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Director of Infrastructure and Renewal

Harvard University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 19, 2024

Job Details

Job Summary

The Office of Physical Resources & Planning (OPRP) provides complete and integrated planning and design services, construction management, and building renewal, maintenance, and operations management to maintain the physical resources of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) campus. This position is responsible for the overall mechanical & structural maintenance and renewal programs for over 250 buildings within the FAS including but not limited to HVAC & security systems and infrastructure, elevators, and MEP systems, and all life safety-related systems.

The Infrastructure and Sustainability Group is also responsible for the program development and management of FAS’ Energy & Sustainability Program including developing and managing programs to attain the University-wide 2026 and 2050 sustainability goals. This position is responsible for oversight of FAS’ Security Program. This position oversees an internal team as well as several embedded vendors and serves as a key member of the OPRP Senior Leadership Team.

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Job Code

329060 Facilities & Oper Manager

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Business Title

Director of Infrastructure and Renewal


Administration and Finance

Salary Grade


Time Status



00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 10+ years of increasingly responsible facilities management experience in academic or other large institution environments.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree or advanced training and education preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in long-term strategic/capital planning at the campus-wide level.
  • Extensive experience in operating technology, including building automation and energy recovery systems.
  • Strong background in analyzing and managing technically complex systems and capital projects.
  • Excellent decision-making and organizational skills.
  • Must be highly skilled in written and verbal communications and have the ability to work well with clients at all levels.
  • Strong financial analysis and budget presentation skills.
  • Solid knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations for operating in an urban area setting within an educational, research-oriented environment.
Additional Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

We regret that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.


Office of Physical Resources and Planning

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Education, Identity


M-F 9-5

Job Function


Position Description

Energy and Sustainability
  • Leads FAS efforts to achieve University Sustainability goals (Fossil Fuel Neutral by 2026 and Fossil Fuel Free by 2050) goals with a primary focus on overall FAS carbon reduction and fossil fuel-free plans.
  • Serves as primary FAS liaison to Harvard’s central Office for Sustainability (OFS) and Engineering and Utilities (E&U) organization.
  • Works closely with OFS, E&U, and relevant outside vendors/consultants to identify, analyze, coordinate, and execute the investments necessary to achieve sustainability goals. This includes both full electrification of certain buildings and major energy conservation projects in others, especially in laboratory science buildings.
  • Work closely with the FAS Director of Planning, Director of Capital Projects, and Senior Directors of Operations to ensure that long-term plans for sustainability investment align with addressing deferred maintenance needs and programmatic improvements to maximize the effectiveness of investments and minimize disruption to the academic enterprise.
  • Working closely with E&U and the Director of Finance and Business Systems, develops and manages annual FAS budgets for utilities.
  • Develops and manages annual budget for Energy Conservation Measures (ECM).
Infrastructure and Operational Technology
  • Responsible for FAS-wide strategic planning, design, modernization, installation, operation, and maintenance programs for energy and utilities infrastructure and building systems, including environmental, MEP, building controls, life safety, and access control.
  • Provides technical support and guidance for Facilities Operations, Building Managers, and Construction Projects.
  • Works with departments across the University (e.g. Harvard University IT, Engineering & Facilities, Harvard University Police Department, Campus Services Operations Center) to ensure proper configuration and management of FAS operating technology (OT) systems, including network security and system connectivity.
  • Oversees operation technology (OT) systems (such as BMS, lighting controls, energy recovery systems, physical security, and video systems) for the FAS campus (including defining and maintaining standards, implementing system upgrades, and coordinating new network initiatives), working closely with HUIT, HUPD, Campus Services, and key vendor partners.
  • Reviews and helps to negotiate service agreements with OT vendors.
  • Oversees and manages Facilities Condition Index (FCI) data for all FAS buildings, working closely with Building Operations and central Capital Projects Services (CAPS), to ensure that data is up-to-date and utilizing data to inform long-term planning and prioritization among various deferred maintenance needs/projects.
  • Responsible for the management of the FAS Environmental Compliance Reporting – SPCC; Emissions; Ground Water/Rain Water run-off; MWRA and DEP in conjunction with University departments such as Environmental Health & Safety.
  • Develops and manages annual capital and maintenance budgets for OT systems and campus-wide maintenance programs including elevators, fire safety systems, and emergency generators.
  • Working closely with OPRP Senior Leadership Team, helps develop FAS-wide annual and multi-year capital spending plans.
  • Coordinates and supports FAS-wide security efforts of operations staff, Securitas contract guards, Siemens, and the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD).
  • Works closely with FAS stakeholders including Harvard College leadership to plan for and respond to security incidents on campus.
  • Plans and oversees capital investment in as well as maintenance and appropriate use of physical security systems, including card access, video cameras, and associated infrastructure.
  • Works with HUPD to ensure FAS alarm systems and accounts are updated and compliant.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Certificates and Licenses

LEED AP, CEM, CEA, Energy Engineer, or PE license helpful.

Physical Requirements

Walking throughout campus and all areas of facilities including mechanical areas, roofs, stairs, etc.

Working Conditions

During emergency situations and severe inclement weather, this position is designated as essential and critical to the operations of the FAS.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( ) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Work Format


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Work Format Details

This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.


 Harvard FAS

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the home of Harvard’s undergraduate program (Harvard College, founded in 1636) as well as all of Harvard’s PhD. programs (the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1872). The 40 academic departments and more than 30 centers of the FAS support a community unparalleled in its academic excellence across the broadest range of liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Together, the FAS seeks to foster an environment of ambition, curiosity and shared commitment to knowledge and truth that elicits excellence from all members of our community and prepares the next generation of leaders through a transformative educational experience.

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