Director - Utility Systems and Services
University of Utah Facilities Management seeks a customer and
results-oriented individual to lead a team responsible for the
Academic, Research and Healthcare Campus Utility Systems and
- Reports to the Chief Facilities Officer
- Manages four areas of campus service:
- Academic, Research and Healthcare Campus Utility
- Central Utility Plants
- Technical Resources including Civil, MEP, Emergency Generation,
Fire Protection Systems, Controls and Elevators
- Sustainability and Energy
- Key member of the Facilities Management Leadership team
- Assists the Chief Facilities Officer with overall leadership
and coordination of the University’s Facilities Operations in the
development of operating plans, systems, and procedures.
- In collaboration with the Chief Facilities Officer, establishes
and implements short- and long-range organizational goals,
objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating
- Staff and Team Management
- Defines staffing needs, capabilities and capacity to meet
University operating needs
- Develops programs and initiatives that meet the professional
and technical training needs of the Facilities staff. Institutes a
plan that advances these programs on a regular basis.
- Responsible for staff Performance Management
- Responsible for Utilities budget including: labor, supplies,
contracted services, management and administration, and utilities.
This process encompasses the development, reforecast, monthly and
end-of-year reviews, cost containment, and other adjustments or
recommendations required by the University resources.
- Evaluates University facilities operations; provides
recommendations to ensure activities and initiatives are consistent
with the University’s strategic, operational, and fiscal needs and
objectives. Recommends and makes changes as needed.
- Annual O&M budgeting and spending tracking.
- Communication and Community Engagement
- Maintains comprehensive, regular contact with the university
community concerning their needs for facilities support; monitors
relative satisfaction; ensures good working relations between the
Facilities departments and administrative and academic
- Shares and promotes University’s sustainability achievements
- Campus Utility Infrastructure & Central Utility Plants
- Owns, operates, maintains, and optimizes Campus Utility
infrastructure including Central Heating and Cooling, High Voltage
and Medium Voltage Electrical Distribution, naturals gas, culinary
water, irrigation water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer.
- Provides and maintains utility services to the University
Health system including hospitals, clinics and supports buildings.
Complies with all regulatory and accreditation requirements for
- Manages connections to Municipal and Public Utilities.
- Utility Reliability and cost from external sources to the
Campus Building tie in.
- Provides and maintains reliable cost-effective utility systems
including water, electric power, natural gas, chilled water, and
- Leads and maintains Utility Condition Assessment program and
utility system reliability.
- Campus Technical Resources
- Maintains and supports the Campus Utility Infrastructure.
- Civil, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Controls, Fire Systems
and Elevators support campus-wide.
- Air Emissions Compliance.
- Storm Water Infrastructure.
- Fire Protection Testing.
- FCC License Management.
- Energy and Sustainability
- Utility Budgeting and Spending Tracking.
- Renewable Energy/PPA Procurement and Management.
- Oversees the University’s Facilities’ Energy and Sustainability
- Oversees the University’s Facilities’ program to achieve Carbon
Neutrality by 2040.
- Measures and monitors program effectiveness related to the
University’s energy and sustainability policies, including its
- Researches and presents relevant and timely information to the
administration and campus community regarding opportunities to
improve energy and sustainability performance of the
- Planning, Design and Construction Support
- Prioritizes utilities Capital Improvement projects.
- Participates in new construction and renovation efforts
providing leadership for all infrastructure, energy and
sustainability expectations for facility planning.
- Defines and maintains Utility Systems design standards.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or
equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible
management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations
and effective communications skills required.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, or related area
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the
essential functions of the job as outlined in the position
- Master’s Degree preferred in Engineering or a related
- Demonstrated leadership skills, and the ability to communicate
with members of the administrative, academic, scientific and
- Experience with institutional, academic and healthcare building
- Well-developed organizational, analytical, oral and written
communication and management skills.
- The ability to lead collaborative, high-performing teams.
Full Time or Part Time?
Work Schedule Summary:
Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM, with some
ability to flex hours, and periodic requirements to work beyond
01739 - Facility Management
Pay Rate Range:
Open Until Filled:
To apply, visit https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/151192