At Carnegie Mellon University, Facilities Management and Campus Services (FMCS) defines our core activities through stewardship of university facilities and happiness of our customers. In order to carry out these strategically important activities, we focus on the areas of technological enhancement, process improvement, quality assurance, and teamwork.
We are searching for a Central Utilities Manager to join our FMCS team. Under the direction of the Director of Facilities Operations, you will be responsible for all operation, maintenance, and emergency support of the campus steam, chilled water, domestic water, storm water, sanitary sewage and associated infrastructure. You will have full authority for performance of these critical central utility systems including daily operations, preventive maintenance, and customer service. You will manage a team of union personnel working 24X7 including Lead Operating Engineers and Journeymen Skilled Trades. Due to the critical nature of the utility systems, you should be on-site during regular working hours, major projects and emergency response events.
Your core responsibilities include:
Manages successful performance of central utility systems for campus steam, chilled water, domestic water, storm water, sanitary sewage and associated infrastructure
Directing central utility operations to ensure reliable, efficient and cost effective operations of the steam/condensate distribution and chiller plants/chilled water distribution systems
Handling staff, equipment, and facilities for successful 24/7 utility performance
Managing personnel who respond to, execute, and complete customer service requests and other requests for special work
Ensuring staff, contractors and vendors abide by program, contractual, and industrial standards/best practices, where required, which meet the requirements of the contract
Providing safe work environments for employees, visitors, and customers
Developing and recommending maintenance project priorities for equipment and operational strategies to improve operating efficiency
Identifying building mechanical problems impacting utility consumption
Establishing budgets and control expenses for staff, ongoing maintenance, repairs and projects. Reviews the various fiscal reports for accuracy and handling the budget for adherence to the annual program plan
Work with Utilities Analyst to evaluate utility billings and meter data. Recommending methods of cost containment and assists in development and management of the annual utilities operating budget. Setting benchmarks for usage, developing and implementing appropriate conservation measures
Reviewing utility systems operations, material conditions, and maintenance practices and provides advice to the appropriate Facilities personnel. Providing recommendations on other steps to develop a sound and efficient utility infrastructure. Providing strong strategic mentorship to the expansion of campus-wide utility systems
Providing input on engineering, design, construction and maintenance services for existing and new infrastructure. Maintaining and revising the various utility standard operating procedures (SOPs), manuals and publications
Responding promptly by phone or in person as appropriate to emergency situations and therefore be available 24/7 or as required
Bachelor's degree – preferably in engineering, business, management or equivalent related field experience desired; High school diploma is Required
Ten years of experience in utility infrastructure or facilities maintenance and operations preferred; 5-8 years is Required
Demonstrated experience handling the operation and maintenance of major infrastructure
Demonstrated experience handling effective preventative maintenance program
Supervisory experience working with unionized workforce
Ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels of the organization regarding a variety of meaningful issues.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, goals and objectives
Are you passionate about this dynamic opportunity with us? Please apply.
Internal Number: 2011566
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.