Technical Lead of Mechanical Installation - NYCHYA

NYCHA seeks an experienced professional with a strong passion for energy efficiency and high performance buildings to provide technical oversight of energy audits, measurement and verification, and commissioning services for NYCHA’s portfolio of 178,000 permanently affordable apartments. The Technical Lead is a key member of the Energy and Sustainability department’s Retrofits team, and will be a resource within the department on multiple large energy and water efficiency retrofit projects, including $300M in Energy Performance Contracts; to NYCHA’s Heating Management department on commissioning and trouble-shooting, and to the Capital Planning department and Office of Design on best practices in energy-efficient design. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

•  Evaluate and recommend energy efficiency and resiliency strategies and approaches for long-term and strategic planning, supported by sound building science and engineering.
•  Identify commonalities in design, maintenance, and operations affecting poor-performing buildings and design mitigation plans in conjunction with property management and heating management staff.
•  Support Heating Management department in developing in-house retro-commissioning capacity.

For retrofit construction projects:
•  Recommend methods and techniques for construction or installation of materials and equipment to improve energy performance.
•  Evaluate energy audits, scopes of work, construction submittals, and plans and specifications produced by NYCHA staff and consultants.
•  Review plans and specifications for mechanical and electrical installations.  Confer with engineers to obtain clarification of design and interpretation of specifications.
•  Review and verify energy savings calculations and lifecycle cost analyses.
•  Review pre-bid estimates; evaluate bid proposals; research bidder qualifications and compliance with bid requirements; meet with the bidders as necessary; recommend contractors for award of bid contracts.
•  Perform site inspections, ranging from pre-audit to post-construction commissioning, to operation and maintenance period monitoring and verification.
•  Write clear and concise reports, summaries, and briefings as needed.
•  Keep up-to-date on new technologies, techniques, and programs in the energy efficiency industry, and introduce these new developments to the Capital Projects Division.
•  Represent the work of the department in internal and external presentations, both formal and informal.

More details here.