Advertised Summary Job Description: The Assistant Director, Electrical Systems manages all of the technical aspects of the Electrical/Fire Systems department of Facilities Operations. The incumbent administers and coordinates all financial and budgetary actions for the groups within his/her supervision. Reporting to the Director of Electrical Systems, manages the service, maintenance and repair of the campus electrical, fire and life safety systems and components of the Morningside campus. This includes the Con Edison Primary Electric high tension services and central fire alarm. Additional responsibilities include supporting the Director in the planning, administration and management of all other electrical systems, fire and sprinkler/standpipe systems, vertical transportation, emergency generators & Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) routine operational projects. Assign projects and schedules for the electrical & fire systems shop and outside contractors. Reviews drawings and makes electrical sketches to check on consulting engineers and electrical contractors
The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Electrical Systems include the effective administration of assigned budgets, the overall management of campus wide maintenance services and related support services under his/her purview, and or assigned by the Director. Inspects and assures quality of contracted work and prescribes corrective maintenance. Directs staff to appropriately address tasks to maximize utility of all material and human resources. Supports and implements University and departmental policies and procedures, including payroll, material orders, scheduling and overtime. Monitors unit budget and maintains inventory of supplies, tools, and equipment. Maintain all testing and inspection reports for electric, fire, sprinkler/standpipe systems, vertical transportation, emergency generators and ATS'. Coordinates with the other University departments. Performs other engineering related projects and departmental duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director will assure effective operations and avoid unsafe conditions or service interruptions in any of the systems and/or equipment. Can assume the duty of the Director of the Electrical Systems and represent in the Directors' absence.
**A Strong internal candidate has been identified; however, we are still accepting applications and will consider all qualified candidates.**
General Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent related business experience totaling 10 years. A minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility in facility operations and 3 years or more of supervisory experience with the operation, maintenance and repair in an industrial or research facility or related buildings systems experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Strong familiarity with PM procedures, MEP interdependencies, and basic repairs.
Strong familiarity with electrical, fire and life safety systems including PM procedures, NFPA compliance and reporting, and system repairs.
Computer literacy and experience working with spreadsheets required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Knowledge of OSHA guidelines ad familiarity with CMMS.
Must be able to meet the physical and environmental demands of position in all weather which includes frequent walking between campus' ascending/descending stairs, ladders and working in a potentially critically hazardous plant environment. Morningside campus includes over 7MM sq. ft. and approximately 35 acre area.
Preferred Qualifications: A NYC Master Electrician's license preferred.
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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