Associate Director, Engineering


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Festival, Mostly Mozart, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and White Light Festival.

Reporting to the Director, Engineering and Facility Services, this newly created position utilizes business management and day-to-day field operations experience to lead, direct and coordinate multiple activities of the engineering department. This department operates and maintains all power plant and related facility, life-safety, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, ensuring the highest level of efficiency and reliability for LCPA, the Lincoln Center campus and its constituents.  This is a unique opportunity for candidates that are adept in balancing a management and field (boots on the ground) role, and want to make their mark at a prestigious and renown New York cultural institution.


Basic supervisory and operational responsibilities include: operation and maintenance of the Central Mechanical Plant; provide support and oversight for the Rose Building Mechanical Plant; monitor all pertinent mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire safety systems in the concert halls and administration facilities, (including FSD and EAP administration and compliance); utilities management and distribution; administrative oversite of utilities procurement and monitoring support; campus vertical transportation contract maintenance; code compliance.

Specific responsibilities include:

•    Direct activities in preventative maintenance, operation and upgrades of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety and vertical circulation systems to maximize the provision of these services in an efficient, cost-effective and code compliant manner.
•    Lead and direct large complex capital projects of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, ensuring quality of work and adherence to scheduling, quality and budget demands.
•    Direct work order management, labor assignments, and scheduling of engineering staff, and oversee weekly payroll administration.
•    Support and represent the Director, as needed, in the oversight and coordination of operational activities, which may include collaboration and support from trade and custodial services.
•    Support the Director and the Managing Director with forecasting operating costs of engineering department expenses, preparation of fiscal budget requests as well as constituent billing practices.
•    Monitor contract services within areas of purview to ensure conformance to scope, schedule, budget and quality of service delivery.
•    Establish and monitor bench-marking criteria and performance standards to provide the appropriate level of engineering services and staffing.
•    Research fire codes, building codes and other relevant regulations to ensure that facility and life-safety systems remain in compliance with applicable codes and regulations.  Administer and maintain compliance with FSD and EAP regulations.
•    Research and analyze technology and industry trends, human resource needs and market demand for capital projects, preventative maintenance procedures and staffing strategies.


•    Eight (8) plus years’ experience in facilities management and operations, with extensive knowledge and experience in managing building operations of large and complex facilities, including steam and chilled water plants, life safety systems, major mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
•    Demonstrated managerial skills - experience supervising and mentoring contract and unionized labor.
•    Experience with complex capital renovations
•    Strong written, oral and presentation skills, excellent mathematical, reasoning and problem solving ability.
•    Demonstrated leadership, responsiveness, and accountability
•    Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of BMS computer-based systems and software applicable to physical plant operations, MS Project, Autocad Design software, proficient in MS Office Suite
•    Flexibility with work hours
•    Valid Driver’s License

Training/Skills Experience:

•    Current NYC Refrigeration License – Unlimited Ton/Unlimited HP
•    Current EPA Universal Refrigeration Certification
•    Emergency Action Plan/Fire Safety Director Certified Class E High Rise
•    Active member in ASHRAE
•    LEED certified
•    Active in an Engineering Society

Submission Procedure:

Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) via email to [email protected] listing Associate Director, Engineering in the subject line.

Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.

Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.