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Steam Plant Manager

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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University Code 17346 University Title Senior Manager 3, Facilities Management University Job Family Facilities Management ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Steam Plant Manager Position Number 517740 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Physical Plant Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

VCU’s Facilities Management Department is seeking to hire a Steam Plant Manager in the Steam Plant. This position serves to organize, lead, instruct, plan, schedule, and direct a team of skilled and semi-skilled personnel to operate, repair, and maintain the Steam Plant and related systems so as to maximize availability and minimize cost of operation. The Steam Plant Manager provides technical expertise to other departments regarding the availability of steam for new construction, renovations, and new equipment, and provides rate estimates for budget preparation.

Among the core responsibilities of the Steam Plant Manager are:

- Expectations are clear, well communicated, and relate to the goals and objectives of the department
- Staff have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish goals
- Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to assure a safe and healthy workplace
- Staff is well organized and prepared for tasks at hand
- Staff members have been instructed and understand the objectives and direction of the group
- Budgets are monitored and adjusted as necessary
- Work is completed efficiently and effectively; achieving the best possible results within the budget framework
- Materials necessary to execute maintenance plans on a timely basis to facilitate smooth workflow
- P-card and other methods of Procurement are carefully monitored for discrepancies, corrected quickly, and used effectively to achieve organizational goals
- The steam plant is operational 24/7/365, supplying steam to the MCV Hospital complex, Governors/Capital complex, VCU and state buildings; manager must be available to respond to plant outages/emergencies

Minimum Hiring Standards

Considerable knowledge of steam plant operation/maintenance and methods of construction
General knowledge of the various trades
Ability to work from plans for improvement or alteration of steam systems and equipment
Ability to plan, assign and lead the work of a varied group of supervisors, skilled and semi-skilled workers
Ability to set priorities, manage budgets, and oversee contractors
Knowledge of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s procurement system
Proficient in the use of technology with strong emphasis on personal computer skills
Engineering school or combined education, military experience
High School graduation or GED or equivalent required
Virginia Driver’s license required
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Steam Plant General Manager shall have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

- Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), Department of Environmental Quality ( DEQ ) and Title V regulations and permitting requirements
- Steam distribution system management and repair
- Budget administration and customer billing of $8,000,000 or more per year
- Automated control and equipment monitoring systems
- Personnel management to include staffing, training, evaluation, discipline, and scheduling
- Mechanical and electrical system maintenance of steam power plants equal to or larger than the MCV Campus Boiler Plant, incorporating a computer based maintenance program
- PC based energy monitoring systems
- Mechanical and electrical engineering concepts and practices sufficient to successfully maintain and improve the operating efficiencies of the plant
- Preparing monthly accrual report of actual expenditures.

Preferred Hiring Standards

College degree preferred
Unlimited boiler operator license from government agency preferred

Required Licenses/ Certifications

Virginia Driver’s license required

Anticipated Hiring Range $80,000 - $90,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F, 7:30am-4:00pm, plus emergencies Job Open Date 06/23/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Trades/ Housekeeping and Operations Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid Virginia Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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