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Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations & Services, the Director of Infrastructure and Maintenance is responsible for the overall maintenance of the infrastructure, buildings and utility systems on campus. The Director of Infrastructure and Maintenance oversees the skilled trades, instrumentation and controls, and utility plant shops by leading and setting the strategic direction for each of these shops and working closely with the Operations & Services leadership team to ensure efficient and effective facilities operations, services and solutions are provided in support of the research and education mission.
This is an Essential Reporting position. In the event of an emergency on campus, an employee designated as essential reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery and is expected to report to Campus as soon as possible.
Essential Job Duties
Provide leadership and strategic direction for the skilled trades, instrumentation and controls, and utility plant shops.
Develop a strategic plan to integrate the modernization and decarbonization of utility and building systems with preventative and predictive maintenance.
Direct the execution of the repair and preventive maintenance program.
Prepare annual operating budgets; monitor expenditures to assure that funds allocated are effectively utilized and expenditures within approved allocations.
Development and implement procedures to enhance employees' productivity, safety and morale.
Identify and implement best practices for maintenance, operations and repair.
Lead the development of key performance metrics and the Balanced Score Card.
Support Facilities Operations & Services by developing maintenance, and repair resource-optimization (MRO) strategies.
Respond to emergencies.
Lead innovative utilization and application of current technologies for maintenance management.
Manages the interface between the Infrastructure and Maintenance unit and Facilities Planning Design & Construction to develop and sustain project hand-off procedures and update building design guidelines.
Support the campus energy management and sustainability programs.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
10 years of directly related supervisory level work experience, including five or more years of operational experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) IWMS.
Working knowledge of NFPA codes, Cal OSHA and Building Codes.
Experience working with building mechanical, electrical and controls systems.
Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work with a demanding client base and all levels of management and staff.
Demonstrated commitment to pro-active customer service.
Extensive knowledge of campus utility systems and power generation.
Experience in process engineering and process improvement.
Demonstrated leadership/management skills and the ability to provide direction and guidance to a broad and diverse population of trade technicians.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to articulate technical objectives and processes effectively to varied audiences.
Ability to mentor and develop personnel to promote technical competency and professional growth.
Facilities management and MRO experience in higher-ed , K-12 or health care.
Professional certifications related to facilities or energy management.
Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate construction- or maintenance-related technical or engineering field from an accredited college or university.
Experience with apprentice programs and mentoring.
Experience with a mobile maintenance solution for technicians.
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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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