The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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 proposed new 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 sf of new development over its 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. As it approaches the City's formal rezoning process, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), Columbia is building its Manhattanville team and seeking an Associate Vice President to provide technical expertise and oversee a team of technical experts in various disciplines. The technical portions of the project include major building systems, a central energy plant, construction mitigation and technology. 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 Associate Vice President will work closely with the Deputy Vice President Manhattanville Development and the Executive Team to establish policies, programs, budgets, and procedures for managing the technical aspects of each phase of the construction process.
In conjunction with the Deputy Vice President Manhattanville Development, the Associate Vice President Manhattanville Capital Projects and the Project Managers, review and approve the selection of the outside technical team.
The successful candidate will assist with the coordination of consultants in the preparation of drawings and specifications for the mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and other major systems design for the various Manhattanville projects.
He/She will lead a professional group of construction mitigation technical staff for noise, air quality, traffic, etc. and will provide technical expertise to a number of projects, act as the technical "guru" to the Manhattanville team and have other management responsibilities as may be assigned.
A college degree with a major in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is required.
Fifteen years plus experience in the construction of complex institutional and/or commercial properties with a developer/ owner, construction manager, general contractor, subcontractor, or similar firm, specializing in one or more aspects of mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, other major building systems, technology, or central energy plant.
A team player who can fit into this professional development team and has the ability and capacity to become the technical specialist of that team.
High level of integrity, professionalism, and work ethic. Experience in contract negotiations; a strong understanding of construction law and the construction process in New York City.
Successful track record in meeting budgets and schedules; excellent project management skills. Innovative approach to the building process and the resolution of field problems, a demonstrated problem solver.
Strong administrative and cost control skills, able to communicate both verbally and written at all levels. Sensitivity to the sustainability goals of the University and an understanding of how to incorporate sustainable building concepts.
Commitment to achieving minority, women, and locally owned business enterprise goals.
A Professional Engineering license is preferred.
Masters degree a plus.
Familiar with the application of various USGBC LEED rating systems; a LEED accredited professional is a plus.
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