Steven Winter Associates, Inc
New York City, NY, United States
Nov 16, 2020
Mar 01, 2021
New York, NY - New York, NY
Up to 50%
The Position and Team
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is seeking a qualified professional with a strong passion for improving the built environment to support our commissioning services.
This will be a senior role in our expanding Building Operations, Decarbonization and Efficiency Group, which is leveraging SWA’s 48-year track record to provide commissioning, energy auditing, retrofit implementation, research, and program/policy development services to multifamily, commercial, institutional, cultural/art center, and community buildings in the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions and beyond.
The successful candidate will provide commissioning services to multifamily, mixed use, commercial, education, cultural/art centers, and community center buildings in the NYC Metropolitan areas and beyond. We are looking for qualified individuals for our New York City office; (we are open to having this position in our Washington DC Office).
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to complete the following tasks with the technical and interpersonal skills outlined below that will help him or her excel at SWA.
Primary Responsibilities will include:
Manage commissioning projects from concept to warranty phase including providing financial oversight
Serve as a technical resource for common HVAC systems and emerging high-performance alternatives
Lead commissioning projects for new construction and existing building retrofits
Review construction documents and provide recommendations to improve constructability, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and operations
Research equipment and code requirements
Review submittals and develop testing plans
Inspect installations of building equipment
Lead building diagnostic tests
Document review comments and inspection findings in issues logs
Perform trend analysis
Provide written technical and non-technical reports for program compliance and ownership review
Work together with building owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors
Work with internal stakeholders including project managers, energy modelers, sustainability consultants, accessibility consultants, etc.
Train and support junior staff
Develop scopes of work for typical small to medium-sized projects including pricing, timelines, and proposals
Represent SWA in industry groups, committees, or associations
Additional Responsibilities may include (these are adjustable based on candidate’s skillset and interests):
Exiting building Energy Audit, Retro-commissioning, feasibility or implementation project oversight
Portfolio Energy Management/Real Time Energy Management
Smart Building Services
Policy or Equipment/technology Research
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Below is a list of the minimum requirements for the position.
Required industry knowledge, and skills
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
Minimum of 6 years general building MEP experience
Minimum of 2 years commissioning experience in new construction buildings
Understanding of building HVAC, Plumbing, Automation Controls, and/or Electrical systems
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (in order of importance Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
Familiarity with Energy Code and/or ASHRAE standards
Familiarity with LEED Rating Systems as it relates to commissioning, ventilation, etc.
Preferred knowledge, and skills
Familiarity NYC Local Laws related to energy and climate
Professional Engineering (PE) licensure or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
Excellent communicator and presenter able to explain complex concepts to a variety of stakeholders
Attention to detail with strong oral and written communication skills
Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence and integrity.
Strong time-management skills and experience managing multiple priorities at once
Collaborative with strong focus on teamwork
Excellent work ethic
Passionate about optimizing MEP systems and improving the built environment
Desire to love what you do
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to type, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand.
When in the field the employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 40 pounds; must be able to climb stairs and endure typical construction site conditions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Occasional overnight travel may be required (Less than 10%). Frequent local field visits in the Office Metro area will be necessary (estimated at 40-50%). A valid and clean driving license is required.
Approximately half of the duties will be performed in an office environment. The remainder of the duties will be performed in the field which will involve trips to projects sites for observation and training.
Performance will be evaluated against this job description, competencies for this level, and mutually agreed goals.
About Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public-sector clients. We specialize in energy, sustainability and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development and compliance services. Our team of professionals has led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings.
For further information on Steven Winter Associates, please visit www.swinter.com
SWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or marital status. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.
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Steven Winter Associates, Inc
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