Energy & Facilities (E&F) operates and manages Harvard's energy supplies, district energy plants, and utility infrastructures on the Cambridge/Allston campuses, as well as a 24/7 facilities-related call, alarm monitoring, and dispatch center. E&F also provides a broad portfolio of labor-based services, including building maintenance, landscaping, and custodial, to a large portion of the University, as well as engineering, technical, and sustainability services. Within E&F, Engineering & Utilities (E&U) operates and manages energy supplies, district energy plants, and utility infrastructures on the Cambridge/Allston campuses, a 24/7 facilities-related call, alarm monitoring, and dispatch center, and provides engineering and technical services.
Oversee and manage the provision of all engineering services (design, technical support, and project management) in support of the ongoing operations, maintenance, renovation, and expansion of all central utility systems and services provided by Engineering & Utilities (E&U). Assume overall engineering responsibility for utility systems to ensure system capability, flexibility, reliability, safety, economic operation, and provision for future expansion. Associated central utility systems include generation and distribution of electric power, steam, chilled water, and heating hot water, as well as city water and sewer/storm drain distribution systems.
Responsible for enacting change in an increasingly dynamic environment and working collaboratively with other E&U units to ensure efficiency and consistency of service. Responsible for leading in a collaborative, team-based approach that results in the provision of exceptional services in an integrated fashion within a customer oriented environment. Ensures ongoing customer feedback and satisfaction through regular communication/collaboration with client Schools and Units.
Responsible for overseeing all capital projects managed/delivered by the Engineering Group, including the development and management of project and construction strategies, project budget, project schedule, project communications, and project reviews/approvals; management of consultant/contractor selection processes, consultant/contractor performance; negotiation of contracts; and review/management of consultant/contractor performance as well as all payment applications. Responsible for delivering projects and services on time and within budget, meeting all associated milestones, expectations, and deliverables.
Responsible for the overall financial integrity of the Engineering group, including associated Engineering group overhead budget/expenses, reserve accounts, and projects undertaken/managed/delivered by the Engineering Group. Responsible for development and maintenance of related and other business plans, analyses, reports, and studies as required/assigned.
Supervise direct reports - including mentoring, development planning, performance management (reviews, planning, etc.), salary action planning, setting short-term and long-term standards and goals, and leadership to ensure the integrity and success of the division. Must maintain knowledge of codes, regulations, and industry practices and trends and stay current with the latest information on engineering design and related equipment.
Responsible for managing and providing technical review of and support to all University capital projects in accordance with established policies and other projects as requested/needed.
Provide support to client/customer relationships with suppliers of utility services, provide support to utility billing activities (e.g. review, analysis, problem resolution, and forecasting), utility rate case review, etc.
Provide technical support to financial processes, utility administration, operations, and planning activities to ensure continued reliable and economic supply of utility services to the University.
Act, and ensure that group members act, as the University's central engineering representatives by providing unbiased information to University Schools and Units based upon recognized engineering principles and sound professional judgment.
Collaborate with faculty representatives, architects, consulting engineers, and operating personnel on construction/renovation projects, problematic issues, energy conservation efforts, and overall operations to provide for the efficient utilization of resources and attainment of optimal value from the University's utility and building systems.
Responsible for the development/maintenance/management of utility masterplans, utility system records/documentation, technical standards/guidelines/recommended practices, and other knowledge or information management initiatives.
Responsible for participation in all aspects of emergency management and response (e.g. planning, training, simulation, activation, actual response, and leadership).
Perform special short and long-range assignments/projects as directed.
Critical Operations Personnel (required to provide on-site support during emergency situations as determined by management).
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, be adept in both mechanical as well as electrical disciplines, and be a registered Professional Engineer.
Must have at least ten years related professional and engineering management experience and demonstrated record of increasingly responsible managerial positions in either an institutional or industrial utility environment.
Must have computer skills including MS Office, database, spreadsheet, and computer aided design applications. Required to utilize management information systems and asset/work management systems (Maximo). Experience with and prior utilization of project controls systems/tools, project management software, management information systems, and asset management systems is desirable.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.