Position Summary: The Division of School Facilities (DSF) is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy use through developing and implementing a customized and effective Operations and Maintenance Plan for every school building. The Administrative Supervisor of Energy, Building Maintenance.
will serve as the chief coordinator for the robust energy management and reduction plan that threads through several City agencies. This position will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of a large technical quality assurance program dedicated to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and for the administration of ongoing maintenance and operational activities. The Administrative Supervisor of Energy, Building Maintenance will perform highly technical duties and have broad oversight regarding building rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance to align City owned and/or supervised buildings with the Mayor’s initiative regarding greenhouse gas emissions. Performs related work.
Reports to: Energy Strategist
Direct Reports: Subordinate Quality Assurance staff
Key Relationships: Relationships will be fostered with other Directors within the Division of School Facilities, other interested parties within the Department of Education, as well as collaborating Directors and staff in other City agencies.
- Serves as chief coordinator on capital and other projects providing building rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance services to City owned and/or supervised buildings. Performs highly technical and complex assessments and design reviews for capital projects related to Boilers and HVAC Systems.
- Reviews and verifies ASHRAE Level I, II and III energy audit reports for accuracy and adherence to Local Law 87 Retro-commissioning requirements.
- Performs energy feasibility studies for quality assurance energy efficiency projects, including preliminary design development, review of project electrical and mechanical requirements, cost estimates, project savings and overall life-cycle cost analysis; conducts energy modeling to assess project savings and impact.
- Reviews and modifies existing standards and specifications for energy efficiency. Liaises with NYC School Construction Authority (SCA). Makes recommendations for policy changes to push the DOE along the energy efficiency path.
- Performs calculations for high efficiency HVAC equipment, motors, controls, compressors, and lighting systems to determine energy savings compared to baseline equipment and or building codes.
- Assists in developing policies and procedures to insure cost effective program implementation and conformance to applicable rules, regulations, industry standards, and contract specifications.
- Provides senior-level technical expertise for the Energy Management, Sustainability, and Maintenance and Optimization teams; works closely with DSF borough teams to improve the reliability and efficiency of building systems such as boilers, chillers, cooling towers, and pumping stations.
- Provides guidance and oversight of project commissioning process to ensure that projects are consistent with design intent, design basis, and owner project requirements. Provides field verification through witnessing and testing to ensure project quality and adherence to design.
- Conducts research and review of the newest and most-energy efficient technology and makes recommendations for new energy efficiency projects. Works with NYCDCAS Division of Energy Management (DEM) on projects and equipment selection for new and innovative technology.
- Conducts internal trainings on standards and provides mentorships and follow-up for DOE staff.
- Reviews Measurement and Verification plans and reports for energy projects. Makes high-level consultative determinations regarding plans and reports.
- Administers and manages targeted goals related to greenhouse gas emission in conjunction with established policies both within and beyond the Department of Citywide Administrative Services Energy Management.
- Collaborates with Deputy Director of Materials and Director of Contracts and Technical Services to ensure that current procurement specifications are updated with new energy efficient equipment for maintenance and repair of energy consuming systems.
- Eight years of full-time experience in construction, repair, alteration and/or rehabilitation of multiple dwellings, commercial, industrial or public buildings in the capacity of general contractor, superintendent of construction, procurement specialist, evaluator responsible for cost estimation, or as a field supervisor as an inspector, at least 18 months of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity involving responsibility for a large number of buildings; or
- Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above. Education in an accredited college leading toward a baccalaureate degree in engineering, architecture, engineering technology or a closely related field will be accepted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four years. However, all candidates must possess at least 18 months of the specialized supervisory or administrative experience described in “1” above.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
- Master’s Degree in Energy Management or related field.
- Active NYS PE license.
- Understanding of New York City building codes, construction standards and energy code.
- Familiarity with ASHRAE standards.
- Candidates with CEA, CEM, CBCP, CMVP and/or BOC Level II certifications.
- Extensive knowledge of building energy systems, e.g.,. lighting, HVAC, BMS/pneumatic controls, electrical, etc.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, eQUEST, and other energy modelling software.
- Good technical written and oral communication skills.
Salary: $94,146 - $95,000
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
* New York City Residency is NOT Required *
We encourage all applicants from the New York City tri-state area to apply.
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It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.