • Manage a diverse environment with focus on supporting the campus needs that align with energy goals and associated targets.

  • Support management of Sustainability Councils and associated groups on campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. A Baccalaureate degree in a related field of study from an accredited college and four years of related experience of which two years must be progressive full-time managerial/administrative experience dealing with a large staff, in the management and/or operation and maintenance of buildings and grounds such as large hotels, educational complexes, large office buildings, large building or hospital complexes, large gardens or parks; OR

  2. A valid New York State Registration as an architect and 3 years of related experience of which 1 year must be full-time managerial/administrative experience as described in “1” above; OR

  3. A valid New York State professional engineers license and 3 years of related experience of which 1 year must be full-time managerial/administrative experience as described in “1” above; OR

  4. A valid New York City High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineers license, a four year high school diploma or its equivalent, and six years of related experience of which four years must be progressive full-time managerial/administrative experience as described in “1” above; OR

  5. A four year high school diploma or GED and 8 years of related experience of which 4 years must be progressive full-time managerial/administrative experience as described in “1” above; OR

NOTE: An advanced degree in a managerial field from an accredited college may be substituted for an additional year of managerial/administrative experience.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • A minimum of five (5) years of direct experience in the energy management/efficiency sector

  • Experience with efficient lighting design, lighting controls, and retrofits

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification

  • Working knowledge of building systems; i.e. boilers, chillers, HVAC/R (including Building

Management Systems and Niagara 4)

  • Experience commissioning and/or retro-commissioning projects

  • Knowledge in the use of CMMS systems

  • Ability to conduct ASHRAE Level 1, 2, and 3 energy audits

  • Familiarity with New York City and New York State Energy Codes

  • Strong organizational and computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite

  • Highly developed interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills (oral and written)

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019

City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.

An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

For full consideration, submit a position focused cover letter and resume with your online application. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your experience and credentials fulfill the duties and qualifications outlined.

The direct link to view this posting from external sources is: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRSHRAM.HRSCE.GBL?Page=HRSCEJOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=21828&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled.

*This is a temporary job title, a new job title is under review by management.

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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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