Description

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) provides value-added and effective shared services to support the operations of New York City government. Its commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides its work with City agencies on:
  • Recruiting, hiring, and training employees; 
  • Providing facilities management for 55 public buildings; 
  • Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property; 
  • Purchasing more than $1 billion in supplies and equipment each year; and 
  • Implementing conservation and safety programs throughout the City's facilities and vehicle fleet.

The Department of Energy Management (DEM) at DCAS plays a critical role in supporting our agency partners' progress towards the City's major emissions reduction and energy objectives. These goals include the following:
  1. 80x50, which is focused on achieving an 80 percent economy-wide reduction in overall New York City emissions (covering both City government operations and private sector) by 2050, using a Fiscal Year 2006 baseline for City government operations.
  2. 40x25 and 50x30, which are focused on achieving a 40 percent emissions reduction for City government operations by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030, using a Fiscal Year 2006 baseline. These new targets, put forth under the 2019 Climate Mobilization Act, are intended to accelerate progress towards 80x50.
  3. 100MWx25, which is focused on installing 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic systems on City buildings by 2025. 
  4. 100MWhx20, which is focused on installing 100 megawatt hours (“MWh”) of energy storage across private and public facilities by 2020. 
  5. Executive Order 26 (“EO26”), which committed the City to the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement. As part of the planning associated with EO26, the City pledged to reduce energy usage from City buildings by a further 20 percent by 2025 from a Fiscal Year 2016 baseline. 
Since public and private buildings represented 67% of citywide emissions in 2015, reducing emissions from buildings is critical to reaching 80x50. The City has committed to leading the way in our own buildings.
 DEM derives our authority from DCAS's City Charter responsibility to handle utility matters for the City. Today, we focus our work in six major areas, namely, the City's energy supply, clean energy generation, demand response and load management, energy-efficient operations and maintenance, energy efficiency retrofit projects, and energy training and innovation.

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Division of Energy Management (DEM) serves as the hub for energy management for City government operations. Today, we develop the City's annual Heat, Light, and Power Budget; manage the City's electricity, natural gas, and steam accounts; help our agency partners identify and pursue energy-saving opportunities at their buildings; do energy efficiency and clean power generation projects across the City's portfolio; and implement operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices. DEM is tasked with leading the City's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2050 from a 2005 baseline (􀀀80 x 50􀀀). The City also has set a near-term goal to reduce GHG emissions from government buildings 35 percent by 2025 (35 x 25). In addition, due to Executive Order 26, the City has set a goal to reduce energy usage from City buildings a further 20% from 2016 levels by 2025. To meet these goals, DEM is committed to collaborating very closely with our agency partners to help them achieve major emissions reductions in their buildings. We actively are working to provide our agency partners with the energy efficiency and clean energy project funding, project delivery vehicles, technical expertise, staff resources, strategic planning support, and data analytics that they need to succeed. DEM seeks to hire an Assistant Mechanical Engineer to serve within our Operations Unit and support the day-to-day delivery of the Accelerated Conservation and Efficiency (ACE) Program. DEM's Operations Unit is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of energy efficiency and clean energy projects to meet City goals. Under the ACE Program, DEM provides capital funding to City agencies to implement energy efficiency projects in their buildings. The program represents a central component of the City's energy strategy under One City, Built to Last. To date, the ACE Program has allocated over $450M to City agencies and has active projects at more than 950 City buildings. ACE projects vary broadly in terms of scope and delivery requirements. The Assistant Mechanical Engineer (AME) will report to the Senior Project Manager and will be responsible for assisting with project management and engineering support for the ACE Program.

Please go to www.nyc.gov/careers or www.nyc.gov/ess for current NYC employees and search for Job ID 391363.  Resumes can also be sent to Shameka Blount at sblount@dcas.nyc.gov and Sabina Juncaj at sjuncaj@dcas.nyc.gov

Skills and responsibilities

Specifically, the Assistant Mechanical Engineer (AME) responsibilities will include the following: 􀀀 Project Management: Assist with tracking awarded projects, maintaining current scopes of work and associated project savings and costs. Maintain project-related documentation including design documents, substantial completions forms, and cost documentation. Request quarterly project updates. 

- Invoicing & Project Closeout: Assist with providing updates to tracking system documenting project costs based on invoices received as well as project close out documentation. 
- Site Visits: Assist with the completion of site visits and record findings, follows up with agencies to ensure that any corrective action items have been addressed. 
- Technical Review: Assist with application reviews and participate in the technical evaluation of applications.
- Measurement and Verification: Assist with M&V efforts being advanced by DEM.

Details

  • Location:
    New York
    ,
    NY
  • Salary:
    $55,416.00
    -
    $83,151.00
    yearly
  • Deadline:
    2019-07-16

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in mechanical engineering and one year of fulltime satisfactory experience in mechanical engineering work; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and a Mast er's degree from an accredited college in mechanical engineering.

Preferred qualifications

The candidate should possess some or all of the following: 

- Experience with energy efficiency retrofit projects exceeding $35,000 in existing buildings; Experience in the design and construction of HVAC systems; boiler and chiller reconstruction; HVAC controls; computerized building automation and energy management systems; variable air volume(VAV) distribution systems; steam and chilled water systems; heating and cooling applications; 
- Familiarity with technical project management operations, including project planning, scope
development, design and construction management, and project close-out; 
- Knowledge of and experience with ASHRAE or AEE Procedures for Commercial Buildings Energy Audits; Strong understanding of energy efficiency and clean building energy technologies; 
- Knowledge of energy costs and billing, energy savings calculation methodology, and emissions calculations methodology;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Proficient computer skills; Commitment to customer service and capability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.