Leads and/or supports University-wide green building strategy, guidelines, and policy development, in collaboration with stakeholders from across the University. Participates as a member of university-wide sustainability committees, including the development of green building strategy and policies.
Oversees/manages service delivery to Harvard clients, ensures customer expectations are met and customer satisfaction is achieved. Monitors project progress and quality control, sets annual objectives and reviews performance of the GBS unit on a regular basis.
Provides leadership to and supervision of all GBS staff; responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training new staff as needed; responsible for performance management, ongoing training, and development planning.
Oversees staff providing green building consulting services (e.g. leading sustainability design charrettes and goal setting meetings), attends project meetings and effectively works with design and construction teams to promote sustainable design and construction and ensure adequate accountability. Provides support for the Green Campus Loan Fund, Life Cycle Costing calculator, and other activities as directed.
Develops or grows existing services, identifies and develops new services in collaboration with other Energy & Facilities/Campus Services groups/units. Identifies new clients and projects, markets services, writes/reviews proposals, and negotiates contracts.Acts as the primary contact and lead on green building consulting services/support to high impact/strategic projects and master planning efforts at the University. This may include providing assistance with RFP development, proposal reviews, responding to general building-related questions and providing follow-up support to internal customers and stakeholders. Leads and/or provides support for special projects (short and long-range), initiatives, and tasks as assigned.
Responsible for administering and maintaining Harvard's Green Building Standards. This includes educating stakeholders and providing support to the Harvard community, creating tools, including introducing standards to project teams, reviewing energy models and life cycle costing results, and facilitating the integrated design and life cycle costing processes, identifying best practices, analyzing lessons learned, etc. Facilitates or participates in sub-committees as appropriate to develop recommendations for revising/updating the Green Building Standards (or other standards, best practices, etc.). Reports regularly on the status of green buildings at Harvard, including the Green Building Standards and project performance relative to complying with the standards.
Responsible for the financial performance of the GBS group. Manages GBS budget, including quarterly and annual reviews, budget projections, invoicing; sets and tracks group/program metrics and performance goals; monitors and manages unit activities to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
Identifies and addresses training needs - for individual staff, for the overall GBS program, and for stakeholders across the University. Develops and delivers green building design, construction, and operations educational materials to Harvard capital project teams, operations staff, etc.
Collaborates with Campus Services groups (i.e. OFS, E&U)- Oversees provision of metrics, data, and information as requested - i.e. for survey responses, "town/gown" reports, or presentations by senior administration - collaborates on both internal and external presentations about sustainability at Harvard (specifically as it relates to green building). Works with Campus Services personnel, customers, and the University community at large to achieve optimal utilization of energy resources (minimize energy usage and environmental footprint).
Prepares and delivers presentations, both internally and externally, on green buildings at Harvard, shares lessons learned through articles and case studies.
Summary: This position leads Harvard's Green Building Services (GBS) program and supports policy and strategic planning efforts related to Harvard's Green Building Standards, greenhouse gas reduction, and building health and wellness initiatives. The Green Building Services group provides sustainable building consulting services to the Harvard community including existing facility owners, capital project teams, and other stakeholders responsible for building and maintaining Harvard's campus. Consulting services encompass a range of offerings to ensure cost effective green buildings that provide improved indoor environments for occupants and reduce harmful effects on the natural environment. These services include capital project consulting related to Green Building Standards implementation, administration of LEED and related certification processes, commissioning, energy auditing, energy conservation measure (ECM) implementation, measurement and verification, and associated knowledge management and training efforts. This position is responsible for overall service delive1y, leadership/management of staff, customer satisfaction, and the financial performance of the unit.
Technology Skills Requirements: Must be proficient in the use of computers, including Microsoft Office software suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), MS Visio, MS Project, Autodesk AutoCAD, electronic mail, and Internet applications. Familiarity with Building Automation Systems and the ability to learn/utilize new software (such as Revit, eQUEST, Energy Plus, Photoshop, etc.) also required.
Physical Requirements: Must be physically fit and mentally alert at all times. Must be able to climb stairs or ladders and routinely walk between buildings. Must be able to bend, stoop and kneel for extended periods. Must be able to frequently walk up and down stairs, ladders, etc. on an ongoing basis, in an industrial plant and/or construction site setting. Required to wear personal protective equipment where necessary.
Emergency Status Destination: Critical personnel (under certain circumstances, as determined by management, required to provide on-site support during emergency situations).
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A minimum of 5 years professional experience running a program related to campus sustainability,sustainable building, energy management or design engineering with a demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects and staff, and promote energy efficiency and sustainability is required.
BS/BA/BArch degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, energy management, architecture, or related field is required (advanced degree preferred).
Current LEED® Accredited Professional (or be able to achieve credentials within first 90 days of employment) required. Detailed understanding of and fluency in sustainable building strategies and rating systems required.
Must be self-motivated, possess excellent organization and presentation skills, be enthusiastic and have high-energy; be able to think and work well independently and be a team player; have sound judgment skills and be able to delegate effectively.
Must be an effective problem-solver with attention to detail and be able to interact effectively in a highly political and decentralized academic environment, have the ability to communicate effectively and articulately in both spoken and written communication with a diverse audience (both internal and external to the University), and have the capacity for managing multiple projects/priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced, continually adapting work environment.
Demonstrated skills in data analysis, collecting and synthesizing data, project planning and management; communications and managing interpersonal relationships; management of teams, individual contributors, and consultants/contractors; willingness and ability to learn new technical skills quickly and efficiently; and understanding of relevant technologies is required.
Must be able to effectively lead, manage and influence others to effectively promote energy efficiency and sustainability and achieve the established objectives of the larger organization.
Previous experience in a university/institutional setting is preferred.
AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential preferred. Familiarity with IPMVP, ANSI WSIP, ASHRAE Commercial Building Energy Audits, ASHRAE Guideline 0, ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 62.1, ASHRAE 55, and related green building related standards and guidelines preferred.
Demonstrated experience teaching courses or speaking publicly (i.e. conferences) about sustainable building; demonstrated interest through course work, professional experience, or volunteer efforts in sustainability and/or addressing the ecological impacts of building design and construction preferred.
Direct experience designing, operating, or optimizing building mechanical, electrical, and building automation systems preferred. Professional experience in construction administration, specification writing, and construction documents and drawings is preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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