Towson University is accepting applications for a Chief Engineer in the Facilities Management Department. This position is a Direct report to the Associate Director for Mechanical Trades. Provides administrative and expert technical supervision of general and daily operation of the steam power plant and central chilled water plant personnel. Address EPA requirements of the Clean Air and Clean Water Act, as required.
The Chief Engineer oversees daily operation of power plant. Schedules in house personnel as well as outside contractors to ensure all shifts are covered. Assists in budget projection and budget preparation and departmental planning. Reviews work orders, determines priorities and makes assignments. Supervises and trains assigned personnel. Participates in the hiring process and implements progressive discipline. Resolves work-related personnel issues on a daily basis. Performs on the job training and participates in performance management process. Serves as a resource, collaborating with other engineers, electricians, HVAC mechanic and other trades personnel as needed.
Recommends and oversees internal operation procedures. Operates plant equipment to maintain proper pressure and temperatures to Campus Buildings and Systems. Monitors building and systems by physical rounds as well as computerized monitoring system. Prepares a variety of reports and analysis reflecting daily operations. Record data and maintains records. Composes and updates Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P.’s) within the plant. Assesses and initiates an entire PM program within the power plant. Troubleshoots problems and perform maintenance repairs as needed. Ensures operational readiness and safety of equipment and tools. Stays current with codes and procedures to ensure safe and efficient operations. Responsible for the reconditioning of the steam tunnel.
High School diploma or equivalent and ten (10) years progressively responsible in Steam Power Plant and Chilled Water Plant operations, preferably in an education, health care or municipal utility provider application. At least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques of high pressure Steam Power plant operations as well as centralized chilled water plant operations.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics as they apply to heating and cooling of water.
Understanding of boiler, chiller and building control systems.
Understanding of water chemical treatment as it applies to steam, condensate and chilled water.
Understanding and enforcement of safe working conditions and practices.
Current with OSHA regulations related to the steam trade.
Basic mathematics including area, volume, weights and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.
Knowledge of supervision.
Working knowledge and skill in the use of tools and equipment of the trade.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; to communicate effectively orally and in writing to complete logs, work order forms and prepare reports; to make adjustments, repairs and replacements to building fixtures and mechanical equipment; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment or machinery; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, supplies and/or exert force up to 70 pounds; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule in order to meet departmental needs. This position is essential.
Employee will be required to take additional training sessions but not limited to, ladder training, confined spaces, heat stress, asbestos and, stormwater management training.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license with fewer than five points will be required.
Three (3) years as a Chief Engineer preferred.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation and pre-employment physical/drug screen are required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits $57,116 annually with University benefits including annual leave, holidays, personal and sick days; tuition remission; and excellent health, life, and retirement plans. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 180000RI
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).