This position manages, directs, and provides leadership to Operating Engineers and other trade staff within the Energy Management unit. The activities of this unit includes the inspection, efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of campus thermal systems, related plant equipment, water treatment systems as well as maintenance and repair of campus domestic water & sewer distribution systems, and campus gas utility distribution systems within the domain of the Facilities Management Division. This position may act in the capacity of the Director of Energy and Engineering in the event of his/her absence. The Central Plant Manager works independently to manage department and unit objectives, while ensuring good public relations and a positive department image through personal contacts and assurance of quality standards, exceptional customer service, and a safe, functional, clean, efficient and attractive living and learning environment. Prepares performance appraisals, develops, counsels assigned personnel and coordinate their training and evaluations. Manages department resources and utility systems to meet reliability and energy efficiency objectives along with regulatory compliance requirements and facilities management’s customer service objectives.
Bachelor degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent in education, training, or experience.
At least 8-10 years of experience (appropriate and varied) in a facilities engineering/operations leadership role
Title V permitting experience
Budgetary experience with operations, maintenance and replacement costs.
Familiarity with life cycle cost assessment
Personnel & performance management experience including goal setting, appraisal and corrective counseling
Ability to establish vision, assess staffing and training needs, to inspire and train staff
Experience with incident response, management/control, and reporting
Contract management experience
Ability to read blueprints
Strong familiarity with commercial and/or industrial automation/control systems
Utilities cost control and efficient energy management
Experience with executive level briefing and public presentation/speaking
Advanced Microsoft Office skills & email usage
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) experience
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) experience working with computerized maintenance management and reporting systems
Building/Plant Automation & Database and Network management certifications
Facilities management certificate
Master HVAC license
NIULPE Chief Engineer License
Universal CFC license and 1st Class DC Steam Engineers License (non-restricted)
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
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