Job ID: 2023-16365 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Building Trades and Technicians
The Associate Director of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) provides a high-level of support to the Director of Maintenance, as a key member of the Facilities Operations leadership team. The Associate Director is responsible for leading, managing, planning, organizing, and administering a large maintenance work unit, which supports a university campus consisting of approximately 250 buildings, with over 11 million gross square feet of space. Included in the collection of buildings are highly technical science, engineering, and research facilities. Responsibilities include providing direct supervision to nine (9) technical trade shops, totaling approximately one hundred (100) employees (both union and non-union), and providing a wide array of engineering, maintenance, and technical support to both the core campus and Special Facilities (zone maintenance) buildings and work units. Shops overseen include HVAC, HVAC Controls, Plumbing, Electrical and Elevator. The work consists of both routine and emergency repairs, as well as preventive maintenance.
The Associate Director fosters a culture that incorporates the core values of Facilities (teamwork, innovation, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and sustainability) and places high value on customer service, workplace safety, and the use of technology to support the department and campus mission. The incumbent also maintains strong communication and relationships with campus peers and partners, tailoring the operational resources and processes to meet and exceed customer expectations.
Leadership and Management â“ provides direction, focus, guidance, motivation, support, prioritization, and oversight for assigned management, supervisory, and line staff. Develops programs, processes, and procedures that result in a high-level of organizational performance and effectiveness; be responsive to directives from senior leadership and superiors; support the unit, department, and institutional goals; promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace. Provides for the professional training and development of employees. Ensures that workplace culture is inclusionary; enforces rules; holds subordinates accountable for effectiveness, efficiency and personal conduct; conduct effective employment searches and provides hiring recommendations; participates in the administration of discipline as needed. Provide leadership to a variety of safety programs and processes, including, but not limited to the Peer Safety Program, Departmental Safety Committee, and stand-alone programs such as Lock Out/Tag Out, Confined Space, SDS, Arc Flash, and others. Collaborate with Environmental Health and Safety, and the Facilities Operations Safety Committee to validate departmental compliance with all safety policies, rules, and procedures. Proactively manages operating budgets for assigned work units; ensures funds are allocated in accordance with university policy; develops and reviews budgetary controls and summary reports.
Maintenance and Repair Operations â“ responsible for implementation and maintenance of an effective and efficient maintenance repair program, including a preventive maintenance program. Develops, implements, and monitors administrative and technical control processes to ensure the reliable operation of building systems, infrastructure, highly specialized equipment, and associated building elements. Develops, implements, manages, and provides oversight to programs and work practices that ensure a high degree of quality of work performed by in-house staff and contractors; and result in a high degree of shop professionalism and customer satisfaction. Effectively provides management and oversight of contractors, including contract administration, hiring, work planning, execution, and turnover.
Enterprise Asset Management â“ provides technical support and guidance relative to a wide-range of campus building systems and equipment. Ensures and validates that proper design reviews, quality assurance, system commissioning, shop training, and project handoff are completed for capital construction and major maintenance projects in areas of responsibility. Ensures the effective utilization of the computerized maintenance-management software (CMMS). Develops and implements work practices that result in a consistent, accurate, and timely cost tracking of work unit activities, materials, and purchased services. Develop and regularly review reports which detail performance of the assigned work unit. Provide summary and performance data and/or reports to senior departmental leadership.
Technology Developmentâ“ actively research equipment/system technologies associated with advancing the mission of Facilities and the University. Recommend and implement enhancements to existing systems. Collaborate with staff and colleagues to foster an environment of innovation and change.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education/Experience â“ bachelorâ™s degree from an accredited institution in business, engineering, architecture or construction management plus a minimum of seven (7) years of leadership/management experience in a large commercial, industrial, or institutional environment. In lieu of the requirement of a bachelorâ™s degree, twenty (20) years of leadership/management would be considered equivalent.
Management and Leadership â“ able to develop and communicate goals which are consistent with the departmental and university mission; motivate, plan, lead, organize the workforce to establish and maintain a work culture of excellence and inclusion in all facets of the operation; able to successfully handle multiple tasks at once, and be able to establish appropriate priorities, which are consistent with the best interests and objects of the department and university.
Specific Knowledge â“ strong technical knowledge of a wide range of facilities systems and building elements, including, but not limited to; electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, digital controls, elevators, chillers, boilers, energy management, pumps, commercial kitchens; strong knowledge of methods associated with maintenance and repairs to commercial systems/equipment.
Technical Understanding and Competency â“ ability to effectively read, interpret, and understand technical documents, specifications, diagrams, sequences of operation, and drawings.
Computer/Software Skills â“ possess strong skills and proficiency with personal computers and business application software; have the technical ability to effectively oversee and monitor the maintenance programs for campus data centers and other technically advanced buildings.
Communication and Analytical Skills â“ ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience, and possess a knowledge of appropriate escalation protocols; possess highly developed analytical skills.
Professional Attributes â“ organized, conceptual, analytical, strategic thinker, results-driven, interpersonal, self-starter, and innovative.
Project Management â“ possess project management experience and have a good working knowledge with project planning, scheduling, and work implementation.
Regulatory and Safety â“ possess solid knowledge of federal, state, and local safety and regulatory codes, with the ability to research applicable codes related to specific projects, departmental processes, or initiatives.
After-Hour Emergency Response â“ must be able to respond to after normal business hour emergencies and incidents as needed, and on short notice.
Essential Personnel â“ must be able to function in an essential personnel role, which may include an extended on-campus presence during campus, local, regional, or national emergencies.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Prior related experience in a higher education setting.
Licensed Professional Engineer.
Experience managing in a union environment.
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