Senior Project Manager, Building Optimization

New York, NY, USA
17 days ago
Full time role


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DCAS's mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers. From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies — what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission. Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day-to-day operations of the City of New York.

Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:
• Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
• Managing 55 public buildings.
• Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.
• Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.
• Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.
• Leading the City's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.

When you work at DCAS, you're not just working for one agency, but in service of them all. It's an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come. Visit our website at to learn more about the work we do.

DCAS’s Division of Energy Management (DEM) leads the City’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations. Our goals are to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent by 2025 (40x25), 50 percent by 2030 (50x30), and 80 percent by 2050 (80x50). Additionally, DEM is tasked with completing work related to the City’s other energy-related commitments, such as pledging to install 100 MW of solar photovoltaics on City buildings by 2025. DEM works toward achieving the above goals by managing the City’s utility accounts, developing the City’s annual utility energy budget; helping our agency partners identify and pursue energy-saving opportunities at their facilities; leading energy efficiency and distributed generation projects across the City’s portfolio; and helping implement operations and maintenance best practices.

The Senior Project Manager, Building Optimization will work within DEM’s Operations Unit, under the guidance of the Senior Program Manager, Preventative Maintenance (“PM”), but in extremely close coordination with DEM’s other units. In the first 18 months, it is expected that the Senior Project Manager will be able to successfully manage all preventative maintenance projects across the City. Beyond this, in the first 4 years, it is expected that the Senior Project Manager contribute and help to execute a Preventative Maintenance Program. This program will be aimed at executing the crucial backbone to building optimization by identifying and preventing mechanical and control failure before it arises.


The Senior Project Manager will be charged with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

1. Project Management | Lead the management of all relevant preventative maintenance projects across both mechanical servicing projects and controls servicing projects. Tasks may include but are not limited to budgeting, project tracking, field inspections, and collection/review of project close-out documentation.

2. Program Expansion + Further Development | Support the Senior Program Manager, Preventative Maintenance in the development and execution of an innovative City-wide Preventative Maintenance Program that focuses on servicing HVAC mechanical and controls equipment. An area of specific focus will be in the development and execution of a computerized maintenance management system (“CMMS”) solution to support the City’s asset management, condition assessment, work order management, and beyond. Areas to consider in the development of the solution are system centralization, interoperability, and transparency.

3. Performance Management | Monitor, report, and maintain project-level tracking of key metrics including asset conditions, equipment downtime vs. runtime, recommended and implemented ECMs, associated energy, GHG and cost savings, and any associated measurement & verification (“M&V”). Additionally, drive quality control and quality assurance efforts as it relates to preventative maintenance across the City’s agencies.

4. Agency Engagement | Facilitate preventative maintenance correspondence with agencies in the advancement of relevant projects and in the further development of a City-wide Preventative Maintenance Program.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. 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 or 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
2. 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.

Preferred Skills:

The preferred candidate will bring the following skills and experience to this position:

  • Degree in engineering, architecture, energy management, construction project management, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with project management software (i.e., Salesforce).
  • Thorough knowledge of building science and energy-consuming building processes and equipment, including lighting systems, electrical systems, HVAC systems, plumbing systems, building automation systems (BAS), and energy distribution systems (chilled water, steam, and hot water).
  • Experience with technical project management operations, including project planning, scope development, design and construction management, operations transfer, and project close-out.
  • Knowledge of and experience with ASHRAE standards, AEE procedures and/or NYC Energy Code as it relates to inspection and maintenance of commercial building HVAC systems.
55a Program:

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement:

New York City Residency is not required for this position

Additional Information:

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


Title classification: Competitive-1

Civil Service: Exam May Be Required

Job ID: 573801

Title code: 10035


Work location: 1 Centre St., N.Y.

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