Employment Status: Full-time, regular "exempt" position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, with the possibility of converting to an alternate work schedule.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 20, 2018.
DEFINITION Under the general direction of the Director of Facilities Management, the Chief Engineer provides leadership and direction for all campus mechanical systems and develops strategic plans to further improve the effectiveness of the Facilities Management Department. Manages the delivery of utilities to campus buildings. Provides direction on facilities and utilities planning, budgets, and distribution changes. Provides information on system capacity, sizing loads, and routes to expand in order to meet campus growth. Initiates work scopes for replacement, upgrading, or expansion of plant, utility distribution systems and building systems to maintain service reliability and meet planned growth needs. This position will work closely with Facilities Planning Design and Construction, and the Office of Sustainability.
"Please attach a cover letter, resume (or curricula vitae) and diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino. (Maximum 250 words).
Duties may include but are not limited to, the following:
The Chief Engineer works to implement best management practices on campus. Sets Heating & Air Conditioning expectations for campus building and infrastructure including the Central Plant. Supports and moves new initiatives forward. Identifies current and future challenges and proposes solutions. Facilitates an environment that motivates, empowers, and inspires commitment from employees. Demonstrates commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Works with a spirit of collaboration, inclusion, respect, and collegiality. Creates a team environment where employees are recognized individually and as a team for their accomplishments and success. Builds competence in others through effective coaching, performance management and mentoring. Provides outstanding customer service to campus partners. Understands the importance of the mechanical systems in student success.
The successful candidate will manage the operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, water treatment and control of main hot water generators (boilers), centrifugal chillers, thermal energy storage and related auxiliary equipment, including pumps, air compressors, cooling towers, electromechanical control systems and the campus-wide building automation system. The incumbent will oversee the effective management and daily operations of assigned staff including Shop Leads (1), Refrigeration Mechanics (2) and Building Service Engineers(8), helping to define priorities of work and communicating this information to all staff involved. The incumbent will monitors work progress and completion utilizing a computerized maintenance management system.
The Chief Engineer manages heating & air projects and new project installations. Reviews construction documents for compliance with campus standards and requirements. Assists in the formulation, development, interpretation, implementation, and development of policies, procedures, standards, and programs related to Heating & Air Conditioning, mechanical systems and the Central Plant. In coordination with the Building and Mechanical Services Manager, oversees and exercises control over University budgets pertaining to Heating & Air Conditioning and the Central Plant. Manages heating & air contracts and notifies the Union of contract work as appropriate. Performs 24/7 call-in duties.
As a member of the University community, ensures a community-focused approach to Heating and Air Conditioning management. Identifies and anticipates campus community needs. Builds effective relationships both internally and externally. Initiates and develops strong working relationships with the community. Specifically works to find opportunities to create "living labs" within the built environment to support academic endeavors. Works with outside groups to bring recognition to the campus for our energy management and efficiency efforts pertaining to mechanical systems.
B.S. in Engineering and ten (10) years' experience in facilities management and central utility plant operation & maintenance in a complex campus environment (or other industrial related field) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience managing a 24/7/365 operation in a union environment; experience supervising the work of journey level personnel, construction contractors and repair technicianss.
In-depth knowledge of central utility plant operations, reciprocating engines, generators, building systems, control logic and operating protocols, plumbing/water distribution and sewage systems, fire alarm and high voltage distribution.
Knowledge of energy conservation practices and sustainability initiatives.
Sound judgment and problem resolution ability as demonstrated by a past record of solving facilities-related challenges.
Ability to read drawings, understand code compliance and work with State code enforcement officials.
Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing with customers, department administrators, and staff at all levels including non-University personnel.
Working knowledge of the Uniform Mechanical and Plumbing Codes, National Electrical Code, Title 24, California Building and Safety Codes, and other applicable State and Federal Codes.
Ability to manage multi-site systems operations and set up systems, records, and protocols to ensure equity at all facilities sites.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated knowledge, experience, proficiency and success:
In the use of interpersonal communication skills, reporting and other strategies to effectively inspire, influence and lead others and to achieve and maintain exceptionally high rates of customer and personnel satisfaction.
In the use of appropriate project management skills and solutions to manage the institutional business and administrative practices and initiatives.
In the use of analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution strategies including demonstrated success of collaboratively, diplomatically and effectively working to resolve sensitive matters. In staff supervision and management.
In the use of appropriate project management skills and solutions to manage an institutional business and administrative practices and initiatives.
In the use of analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution strategies including demonstrated success of collaboratively, diplomatically and effectively working to resolve sensitive matters.
In staff supervision and management.
Five (5) years or more of progressive, demonstrated experience and success in a higher education or other governmental/institutional environment.
Experience with CSU system-wide policies and procedures regarding: financial, contractual, administrative, construction, environmental health & safety, fire safety, space utilization, facilities management procedures, rules, and practices. BOMA or IFMA certification.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects.
Knowledge of public contracting and fire/life safety regulations.
Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
Duties may involve the use of a state vehicle which would necessitate possession of a valid California driver's license and the successful completion of the campus Defensive Driving examination.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.
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