Associate Director, Central Heating & Cooling Plant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 22, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Full Time
Associate Director, Central Heating & Cooling PlantWe're celebrating our 50th anniversary and invite you to celebrate with us by becoming a George Mason University employee. Be the leader of a fantastic facilities team of individuals who manage the Central Heating and Cooling Plant. Our plant was recently expanded with new boilers, uses current technology, and runs high temp hot water and chilled water.The Fairfax location is situated on 677 wooded acres within 25 minutes of downtown Washington, D.C. and houses more than 6,000 of our 37,000-plus students.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.About the Position:In this fast pace position, you will be vital to the management, maintenance, and repair of all connected infrastructure across all campuses. You'll be beat, but don't worry. George Mason offers 24 accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid sick leave, plus more. You'll be a Virginia state employee with options for:Comprehensive health/dental/vision benefits;Industry leading retirement plans available including state VRS Hybrid Plan or Optional Retirement Plan;Professional development, tuition reimbursement at GMU, employee assistance programs, and much more.It's a big challenge and that's why we want a licensed individual with outstanding plant management experience. We know, it's a great opportunity in our Facilities division. Here's what the job looks like…Responsibilities:Manages a plant staff of approximately 16 plant operations, power plant mechanics, and supervisors;Responsible for the management for all operations for the central heating and cooling plant, chillers and boilers across the university campuses, and all related infrastructure;Develops and maintains equipment overhaul, repair and maintenance systems and schedules;Serves as the subject matter expert on plant, boiler, and chiller equipment for the University;Contributes considerable knowledge and experience to project management and capital planning efforts;Plans, schedules, and supervises the operation of manual and automatic gas and electric or high temperature hot water boilers;Develop recommendations for improved efficiencies to leadership;Schedules and supervises the periodic inspection, adjusting, calibrating, and repair of heating plant equipment;Develop and maintain a 5-year plan and 10-year outlook for upgrades and replacements;Ensures compliance with all regulatory agency codes, rules, and requirements;Schedules and supervises the testing of boiler water, condensate, and water from other sources and the adding of corrective chemicals; andAbility to work flexible work shifts, including overtime.Required Qualifications:Valid Driver's License;Possession of a valid National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) First Class Power Engineer license and/or American Society of Power Engineers (ASOPE);First Class Power Plant Operating Engineer license. Incumbent must keep their license current to hold this position;Possession of a First-Class Chiller Engineer license;High school graduation or equivalent with training related to the operation and maintenance of high temperature hot water generating plant;American Society of Power Engineers Power Plant 2nd Class (PO2) or equivalent required, or must obtain within 18 months of employment into position;Must have had formal training in the operation of high-pressure boilers;Mechanical Engineering degree preferred;Substantial experience managing 24-hour plant operations;Substantial experience (typically 5+ years) with boilers and any processes that involve high temperature hot water and chilled water generation; andConsiderable knowledge of all phases of the installation, repair and maintenance practices, equipment and materials used in high temp.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a 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.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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