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Director Engineering Services

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

Director Engineering Services

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.


Under general supervision, the Director Engineering Services is responsible for the administration and management of Engineering Services, the PPM Work Control Center, campus critical software applications (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, Building Energy Management and Control Systems, Fire Protection Systems, Security/Lock and Key Systems, etc.) and programmed maintenance for the University; Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Services, Other Trades, Elevators, and Campus Auto Fleet services. The incumbent serves as a member of the PPM Senior Management Team and acts as an advisor to the Senior Director on the daily operations of the department.
  • Works with the Senior Director (or designee) on organizational planning, budget planning and human resources management and performs project management on major and minor capital projects and coordinates the administration of remodel/repair projects to include multi-million dollar projects.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations and acts as technical advisor for all utility systems, HVAC, mechanical systems, domestic water, industrial waste, fire protection, sewage, storm, gas, electrical and associated equipment, and controls, building architectural finishes, and regulatory compliance.
  • Manages directly and indirectly approximately 65 journey-level employees, 5- 7 management and administrative support staff, and 3-5 student assistant employees. Responsible for the evaluation and development of customer service initiatives and time/resource saving systems for the University within the related fields.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

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    • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or job-related field. Master's degree is preferred.
    • Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience; with two of the five years in a managerial role preferred. A license in an engineering field is preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of Auto Cad/MetaBim and various engineering software packages, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), safety procedures and environmental compliance and building codes, engineering design concepts and requirements for the campus, and administrative policies and procedures.
    • Ability and specialized skills to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work of others; make sound decisions and recommendations; work with high-level administrators and managers; plan, schedule, and manage complex programs and projects; establish and maintain productive working relationships within the campus and the CSU, as well as with the community; use good judgment in respect to staffing, planning, budgeting, operations, and fiduciary responsibility; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and foster effective customer service.
    • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
    • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
    • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

    Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
    • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $135,000 - $146,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
    • The individual hired for this role will physically work on-campus in Northridge. This is not a telecommute position.

    General Information
    • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
    • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
    • The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
    • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
    • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
    • Applications received through December 28, 2023, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
    • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, covered military and veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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