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MEPFP Design Manager

- 9551

- US-NY-New York

- Construction Project Management

- 30 Hudson Yards


The Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection (“MEPFP”) Design Manager will provide optimal design of the systems appropriate for the specific needs of the Development Team, as well as building requirements, to be evaluated from several perspectives that will vary based on market conditions and building type. The MEPFP Design Manager will evaluate each system based on cost, constructability, quality, functionality, operations, sustainability and operational cost, as well as provide support and high quality construction documents to the construction department to build the project with minimal change orders.


Design management of projects for all MEPFP trades, as follows:


  • Keep track of project design schedule, all milestone dates, as well as scope and issue dates of ASI’s that will be issued for MEPFP in order to develop and maintain construction schedules.
  • Ensure owners’ design criteria and requirements are included in the MEPFP design.
  • Interface with city agencies and utilities as needed.
  • Attend all internal meetings, as well as facilitate communication and coordination between consultants for design coordination meetings to ensure that no scope gaps or conflict of information between disciplines exists.
  • Review all ASI and Bulletins for: (i) MEPFP changes, identifying cause or reason for changes so cost impacts can be tracked; and (ii) technical errors and coordination.
  • For Owner, Architect Contractor (OAC) meetings, review status of submittal and RFI logs to ensure MEPFP consultant is up to date; walk the field before or after meetings and take pictures, raising any issues with the field installation.
  • Attend all contractor coordinator meetings initially, subsequently attending on an as-needed basis.
  • Oversee development, maintenance and updating of MEPFP budget and cost reports.
  • Provide construction and procurement support, as follows:
    • Review scope documents for bid and sit in de-scope meetings to ensure complete scope is purchased and scope gaps are eliminated.
    • Conduct meetings with CM/GC and trade to walk through changes in ASI’s and sketches.
    • Review submittals and RFI’s and inform CM/GC of any red flags or actions needed, especially if time sensitive.
    • Review change orders to ensure that scope is correct and is not owed in the base contract.
    • Ensure that scope in both design and materials bought from contractors is being installed in the field, and verify code items.
  • Communicate all Construction, Coordination and Engineering issues to development and construction teams in order to ensure success of project.
  • Provide drawing review comments at each milestone, as follows:
    • Review with internal MEPFP group
    • VE & MEPFP peer review as needed
    • VE options and budget analysis
    • Low Voltage system design (including IT for design support)
    • MEPFP systems narrative and BOD from MEP engineer
    • Review documents with commissioning agent
    • Update budgets
    • Fire Alarm Expeditor review
    • Review security and operation needs with security consultant and internal teams
    • Acoustical consultant review
    • Ensure constructability of design
    • Ensure maintenance access and equipment removal throughout design coordination and installation.
    • Code compliance
    • Check for obvious mistakes (i.e., lobby AHU should not be located in the boiler room)
    • Ensure design consistency for similar-sized rooms within building
    • Ensure completeness of construction documents confirming all sizes for pipes, ducts, feeders and conduits are shown, panel and equipment schedules are complete, etc; check riser diagrams to confirm completeness and coordination with plans.
    • Coordinate between MEPFP disciplines, structural, and architectural
  • Confirm appropriate equipment has been provided to maximize cost and energy efficiency.
  • Keep up to date with latest code changes.
  • Record all global issues and company standards with specific discipline and add to drawing review check list.
  • Participate in commissioning process with construction team as well as commissioning agent.
  • Collect and keep track of all incoming services, including load letters, applications, rulings, and approval on all utilities, including Con Ed electric, gas, SD-1&2, BFP.


  • Strong project management skills; results-driven, detail-oriented, and adaptable with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Self-starting personality that can work well with limited direction.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ease in working with people up and down the organization hierarchy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working and coordinating with city and municipal agencies.
  • Ability to utilize and work with Windows Operating Systems, particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to utilize and work with Prolog Software, or similar – CAD BIM software, Revisto and other similar construction and design software.
  • Knowledge of scheduling, estimating, and cost principles desired.
  • College Degree required.
  • Minimum of 10 years in field construction management or related field; experience in high-rise projects preferred.

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