Required Qualifications(as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Engineering, Architecture, Business or related field. In lieu of a degree, four (4) years of full-time directly related experience, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four (4) years may be considered. Five (5) years of full-time directly related experience in utilities, progressively responsible management, and supervisory. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Preferred Qualifications: Seven (7) years of experience in the operations and management of heating and cooling plants. Experience supervising personnel in a union environment. Experience working in a large academic setting or similar facility.
Brief Description of Duties: The Director of Utilities and Power Plants is responsible for the daily operation of East and West Heating and Cooling Plants, Campus Utilities, High Voltage, HVAC and Electric Trades. The Director will recommend and oversee conservation efforts; utilities coordination and monitoring; project management; and environmental compliance within areas of responsibilities. The Director will oversee the management of approximately 93 staff members in multiple unions (UUP, CSEA, PEF.). The Director is also responsible for the administration of the operating budgets in excess of $8 million and utilities consumption budgets exceeding $54 million.
Meets with HVAC, Power Plant, High Voltage, Electric, and Energy managers to review activities and provides direction on meeting the departmental and division objectives. Oversees expenditures in other functions in his/her area of responsibility. Coordinates with other divisions of the department in creating a unified public image and the most efficient provision of services. Responsible for emergency response and coordination in critical situations.
East and West Heating and Cooling Plants : Direct the daily operations for both the East and West Power Plants, including new East Plant chiller building and High Voltage switching station and West Plant chiller and switchgear addition. Reviews work assignments, maintenance schedules, service programs, procedures, and practices and makes improvements as needed; develops and directs preventive maintenance programs, procedures and policies. Request and oversee capital projects.
HVAC : Direct the day to day operations. Reviews work assignments, maintenance schedules, service programs, procedures, and practices and makes improvements as needed; develops and directs preventive maintenance programs, procedures and policies.
Utilities - High Voltage Shop : Direct the daily operation and maintenance of the East and West Campus 69 KV sub-stations 10A, new sub-station 10B with all associated systems, campus emergency generators, and the campus natural gas system. Reviews work assignments, including electrical shutdowns; maintenance schedules, service programs, procedures, and practices and makes improvements as needed. Administer procedures and policies and oversee capital projects.
Electric Shop : Direct the day to day operations of the electrical shop and street lighting. Review work assignments, maintenance schedules, service programs, procedures, and practices and make improvements as needed. Develop and direct preventive maintenance programs, procedures and policies. Direct work order flow making sure work orders are completed in an efficient and timely manner .
Directs the collection and verification of all utility data, and meets regularly with the campus budget office. Acts as liaison between cogeneration plant operator, regional utility providers, and energy performance contractor.
Prepares and prioritizes recommendations for maintenance and repair projects which includes; evaluating building structural/mechanical/electrical systems for deficiencies and improvements. Prepares special reports for the Assistant Vice President involving all areas of Physical Plant management including, High Voltage, Electric, HVAC, and Energy Management/Sustainability responsibilities and furnishes reports as necessary. Direct surveys and studies and make recommendations on specific operations, including energy conservation.
Direct Stony Brook University's Department of Sustainability/Energy Management to work as a proponent for positive change by partnering with the university community to help develop a sustainable culture. The office serves as a resource for best practices of sustainable solutions that look to increase operating efficiencies, promote environmental awareness and conserve resources. Develop, implement and enhance best practices for sustainable solutions that look to increase operational efficiencies, promote environmental awareness and conserve resources. Direct the timely completion and submission of all Executive Orders and utility data.
Acts as liaison with the department of Environmental, Health & Safety to ensure Facilities Operations compliance with NYSDEC and USEPA mandates as they relate to power plant operations and NYS Department of Labor required safety training.
Assess manpower needs and capabilities, and implement changes as needed, revise job descriptions and performance evaluations, screen and interview job applicants and select new employees. As necessary, serves as Physical Plant management representative at grievances. Counsels supervisory and management personnel on all matters related to collective bargaining agreements and refers questions for specific contract interpretation to the Assistant Vice President of Facilities & Services.
Assists the AVP of Facilities & Services in developing and revising policies pertaining to the provision of services, e.g., priorities, scheduling, nature of service provided, degree to which service is provided, evaluates the effectiveness of services provided, and performs inspections of work in progress and upon completion. Attends meetings with members of the University staff and faculty as required to review the operations and supports the department, the University and the academic mission.
Reviews and approves purchase requisitions based on need and oversees all expenditures under areas of responsibility. Prepares scope of work/specifications for competitive bids and evaluates contractor proposals prior to award by Procurement. Participates in negotiations for contracted maintenance services, monitors contractors' work performance and approves invoices for payment. Assists the Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Services and the Director of Business Management in preparing operational and project budgets, and manages the same for designated departments.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
This position will remain posted until filled for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applications will occur 30 days from the posting date. The candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is 30 days from the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimum, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.
The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Job Number: 2201266
Official Job Title: Facilities Program Coordinator
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
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