For the past several years, Columbia has been planning for a campus in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem, incorporating input provided through over a hundred meetings with community members, students, faculty, and civic groups. This new proposed campus, once approved, would resolve the University's need for additional space while providing active ground floor retail opportunities, open space, and enhanced access to the waterfront.
The proposed area of development comprises approximately 6.8 million of new development over 17 acres and extends roughly from the south side of West 125th Street to 133rd Street and from Broadway to Twelfth Avenue. Also included are properties on the east side of Broadway from West 131st Street to 134th Street between Broadway and Old Broadway.
Columbia is building its Manhattanville team and seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager of Electrical Systems to assist the construction process on one or more projects in Manhattanville. For more information on the status of Manhattanville, see http://neighbors.columbia.edu/pages/manplanning/. For information on Columbia University, see www.columbia.edu.
The Senior Project Manager for Electrical Systems will report to the Director, Engineering/Technical Services, and interface with project managers on an as-needed basis. Reporting to the Senior Project Manager will be such internal and external staff as are necessary to carry out the scope of the position. The Senior Project Manager will provide electrical engineering support and guidance throughout all phases of project development and construction, manage the activities of and communication between the Construction Managers, suppliers, trade contractors, architect, engineers, and other design consultants that are associated with the project. Lead the progress, preparation, and review of design documentation in conjunction with internal design management, operations, and other staff.
Work closely with the Directors and Project Managers to establish policies, programs, budgets and procedures for managing the design and construction process. Lead the progress, provides design direction to engineering consultants, preparation and review of design documentation in conjunction with internal design management, operations, and other staff
Oversee and manage electrical and lighting systems which includes equipment and device testing to maintain compliance with all governing regulatory agencies. Oversee the preparation and review of all construction documentation in conjunction with technical staff, including shop drawings, subcontractor agreements, change order requests and construction drawings. Manage the activities of and communication between the Construction Managers, suppliers, trade contractors, architect, engineers, and other design consultants that are associated with the project. Ensure that all University electrical standards are fully integrated in every construction project. Manage special electrical projects on an as needed basis.
Develop and monitor the cost control system to insure and track original budgets and estimates; monitor contracts and change orders; track loan draws; flag cost variances; record and control invoices and amounts paid-to-date; and monitor quality control.
Monitor and ensure that schedules are accurate and met; performance is within approved budgets; all changes of scope are reflected in revised budgets; and quality control standards are established and met. Work closely with the Manhattanville Development team, Columbia Operations staff, informing them as to the performance of construction with written and oral documentation.
Oversee and manage 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 the Manhattanville Executive Team.
Work closely with the local authorities to process approval of controlled inspections, permit amendments and other requirements necessary to secure the Certificate of Occupancy. Interface with the client end users and their professional consultants (as applicable) to ensure that tenant finish work is completed on-time, on-budget, and in a quality manner.
Bachelor's degree required; preferably in Engineering or Construction Management.
Minimum of 7 - 9yrs. of related experience required.
Experience in the design and construction of large and complex institutional and/or commercial projects with an owner/ developer, construction manager, general contractor, subcontractor, engineer or similar firm.
A strong familiarity with building, electrical, fire systems, infrastructure monitoring and controls systems such as SCADA & BAS systems highly desirable.
Experience in the total build-out process, to include core and shell and fit out.
Experience in contract negotiations, owner/architect agreements and all other related documentation; a strong understanding of construction law and the construction process in local practice.
Successful track record in meeting budgets, schedules and high quality standards. Innovative approach to the building process and the resolution of field problems.
Resourceful, creative and strong problem solver with solid leadership and teambuilding skills.
Strong administrative and cost control skills, able to communicate both verbally and written at all levels.
Must have excellent organizational and time management skills and have proven ability to work in a client-service environment.
A team player who can fit into a professional development team, and has the ability to oversee multiple projects in various stages of development/construction.
High level of integrity and work ethic.
Advanced degree preferred.
A Professional Engineer license is preferred but not required.
Master Electrician license highly desirable.
Strong experience is preferred in the design and construction of academic buildings, and infrastructure projects (streets, utilities, transit, etc.).
LEED and BIM experience preferred.
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