Director Energy and Mechanical Operations (S00440P)
University of Texas at Arlington
September 26, 2017
Serve as the Director of Energy and Mechanical Operations for the Office of Facilities Management (OFM). Provide professional engineering experience, administrative management, and supervisory directions for the daily operational functions of the organization.
Perform in-house mechanical design oversight and assistance on projects proposed or to be constructed by Job-Order Contractors. Oversee the Campus Mechanical Engineer and Energy Analyst in performance of their duties. Develop annual, mid-range, and long-term maintenance forecasts of projects and initial order-of-magnitude budgets. Oversee contract preparation and award of projects. BE fully knowledgeable of construction codes for mechanical, plumbing, and energy compliance so as to be capable of directing and reviewing both in-house and contractor trades in these categories. Provide oversight and support to the Thermal Energy Plant (TEP), which is responsible for the operations, repair and maintenance of the essential equipment in the TEP, the TEP sub-plant, the two and half miles of tunnels that support the chilled water and steam system that provide heating and cooling of approximately 3,500,000 square feet of buildings, including classrooms and research space. The plant has a Supervisor who handles day-to-day responsibilities, and will report to this position. Provide oversight and support to the HVAC Shop, and Energy Controls shop which are responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing the campus HVAC Systems including three off-campus locations in Fort Worth. Respond to emergency and urgent service calls that support research, classrooms, data processing, Housing properties (residence halls and apartments), and other critical support areas. The shops have Supervisors who handle day-to-day responsibilities, and will report to this position. Consult with other Directors and become a knowledgeable source for all campus utility infra-structure maintenance and operations. Integrally support other Directors and Assistant Vice President of Facilities on multiple planning strategies including business continuity, emergency response, master planning, fiscal management, and presentations. Manage In-House and Major (OFPC) review, coordination and commissioning of projects. Establish UT Arlington Office of Facilities Management facility standards where applicable. Manage energy conservation and usage. This involves Computer Energy Management system strategies, implementing ERCOT and ONCOR Management Programs, monitoring building performance and initiates NSW initiatives. The position requires work hours beyond 8a.m. to 5p.m. on an infrequent but continual basis. Other functions as assigned.
Bachelor’s of Science Degree in engineering, preferably mechanical. State license to practice as a Professional Engineer required. Five years of experience in the engineering and related management fields, with specific experience in university Facilities Management concentrating on operations, maintenance/repair and minor construction of all types of university building including classrooms, labs, NANOFAB buildings, arenas, science and research buildings, residence halls and auxiliary structures. Must have in-depth knowledge of construction techniques and building MEP systems. Must have excellent writing skills for correspondence and contractual requirements. Computer capabilities desired. Must be able to work well with skilled trades.
EXPERIENCE IN THEFOLLOWINGPOSITIONS IS BENEFICIAL: CONSTRUCTIONESTIMATING, ENGINEEREDPRODUCTSTECHNICALSALEREPRESENTATIVE; WORKINGWITH A COMMERCIAL OR INSTITUTIONALCONTRACTORWITHEMPHASIS ON MECHANICALCONSTRUCTION; ENGINEERINGMEPDESIGN; TRADES (SHOPS) MANAGEMENT / OVERSIGHT IN HIGHEREDUCATIONPOSITION OR LARGESCHOOLSYSTEM; EXPERIENCEOVERSEEINGCONTRACTORS AS THE “OWNER’S AGENT.” THISPOSITIONREQUIRES A DEDICATEDINDIVIDUALWHO IS COMMITTED TO A LONG-TERMLEARNINGANDCAREER-BUILDINGINVESTMENT IN THEUNIVERSITY, ANDSOMEONEWHOHASPROVENSUCHPROFESSIONALISM IN PREVIOUSPOSITIONS. INDIVIDUALMUSTHAVEEXCELLENTINTER-PERSONALLEADERSHIPSKILLSAND BE COMFORTABLEFROMTHE “BOILERROOM TO THEBOARDROOM”. INDIVIDUALWILLWORKDIRECTLYWITHDEANS OF THESEVERALUNIVERSITYCOLLEGES, AS WELL AS OTHERUNIVERSITYTOPLEADERSHIP.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University ...offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
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Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
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