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, electrical and/or plumbing design oversight and assistance on projects proposed or to be constructed. 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 and 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 2 1/2 miles of tunnels that support the chilled water and steam system that provide heating and cooling of approximately 5,000,000 square feet of buildings, including classrooms and research space. 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 one off-campus locations in Fort Worth. 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 Capital Projects 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 Facilities Engineer has day to day responsibilities. Respond to emergency and urgent service calls that support research, classrooms, data processing, Housing properties (residence halls and apartments), and other critical support areas. Performs other functions as assigned.
Bachelors of Science Degree in engineering, preferably mechanical. Texas state license to practice as a Professional Engineer required. Applicant should have at least ten 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.
Experience in construction estimating, engineered products technical sale representative; working with a commercial or institutional contractor with emphasis on mechanical construction; engineering MEP design; trades (shops) management / oversight in higher education position or large school system; experience overseeing contractors as the
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