Associate Director, Mechanical and Energy Systems

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 11, 2020
Full Time
Associate Director, Mechanical and Energy Systems

The George Mason University, Facilities Department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for the Associate Director, Mechanical and Energy Systems position. This position will report directly to the Sr. Director, Facilities Management and will work at our Fairfax, Virginia campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the programmatic oversight of the University's energy management, commissioning, warranties, and central heating and cooling (CHCP) programs. This position will also serve as the university mechanical authority for all HVAC and energy systems whether existing or planned. By acting as the authority and reviewer of systems this position will ensure comfort and indoor air quality reliability while minimizing utilities costs and reducing our carbon footprint by constant review of existing systems and implementation of cutting-edge technologies available to the University. In addition, this position will ensure the proper commissioning of newly constructed or renovated buildings and replaced or upgraded facility systems.

Specific duties: Facility Management: * Plan, develop, and recommend complex energy management projects prioritized by return-on-investment and customer needs. Will be responsible for budgeting each project and calculating payback time as well as utilizing future savings to fund additional projects; * Coordinate the operation of all energy related trade groups to provide a planned and unified method of service delivery and decision making process; * Formulate life-cycle projections and develop plan and budget for replacement of mission-critical equipment and infrastructure; * Provide for proper commissioning of buildings and equipment after construction and maintain warranty information for equipment and systems; * Ensure comfortable learning environments with proper indoor air quality.

Fiscal Management: * Responsible for utility budget and budgetary assigned trade groups; * Review utility expenditures for accuracy and to identify irregularities and areas for future expenditure reductions; * Prepare and analyze reports for the Senior Director; * Coordinate the purchase and installation of mechanical/energy management/HVAC equipment, review specifications.

Administration and Planning: * Serve as the university mechanical authority for all existing and planned HVAC systems and energy projects across all campuses: ** Will be responsible for reviewing and providing guidance and recommendations on all new capital and non-capital projects that involve energy or HVAC mechanical systems; ** Will serve as the authority on all energy/HVAC renovations and upgrade projects on all existing systems. * Oversee the operation and management of GMU's environmental and energy management; * Ensure excellent customer service with an emphasis on the learning environment while striving for high operating efficiency; * Develop and evaluate short- and long-term strategies and policies related to mechanical maintenance, infrastructure, and expansion; * Oversee capital projects by attending construction meetings, conducting on-site inspections, reviewing progress reports; * Compose, compile and present an annual report summarizing the accomplishments and challenges of the section for presentation to the Vice President of Facilities; * Develop and maintain University facility design standards for use by design architects and engineers to ensure standardization and compatibility in the design and construction of new or renovated facilities and existing facilities. ** Conduct technical reviews of engineering designs and provide recommended changes to the Facilities Planning Department; ** Coordinate with the Facilities Project Management and Construction Department and monitor new construction for impacts on maintenance operations. * Manage the Energy, CHCP, and Commissioning groups and may also act as the Sr. Director, Facilities Management in his absence.

Required Qualifications: * Must have a Master's degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree. Equivalent experience generally includes 6+ years' Associate Director level experience or 10+ years' experience in field; * Knowledge in management of various trades and utilities services, utilities plant and systems operations, facilities management and/or construction; * Ability to read and comprehend engineering plans and specifications; * Significant full-time professional experience (minimum of 10 years is strongly desired) in facilities management with strong knowledge in the design, operation, and replacement of boilers, chillers, cooling towers and other mechanical and energy management equipment; * Proven successful track record of overseeing a large-scale energy management program with continuous improvements to service delivery to customers, comfort, indoor air quality, and cost reduction; * Valid Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications: * PE; * Certified- Facility Manger (CFM) designation.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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