Manager - NET ZERO Projects

Cambridge, Massachusetts
$110,000 - $125,000 annually
Oct 05, 2021
Nov 04, 2021
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Contract Type
Organization Type



As a key member of the Cambridge Public School (CPS) and the City’s Facilities Management Team, this position reports directly to the CPS Director of Facilities (DoF), working in close collaboration with the City’s Owner’s Project Manager (OPM), who is part of the City Manager’s Office.  Working in Collaboration with the OPM and the DoF, this position acts as the principal NZE operational monitoring person for the King Open/Cambridge Street Upper School & Community Complex, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Putnam Avenue Upper School, and the Tobin Montessori School and Vassal Lane Upper Schools Project. This position is the primary contact and liaison between the Owners Project Manager and the School Department pertaining to on-going maintenance and mechanical system issues. This position may require interaction with other City departments and projects. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Meets with OPM and DoF to coordinate all building operational activities including, IT compatibility of building systems between the City and School Department
  • Participates and coordinates with the OPM staff for the commissioning of building systems
  • Work closely between the OPM and CPS administration coordinating information between both parties during programming and turnover of the Tobin project
  • Monitors building mechanical systems using Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management System (EAM) to provide recommendations to the CPS DoF
  • In collaboration with the OPM and CPS DoF reviews, manages, and recommends implementation and maintenance requirements in accordance with the Operational and Maintenance (O & M) manuals for all systems and building components 
  • Recommends and develops organizational policies relevant to the facility’s NET ZERO function and operations of the buildings as identified by the DoF
  • Work closely with OPM and Commissioning Agent post occupancy to manage, troubleshoot and provide employee training of systems as required in collaboration with the DoF
  • Communicates to the OPM and DoF to determine scope and priority of maintenance work to be performed
  • Assist with the design and operation of energy management systems ensuring that NET ZERO, LEED and “sustainability” initiatives are included in the design and to ensure post occupancy maintenance is being followed to ensure equipment warrantees are enforceable
  • Tests and troubleshoots building control systems to identify the cause of alerts and alarms to ensure they are on-line and functioning as designed, coordinates these daily issues with the OPM and CPS DoF
  • As directed by the DoF, expedite maintenance repairs
  • As directed by the DoF coordinates building shutdowns and system testing for the emergency generator and other building systems
  • Manages files on maintenance subcontractors, assist with coordinating consultant services
  • Attend weekly construction meetings as requested
  • Manages other projects within CPS district as directed by DoF                                 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor of Science in Construction, Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering or Facilities Management or related field preferred
  • a knowledge of public building construction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, particularly the construction reform law Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2004, including the filed sub-bid laws and contractor pre-qualification requirements of Chapter 149 and 149A
  • OSHA – 10 card required or the ability to acquire before starting if offered the position
  • the ability to organize, coordinate and control the many and diverse – often competing - components of a municipal and CPS projects
  • Strong working knowledge of the construction documents process and the ability to maintain project records
  • this position requires a self-motivated person who can work independently without daily supervision
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance and Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management Systems (EAM)
  • Must be able to work with management to develop and implement strategic plan for facility maintenance, equipment replacement and green initiative programs
  • Must be able to read and interpret building plans, specifications, and construction materials, understand the construction process from design engineering to installation, change orders and commissioning. Must be able to interface with internal employees on a variety of building maintenance, planning, and comfort issues  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent leadership, time management, and organization skills. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to find creative solutions. Ability to set priorities and make appropriate decisions on repairs or assignments contingent upon availability of parts and manpower Knowledge of state and federal regulations related to accessibility, OSHA and NFPA management.  Knowledge of public bidding laws. Valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s License Class D is required
  • An understanding of “Green Building” design and construction, as well as a working knowledge of the LEED process, and complete understanding of NET ZERO design to aid with the building commissioning requirements and procedures
  • The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.   Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

RATE:                    $110,000 - $125,000

HOURS OF WORK:                           40 hours per week, Monday—Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30, 3-year contract position

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to:  or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.  Resume and cover letter requested by 10/28/21.  Position will remain open until filled.  We are an AA/EEO Employer.

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